Puppy Mill Rescue Update

>> Saturday, December 27, 2008

The plan was to pick up the Puppy Mill rescues late Sunday night from New Paltz and Albany, NY. Unfortunately the winter storm made the transportation efforts more dramatic and there were some last minute change in plans!

Two of our rescue pugs were pregnant & the stress of the earlier trip brought on labor. One of the pugs, Angel gave birth during the transport! Our wonderful vet Dr. Doug Meade (Burlington Vet Hospital – www.burlingtonvet.com) who was so incredibly patient & caring, helped direct our transporters via cell phone. About 4 hours later - another puppy was born. Unfortunately, even after lots of loving from her mommy, and our amazing transport driver Kristi administering "mouth-to-mouth" on her, she did not survive. One puppy remained, Little Liam.

Kristi met Drea in New Paltz and she was able to get all of the pugs safely into NYC where they were immediately taken to our NYC Curly Tail vet, Dr. Tufaro at 12:30am to take Angel into emergency care and get fluids & milk into premature Little Liam. Gidget, who was also pregnant, came in as well. Both pugs and puppy stayed with Dr. Tufaro for a couple of days.

We were able to transport some of our rescues into foster care (throughout NYC and NJ) and some up to Kristin in Massachusetts. In MA, Kristin brought Gidget and some of the other puglets to get the additional medical care they needed.

Angel and Liam were not well enough to make the trip up to MA and stayed behind in NYC. Drea brought Liam and Angel home, Angel didn't really know how to be a mom, so Drea gave Liam IV fluids and bottle fed him Angel's milk. Sadly, after lots of ups and downs, we lost Little Liam in the middle of the night.

Christmas day arrived.....and Gidget went into labor! After several hours, she safely delivered her litter of jet black Christmas puppies! They are healthy and doing well so far with 24 hr medical supervision.

Many of the pugs are healthy and safe. They are in foster care with our amazing volunteers and doing incredibly well with their crate training...something we didn't think was possible with puppy mill rescues! They are unbelievably sweet and well behaved! We do have 2 more dentals to provide, several pugs with untreated ulcerated eyes and 2 females that are not doing well from the surgery they had prior to transport. We are taking care of all medical treatment needed. Our healthy pugs (who are all spayed/neutered, UTD on their shots and had their dentals) will be placed with some of the many wonderful families we have already on our pre-approved list.

This was Little Liam who tried so hard but left us too soon. He was only 3 days old.

You can visit the Curly Tail Website for more pictures and soon to be bios of the adoptable dogs.

This rescue effort cost us over $6800 already and that is without all of the medical care needed. Your support and donations during this time are very much needed. Any donations received now will help defray some of the expenses we have already paid and the medical bills that are coming in daily.

Thank you to all that have helped with this rescue through transports, emergency medical & foster care, supplies & monetary donations and much much more!

To donate to Curly's Puppy Mill Rescue Effort please click the Chip In link below.


Happy Holidays

>> Thursday, December 25, 2008

From everyone here at Curly Tail Pug Rescue and all the pugs; We wish you a joyous, healthy, and peaceful holiday season!

~ the Curly Tail Gang

The Reason (to you from all your rescue dogs)

I would've died that day if not for you.
I would've given up on life if not for your kind eyes.
I would've used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands.
I would have left this life believing that all humans don't care
Believing there is no such thing as fur that isn't matted
skin that isn't flea bitten
good food and enough of it
beds to sleep on
someone to love me
to show me I deserve love just because I exist.
Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands
Your big heart saved me...

You saved me from the terror of the pound,
Soothing away the memories of my old life.
You have taught me what it means to be loved.
I have seen you do the same for other dogs like me.
I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair
Why you do it
When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes
You open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter
Make just a little more room...to save one more like me.
I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes
In the best way I know how
Reminding you why you go on trying.

I am the reason
The dogs before me are the reason
As are the ones who come after.
Our lives would've been wasted, our love never given
We would die if not for you


8 New Pug Arrivals!

>> Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dear Friends and Fellow Pug Lovers,

A breeder is closing up shop and needed multiple pug rescues to help and take in her 53+ pugs! There were 19 puppies - 4 weeks old and younger. The puppies remained in local rescues to ensure their health and welfare. 30 young adults remained, needing to be placed within the East Coast pug rescue community.

They will come east from the Oklahoma/Missouri border. We will be funding the transport, vaccinations, health certificates, spaying/neutering + additional vetting (including dentals) and care of all the dogs.

Curly Tail has committed to rescuing 8 pugs in this rescue effort. This is a significant and expensive undertaking for our organization. We are making every effort to get them healthy, stable and into foster care where they will receive the love and nuturing they so deserve.

The pugs that we are taking in are a mix of 3 males & 5 females whose ages range from 2-7 years old. Please check back for updated pictures and bios of all rescued pugs around the holidays.

Your donations and support during this time are greatly appreciated.......we cannot do it with YOU!


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We find beauty in the most incomprehensible places and otherwise homely faces. It's our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, sadness and defeat to find the true soul that lies within.... we are a rescue.


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