On 30 December 2010, Pat Bednarik writes:
I was contacted tonight that a commercial breeding kennel will be releasing its stock of Cairns. There are at least two females that need to come out. I am waiting to hear how many more dogs there may be, as well as ages & genders.
Here's the critical part - I can't get these dogs unless I have people who will commit to being a foster home. I know I need at least two homes. I will not be able to ship the dogs via airline cargo due to the cold and unpredictable weather, so these dogs will have to go by ground transport (that means driving). I can't get the dogs before this weekend, so it won't interfere with anyone's New Year's Eve plans.
The dogs are coming to me in PA (Pittsburgh - Western PA area).
Giving a throwaway Cairn a chance at a new life is a wonderful way to start 2011. Can you open your heart and home to love the unloved and take in the unwanted?
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Thanks. There are homeless Cairns counting on you.
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Later that day: An Update
There will be a total of FIVE Cairns. Three are coming now and the other two in a couple of months. Of the three coming in now, two are six-year-old females, and one is a nine-week-old male puppy (who purportedly has a prolapsed rectum). These dogs will go to my vet's for a week for vetting and most likely be ready for transport next weekend (if I get them on Monday). I don't know about the puppy. I have left word that if the puppy is in crisis, I am prepared to pick up the puppy tonight and take him to the ER.
So let's keep good thoughts that all goes smoothly.
I will be in contact with those who have so kindly offered to foster these little lost souls. Bless you.
On 1 January, Pat informs us:
Tonight I picked up the nine-week-old boy, whom we named Puck (Winter Classic hockey game played in Pittsburgh tonight), and proceeded straight to the veterinary emergency room. His prolapsed rectum was protruding about 1.5 inches from his little butt and it was swollen, ulcerated on the end & bleeding.
He has been admitted to the hospital for treatment and hopefully will be discharged tomorrow. If all goes well, it is possible his body will heal the ulceration (once the rectum is returned to its proper position) and he should be ok. Worst case scenario, the rectum tissue will continue to die off even when it is back in place.
Please say an extra prayer and send good thoughts Puck's way. The breeder was going to drown him, saying it would cost more to fix him than what he could be sold for. Puck has a nice personality and is a brave little baby. He deserves a chance.
I will be picking up three instead of two adult females on Monday. The third one was scheduled to be put down Monday afternoon. The breeder is retiring her; she is shy, her ears are bent (from untreated injuries) and she's "not worth nuthin'." I told the breeder I would take the third dog and it would save the cost & trouble of the euthanasia.
So, that's where things stand right now. But hey, it's rescue and all could change in a minute.
What a jerk!How can he say those things about such precious little beings? Thank God you got there in time to save them from needless & cruel deaths. Are there any more to be rescued?
Yes, if I am lucky, in a couple of months I am hoping to get the last of that breeding stock of Cairns.
This is what makes me want to kill breeders; believe me, I'd like to drown him. Anyway, what a way to start the year. Puck will be our first intake of 2011 and he will be the first picture of 2011 on the Intakes Photo Group Page.
My thanks for getting him and the others. God Bless Ya!
Do all have foster homes now? Thanks for saving them!
How do you manage to control yourself and not strangle these people? It is one thing to be ignorant, but just plain cruel is inexcusable! Thank you for all you do; there is a special place in heaven for you.
I wanna cry; how do those people mistreat those babies like that? Thank God they were rescued. I'll keep them in my prayers.