SISSIE IN NEBRASKA
1 DECEMBER 2009
Gayle Kiesow writes:
This is Donna's third what I call hard-core Cairn, pulled from the awful Joplin, Missouri shelter that is so bad people don't even go there to adopt. That statement came right from the director.
Trucks come in from a total of three states; most of the dogs go directly from the truck to a gas chamber.
Jamie & her pup, Bob (f/k/a Bubba), and now Sissie, have been rescued from there. A group pulls them and we pick them up in Kansas City, which is a five-hour round trip for Donna.
Donna Venegas writes:
I picked Sissie up from Joplin, Missouri (high kill shelter) on 1 December 2009. She was in good shape, other than kennel cough & ear mites; not like some, so sick and malnourished!
(We can already see that Sissie will be difficult to give up)
(Side comment: I got Sissie's sister Lucy (f/k/a Jamie) & her one surviving pup from the same shelter and it was questionable if either one would survive the night; not only did I have to bottle feed both of them, but we had several trips to vet for kennel cough, worms, mites, scabs, feces matted on them & a few other problems I just blocked out. That was a heart-breaking pair!)
Sissie & Kylie on Donna's lap;
I will say that she's been the healthiest, happiest, most well-adjusted pup I've had so far from Joplin. Going by the condition she was in, I would have to guess that she was a stray that no one went looking for.
Granddaughter Ziarra & Sissie were inseperable
She was definitely a keeper; I struggled with giving her up. I already have four Cairns of my own, two of which came from the Thorpe auction a year ago, which is when I got involved with CRUSA. [The story of Kylie & Ashley, THE THORP AUCTION 2, can be read HERE]
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