Author Archive for M.A.I.N.

Just one of the many volunteers with M.A.I.N., Medical Animals In Need. A 100% volunteer based rescue group that saves hundreds of sick and injured dogs (and a few cats, too) from the county's euthanasia list each year.

Trooper, Collie mix
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Trooper, Collie mix

Meet Trooper. 10 month old Trooper was rescued from the County shelter with Demodex Mange. We hate to see these little guys so miserable and itchy, but Trooper is living up to his name- he’s handling it all so well and is so grateful for all the love and attention he’s receiving in his foster […]

Bagel, Maltese/Poodle mix
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Bagel, Maltese/Poodle mix

Meet Bagel. This adorable 10 week old “Maltipoo” mix was rescued from the County shelter. His shelter notes stated that he may be having seizure-like activity and seemed drowsy. He also had some nasal congestion/sneezing. Distemper is a possibility with his symptoms and so we wanted to get him to our partner vet for eval as […]

Shadow, Dachshund Mix
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Shadow, Dachshund Mix

Meet Shadow. Shadow has a very sad story: She was witnessed being hit by a truck that then drove off. The people that witnessed this horrible event tried to catch Shadow, but she was running scared, towards an apartment complex. Animal control was called and tenants of the apartment complex said they recognized this dog- […]

Luigi, Shih Tzu Mix
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Luigi, Shih Tzu Mix

Meet Luigi! Luigi was rescued from the county shelter with some medical needs. For starters, he is badly in need of a dental. He also has some sort of issue going on with his left eye; it appears cloudy and he may have advanced glaucoma. If this is the case, he will require an enucleation […]

Mr. Bones, Yorkshire Terrier Mix
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Mr. Bones, Yorkshire Terrier Mix

Meet Mr. Bones. Mr. Bones was rescued from the county shelter when they urgently called us to see if we could help. This poor little guy has quite a lot going on! Bones is unable to open his mouth, is very thin and has some hair loss throughout his body. Bones’ symptoms are concerning for […]

Mack, Terrier Mix
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Mack, Terrier Mix

Meet Mack. Mack was rescued from the county shelter with a medical time limit for some sort of injury to his leg. Our best guess is that at some point, Mack was hit by a car and healed on his own. He intermittently limps on his left hind leg and appears to have a rib […]

Mr. Beans, Terrier mix
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Mr. Beans, Terrier mix

Meet Mr. Beans. Mr. Beans was rescued from the Yuma Humane Society when they reached out to us for help. This little Terrier mix came in as a stray with a broken jaw and some strange hair loss. His initial blood work is looking decent, but he does have a bit of a white blood […]

Turbo, German Shepherd Mix
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Turbo, German Shepherd Mix

Meet Turbo. Turbo’s former owners surrendered him to our partner vet because they were unable to afford his medical care. Turbo had fallen out of the back of the owner’s truck on the freeway and shattered his femur bone. 🙁 Turbo has already had surgery at our vet and is recovering in a wonderful foster […]

Zoe, Boxer
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Zoe, Boxer

Meet Zoe. When we first saw Zoe, we cried. She is 28 pounds of skin and bones. Her eyes are so sad and haunted, as if she’s given up.   Zoe came into the county shelter as a stray in this horrible condition. We don’t know how long she must have suffered to end up […]

Piper, Rottweiler Puppy
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Piper, Rottweiler Puppy

Meet Piper. This beautiful Rottweiler puppy was taken in from Yuma Humane Society. She was surrendered to the shelter with a leg injury that her former owner said needed surgery, but they could not afford… The details are that Piper was found around July 4th by her owners tangled up on a tarp that was […]

Remi, Chihuahua Mix Puppy
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Remi, Chihuahua Mix Puppy

Meet Remi. Remi is a six week old puppy with a broken leg. You can see on the Xrays that this break is pretty severe! We are hoping with surgery that we can save the leg, but we will know more after Remi’s upcoming appointment with our partner vet. Despite her severe injury, Remi is […]

Carson, Lab Mix Puppy
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Carson, Lab Mix Puppy

Meet Carson. Carson is an adorable three month old puppy…with a broken jaw. 🙁 This poor little guy came into the county shelter as a stray and it was obvious he had an injury to his mouth. Unfortunately this injury made him un-adoptable and Carson needed a rescue to step up for him. We aren’t […]

Adele, Chihuahua mix puppy
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Adele, Chihuahua mix puppy

Meet Adele. This 3 month old long-haired Chihuahua mix was rescued from the county east shelter with a condition called “Strangles” Strangles is an inflammatory skin condition that causes pustules, mostly on the face and ears. This condition primarily affects puppies, just like Adele. Needless to say it’s incredibly itchy and uncomfortable for the poor […]

Matilda, Boxer Puppy
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Matilda, Boxer Puppy

Meet Matilda. This four month old beauty was rescued with a broken femur from a shelter in Tucson. Matilda was taken to a vet in the area for xrays of a leg injury, then surrendered to the shelter. We don’t have much information on her history, other than that. 🙁 Our initial x-rays are a […]

Crispin, Pit Bull Terrier Puppy
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Crispin, Pit Bull Terrier Puppy

Meet Crispin. Crispin has an unknown skin condition that causes most of his fur to scab and fall off. He was rescued from the county shelter, where they ruled out mange, ringworm and strangles…so his condition is something of a mystery! Despite medicated baths and antibiotics, Crispin was not improving and so he needed a […]

Ollie, Terrier Mix
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Ollie, Terrier Mix

Meet Ollie. Ollie came into the Humane Society of Yuma as a stray. This 15 pound, 5 year old cutie would ordinarily be a very adoptable dog, but unfortunately Ollie had some medical needs that made him unadoptable… This poor little guy has a broken jaw, and his mouth is sideways, as you can see […]

Bronson, Shepherd Mix
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Bronson, Shepherd Mix

Meet Bronson. This handsome Shepherd came in as a stray to the county shelter with an obvious leg injury. Bronson does not bear weight on his left, front leg and xrays at the shelter showed a severe fracture. Bronson needed a rescue outlet and full service vet asap! Luckily, one of our amazing foster families […]

Bunny, Poodle Mix
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Bunny, Poodle Mix

Meet Bunny. This adorable dog came into the county shelter with a severe leg injury and needed a rescue outlet and vet care immediately. Bunny’s initial Xrays show a severe compound fracture to her rear leg, with a significant wound. Bunny was covered in mats and had to be shaved down to see the extent […]

Arabella, Italian Greyhound Mix
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Arabella, Italian Greyhound Mix

Meet Arabella. Yet another poor dog afflicted with a terrible mange infection… Arabella is just 10 months old at time of rescue, and already has had such a pain-filled life. Arabella’s skin is scabbed and bleeding, caused by scratching at the incessant itching from the mange mites. Her fur was covered in ticks and she […]

Bowie, Border Collie Mix Puppy
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Bowie, Border Collie Mix Puppy

Meet Bowie. Bowie was rescued from the county shelter with a suspected liver shunt… A liver shunt is a normal development while a puppy is growing inside the mother’s uterus. In a normal healthy puppy, this shunt closes towards the end of gestation. Unfortunately in some cases, the shunt does NOT close. This is dangerous […]

Harlee, Lab Mix Puppy
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Harlee, Lab Mix Puppy

Meet Harlee. Harlee is a two month old Lab mix puppy who needed an immediate outlet from the county shelter. She was initially brought in as a stray with an obvious injury to her face. Initially, we weren’t sure what caused these injuries or how severe they are, but we were sure that Harlee wasn’t […]

Layla, Australian Shepherd Mix Puppy
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Layla, Australian Shepherd Mix Puppy

Meet Layla. Layla was rescued from the county shelter with a case of Sarcoptic Mange. We’ve already seen so much mange already this year, we are nervous for what the summer (the usual “mange season” ) holds! Fortunately for Layla though, a shelter worker saw this cutie come in as a stray and contacted us […]

Robbie, Pharaoh Hound Mix
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Robbie, Pharaoh Hound Mix

Meet Robbie. Robbie is approximately seven months old and was surrendered to the shelter by his former “family” along with another dog. Unfortunately Robbie’s skin was in terrible shape and he tested positive for Demodex Mange. Despite Robbie’s terrible condition and incessant itching from the mange mites, he is a HAPPY boy! In fact, he’s […]

Chiquito, Mexican Hairless/Chihuahua Mix
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Chiquito, Mexican Hairless/Chihuahua Mix

Meet Chiquito. Poor Chiquito was surrendered to the county shelter when his former owner said that his landlord no longer allowed pets. Per his former owner, Chiquito has always been hairless and had no medical problems. Chiquito was scheduled for neuter surgery and to go to the shelter’s offsite adoption location, but unfortunately while under […]

Markie, Chihuahua Mix
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Markie, Chihuahua Mix

Meet Markie. Markie was rescued from the county shelter with a terrible case of Demodex Mange. Obviously, this little guy was not adoptable in this condition and needed a rescue to help him get him out of the shelter and into a vet for care…enter M.A.I.N! A wonderful foster home has stepped up for Markie […]

Sully, Pomeranian Mix
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Sully, Pomeranian Mix

Meet Sully. When we received notification from the shelter about this young Pomeranian mix in trouble, we knew we had to help. Sully was very grumpy, and had literally chewed part of his toes/foot off! 🙁 Even with a bandage and a cone, he was still going at the foot. The leg has severe nerve […]

Ruby, Pit Bull Terrier Mix Puppy
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Ruby, Pit Bull Terrier Mix Puppy

Meet Ruby. Ruby was rescued from the county shelter euthanasia list with a terrible case of demodex mange. As you can see, her fur is falling out in patches and she has scabs all over her body from the relentless itching caused by the mange. As if this poor pup’s condition wasn’t bad enough, there […]

Diamond, Pit Bull Terrier Mix Puppy
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Diamond, Pit Bull Terrier Mix Puppy

Meet Diamond. Diamond was rescued from the county shelter euthanasia list with a terrible case of demodex mange. As you can see, her fur is falling out in patches and she has scabs all over her body from the relentless itching caused by the mange. As if this poor pup’s condition wasn’t bad enough, there […]

Truman, Shih Tzu
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Truman, Shih Tzu

Meet Truman. Many rescues have a tradition of saving a special animal on Christmas Eve. They go down to the shelter and pick one that really needs out, one they normally wouldn’t take… Meet Truman, OUR special Christmas doggie! Truman is a 12 year old Shih Tzu that came to us a day early as […]

Gemma, Terrier Mix
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Gemma, Terrier Mix

Meet Gemma. WOW, is pretty much all we can say. This poor girl came into the shelter as a stray with a huge tumor on her leg. We can’t imagine how long this must have been growing or how much this dog has suffered. We rushed Gemma from the shelter to the vet for an […]