Giving Some Dogs a Second Chance

Giving Some Dogs a Second Chance

by | Jul 30, 2019 | Shelter News & Developments, Tails of Hope Stories | 0 comments

As a no-kill shelter and an organization that speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves, we are sometimes able to rescue animals from other shelters that are running out of room.

In early July 2019, we were able to take in six dogs from another Michigan shelter and offer them a second chance.

Due to the stress of a high intake shelter they were more susceptible to come down with a mild illness, like a cold, known as kennel cough.

According to the American Kennel Club, “Kennel Cough (also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis) is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Dogs commonly contract kennel cough at places where large amounts of canines congregate… Dogs can spread it to one another through airborne droplets, direct contact (e.g., touching noses), or contaminated surfaces (including water/food bowls).”

Luckily, kennel cough is highly treatable, and all six dogs have been treated successfully and are up for adoption. Stay tuned for updates to this story as they become available.

Amazon is 1 year old and healthy.

Enchilada is 2 years old and healthy.

Labret is 2 years old and tested positive for heartworm. We are currently treating Labret’s heartworm and expect her to have a full recovery. The heartworm treatment is completed and she will need 30 days of rest to recover. Looking to help others like Labret in the shelter? Become a regular supporter and a humane hero to sponsor the care and needs of an animal in our care.

Sake is 2 years old and had a severe ear infection. With antibiotics, he is now healthy. Sake was recently adopted to an amazing family!

Hamm is 3 years old and came to us with an ear infection and Giardia which, according to the CDC is a microscopic parasite that causes diarrheal illness. Hamm is being treated with antibiotics and we look forward to a full recovery.

August 8, 2019 Update- Hamm has been adopted.

Canary is 5 years old had a mild ear infection and is otherwise healthy.

July 31, 2019 Update- Canary has been adopted.

Unlike many shelters without the dedicated volunteers and generous community members, we are able to put in the time to take care of these animals when they come to us. Stay tuned for updates.