This week I received a call from several volunteers at DFW Pug Rescue about needing photos taken of a huge number of pugs coming in from a puppy mill! I immediately scheduled a few photo sessions in order to start working through the large number of pugs.
Here are photos of the pugs I have had the pleasure of meeting so far. As well as the story of the rescue effort as told by DFW Pug Rescue please see DFWpugs.com in order to donate as they need all the help they can get right now! To see the rest of the photos I took please go to shagly.com/rescue.
DFW Pug Rescue, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit rescue organization, successfully managed its largest rescue on Saturday, March 2nd, rescuing 37 pugs! Rescue volunteers, technicians, and veterinarians worked tirelessly for three days to provide the necessary care for these sweet pugs.
“Sometimes opportunities present themselves and you have to take a leap of faith,” said DFW Pug Rescue Director Sue Chapman. “A few days ago we were presented with the possibility of rescuing up to 75 pugs. The directors made a rapid decision – We would do this. Our Crisis Team traveled on short notice, and now we are waiting on heartworm tests. Then they will all be spayed and neutered.”
Many of them are under 5 years old and a little shy and fearful, but very interested in this new atmosphere of love and attention that awaits them, she said. “We have over 41 dogs that need foster homes quickly. We need your help. We need donations. We believe every one of these lives is precious and worth saving,” Sue said. “Thank you so much to Joanne Meriwether, Debra Hutchinson, and Jen Umbright who traveled day and night to bring these precious pugs to us safely.”
15 males and 22 females, some are pregnant and being boarded at our veterinarians until we find foster homes. With spring break coming up, we have been asked to move most of these pugs out of the boarding facility and find foster homes as quickly as possible.
Our veterinary costs just to vaccinate, provide immediate critical care, and board these rescues is significant. Please open your hearts and help us to nurse these young pugs back to health, and give them the happy, healthy lives they have always deserved.
Our medical costs for these deserving pugs is over $12,000 today for their most immediate medical needs.
Any size donation is appreciated.