In November, I was contacted about a Lemon Pointer that was in danger of being put to sleep in an overcrowded shelter near Champaign, IL. We made arrangements for Joshua to come into our program and were very dismayed at his condition-- skin and bones and sadly infected with Lyme disease. Here is Joshua's Facebook Album
At the beginning of January, I was contacted about two more Lemon Pointers in Southern Illinois that were also in danger of being put to sleep in an overcrowded shelter. We scrambled to find foster homes and were able to fly Tim, aka Quick Draw McGraw and Faith, into our program a few days later. The story was both dogs were rescued by a man in Illinois from another man in Kentucky that was starving them. Then when he was done, he dumped them in the local shelter. Tim and Faith were very thin and have been treated for roundworms. Sadly both also have tick-borne disease. Tim and Faith's Facebook Album
Tim- especially is such a fun Pointer pup. Our vet aged him at 3-4 years old, but he acts like a puppy. He is the sweetest and is doing so well in his foster home.
Also, in January, I was contacted about a Pointer in need in Tennessee. Starbuck was part of a large Pointer/Breeder program and wasn't measuring up in competition. The breeder's kennels had also blown down in a December tornado. Starbuck flew to town mid-January and was also a bag of bones. He is being fed three meals a day and is starting to adjust to indoor living. He's also starting to show his silly Pointer personality. Starbuck's Facebook Album
The cost to do our vetting which includes a Complete Blood Count and Chemistry, Tick Serology, Heartworm Test, vaccinations, fecal, microchip, exam and spay and neuter, is close to $400 for each Pointer. The cost to medicate if there is tick-borne disease can cost $150 every four months, and then we need to retest in some instances.
We would love your support to help our four new Pointers get the care and vetting they need until we find their forever homes.