Monday, March 11, 2013

Houston TX: 3/11 update. $$$ still invited. RE: Rescued! Skittles has heartworms but not mange

3/11: The second YouCaring listed below is now closed. The first one is ongoing and Skittles still needs donations. Thanks to all the kind donors so far!
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3/10 There are two YouCaring fundraisers for Skittles due to the fact that original poster and heroic rescuer Melissa started one and enthusiastic AARF Houston also started one. Not to worry though as all funds are going to Skittles' care. People are also welcome to donate to the Vet directly. Their phone is: 281-448-3256. The Vet said she does not have mange but rather a type of eczema. She has heartworms. She will be able to live with Betty N and her dogs forever, once she is all vetted. Thanks to all who have helped Skittles so far. More financial gifts are welcome in order to help Skittles to health. She has more than one photo/thread on Facebook but here is one: photo/thread.
Here are the links to YouCaring for Skittles. People pledged a total of $650 before she was captured so I hope all those pledgers will honor or have already honored their pledges (some people have donated directly to the Vet's office):
http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/Skittles/45991
http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/Help-Skittles-I-am-older-and-I-need-major-medical-care-/45911
Collage by Melissa
Photo by Dean

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3/9 POST:
At the Vet's
3/9 a little later---the link to the YouCaring now is:
http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/Skittles/45991
Thanks to all kind donors!

Melissa Melvin McMillan SKITTLES IS NOW SAFE AT THE VET AND THIS LINK IS NOW WORKING. HER VET BILL WILL BE 700. SHE IS HW POSITIVE. NO MANGE BUT HORRIBLE SKIN CONDITION FROM YEARS OF INFECTIONS AND SHE MAY NEVER GROW FUR AGAIN IN THOSE SPOTS. HE EAR STICKS UP NATURALLY BUT ITS THE HANGING DEFORMED YEAR THAT IS DEFORMED FROM YEARS OF HEMATOMAS THAT HAVE EXPLODED CAUSING DAMAGE. PLEASE THOSE OF YOU WHO PLEDGED FOR HER SAFETY PLEASE DONATE NOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH


3/9 Melissa has rescued Skittles the Gulfbank dog! Bravo Melissa! After going to Aldine Animal Hospital to be completely vetted, she will have a permanent home with Betty N. :-)
For those kind people who would like to donate, please see the YouCaring link or contact AARF of Houston. Gifts of any amount are highly appreciated!!! Thank you!
Skittles bids goodbye to Dean the kind man who has fed her every day for three years
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3/8 POST:



3/8 evening---here is the YouCaring widget for more info and for those who would like to donate this way:
http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/Skittles/45991
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3/8 second update. More pledges are sought for vetting and other rescue costs. There is a foster! There is a rescue organization (AARF Houston)! Yay! Now the original posters just need to capture her. Kind people who wish to pledge please contact AARF(aarf@embarqmail.com)  with questions or ask on the Facebook thread. Per Facebook photo/thread:

Aarf Houston wrote:
pick her up and get her to Aldine Animal Hospital. Does she have a name yet so we can call it in for approval? Once healthy she can go to Betty Neblett.
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3/8 update---PLEDGES $650 and rising! Aldine Animal Hospital is potentially able to vet and board her. But there is no rescue (including foster home of course) that has stepped up for her yet and that is necessary  :-(
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3/7 POST:
Click here:
Facebook photo/thread


This is a face of true pain and hopelessness that I posted this morning. I went back tonite and she is licking her tail till it is now bleeding. Her ear stands up because the mange is so thick that it won't lay down. She is an old dog with a white chin and heavily over bred. She is so sad and all I can do is feed but the food I left this morning she did not touch. Please, this old soul needs a rescue. She is in Houston zipcode 77037 off Gulfbank. Rescues please step up to get her off the street.

PLEDGES $150 and rising!