Home for Hercules!

>> Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dear friends and supporters,

We have an emergency situation with our sweet Hercules and are putting out an ALL CALL rally to help him.

Hercules is our sweet older boy whose elderly owner was no longer able to care for him. Herc is blind and hard of hearing, however he is potty trained to use his training pads in the mornings and he also eliminates on his daily walks outside.

He has become very attached to his foster mom and loves the security of being near her at all times. Unfortunately Herc’s her living situation has changed and she will no longer be able to keep Hercules.
Our current temporary foster homes are filled to the brim and Curly Tail fears moving Hercules into another “temporary” home will break this sweet boy’s spirit.
We are putting an all call notice out to try and find Hercules a Forever Foster home to avoid having to move him again.
Because Hercules is blind and deaf it takes him a long time to acclimate to his surroundings and we do not want him to move again only to lose another home.

Can you find it in your heart to take this sweet boy in and let him live out his Golden years with the peace and love that he so deserves?
Herc would do best in a one level quiet home where his warm human is around often to comfort him.

Please contact Jill with inquires regarding Hercules jill@curlytailpugrescue.org


Stabilizing Sammie

>> Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Upon intake to his foster home Sammie was on 5 units of insulin after every daily meal. Sammie's insulin levels were never correct because of the Cushing’s syndrome, which made him go from too much insulin, leading to seizures or not enough insulin leading to hypoglycemia where he would be weak and stumbling around. Sammie also had chronic diarrhea which led him to be undernourished and skeletal. Once the Cushing Syndrome was confirmed, Curly Tail had to handle the fact that it could be dealing with one or two possible scenarios:

Scenario A.

Primary Cushing syndrome where there is a small tumor on his pituitary gland that is manageable with medicine

Scenario B

Secondary Cushing syndrome where there are tumors on the adrenal gland and is almost always malignant.

Further tests were performed: Sammie's first test was a cortisol stimulation test to confirm the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome. Sammie had to have three different shots staggered throughout the day and his levels of cortisol needed to be measured. Unfortunately the test did not go well and Sammie had to spend the night in the hospital. During that visit he also had his glucose levels checked.

This latest visit was very costly at upwards of $1000. They confirmed the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome and as a next step he will need an ultrasound to determing if his Cushing’s syndrome we are dealing with are the Primary or Secondary scenario’s noted above.

We will know more about Sammie’s diagnosis and prognosis shortly. Please stay tuned..

In addition to his diabetes and Cushings, Sammie also has cataracts in both eyes which have left him virtually blind.

Thank you for all of your support! It is only with the kindness, compassion and generosity of supporters like you that allow us to be able to help pugs like Sammie who would otherwise be facing grim alternatives.

Future updates and posts can be found on his personal rehab page: Stabilizing Sammie


USA: Help Make Pet Care More Affordable--Support the HAPPY Act!

>> Wednesday, January 20, 2010

H.R. 3501—Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (“HAPPY”) Act
Sponsor: Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)
ASPCA Position: Support
Action Needed: Write to your U.S. representative today to urge him or her to support and cosponsor the HAPPY Act, H.R. 3501.

U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter has introduced the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (“HAPPY”) Act, legislation to allow individuals to claim tax deductions for qualified pet care expenses. The bill would allow any taxpayer who legally owns one or more domesticated animals to take an annual income tax deduction of up to $3,500 for pet care expenses, including veterinary care costs.

Go Here to sign the petition and please spread the word!


Rick Springfield Supporter of Curly Tail Pug Rescue!

>> Thursday, January 14, 2010

Springfield is best known for his now classic #1 song, Jessie’s Girl, his role on ABC’s drama General Hospital and a twisted version of himself on the Showtime hit series Californication.

Mr. Springfield is a dog lover and supporter or rescue and Curly Tail in particular. Please visit his website to see our web banner there, updates on his dog Gomer & new album.....Venus in Overdrive.

Rick Springfield and his every faithful dog, Gomer.


Pugs and Kisses Event Brewster New York!

>> Friday, January 8, 2010

Please join us for those of you in the Putnam Country area on February 13th for our first annual, Pugs and Kisses event!

Curly Tail will have a kissing booth on hand and some of our special pugs will be offering kisses for a $1.00 donation. All proceeds go to help the Curly tails!

Hope to see you there for this fun family event!!


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