This is our Miracle Girl "Chrissy"! She had been mauled by a much larger dog and the odds were against her. But, despite all bacteria infections and ecoli Chrissy made it. She is pictured with her new Mom ... you go girl and have the best life ever !!
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Sally - cuddly black short hair female
Simba: Gray long hair brave male:
Meggie: Too cute tortoise female
Onynx - sweet male - black short hairKittens Available for Adoption
4 six week old kittens are available for adoption. Appointment only as they are currently living with a Foster Mom. Please contact Barb Brown 412-334-0924 to set up an appointment to meet them.
May 3, 2013
This is an update on Shiloh. I picked him up at the vet on Wednesday evening. I thought that he would be acting and feeling like a patient that has just had major surgery - oh, no. He was so rarin' to go that I just brought him into my house - no way would he want to be isolated in the separate room that I had in mind. So far, the biopsy has not come back so we do not know whether the very bad spleen was from cancer or a trauma. I hope to get those results on Monday. Shiloh's name should be Shadow. He follows me everywhere. He loves the other dogs and cats. He is house trained and can be let out with confidence that he will come back in when done. This is an amazing dog!
Thank you, Nancy
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 17:05:26 -0700
April 30, 2013
Yesterday morning, Carol noted a large amount of blood in Saint Shiloh's run. She left it for me to see. Shiloh went immediately to All About Pets. Dr. S did some testing and believed there might be a blockage - something that was ingested. I rushed him down to Town&Country in Wheeling where he was admitted. Shiloh went into surgery this afternoon and the problem turned out to be a very large and horrific looking spleen. It was removed. It may be cancerous - a section was sent out for biopsy. The vet believes that the damage may have been the result of trauma.. He is doing well, and may be able to come home tomorrow. Shiloh will go to my house for post-op. Volunteers can help to spend some time with him there while he is recuperating. Please pray for Shiloh.
Emily was found last week outside of a motel 6 near Washington, PA. A good Samaritan rescued her and brought her to Angel Ridge, where she is being cared for and loved. Emily is a sweetheart and has already won the hearts of the Angel Ridge kitty volunteers.
She is about 5 years old, is spayed, and just received her shots. We are seeking a foster home or a forever home for emily.
Please contact Nancy Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barb Brown at 412-334-0924 for more information of Emily.
May 7, 2013
Our Chrissy is back here at ARAR and is one joyful pooch. It was about 5:30 when T&C staff carried her to my car and placed her on the front passenger seat. From there, it has been a wondrous and joyful reinvention for Chrissy in what she lost two months ago and believed that she would never experience again. Chrissy's eyes were as large as saucers - she did not know what to do first in the car - feel the seat- check out Ronnie in the back or look out the window. She opted for looking out the window, jumping excitedly, but moving in a constant circle to take in me and all of the surroundings. Her little mouth was transformed into a smile from ear to ear - not exaggerating, I kept looking at her to ascertain - yep, the little lips started at one ear and went to the next - and did not stop!
I got her out of the car in front of my place - the grass, the gravel, the mulch - what do I smell first? Nose was to the ground and her senses were in high resolution! She came into my house and greeted all of the dogs here (many dogs here). We had two short walks but she was not tiring at all. All of this was so joyful an experience and really wiping out her thought that her existence in a cage at the vet was what it was to be for the rest of her life. Lesson for all of us - animals are so amazing - they are grateful for the kindnesses shown to them along the way, even in a life so different than what they had known and in incredible pain, and they are so RESILIENT to cope and come back. This pooch truly went through hell on earth and now is ready to begin anew.
Chrissy is all healed - no chance of infection. But to be really careful, the vet asked me to change her bandage Thursday and Saturday. Chrissy's forever home is with the Millers of Brentwood. They adopted beagle Cami from us a couple of years ago. Chrissy can go to her forever home on Saturday. To all of you - God bless you abundantly - you have visited Chrissy at the vet, you have prayed for her, you have contributed for her care you have sold tickets to help her. Finally, an incredible thank you to Town and Country Vet for giving us this miracle - and loving her so incredibly from day to day when she did not have us. When I left with Chrissy today, Dr. Castle, Chrissy's vet, told me , "It was a miracle that she made it." This has been a journey of unbelievable happenings and outcomes for us all. Bless you! Nancy
May 3, 2013
I was told today that Chrissy will not be ready to come home this weekend - they are hoping for Monday.
Thank you, everyone. Nancy
April 30, 2013
I visited with Chrissy yesterday. She really wants to touch your hand through the bars of her cage, and I really wanted to touch her precious face as well. Chrissy has found her forever home with a couple that adopted another beagle (Cami) last year. Recently they lost their Lab to cancer and have made a special place in their home for Chrissy who will be released from Town & Country Animal Hospital this coming weekend. Thanks to Dr. Castle and the Staff at Town & Country for the incredible job that they have done helping Chrissy recover from her horrific injuries. Nancy
April 17, 2013
I spoke with Dr. Castle. She has been in constant contact with vets at OSU, including a microbiologist, who are guiding her on Chrissy's case. The wound that is open is about 3 inches square and a little deep. The problematic bacteria is still in there. We talked about Chrissy coming home within the next couple of days. She would need daily bandage changes and she is still contagious to humans. As a guesstimate, Dr. Castle thought that perhaps in another week, the wound would be closed, so no danger and no bandage. I opted that she stay there for at least a week, and we will evaluate the situation then. I asked if I could observe a bandage change so that I could see the wound and healing that has taken place. I will call a day in advance of my going there, and the staff will coordinate the bandage change with my being there. Otherwise, Chrissy is happy and feeling well loved by T&C staff. Nancy
April 14, 2013
I visited with Chrissy for about 25 minutes and she was more energetic than last week. I got an update from one of the vet techs. I did not see a doctor though. He said that Chrissy was not on antibiotics because they might damage her kidneys. Ohio State said that if the wound heals antibiotics are not needed.
The vet tech said that her wound was a little bigger than a half dollar and was smaller than last week by 50%. He thought that the wound might be closed within a couple of weeks. The thing they have to watch for is if the wound breaks open. Hopefully, this will not happen. The vet techs at Town and Country really love Chrissy.
Open Your Heart To An Animal In Need
Your monetary donation in honor of a loved one or in memory of one who has passed will keep our Angels happy and healthy and will also help us pay our expenses. Our Angels Tree of Hope will hold a heart ornament, with name inscribed, for each of the loved ones – human or pet – that you remember this very special way. A card will be sent indicating that a donation has been made in honor or in memory of your loved one. This card can either be sent to your loved one or to you.
A $25 gift provides basic vaccinations for all incoming animals.
A $50 gift will enable us to buy a Kuranda dog bed.
A $75 gift will pay for a spay or neuter.
A $100 gift will keep our lights on for a month in our rescue office.
A $200 gift will provide dog food for our dogs for one week.
A $500 gift will enable us to pay for an emergency surgery for a rescue dog that has been hit by a car or has another serious injury.
For a form, go to: http://www.angelridgeanimalrescue.org/files/resources/angel_tree.pdf
The March 2013 Newsletter is out! Follow the link below or visit the Resources section to download it.
Angel Ridge is home to several wonderful cats looking for their forever
home. In the month of February, the regular adoption fee is waived and
we are asking for a monetary donation to help with the expense of
feeding and taking care of our felines. Bailey, Buddy, Mittens, and
Peaches are featured under adoptable pets and look forward to meeting
you. Please contact Barb Brown 412-334-0924 to set up an appointment.
560 West Pike Street
Canonsburg, PA. 15317