Funding Miracles for Miracle Pup Bailey. Part 2

.Meet the new Bailey! We've been quiet for months. But from the moment he left VERG and went to a DogsPalace in CT we were busy. Bailey was busy. Caterpillars form cocoons, something happens inside, many things actually, which no one sees and a butterfly emerges. So it has been with Bailey. Evee (Linden) his trainer was very hands She helped him learn how to be a dog..use his nose first. We presented him with snuffle mats and puzzle toys. It was captured on video (we have so much!) and we saw him get curious and play even. ( her updates can be seen in an update) in an updatOh! and he got a friend. Evee pulled a dog who was about to be euthanized from the shelter where she was working. Their first meeting (through chain link) was like long lost friends had finally found each other. Bailey had met another dog through the fencing and it made him happy ..but not like this. We till could not touch Bailey, but we knew it was time to get out of his cocoon.
We built him a huge play area 25 x 55. with help from many. And the rest is history!
Video to follow. Our expenses have been huge! The last donations covered 3/4 of his vet bill. but expenses keep mounting. Please help and share
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The beginning

MIRACLE PUPPY escapes Brooklyn digs, crosses state lines, and goes through two tunnels before his rescue on a ledge! In a story filled with dramatic twists and turns, 7-month-old Bailey, a German Shepherd/Akita cross from Brooklyn, escaped his Red Hook yard earlier this month and made it all the way to New Jersey. Over 10 terrifying days Bailey was spotted swimming in the Gowanus Bay practically running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and then the Holland Tunnel and landing at the Home Depot in Jersey City. This incredible puppy miraculously survived the cold waters and 10 days and nights on his own. His adventures, however, led to a serious injury which required daily bandage changes and ultimately many stitches.He has been healing at VERG where he has captured the hearts of the whole staff.

In the weeks leading up to his escape, Bailey had been working with our founder and professional trainer, Harriet Zucker. His family had contacted Harriet for help rehoming him. She was slowly but surely gaining the trust of the extremely fearful puppy, before he fled his yard. Red Hook Rescue will continue to support Bailey's medical recovery, training, and rehoming effort.
We would like to thank the MANY heros that came to Bailey's rescue: Stella Panzarino of Lost and Found Pets in Brooklyn, Tim Gilman, tracker/trapper Jim Tierney, Amanda Barstow, NJ Port Authority Officer Andrew Vignapiano who caught Bailey on the ledge at a Home Depot, the Liberty Humane Society, Animal Control Officer Jacobson, VEG in NJ, the entire staff at VERG where Bailey is currently recovering.
We are raising funds to cover Bailey's veterinary costs (currently over $16,000) and ongoing training once he is released. Donations to Bailey can be made to Red Hook Dog Rescue on PayPal at [email redacted], Venmo at Harriet-Zucker-1, OR directly to VERG by calling (718) [phone redacted] and stating your donation is for Bailey’s care. We have high hopes for his full recovery & rehabilitation and need your help to make it happen. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your compassion, prayers and donations to help us help Bailey.
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Harriet Zucker
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Red Hook Dog Rescue
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