On the morning of Saturday, March 9th, 2019, four very special animals traveled over 400 miles on a trip from North Carolina to New York that would change their lives forever.
Nina the dog and three precious cats, as well as a few dozen chickens, were living with a disabled older man named Robert in a dilapidated building in Edenton, NC which lacked running water, heat, and electricity. The building was barely maintained by two men who occasionally made an appearance to feed and/or butcher some chickens, bring more animals to leave in small enclosures, or just hang out. These men were very afraid of Nina, a shepherd/dingo mix, and they had threatened to kill her on multiple occasions.
Nina is a special dog. She spent her first 6 months living mostly in a cage. She was only fed or walked on occasion. Her original owners abused her and she was used for dogfighting. Tittles the kitten (now 13) was forcefully thrown into a car and suffered a fractured rib. Baby Girl the cat (now 8) was abandoned by her previous owner. Fuzzr the kitten was found in the grass outside an oyster bar; she was all alone and sadly meowing for companionship. In spite of his own difficult living situation, Robert did his very best to take care of all of them.
On March 4th, Robert had a medical emergency which brought him to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Virginia, leaving him unable to care for his animals. After five days of hospitalization, he enlisted his daughter Stacie’s assistance to make they were safe and taken care of.
Since that weekend in March, two very loving women (Stacie and her friend Susan) have opened their hearts and homes and have adopted these loving companions into their lives. However, as you may already know, these gifts certainly do not come for free.
Tittles (now called Shadeaux) had been suffering from an infected, fluid-filled uterus which required immediate emergency surgery. Shadeaux had pyometra, a life-threatening illness which is common in older unspayed females. Her recovery required many weeks of almost around the clock care including but not limited to daily subcutaneous hydration and injected antibiotics, oral medications, and herbs/acupuncture to stimulate her appetite.
Baby Girl (now called Bailey) has FIV (feline AIDS) which will require a lifetime of special care. She also has behavioral issues (most likely trauma/fear-related) requiring extra patience and tons of love.
Nina has been spayed but immediately after developed an infection and fever. She has since made a full recovery. Fuzzr (now called Tammy) was adopted by a neighbor and is now living a happy, healthy life with her new forever family.
Please make a donation today of any size to support Susan and Stacie in their efforts to maintain healthy lives for these deserving animals. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Sending love and gratitude your way!