Thursday, April 1, 2010

Transport: Canine Victims of Domestic Violence: 2 Labrador Retrievers: Atlanta, GA to Denver, CO 4/2-4

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Transport: 2 Labs-Domestic Violence  ATL GA->Denver CO 4/2-4

These two beautiful labs were victims of domestic violence and must get to their new forever home in Colorado. Their human mom and her children are safe, and now the dogs need to be safe, too.


Atlanta, GA to Evergreen, CO April 2, 3, 4, 2010 SECOND TRY!

Crossposting is greatly appreciated!!! Your contacts are invaluable to me! Please do NOT post on Craiglist.

An updated version of this run can be found at :

All legs are F-L-E-X-I-B-L-E !!!! If you have a better routing suggestion – please let me know!!! If you can only do a PARTIAL leg – please offer and I will see if I can accommodate it! 10 minutes added to each leg for transfer and potty breaks. All legs will be monitored.

Due to the large number of Yahoo Groups I belong to and the amount of mail generated on these groups, it is impossible for me to keep up with all of the mail. I'd hate to miss your offer to help, so please email me directly at the email below if you are able to assist. DO NOT respond to the list or I may never see your offer to help!

If you would like to volunteer only as BACKUP if that leg does not fill please indicate clearly on the email that you are volunteering only for BACKUP. We also appreciate an offer for BACKUP if a leg is filled should an emergency occur.


Please return with the following information to:
Becky VanFleet - or 607-590-6954
for any offers to help!

Home City/State:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
Vehicle Description:
License Plate:
Emergency Contact: (Name and phone number)
Description: (Height and hair)
References: (Vet, rescue, adoption, personal, previous transport, etc.)
Preferred meeting Place:
Would you be willing to add an additional dog/pup/cat/ kitten if requested to combine with another transport? If yes, how many and what sizes?
Passenger information located at the bottom of the sheet!

**Friday April 2, 2010**

Leg 1 -
Atlanta, GA to Adairsville, GA
62 miles - 1 hour 5 minutes
5:40 pm - 6:45 pm or earlier in day

Leg 2 –
Adairsville, GA to Chattanooga, TN
61 miles - 1 hour 5 minutes
6:55 pm - 8:00 pm or earlier in day


Saturday April 3, 2010

Leg 3 -
Chattanooga, TN to Manchester, TN (EDT to CDT)
77 miles - 1 hour 20 minutes
8:00 am - 9:20 am EDT
7:00 am - 8:20 CDT

Leg 4 -
Manchester, TN to Nashville, TN
63 miles - 1 hour 5 minutes
8:30 - 9:35 am

Leg 5 -
Nashville, TN to Hurricane Mills, TN
69 miles - 1 hour 5 minutes
9:45 am - 10:50 am

Leg 6 -
Hurricane Mills, TN to Jackson, TN
60 miles - 1 hour
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leg 7 -
Jackson, TN to Memphis, TN
87 miles - 1 hour 25 minutes
12:10 pm - 1:35 pm

Leg 8 -
Memphis, TN to Brinkley, AR
70 miles - 1 hour 5 minutes
1:45 pm - 2:50 pm

Leg 9 -
Brinkley, AR to N. Little Rock, AR
61 miles - 1 hour
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Leg 10 -
N. Little Rock, AR to Russellville, AR
75 miles - 1 hours 10 minutes
4:10 pm - 5:20 pm

Leg 11 -
Russellville, AR to Van Buren, AR
76 miles - 1 hour 10 minutes
5:30 pm - 6:40 pm

Leg 12 -
Van Buren, AR to Muskogee, OK
71 miles - 1 hour 5 minutes
6:50 pm - 7:55 pm

Leg 13 -
Muskogee, OK to Tulsa, OK
52 miles - 55 minutes
8:05 pm - 9:00 pm


Sunday April 4, 2010

Leg 14 -
Tulsa, OK to Billings, OK
103 miles - 1 hour 35 minutes
8:00 am - 9:35 am

Leg 15 -
Billings, OK to Park City, KS
92 miles - 1 hour 35 minutes
9:45 am - 11:20 am

Leg 16 -
Park City, KS to Salina, KS
75 miles - 1 hour 15 minutes
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Leg 17 -
Salina, KS to Hays, KS
94 miles - 1 hour 25 minutes
12:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Leg 18 -
Hays, KS to Oakley, KS
87 miles - 1 hour 20 minutes
2:30 pm - 3:50 pm

Leg 19 -
Oakley, KS to Burlington, CO (CDT to MDT)
90 miles - 1 hour 20 minutes
4:00 pm - 5:20 pm CDT
3:00 pm - 4:20 pm MDT

Leg 20 -
Burlington, CO to Limon, CO
78 miles - 1 hour 5 minutes
4:30 pm - 5:35 pm

Leg 21 -
Limon, CO to Denver, CO
88 miles - 1 hours 25 minutes
5:45 pm - 7:10 pm

Leg 22 -
Denver, CO to Evergreen, CO
30 miles - 45 minutes
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Coming From:
Rebecca Markey
Location: Douglasville, GA
Phone: 404-704-6226 (cell)

Going To Forever Home:
Kelly Black
Location: Evergreen, CO
Home Visit Done

Passenger #1: Molly
Breed: Lab
Color: Black
Age: 8 yrs.
Gender: Female/Spayed
Size/Weight: 75 lbs.
General temperament: Good, sweet
Any Special Needs: No
Items Provided: Vet records, Health Certificate, leash & collar (must have health cert to cross state lines)
Crate: no
Vaccines: UTD (must be up to date)
Reason for transport: Domestic Violence Victim to Approved Forever Home

Passenger #2: Rosie
Breed: Lab Mix
Color: Brindle
Age: 8 yrs.
Gender: Female/Spayed
Size/Weight: 65 lbs.
General temperament: Good, sweet
Any Special Needs: No
Items Provided: Vet records, Health Certificate, leash & collar (must have health cert to cross state lines)
Crate: no
Vaccines: UTD (must be up to date)
Reason for transport: Domestic Violence Victim to Approved Forever Home

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Candy needs your help this Easter. Please donate to help!

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RT @seprr @angelspetrescue Urgent Donations Needed to Save Candy-fighting for her life #ga #atlanta

An angel has been sent to Angels Among Us Pet Rescue....
Candy will not have a wonderful Easter morning.  She will not be in a warm bed.  She will not have children to love on her and to take pictures with the Easter Bunny.  She will be fighting for her life. 
  Before she got sick
Candy is an amazingly sweet and deserving dog, found abandoned in a cemetery with her sister nearly 3 weeks ago. She is so beautiful and peaceful. She has been eating, and loves when we visit, but her lungs are so bad, full of infection. She struggles to breathe with all the nasty fluid.  The antibiotics were not working, so today they did a procedure under sedation (which they were not sure she would survive) to pull out some fluid to be tested for resistance to antibiotics. This will be a few days to grow out.
We need to raise money to save Candy. It is nearly $400 a day for her care, but she is worth it.  Please do what you can...  $5, $10, $100... we are a 501c3 non-profit organization, so your contribution is tax deductible.  Please donate via PayPal and print a receipt for your tax records:

She is currently at the Georgia Veterinary Specialists in Atlanta, an amazing facility that provides the best possible care. She is being treated for pneumonia. You can donate directly there too, but you won't get a tax write off.  Georgia Veterinary Specialists 404-459-0903
Candy at VMS in O2 cage

From the bottom of our hearts and Candy's, we thank you!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wonderful Moose the Mastiff in GA needs your chipin donations for critical vet care

Please share this request for assistance via social media and twitter:
"Wonderful Moose the Mastiff in GA needs your chipin donations for critical vet care #atlanta #ga #petrescue"

Donate to help!

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Subject: Moose needs help desperately!
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 17:16:29 -0400

I am writing to everyone on behalf of Moose Tracks, a very sweet brindle bullmastiff boy, that was rescued from animal control in Dekalb County Georgia last November.  I am writing to you as friends, as fellow rescue volunteers, as adopters of fosters, as known animal lovers.  This is Moose's story...

Moose was brought into animal control after being hit by a vehicle.  He had multiple pelvic breaks, a broken paw, broken ribs, and a dislocated shoulder among other injuries.  After spending 10 days in AC due to his status as a stray, he came home with me to heal and recuperate.  After about 8 weeks of confinement and healing, he was able to start becoming a more active part of our family which includes three children and at this moment seven other dogs.  Moose was always somewhat thin which we thought was the result of being a stray on the streets.  However, as time went on he still didn't seem to gain any weight.  I thought I wasn't feeding him enough so I kept increasing the amount I was feeding but still no weight gain.  Then, one night he began acting very sluggish.  By morning I knew something was wrong and took him to my vet.  After much speculation and the decision to do a barium scan, it turned out he had some sort of blockage and needed emergency surgery.  But that wasn't the worst of it.  As it turned out, he had multiple blockages and his stomach had to be opened up as well as his intestines in two different places.  My vet ended up removing over 5 pounds of gunk from the insides of his belly and intestines... things she felt had been in there a long long time... probably from his days as a stray scrounging for food.  My vet explained that his stomach wall as well as his intestinal walls were extremely inflamed and also much thicker than is normal and she truly was amazed he was alive!  She also felt we had probably found the reason for this boy never gaining any weight.  However, that surgery was on 2/20.  Moose spent 10 days in the hospital and has been at home with us ever since.  It has been over a month now and there has still been no weight gain.  He is currently eating 4 cans of Innova Evo as well as two cups of Evo dry food per day.

This week, I took Moose to Atlanta to see Dr. Susan Wynn, a nutritional specialist at Georgia Veterinary Specialists.  The picture she painted was not a good one.  Moose only weighed 61 pounds which meant he had lost more weight.  She felt he was literally starving and that if something wasn't done soon, he may not recover.  On a scale of 1-9, he was a 3.  She felt that he needed immediate attention in terms of bloodwork, a TLI/PLI/Cobalimine/Folate test, an Endoscopy, and potentially an intestinal biopsy depending on what is found during the endoscopy.  She truly felt his condition was still life threatening.  She said in spite of what had already transpired, he should have begun to gain weight.  And the fact that he was not, and in fact was losing weight, is alarming!  Dr. Wynn estimates the testing to just get an actual diagnosis for Moose could run from $1200 to $1500.  Problem is, I don't have that kind of money.  He is such a sweet sweet boy and not deserving of this terrible fate!  I thought maybe if I let everyone know his story, they could pass it around and people might feel compelled to help.  Any donation may be made directly to Georgia Veterinary Specialists, 455 Abernathy Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 on behalf of Moose Tracks who is under the care of Dr. Susan Wynn.  Their phone number is 404/459-0903.  Donations can also be made via my Chip-In page at

Bless you and please do keep Moose in your prayers!

Carol Wood
(ABA Volunteer, Gracie's Place Volunteer, HRRRF Volunteer, SEPRA Volunteer, CVR Volunteer, independent rescuer and transporter)