Yesterday was a great day for Spiderman. We raised another $150 towards his initial goal of $800 for a total of $450 raised.
Spiderman would like to thank everyone for their love and support! We have a ways to go with our fundraising goal for him but he's feeling the love from his fans and foster mom!
Munchkin is improving a little bit everyday. She went to work with her foster mom today and as you can see from the picture below, she is enjoying herself!
She is eating better, but only if she is hand fed. Her foster mom says she refuses to eat from a bowl! Haha.
We would like to thank everyone for the donations. We have raised $380 for the $956.01 veterinary bill. Munchkin thanks you too. She is glad to have her life and on the road to a new improved one at that!
Please keep sharing Munchkin's story.
She went home with her foster mom last night. She said she is super sweet but still weak. She started eating a little bit, but still doesn't have much of an appetite.
We received the total bill from the hospital and it is $956.01.
We've raised $230.00. Just a bit more to go! Please share with your friends!
Went to visit Munchkin again today.
When I first saw her, she was outside stumbling around to potty. She is very short and stocky. Very low to the ground.
She is drinking water but isn't eating on her own. She definitely looks like she feels a little bit better than she did yesterday. She'll go home tonight with the technician (aka temp foster) and we'll give everyone another update soon.
Outside to potty
With the morning comes news.
Munchkin's little baby boy passed away around 2am this morning. He just wasn't healthy and strong enough. RIP little guy. =[
The technician at the emergency hospital said that Munchkin is doing much better today.
"She is a doll! She can probably go home with me today, She is drinking water but not eating. I'm trying to persuade her with different foods. We have her on oral meds."
She said she might consider fostering her for a longer period of time too.
Here is more information on Munchkin.
She had been bred multiple times before. This time it was an accident her owners said, and was bred to their 85lb very large male pit bull, while Munchkin was only 35lbs. That is why there were pregnancy complications, the puppies were large.
Munchkin also lived with an 8 year old little girl, who seemed to be very attached to her.
She was spayed while having her c-section to keep this from every happening again. Hopefully as she recovers, we'll be able to find her a happy home to live the rest of her life in.
Thank you for all the donations and keep sharing Munchkin's story with your friends!
We went to visit Munchkin.
The doctor said she weighed 60lbs today and after surgery weighs 37lbs. The puppies were very large. She was pregnant with 9 puppies but unfortunately, only 1 survived. A little baby boy. He appears healthy, and while wasn't nursing before, he is nursing on momma now and is quite the loud mouth. =]
Munchkin is still pretty sick but is fighting for her life.
We have a temporary foster for post-op care for mother and baby until they can go into a more long term foster home. Munchkin is about 6 years old and appears to have been bred before. She is sweet and has been around other dogs and children.
If you are interested in fostering, please let us know and we can connect you to the rescues involved.
We still need donations for her and her little boys care! Please share with your friends.
Muchkin and her baby boy.
Munchkin and baby
URGENT Second Chances Funding Need: We received a call from Jefferson Animal Hospital about a pregnant pit bull in need of a C-section. The owners cannot afford surgery and would have euthanized her. Slugger City Bully Buddies is stepping up to cover the cost of her surgery and we are networking with local rescue groups (Tyson's Chance and Derby City Dog Rescue) to get her into a rescue based foster home post-surgery.
To donate to her surgery costs please use the Second Chances Fund Or donate directly via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Elizabeth, James, Megan and Pam for their most recent donations!
We are happy to announce that Shea, one of the early Second Chances Fund dogs has found her forever home for 2014!
Please consider sharing the Second Chances Fund with Family and Friends and encourage them to donate during the holiday season! Every dollar donated to the Second Chances Fund is put right back into helping a shelter or rescue dog get a Second Chance at a new life by either funding medical care above and beyond what the shelter or rescue group can financially manage OR by covering costs of behavior modification and obedience training with educated, certified force-free professional dog trainer.
Slugger City Bully Buddies Second Chances Fund is designed to help pit bull type dogs from shelters and local rescue groups who need medical or behavioral care above and beyond what those organizations can cover financially. We have used this fund to help cover heartworm treatments, behavioral evaluations and behavior modification with certified professional force free trainers, and more.
With each dog we add to the Second Chances Fund we will update the total amount needed for fundraising. Please realize that on gofundme.com this means there is a running total for money raised for all dogs we have assisted thus far! Dogs Currently in Need of Financial Assistance:
Spiderman is an ~7 yr old pit bull who was "surrendered" to Louisville Metro Animal Services as a stray by his supsected owner. He has suffered from chronic neglect and as a result has numerous skin issues including open pressure sores, cracked ear margins, blindness, chronic untreated dry eye and heartworm disease. Slugger City Bully Buddies has stepped up to help raise funds for his medical care while Derby City Dog Rescue has sponsored his foster care and pulled him under the wing of their amazing rescue group. Spiderman's estimated cost of care at this time is $600-700 for his baseline medical work-up prior to Heartworm tx (he already has a audible heart murmur), specialized eye care and follow up, skin care, and orthopedic evaluation for his slipped hocks.
Munchkin: Presented to a local emergency clinic by her owner after 48 hrs in labor. They could not afford the cost of a c-section so Slugger City Bully Buddies stepped up and covered the cost of medical care. Derby City Dog Rescue assumed ownership when the owners signed her over for veterinary care. Munchkin is currently recovering from her ordeal with her new adoptive mom!
Asher was just 9 months old when he was surrendered to Daviess County Animal Shelter by his owners. It was a heartbreaking decision to surrender him but he had begun resource guarding and they knew their home life and work schedules could not provide enough time to work with a trainer on these issues. Asher was on death row with a behavioral problem that could be modified through appropriate positive reinforcement training. It took a combined effort to save Asher from euthanasia but with the help of Bullie Nation Rescue (who committed to pulling Asher from the shelter), force free professional trainer Amber Jackson, and Slugger City Bully Buddies (paying for his training needs) we were able to rescue him. Asher is currently in board and train with his foster mom who is working on positive reinforcement training and will be focusing on modifying his resource guarding behavior so that he will be ready for adoption into a loving home. Princess
: Princess was found running on a busy 4 lane road in Louisville over the summer. Her Good Samaritan took her home, exhausted all efforts trying to find her owner. When no owner was found, he had her vetted (vaccines, spay, microchip etc). Princess is an extremely sweet girl but she's had limited socialization and needs some work on her reaction to other dogs, walking loosely on leash, etc so that she can transition into a permanent home more readily. We would like to help Princess improve her skills through some private lessons with local certified trainer Leslie Marlin, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP while in her foster home and if needed during her transition when adopted.Examples of Dogs the Second Chance Fund has helped: Angello
: Angello is a beautiful 1-2 year old blue and white pit bull who ended up at Louisville Metro Animal Services as an unclaimed stray. When Angello tested positive for heartworm disease he was placed on the euthanasia list. Through our joint efforts with Louisville Metro Animal Services we were able to secure a LMAS approved foster home and Slugger City Bully Buddies then covered the cost of his heartworm treatment. Angello has since been adopted by a wonderful couple! (Pictures Posted Below)Angello
with his wonderful foster parents and new adoptive parents!Angello
during his heartworm treatment.Shea and Tyrion
: Shea and Tyrion were found on the side of the road by Slugger City Bully Buddies fans. Their Good Samaritans were horrified by their condition and contacted us for help. Despite the fact that Slugger City Bully Buddies is not equipped as a rescue organization we took the initial step to secure these two angels and provide initial vetting and medical care. Tyrion was emaciated, covered from head to toe in bite wounds with severe swelling and deep tissue abscess around the right side of the face. He was also heartworm positive. Shea was thin, with healing bite wounds and needed to be spayed. Slugger City Bully Buddies called on our friends at Derby City Dog Rescue for help and through a joint effort donation drive we were able to provide all medical care needed including heartworm treatment for Tyrion. Tyrion is now in his forever home and Shea is happy and health in her foster home!Tyrion
just after he was found.Tyrion
just afer he was found.Shea
just after she was found.Shea
just after she was found.Tyrion
in his adoptive home.Shea
in her foster home with an SCBB board member. She is Available for adoption through Derby City Dog Rescue.