ONLY SEVEN MORE HOURS TO HELP THESE NEEDY PUPS

And get your 2011 tax deduction.

We are rapidly approaching 2012.  Can you believe this?  We still have many,  many adorable little pups that are new in our program.  We’d like to get them in next week for vetting.  And then – on to new forever homes.

You can still make a donation toward these little fluffers and get a nice tax deduction for 2011 if you donate before midnight.

Please consider these little puppers.  We have had a very busy fourth quarter in this rescue and we want to continue to save these most deserving little dogs.

Since November, we have taken in over 40 dogs. 

Please check out the listings below.  Some of them have been fully funded, some are partially funded.  Some have nothing.

There is a short description of each dog and a paypal link BENEATH each photo.  If one or more of these needy and deserving little dogs strike you, please consider a small (or large) donation to help us help them.

The holiday season is one of the two WORST times to be an unwanted dog.  Strays abound, owners are surrendering the dogs they have been thinking about getting rid of so that they don’t have to pay boarding fees when they go on vacation, puppymills and breeders are dumping their left over stock as well as the pregnant mommas that have not delivered yet.   The majority of these little dogs are very, very young.  How can we possibly let them die?  We could not even consider it but now need your help.  I know we cannot save them all, but we try to save as many as we possibly can.

 

Jock Barker – unbelievably, this 14 year old lhasa boy was surrendered by his owner to the local city shelter just five days before Christmas. 

We went and got him the day after he was dumped.  The wonderful shelter staff kept him in the office so he wouldn’t be exposed to the back.  He is fitting in well with Voltaire and Claude.  Ha.  I now have the geriatric ward at my house. 

and even posed for a Christmas photo.

JOCK has a PAYPAL HERE.

Gelt Turner – gorgeous little lhasa boy turned in by his owner. 

The PAYPAL FOR LITTLE GELT IS HERE.

Snowflake Harris – This little boy was a stray found by the Harris County Animal Control.  Even though well groomed, no one came to get him. 

We have a PAYPAL for Snowflake’s medical expenses HERE.

Sunday Hatcher – this messed up little girl was looking at no options at the shelter – bad teeth, cloudy, infected eyes gave her little opportunity for adoption.  The shelter asked us to take her.  When all other options were exhausted, we picked her up.

SUNDAY’S MEDICAL IS COMPLETELY FUNDED!!

Mr. Comet Montgomery was owner surrendered to a shelter.  He is heartworm positive so was not really adoptable from the shelter.  How could we let him die.  His chipin includes intake vetting sponsorship plus his heartworm treatment.

The PAYPAL for Mr. Comet is HERE.

 

Dreidel Vetters – cute little boy was found by a good client of our vet.  They tried to find him a home, but it did not work out.  Very young, maybe two years old, very sweet personality. 

The PAYPAL FOR DREIDEL IS HERE.

Eggnog Harris – very cute, very matted little dog on her last day at the county shelter.  Unbelievably sweet, very deserving.  Just a little doll baby.  Maybe one year old.

Little miss EGGNOGs PAYPAL IS HERE.

Gorgeous, adorable Drummer is another county shelter parolee.  He was just a black matted mess when we first saw him but WOW he cleaned up wel.

Most adorable DRUMMER has a PAYPAL HERE.

Hudson Harris was yet another little guy on death row at the local county shelter.  How cute is he?

THE PAYPAL FOR HUDSON IS HERE.

LaRoux Iberia – LaRoux came from Louisiana when he bit a child.  Ok, sometimes children and lhasas do not mix, so we are going to give him another chance. 

LAROUX IS SPONSORED IN FULL!  LUCKY BOY!

This pretty boy, Bradford Harris, was another whished away from the local shelter in the nick of time.  I just do not understand why so many cute dogs end up in the shelters.  Please help us help them.

BRADFORDs PAYPAL LINK IS HERE.

Butterbean is a cute little guy that was living tied up in a yard for years.  Finally, a neighbor got fed up and rescued the little guy.  Of course, he has heartworms. 

BUTTERBEANs PAYPAL for HEARTWORM TREATMENT IS HERE.

Diamond Waller Davis – This stunning little girl was yet another of the Waller County pupsters. 

DIAMOND is SPONSORED IN FULL!  GO DIAMOND!

Will Turner was taken in from a family after his owner died.  He has a lot of bad skin problems but, thankfully, no heartworms.  He is a very sweet little guy and will stay in foster care for a few months while his skin heals.  How cute is he.

THE PAYPAL FOR WILL TURNER IS HERE.

Gorgeous Vixen Cartwright was found as a stray in a south Houston neighborhood.  She is an unbelievably sweet, loving little girl, but unfortunately has heartworms. 

MS VIXENs PAYPAL FOR INTAKE AND HEARTWORM TREATMENT IS HERE.

Gorgeous Miss Mistletoe was rescued from a bad situation and brought to our rescue.  She was matted horribly, has demodex and heartworms.  The demodex cannot be treated until after she is heartworm negative so we need to get this girl done quickly. 

MISTLETOEs PAYPAL LINK HERE is for both intake and heartworm treatment.

Jeremiah Barker was rescued as a injured, possible hit-by-car from the city shelter.  Luckily, there was no significant damage, but Jeremiah does need heartworm treatment.  His intake was already covered.

JEREMIAH IS SPONSORED IN FULL!  LUCKY BOY!

Mr Sherman Montgomery was a matted mess when we picked him up from the county shelter.  He certainly cleaned up well, but sadly, has those nasty heartworms.  Please help us get those nasties out of his system.

Is he not cute?

THE PAYPAL FOR HIS HEARTWORM TREATMENT EXPENSE IS AT THIS LINK.

Little Miss Tinsel Turner was shot in the eye with a pellet gun.  It ruptured her left eye.  The owners could not afford vet care so we took her.  Her eye was immediately removed.  We also found out that she is heartworm positive. 

TINSEL TURNER IS SPONSORED IN FULL!!

This gorgeous girl, Dancer Ranger, was a stray running around in a rural area west of Houston.  A good samaritan found her and brought her to us.  How cute is she.

THE PAYPAL FOR HER INTAKE SPONSORSHIP IS HERE.

Mr Jolly Kaplan was known in the Vermilion Parish shelter as Ol Man.  Yes, he is an elderly little old man, with one missing eye and blind in the other, but so so sweet.  He also has heartworms.  So, guess what?  We want to be able to treat him.  Please help little Ol Man Jolly Kaplan.

JOLLY KAPLAN IS SPONSORED IN FULL!!

Jingle Montgomery – ummmmm, does it get ANY cuter?  Gorgeous Jingle was left at a local shelter by his owners.  He is a sweet boy and should have no trouble finding a home.

JINGLE IS SPONSORED IN FULL!!

Sugar Plum Harris.  Older gal, mammary tumors, missing teeth, bad eyes, stinky skin, but oh so sweet.  It is amazing that dogs can be so neglected and yet so forgiving. 

MISS SUGAR PLUMs PAYPAL IS HERE.

Cute Mr. Mayflower Mongtomery was saved from a local county shelter.  He is resting comfortably in his foster home but needs to get stuff snipped. 

THE PAYPAL FOR MAYFLOWER MONTGOMERY IS LOCATED HERE.

Plymouth Barker was rescued from the Houston city shelter after a promised adopter did not show back up to get him.  We found quickly that little Plymouth has kidney trouble.  He is sweet and very young.  He had to go to GCVS for a couple of days to get his values stabilized.

THE PAYPAL FOR PLYMOUTH BARKER IS HERE.

Mr. Tofu Harris came from the local county shelter and was rescued just before his time was up.  He is a gorgeous little man and just needs some vetting to get ready for a home.

TOFU HARRIS HAS A PAYPAL FOR HIS EXPENSES HERE.

Bunting Harris had to go to Gulf Coast ICU for pneumonia.  She has already recovered, but her bill is hanging on a card right now.  If you can donate a tiny bit toward her outstanding bill, she would appreciate it.

WOOT!!  BUNTING IS SPONSORED IN FULL.

Jojo and Gigi were surrendered by their owners.  They are 3 and 4 year old cutie pies.  Jojo is also heartworm positive so needs treatment.  Jojo is the one on the right.

GIGI IS SPONSORED IN FULL.  JOJO STILL NEEDS SPONSORSHIPS.  THE PAYPAL HAS BEEN CONVERTED FOR WHAT HE NEEDS.

THERE IS A PAYPAL FOR BOTH DOGS INTAKE SPONSORSHIP PLUS HEARTWORM TREATMENT FOR JOJO HERE.

Yes, you are seeing right.  Little momma and four gorgeous puppies.  Momma, Melody Barker, was pulled from the Houston city shelter just hours before her gorgeous babies were born.  She is also high heartworm positive.

HERE IS THE PAYPAL FOR MISS MELODY AND HER MELODETTES.

Pluto Irving came to us from the shelter in Irving, TX.  He had been hit by a car.  A vet in the DFW area fixed him up, but we had to do some significant tweaking of the repair at GCVS under the amazing Dr. Beale. 

PLUTO’s surgery (a WHOPPING $3800 on top of the $1000 in Dallas) is totally sponsored.  Pluto is now starting rehab and is expected to go to rehab twice a week for 12 weeks.  The very discounted cost is $62 per day.

PLUTO’s PAYPAL for rehab is HERE.

Sabrina Montgomery was thrown out of her owners car at the county shelter.  She was not badly injured, but we immediately found that she had massive amounts of blood in their urine.  She had to have emergency surgery to remove the bladderstones.

SABRINA IS SPONSORED IN FULL.

Griffin Stafford – It is certainly hard to believe, but this TINY little boy was left at a south Houston shelter.  He is so unbelievably sweet it is ridiculous. 

MR GRIFFIN HAS A PAYPAL HERE.

We took in another of the Waller County breeder dogs, Moneypenny.  She has a horrible case of demodex but is responding well.

LITTLE MISS MONEYPENNYs PAYPAL IS HERE.

Sylvia Ranger was found just wandering the streets.  She is very pretty, shy but very sweet.

SYLVIAs PAYPAL IS LOCATED HERE.

Hayden Vetters was surrendered by a vet clinic who got him from an owner.  The owner turned him in for euthanasia because they could not get his demodex under control.  Ha.  We can do it.

HAYDEN VETTERS HAS A PAYPAL.  IT IS LOCATED HERE.

Duncan is another of the Waller County dogs.  He is so beautiful, it is unbelievable. 

THE PAYPAL FOR DUNCAN WALLER DAVIS IS HERE.

 

Cranberry Harris – this little boy was a matted mess at the Harris County shelter.  He is a youngster and very deserving.  How could we have let him die?

THE PAYPAL FOR THIS ADORABLE CRANBERRY HARRIS IS HERE.

Giblet Davis – this little boy was dropped at the HSPCA because the family had a baby.  He is just gorgeous, right?

GIBLET IS FULLY SPONSORED!

JR Barker – this little supposedly old man is actually about a year old, just eaten up with demodex.  We have him now and are treating those nasty mites.

THE PAYPAL FOR THIS ADORABLE JR BARKER IS HERE.

Berkley Barker – Berkley is a puppy boy, can you believe that FACE?

BERKLEY BARKERs PAYPAL IS HERE.  PLEASE HELP.

Tosha Vetters – Tosha was surrendered to a vet by her owners when they could not afford the cost of removing her punctured eye.

TOSHA IS FULLY SPONSORED BY TAD THE FORGOTTEN DOG.

Joy Harris – came into the rescue with a hurt paw.  Ha.  That hurt paw turned out to be a completely broken humerus. 

Miss Joy had urgent surgery at GCVS last week and is already healing.  JOY’S SURGERY IS FULLY SPONSORED!

Thank you for reading about our recent rescues.  We are so fortunate to have folks like you enabling us to save so many dogs.

Teresa

Donations can also be mailed to:

LSSTLAR
PO Box  218075
Houston, TX  77218-8075

Do you want to adopt?  Foster?  Please go to our main site, www.shihtzu-rescue.com.

 

Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue

ADOPTED

JEFFERSON RANGER.

Yes, we had a very busy year end with adoptions.  What lucky little dogs.

DIAMOND WALLER DAVIS.

SCOOTER HATCHER.

STRIPES HARRIS AND STREAMER HARRIS.  THEY ARE NOW BROTHERS.

MILES TURNER.

PEACHES TURNER.

BUNTING HARRIS AND TOSHA VETTERS.  NOW SIBLINGS.

SABRINA MONTGOMERY, THE DOG THROWN FROM A CAR.

BEEBO

MAGGIE TURNER.

WINDSOR MONTGOMERY.

 

Yes, it’s YOU that made these little dogs safe.

Adopted! Gigi and Jefferson

Gigi!  Gigi Turner was surrendered by her owner a few months ago, with her heartworm positive brother Jojo.  She found her new best friend this weekend! 

Jefferson!  Jefferson was found with two other pupsters roaming the woods in a rural part of Houston.  No longer a roamer, Jefferson hit the jackpot yesterday!

Thank you for what you help us do with these dogs! 

Have you thought about getting more involved?  Become a foster parent!  You, too, can be directly responsible for saving a dog. 

We took in this adorable youngster yesterday.  His name is Snowflake.  Without foster homes, he would not have made it out of the pound!

 

Thanks for all that you do for us!

Teresa and the no-longer-homeless fluffs at Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue

 

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We always need support.  CLICK HERE to donate to the next little dog that needs to be saved.

We also need ongoing monthly support.  CLICK HERE to donate $20 a month to help our overflow in boarding.

Check donations can be sent to:

LSSTLAR
PO Box  218075
Houston, TX  77218-8075

Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue

Joy Harris’s surgery was successful-but we still need help

Good morning!  Well, we had to go ahead with Joy’s surgery.  She was in a lot of pain and we couldn’t just leave her like that. 

It was interesting to me that the strongest bone in the dog’s body was snapped in two and there were no signs of any abraisions.  I don’t really want to think about how that might have happened. 

Regardless, her leg is now fixed.

She left the hospital late yesterday with super foster mom, Elaine.

Now we are way in the hole.  Her fund is just under 50%.  help!   Normally, with an orthopedic surgery, we wait until we have the funds to pull the trigger, but she was just in too much pain. 

THIS IS HER PAYPAL LINK.

Of course, Joy also accepts checks: 

Donations can be sent to:

LSSTLAR
PO Box  218075
Houston, TX  77218-8075

 

HERE IS HER BACK STORY.

Well, of course, we got hit with yet another orthopedic surgery that needs to be done NOW.  We’ve raised about 15% of her total needed funding.  I know it’s the holiday and we’ve already asked for so much – Repo, Bunting, Peaches, poor Pluto – but we have her and the break is causing severe pain.  She just shakes and squirms if you even touch the shoulder. 

HERE IS THE PAYPAL LINK for her donations!

We picked up this cute little THANG from the local shelter with the note that she had a "hurt paw."

Sunday night, while we were giving her a bath and tidying her up, we found that it was not her paw that was hurt, it was her leg.

We sent her to Foster Creek this morning to find that she had……..drum roll please……….

A badly broken leg.  She is in horrible pain.  Fortunately, the break is fresh and, if we could get her leg repaired asap, it is likely that it will heal well.   I found out that the Humerus is one of the most difficult breaks to fix, so, after talking to the specialists, we decided we needed to get it done asap.

So, we left her for surgery at GCVS with the amazing Dr. Beale.  AHHHHH.  We are totally freaking out right now.  We’ve taken in 20+ dogs just in the past few weeks, with no sign of it slowing down.   We just cannot let them die just because it is THAT time of year, so…we are begging for help.

We need $3,980 by tomorrow afternoon to get her out of hock at the surgery center.

If you can donate via PAYPAL, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Of course, Joy also accepts checks: 

Donations can be sent to:

LSSTLAR
PO Box  218075
Houston, TX  77218-8075

Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue

Little Joy Harris badly needs surgery

Good morning!  Well, of course, we got hit with yet another orthopedic surgery that needs to be done NOW.  We’ve raised about 15% of her total needed funding.  I know it’s the holiday and we’ve already asked for so much – Repo, Bunting, Peaches, poor Pluto – but we have her and the break is causing severe pain.  She just shakes and squirms if you even touch the shoulder. 

HERE IS THE PAYPAL LINK for her donations!

 

We picked up this cute little THANG from the local shelter with the note that she had a "hurt paw."

Sunday night, while we were giving her a bath and tidying her up, we found that it was not her paw that was hurt, it was her leg.

We sent her to Foster Creek this morning to find that she had……..drum roll please……….

A badly broken leg.  She is in horrible pain.  Fortunately, the break is fresh and, if we could get her leg repaired asap, it is likely that it will heal well.   I found out that the Humerus is one of the most difficult breaks to fix, so, after talking to the specialists, we decided we needed to get it done asap.

So, we left her for surgery at GCVS with the amazing Dr. Beale.  AHHHHH.  We are totally freaking out right now.  We’ve taken in 20+ dogs just in the past few weeks, with no sign of it slowing down.   We just cannot let them die just because it is THAT time of year, so…we are begging for help.

We need $3,980 by tomorrow afternoon to get her out of hock at the surgery center.

 

If you can donate via PAYPAL, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Of course, Joy also accepts checks: 

Donations can be sent to:

LSSTLAR
PO Box  218075
Houston, TX  77218-8075

If you want to make a donation straight to the vet, it is

Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital, 713-693-1122.  Just tell them the donation is for Joy Harris Osborn.

 

THANK YOU!!

Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue

Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue

Hello Good Friends!

Well, we’ve had an unbelievable weekend.

On Friday night, we were alerted to a little pregnant lhasa mix at the Houston city shelter, BARC.  High heartworm positive, terribly matted and already with milk. 

We immediately tagged her and picked her up as soon as they opened on Saturday morning.  We rushed out to our fabulous vet, Foster Creek Veterinary Hospital, for an x-ray to see what was in there and to determine whether she would be able to have the puppies.  All this time, the little dog, named Melody, was happy-go-lucky, kissy-faced and just a joy to be around. 

We found four little "aliens" inside her just waiting to pop out.  But, it looked like they were small breed puppies and that she could likely do fine through whelping.  WHEW.  No c-section.

I was preparing to head home with her and as we put her up on the table at the clinic for a quick exam and bloodwork, we found, to our amazement and surprise, a puppy trying to come out.  LOL  We immediately put her in a cage with lots of towels and guess what happened over the next 3.5 hours?  At the clinic, after they were closed.  Yep, four puppies.

This is what I got to take home with me.  Little Melody Barker and the Melodettes.

Since mommy’s name was "Melody" and of course, we are on a Christmas theme, we named them for Christmas songs! 

Ok, now down to business.  We’ve taken in 29 dogs in the last month.  Yes, 29.  We were booking so fast, we didn’t even have time to ask for  help with their bills. 

Here is the first:  Please help little Melody and the Melodettes.  HERE is the chipin for Melody’s expected expenses – her complete vetting plus the very high quality and volume puppy food we are going to need for her.

Folks, we’ve started using Chipin because it automatically keeps up with the percentage raised and took a huge effort off of our volunteers.  But, if you don’t like Chipin, you can donate straight to our paypal email which is DONATIONS@shihtzu-rescue.com.  Just log in to paypal with your paypal id and indicate that you are "sending money" to our email address.

Of course, Melody also accepts checks: 

Donations can be sent to:

LSSTLAR
PO Box  218075
Houston, TX  77218-8075

If you want to make a donation straight to the vet, it is

Foster Creek Veterinary Hospital, 832-363-1227.  Just tell them the donation is for Shih Tzu Rescue.

Thanks again for all you do!

Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue

Hit By Car, Pluto, needs orthopedic surgery

Mr. Pluto was rescued from the Irving Animal Control Shelter late in October.  He had been hit by a car and needed rescue asap.  We pulled him out of the shelter and took him to a vet in Denton, TX that works at a huge discount on shelter dogs.  Pluto had three surgeries to put him back together again. 

At the shelter, Pluto was in a lot of pain and wouldn’t even get up.  His pelvis area was just a mess.  Three huge fractures – the pelvis fractured on the right side and both the pelvis and leg fractured on the left.

14310747 Pluto VD Pelvis Second View

The shelter sent him to a vet in Denton who tried to repair all of the broken pieces on October 26.  He healed nicely but even a month out, refused to use the left leg. 

Pluto Irving

Yesterday, we took him to the orthopedic specialist in Houston (Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists) and found that, sadly, the repairs on the left left leg had failed and his leg was unstable.  Additionally, one of the pins has migrated and is now close to penetrating the colon.

So, Mr. Gorgeous Pluto is scheduled for urgent surgery on Monday, December 5.  They will remove the implants and plate the femur break.  Please help us help little Pluto!

We have started using Chipin to track paypal donations.  This link allows you to donate via paypal and credit cards:  ChipIn: Pluto Irving 2nd Surgery.

Of course, if you want to send a check, Pluto will gladly accept it. 

The mailing address is: 

LSSTLAR
PO Box  218075
Houston, TX  77218-8075

Thank you for reading.  If you can, please forward this message to other little dog lovers that might be interested in Pluto.