THE MISSOURI 6
SOME INFORMATION & COMMENTARY FROM
On July __, 2006, Dr. Tolliver read a newspaper ad for a dispersal sale (namely a sale in which a miller is getting out of a particular breed or of breeding dogs altogether) and contacted Cairn Rescue USAšs VP of Foster Homes, Shell Lewis, to see if CRUSA could help these babies by taking them into its rescue program. This is what the ad said:
CAIRN TERRIER BREEDING STOCK--NEED TO SELL ASAP!!! -
Shell of course said YES, CRUSA will take them, and all five are now CRUSA babies. CRUSA did have to buy their freedom but Dr. Tolliver negotiated the price down to $130 per dog. If we did not get them, they would have been sold to another miller and spent the rest of their lives in small wire cages, creating more Cairns for the petshops. Rescuing mill Cairns is generally more expensive than rescuing other dogs because once we have them, we have to spay/neuter them since they of course come intact, clean their teeth since they are usually filthy and infected, and test them for brucellosis, which is a VD, all on top of the routine vetting (vaccines, HW test and deworming) that CRUSA normally does for all its dogs.
The photos that you see posted here show the dogs already cleaned. In fact, they were delivered to Dr. T's cramped in two cages in the back of a hot, smelly horse trailer, in the middle of a heat wave, and came in filthy beyond recognition.
CRUSA needs YOUR HELP as donors and as foster homes to continue rescuing and rehabilitating these deserving babies who have been put through hell by an industry that is driven by greed and is regulated by weak laws that permit the abuse of defenseless Cairns like the ones you see here to go on.
SHELL LEWIS, VICE-PRESIDENT, CRUSA FOSTER HOMES, ADDS:
There is a sixth dog as well - a six-year-old female who is no relation to these first dogs - and Dr. T wants to know if we can take her. I told her we would and I'll figure out later where to put her.
Our wonderful Transport Team of Scott & Greg has once again offered transportation services. I just need to make sure that I'm in town when we do this so I can get the Seattle-bound dogs off to their destination. So for now, we're playing it by ear.
A VERY BIG "THANK YOU" TO DR. TOLLIVER & HER STAFF!
I'm five years old. I have some hair loss
Hey! If you'd just been spayed,
I'm just a baby . . . one year old!
Feels like something is missing . . . hey, wait!
I'm six years old and can't WAIT
JOANN (JO JO)
I'm a year old
Why walk when you can get a ride???
I'm five years old and quite the handsome lad.
I've had two baths, but Dr. Tolliver says I need another.
I'm just a year old and very sweet & loving!
I might look a little scruffy now
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