UPDATE: All three dogs need a senior check-up including blood testing and dentistry. If you can help us to raise the $1,000 needed, please contact me or click here to make a donation. Thank you so much.
We are thriled to report that Carol has now moved into her new home and is reunited with Harry, Buster and Spats. It has been such a rewarding experience to save the lives of these lovely little dogs and to ensure that Carol has supportive and dog-friendly landlords.
Huge thanks to the team of people who helped us move Carol's furniture into her new home. These acts of human kindness are so uplifting. On our subsequent visits to Carol's place, we have been delighted to see that the dogs have settled in beautifully and Carol has transformed the house into a cosy home. A wonderful and very happy ending!
ORIGINAL ADVERT: URGENT - FOSTER CARE OR RENTAL NEEDED: Three dogs face death
Three healthy little dogs will be lethally injected - unless immediate foster care or dog-friendly accommodation is found.
Their distraught caregiver, Carol, has desperately tried to find rental accommodation, but none is available for her with Harry (8), Buster (8) and Spats (10). She cannot afford kennelling fees.
Harry is a Miniature Schnauzer, Buster is a smooth-coated Jack Russell and Spats is a wire-coated Jack Russell. All are neutered males.
They will chase cats and have not yet met any children. They sleep on their caregiver’s bed each night and seldom leave her fenced property.
Emergency foster care or rental accommodation is needed. Ideally they would all stay together, but in this dire situation, they may have to be fostered separately.
They are currently living on the North Shore of Auckland.
Please let me know ASAP if you (or someone you know) is able to foster all/any of these little boys or if you know of a dog-friendly landlord for this disabled pensioner and her companions.
I will be seeking permanent homes for these dogs if we are unable to secure suitable accommodation for this tight-knit family in the near future...
With no accommodation in sight, we invited Carol to move in with us - so she became our house guest while Harry, Buster and Spats boarded at the Dog Protection Society.
Having spent exhausting hours speaking with real estate agents and landlords, I am ecstatic that animal-loving couple, Linda and Shane, have come forward to offer Carol and her fur-family an ideal rental situation - which will be available to them some time in the future.
On her move-out deadline date, in an act of faith and desperation, Carol instructed the removal company to take her houselot to this rental address which she had never viewed. Her future landlords have her best interests at heart and, noting her disability, are immediately installing a remote-opening garage door and an outside stairway handrail for her.
My deep gratitude to all who distributed my plea and put it on their own websites and social media pages. Thanks also to Pets on the Net for giving it priority status. The dozens of genuine offers of foster and permanent care for these little dogs has been emotional and overwhelming. Please forgive me if I have been unable to respond to each of you in person.
Huge appreciation to Heather and Susan who have sponsored the cost of micro-chip registration, double vaccinations, flea and worm treatments. If anyone can help with the dentistry each of these little boys need, I would love to hear from you.
Professional groomer Linde Walker graciously stepped forward to give Harry an urgent groom and each of the dogs a much-needed nail clip. Thanks to her expertise and generosity, they can now run and play in comfort.
We also accepted Sonia’s kind offer of a complimentary groom for each of these dogs following their kennelling period. Please continue to check our website for further updates and future photographs.
Heartfelt thanks to Victoria and Sonia and to Shawn from The Animal Sanctuary for helping with the discounted kennelling fees of $30 per day. Many thanks to the Dog Protection Society for this huge fee reduction.
If anyone else is able to contribute to the costs of this rescue, please click here.