Thursday, December 4, 2014

Houston TX: Yellow Lab A1094657 has $150.00 donations - Back at BARC for MAX A1094657 2.5 YRS LATER


Please see urgent message from Cindi Hohle below.

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From: Gail C
Date: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 2:53 PM
Subject: FW: Has $150.00 donations HOU, TX - Back at BARC for MAX, A1094657, 2.5 YRS. LATER Hou., TX Yellow Lab A1094657 - HW NEG; 65 LBS., WHAT A SWEETHEART!! ONLY HAS TIL TUES., AUG. 21
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Subject: Has $150.00 donations HOU, TX - BACK AT BARC for MAX, A1094657, 2.5 YRS. LATER Hou., TX Yellow Lab A1094657 - HW NEG; 65 LBS., WHAT A SWEETHEART!! ONLY HAS TIL TUES., AUG. 21
From: partshr@aol.com
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 15:49:10 -0500
I OMITTED TO CLARIFY THAT THESE PHOTOS WERE FROM THE FIRST TIME MAX WAS AT BARC, WITH HAIRLOSS,
AND HIS FREEDOM PICTURE – ALTHOUGH BEING SQUEEZED IN LIKE A SARDINE MIGHT NOT FEEL LIKE FREEDOM. 
HIS COAT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THAT ANYMORE, MAY HAVE SOME SLIGHT THINNING.
COULD NOT FIND ANY OF MY PHOTOS OF A HEALTHY MAX, WILL KEEP LOOKING, BUT
I REMOVED THE PHOTOS THAT SHOWED THE PREVIOUS HAIRLOSS ON HIS BACK

From: Hohle, Cindi
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 9:03 PM
I just happened to see a plea yesterday, 2 forwards after the original plea went out – had it not been for that stroke of luck, I wouldn't have known that one of my fosters, adopted 2 ½ years ago, had been returned for one of the most annoying of all reasons – NEW BABY!!!  The face looked familiar, the name was right, and when I read the notes, I felt strongly it was "my" Max!
Sure enough it was confirmed by BARC.  This was one of those adoptions that you feel REALLY GOOD about, that you just know will be forever!!  A bright young, educated couple who had seen one of my other fosters, Bess, on-line and came out to see her, but she was being adopted, and they wanted a big dog, so I showed them Max. 
This couple had spent more than a year volunteering at an animal shelter, in the beginning so the woman could become comfortable around dogs - her husband grew up with them and really wanted a dog, and now they felt they were ready.  They had the man's two very young nephews along (who spent a lot of time with them), one of whom was afraid of Max, but determined to get brave and I'll never forget when he got up the courage to touch big Max and he was so proud of himself, he jumped up the air, exclaiming "I DID ITI!!!".  Max did great with the other one clamoring all over him.  I bet he was great with the kids, otherwise he wouldn't have lasted this long
The were really taken with how gentle and quiet (and gorgeous) he was, I truly think he was very sad after his first owners dropped him at BARC, but didn't adopt immediately.  They went home to discuss it, called me during the week and wanted to go see him again, and then on the next Saturday, they decided to adopt.  They couldn't have been happier, nor could I!  It seemed like a dream for Max.  It felt like one of the best adoptions I'd had!
Seeing that they did this makes me SO disappointed (again) in humans – can't anyone commit to a family pet, even through normal life changes??  He's really going to be sad now.  And being over 5 now, his chances will likely be much less.  Thank goodness he's HW NEG.
His first owner turned him in for "Cost", and he had quite a bit of hairloss along his back especially, and I see that his card still says Dermatitis.  I wonder if he has recurring Demodex and the first people didn't want to pay for vetting and maybe the second couple decided that was not healthy for the baby……I don't know, but they could have at least searched for a friend or family member to take him – although maybe they did. 
Doesn't matter now – he's back in the same predicament, and I'm worried he may not make it out this time, esp. with BARC being so full.  The story of his first trip to BARC is below.  If anyone is at BARC, can you please visit with him, take some pictures and let us know how he's doing/acting, how his skin looks?  I hope all his experiences won't be taking a mental toll on him.  I did notice on the card that he has gone from 65 lbs. to almost 83 lbs.!  LOOKING GOOD!!   He needs a mature family, who will be committed to him for LIFE!!
Contact barc.aid@houstontx.gov asap if you are interested in Max, A1094657Please share this boy for a committed family!!!   I am full up right now and have no place to put him – please consider helping him!
From: Hohle, Cindi        Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 8:16 PM
Subject: SAFE!!! URGENT for ANOTHER MAX - OWNER SURRENDER LAB MIX AT BARC: 08-18-12 Medical Dermatitis Yellow Lab Mix A1094657 - HW NEGATIVE; 65 LBS., WHAT A SWEETHEART!! ONLY HAS TIL TUES., AUG. 21 TO BE SAVED
Importance: High
MAX LEFT BARC IN HIS REAR VIEW MIRROR YESTERDAY TOO!!!
POOR GUY HAD A TOUGH SURGERY, AND WAS LIKE A DRUNKEN SAILOR ON A WACKY SHIP WHEN PICKED UP!
HE CRIED ALL THE WAY OUT TO THE VET CLINIC AND THE ENTIRE TIME WE WERE IN THE WAITING ROOM
I DON'T KNOW IF HE WAS IN PAIN OR JUST BEING A BIG BABY, A VERY BIG BABY.
HE BARELY FIT IN THE CRATE, POOR GUY.
HE'S GOT SOME HEALING TO DO OF BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT
I THINK HE TOOK IT HARD BEING ABANDONED BY HIS OWNERS – HE SEEMS VERY SAD
IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO VISIT WITH HIM SOME TIME, JUST LET ME KNOW.
THANKS FOR THE DONATIONS OFFERED TO HELP SAVE HIM.
YOU CAN CONTACT ABBOTT ANIMAL CLINIC AT 281-893-5000 TO MAKE A DONATION AND REFERENCE "MAX"
HE WILL BE LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME OF HIS VERY OWN – SEND INTERESTED FOLKS MY WAY AT CINDI.HOHLE@C-A-M.COM.




From: Hohle, Cindi
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 1:51 PM
To: Hohle, Cindi
Cc: 'BARCandRescues@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: URGENT for ANOTHER MAX - OWNER SURRENDER LAB MIX AT BARC: 08-18-12 Medical Dermatitis Yellow Lab Mix A1094657 - HW NEGATIVE; 65 LBS., WHAT A SWEETHEART!! ONLY HAS TIL TUES., AUG. 21 TO BE SAVED
Importance: High
YOU CAN'T HELP BUT FALL IN LOVE WITH MAX WHEN YOU MEET HIM!
HOW HIS OWNERS COULD GIVE HIM UP IS BEYOND ME!
MAX IS A BIG BOY, A LITTLE SHY AND UNDERSTANDABLY NERVOUS AT THE SHELTER,
BUT VERY LOW KEY AND QUIET
HE HAS THINNING HAIR ON HIS BACK AND RUMP – NOT CRUSTY OR RAW –
POSSIBLY SKIN INFECTION OR FLEAS;  HE IS HEARTWORM NEGATIVE!!!
WASN'T SCRATCHING OR IN OBVIOUS DISCOMFORT
THIS BIG BOY SHOULDN'T HAVE ENDED UP HERE –
HE BELONGS BACK IN A COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT
HE WILL BE EVEN MORE HANDSOME WHEN HE IS BACK IN SHAPE AGAIN – TEETH LOOKED GOOD!
CONTACT BARC.AID@HOUSTONTX.GOV ASAP IF YOU CAN HELP MAX TO
HITCH A RIDE OUT OF THERE!
PLEASE SHARE, SHARE, SHARE – HE ONLY HAS UNTIL TUES., AUG. 21, TO BE TAGGED!!


From: BARC Aid [mailto:BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov]
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2012 4:13 PM
To: BARC Aid
Subject: 08-18-12 Medical Dermatitis Dogs A1094657, A1094734
These two dogs both have dermatitis.
Three year old lab mix, heartworm negative, friendly personality. Big boy – 65 lbs. Has patches of alopecia.  Owner surrender, available now for foster or transfer to rescue.
  • ALL hold requests are to be sent via email only (none will be accepted via phone) with the following required information:
EMAIL SUBJECT:       HOLD for (insert animal id number)
In the body of the email, provide the following:
Animal ID #: _______________________
Name of Rescue Group/Foster: __________________________________________
Name of designated person for pickup: ______________________________
Contact Phone Number for person placing hold: ________________________
Date & Time for pickup: ________________________
  • The hold will be placed for 24 hours and a confirmation email will be sent back to the requestor via email.
  • All incoming BARC Aid emails will be answered during the following hours and within the specified timeframe:
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Within one hour
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Emails received outside of these timeframes will be answered the next day, during these hours.  If a response has not been received within one hour during the specified timeframes, please notify Mauricio Zepeda immediately via email mauricio.zepeda@houstontx.gov or cell phone 832-623-3871. If no response from Mauricio contact carlene.lormand@houstontx.gov or cell phone 713-229-7301
Elizabeth Carey, Foster & Rescue Assistant - BARC Outreach
City of Houston, Administration & Regulatory Affairs
BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions
3200 Carr Street, Houston, Texas 77026
Main Phone: (713) 229-7300