Category: Rest In Peace

Allie, Shepherd Mix
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Allie, Shepherd Mix

Meet Allie. Allie was rescued from the county shelter in serious condition. This poor girl tested positive for Heartworms, Tick Fever AND Tapeworms. Allie also has an infection in both ears AND the tests at our vets have shown she is also positive for Valley Fever. How much more could go wrong for this poor […]

Amos, Terrier Mix
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Amos, Terrier Mix

Meet Amos. Amos is a five year old Terrier mix who was taken in from the county shelter. His shelter vet notes say that he has a wound on his ear that is getting worse and appears to be ulcerating. This wound could possibly be an infected polyp or worse- a cancerous mass. This wound […]

Andy, Chihuahua Mix
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Andy, Chihuahua Mix

Andy’s Story… Andy was pulled from the county euthanasia list with a suspected spinal cord injury and immediately taken to Bethany Animal Hospital for further evaluation by our vets. Update from Kelly: Friends, it is with a heavy heart that I tell you that after careful consideration and on the recommendation of our veterinarians we […]

Archie, Poodle Mix
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Archie, Poodle Mix

Archie’s Story… Archie had been severely neglected, covered in mats and ticks…and when shelter staff shaved the long neglected fur from his body, they noticed horrible, painful abscesses all over. M.A.I.N. stepped in to rescue him off the euthanasia list and provide the medical care he so desperately needed. At Bethany Animal Hospital, it was […]

Brule, Terrier Mix
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Brule, Terrier Mix

Meet Brule! With a mouth full of burns and a stomach imbedded with BB gun pellets, it’s obvious that Brule has live a life of horrors. He is understandably withdrawn and is unsure of the gentle hands that touch him.  Warm beds, tranquility and a roof over his head are all new to him.  He […]

Buck, Lab Mix
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Buck, Lab Mix

Buck’s Story… Buck was found out in the desert near Buckeye, Arizona by a wonderful couple. He was probably out there for quite some time. Scared, seriously starving, dehydrated, and sick, Buck was turned into MCACC where the MAIN team found him. Carried (both too scared and weak to walk) to the car for transport […]

Catalina, Pit Bull Mix
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Catalina, Pit Bull Mix

Post by Medical Animals In Need (M.A.I.N.). As rescuers, many of us think we’ve seen it all. The horrors, the heartache, the wins and the losses become part of a daily life that I think all of us wish we could sometimes leave behind even for a short while.  But, just when we thought we […]

Clifford
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Clifford

These are the posts that no rescue ever wants to write, and it seems we write them far too often. Our dear Clifford is gone. 💔 He was back at the hospital yesterday in preparation for surgery this morning to place a feeding tube. He passed away before that surgery could be done. Despite our […]

Cole, Chihuahua
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Cole, Chihuahua

Cole’s Story: Cole weighs less than a pound. At just a few months old, his life so far has been agonizing and cruel. With Mange so severe that there is literally no hair left on his tiny body, he simply sits in a cardboard box and shakes. Update, April 2012: Cole contracted Distemper while in […]

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 […]

Dinah, Border Collie Mix
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Dinah, Border Collie Mix

Dina’s Story: Dinah was rescued from the Yavapai Humane Society with a severe skin condition. Her skin is literally falling off her body…Dinah is a 4 year old Border Collie that was adopted on 07/19/12 from the Yavapai Humane Society. She was surrendered on 11/07/12 as a euthanasia request because the owner was going to […]

Emily, Pit Bull Terrier Mix
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Emily, Pit Bull Terrier Mix

Emily’s Story: Emily should be playing with toys, sleeping on fluffy pillows and enjoying long belly rubs. Instead, this young pup deals with something very different every day. She has a horrible case of Mange and is very ill. Medical Update: We are so sorry to have to tell you all that Emily did not […]

Ezra, Shih Tzu Mix
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Ezra, Shih Tzu Mix

Meet Ezra. Ezra is 10 pounds of skin and bones. His fur is clumped with dirt and severely matted. He was brought into the county shelter in this condition, after being found wandering the 110 degree streets of Arizona in July. Needless to say, he was not adoptable in this condition. To make matters worse, […]

Felix, a Poodle Mix Puppy
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Felix, a Poodle Mix Puppy

Meet Felix. This sweet 18 month old boy was on the shelter euthanasia list for his horrible skin condition. We picked him up late Friday afternoon and took him to our vet immediately for bloodwork. We got him started on medication, and he’s in foster for the weekend while we wait on his results. Please […]

Flower, Schipperke-Border Collie Mix
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Flower, Schipperke-Border Collie Mix

January 24th: Friends, once again we have to share with you a sad, sad update. ;( Our sweet Flower crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday, surrounded by the love of our awesome BAH family and her foster mom Michelle. We knew from day one that her time on earth was short, but she spent every day […]

Gage, Poodle Mix
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Gage, Poodle Mix

Meet Gage. Gage was an emergency rescue from the county west shelter when we received a call that said he was in need of an immediate outlet. Gage had been witnessed being hit by a car and was brought into the shelter with obvious injuries. Xrays at the shelter confirm Gage has a fractured pelvis. […]

Georgie, American Bulldog Mix
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Georgie, American Bulldog Mix

Meet Georgie. Georgie was rescued from the county shelter after he was given a medical time limit and at risk for euthanasia due to his medical condition. Georgie has multiple masses along his genital and scrotal area. Per the shelter’s vet check, it is suspected that these masses are “cutaneous neoplasia,” a term for skin […]

Hampton, Spaniel Mix
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Hampton, Spaniel Mix

Hampton’s Story: We received a call from the shelter staff this afternoon to see if we could help 10 year old Hampton and of course we couldn’t say no! Poor guy isn’t eating, is lethargic and has a bad URI. The shelter clinic provided Hampton with fluids and started him on antibiotics two days ago, but it’s not enough. So […]

Harry, Shepherd Mix Puppy
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Harry, Shepherd Mix Puppy

Harry’s Story: Harry looks like any other puppy, but looks can be deceiving.  Harry has what’s referred to as a Diaphragmatic Hernia. A diaphragmatic hernia occurs in dogs when the sheet of muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdomen is either torn or incomplete, and this allows Harry’s intestines to live in his […]

Hogan, Retriever Mix
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Hogan, Retriever Mix

Hogan’s Story: Hogan was rescued from county with several large wounds covering his young body. Right now, he only trusts women, and we can only guess why that is the case. But, with time — Hogan will learn to trust people again — and with your help, we can continue to save the dogs that […]

Jewel, Schnauzer Mix
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Jewel, Schnauzer Mix

Jewel’s Story: Beautiful Jewel contracted Distemper while in the county shelter and was unfortunately allowed to cross the bridge.  This disease is terrible, deadly and highly contagious.  Had Jewel been inoculated against it earlier, she would still be with us today.  Please make sure that your pets are up to date on their vaccines! Rest […]

Julep, Cairn Terrier Mix
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Julep, Cairn Terrier Mix

Meet Julep! This adorable girl has had it pretty rough lately…with multiple injuries and trouble walking, it is suspected Julep was hit by a car. Because of her injuries, she was scheduled to be euthanized. Despite her misfortunes, Julep still manages a few tail wags for her rescuers when they approach the cage. We like […]

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 […]

Mercedes, Terrier Mix
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Mercedes, Terrier Mix

Mercedes’ Story: Mercedes was brought to Bethany Animal Hospital; her x-rays show a spinal fracture as well as a pelvic fracture. She will receive pain management and steroid treatments. Her films have been e-mailed to a surgical specialist friend of our vet for their thoughts. She does pee/poop on her own (that’s good!) and while she […]

Mr. Dalton, Lab
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Mr. Dalton, Lab

Meet Mr. Dalton. Mr. Dalton was surrendered to the shelter with a “broken leg” but xray revealed a much more sinister possibility- osteosarcoma (cancer). Unfortunately because of his medical needs, Dalton landed on the euthanasia list. MAIN answered the call for help, not knowing exactly what this rescue would entail. We do not intentionally take […]

Nikki, Shih-Tzu
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Nikki, Shih-Tzu

Meet Nikki. Nikki was rescued from the county pound euthanasia list with multiple mammary tumors. As you can see, her tumor is quite large and is causing her a considerable amount of discomfort. While Nikki’s tumor is certainly hard to look at, that isn’t the most heartbreaking thing about this sweet dog. What is so heartbreaking is […]

Norman, Chihuahua
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Norman, Chihuahua

Norman’s Story: Norman was rescued with multiple medical issues. From Dr. Katie: Norman has Diabetes and needs insulin. Mature cataract in one eye, uveitis in the other (L) which will need either treatment or enucleation (depending on whether it responds to treatment.)  Chances are the cataract in that eye caused glaucoma, then uveitis, and now […]

Ollie, Pit Bull Terrier Mix
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Ollie, Pit Bull Terrier Mix

Ollie’s Story: From Trish: Last Thursday when everything was going so bad for Hogan I was at West trying to help more animals that needed MAIN.  Dr Durgan, MCACC Chief Veterinarian, stopped  in me in the hall and asked if I would look at and maybe consider a dog in horrible pain.  Dr Durgan explained the […]

Oscar, Great Pyrenees
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Oscar, Great Pyrenees

Meet Oscar. Oscar was rescued from a local shelter with a low grade malignant tumor in his skull bone. He will have xrays and bloodwork at our partner vet while we determine the best course of action for him. We hope we can help this gentle giant! Oscar is a whopping 131 pounds but seems […]

Potsie, Chihuahua mix
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Potsie, Chihuahua mix

Meet Potsie. With a large tumor covering half his face, it goes without saying that Potsie needed help! This little guy was unadoptable in his current condition and had no way of getting out of the county shelter alive without a rescue outlet… Potsie was brought in as a stray, so his past is unknown. […]