News About Spotlight Terriers
Update: Oct 7, 2018 – Update on Gracie! We reached our fundraising goal! Thank you so much to those of you who donated. Gracie had her spay surgery and dental cleaning last week. She also had a bump removed from her rear end. She is recovering nicely and is wearing a cone.
She is on the road to recovery. It won’t be long now before we can start looking for the perfect forever family for Gracie. Thank you so much for your support! Follow along here for updates.
You will probably remember this little Jack Russell (previous story). Her name is Gracie. One of our volunteers from Iowa saw her photo on Craigslist back in July. She suspected Gracie was from a puppy mill, and she was right. Gracie had spent most of her life in a barn birthing puppies. She is about 7 years old. During that time, her breeder fed her mushy puppy food. As a result, her teeth are a mess. After her journey from Iowa to Texas in July, Gracie has made great strides. She is safe and sound in a foster home near Sherman, Texas. She is learning how to be loved and cared for properly for the first time in her life.
Gracie is now ready to get her vet work done. She needs to have a dental cleaning and also needs to be spayed. When we first got her, she was overweight from eating all the puppy mash, but she is now a healthy 19 pounds and is ready for the rest of her life to start. We would love to get her vet work done so that we can begin the process of finding Gracie a forever family.
The vet estimates that Gracie’s spay surgery and dental cleaning will run about $600. Please help us help Gracie by giving. No amount is too small…it all adds up! You can donate on our site with PayPal and all major credit cards. Please notate that your donation is for Gracie in the name field.
About Russell Rescue
Russell Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations made to Russell Rescue, Inc. are tax-deductible to the contributor. Follow along here for updates. Thank you from Gracie!
Update July 25 – Here he is!! Sammie sailed through his surgery, and his incision is healing up nicely. He’s not quite ready to go to ground yet, but he is getting there!! Sammie’s biopsy was cancerous, but it’s a very slow growing form and only has a 5% chance of coming back. The best news of all? He found a forever family! Sammie is one happy little guy, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for him! Thank you all so much for your donations and support. Sammie is healthy and home because of your generosity!
Update July 11 – We reached our goal and Sammie’s surgery is scheduled for tomorrow! Thank you all so very much for donating. We couldn’t do it without your support!
Sammie needs our help! He is a 9 year old bundle of love and kisses. The poor little guy has a tumor on his back right leg and another one on his back left leg. They need to come off because they could be dangerous. He’s a healthy, happy little guy and in good health otherwise. We want him to be able to run and play for years to come! Won’t you please help us help him?
The vet estimates that Sammie’s surgery will cost about $600 and Sammie must have this surgery done before we can find his forever family. Please help us help Sammie by giving! No amount is too small… it all adds up! You can donate with PayPal and all major credit cards. Please notate that your donation is for Sammie in the name field.
Russell Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations made to Russell Rescue, Inc. are tax-deductible to the contributor. Follow along here for updates. Thank you from Sammie!
June 15 – We got this update today about Alyse and wanted to share with all of you. Thank you all again for your donations to her vet bill. We are hoping she is ready to find her forever family soon!
Alyse had her dental today. Our poor baby had 18 teeth pulled! Plus, the vet noticed that she had a wax plug in one ear. It was a quarter inch long and hard as a rock. It’s out now!
Her foster mom, Ginger said, “Alyse is not a happy camper right now! She will get plenty of TLC tonight.”
Stay tuned for more updates.
June 10 – We want to say thank you to everyone who donated to Alyse! We reached our goal and Alyse is scheduled for her surgery on June 14th. She will be one happy girl once those teeth are fixed. We can’t tell you how much your support means. We couldn’t do it without you!
Thank you from Alyse! Stay tuned for more updates.
Alyse needs our help! She looks perfect and adorable, right? She is adorable, but what you can’t see is her horribly rotten teeth. They are so rotten, one of them just fell out in Robyn’s hand! The vet snapped several photos that are posted here. Her gums are filled with pus and the teeth are loose. The vet says there will be around 6 extractions.
Please help our sweet girl! In order for Alyse to be ready to find her forever family, she must get her teeth fixed. Her little mouth is painful and the extractions need to be scheduled as soon as possible. The 6 extractions will run about $600. Please help us help Alyse by giving. No amount is too small… it all adds up! Please notate that your donation is for Alyse in the name field. Follow along here for updates.
Thank you from Alyse!
Emma ended up in a shelter after being found as a stray. When she was found she had a chain attached to her collar. She was thin and freezing. Russell Rescue got her out of the shelter and into a foster home in Louisiana.
Emma is about 8 years old. She has cataracts, but is in good shape otherwise. She is perky and happy, except for a nagging ear infection. Emma has had a very deep ear infection for some time now that won’t clear up. In order to treat it, she will need to be sedated and her ears flushed out and treated with medications. She also needs a dental cleaning. These two procedures total about $600. In order for Emma to be ready to find her forever family, these two things must be done. Her little ears hurt and we need to get her scheduled with the vet as soon as possible.
Please help us help Emma by giving. No amount is too small…it all adds up! Thank you from Emma!
11/27/17 – Astro had his surgery last week and everything went well. He is at home with his foster mom recovering and enjoying being spoiled a little bit. He is already getting around better than he was before the surgery. Astro will be looking for a forever home very soon! We reached our $800 goal and his vet bill has been paid in full. Thank you so much for donating. We appreciate it so very much! Astro says thank you too!
11/23/17 – Astro is scheduled for surgery. As you can see from the video, he really needs to have it done.
He drags his leg and rubs his foot raw. Once his leg is amputated, he will be much better! We have raised $195 of our $800 goal. Please give a few dollars if you can. It all adds up! Thank you!
Astro came into Fort Bend County Animal Services in November with an injury to his back paw and leg. Russell Rescue got him into a foster home and to the vet to assess his injuries and it has been determined that Astro needs to have his leg amputated. He hobbles along and walks on top of his foot.
Astro’s leg is badly broken and damaged and has been for quite a while. Astro is in pain and we need to get him scheduled for surgery as soon as possible. The vet estimates that the bill will be approximately $800. Please help us help Astro by giving. No amount is too small… it all adds up!
If you prefer, you can also donate directly to the vet clinic providing Astro’s care:
Lighthouse Vet Clinic
Make sure you tell them it’s for Astro. Thank you from Astro!
Sammie was hit by a car. She was found laying in the street. Her leg is broken. As you can see she is in a great deal of pain. She will need surgery to repair her leg. Can you find it in your heart to help her?
Sammie needs to raise funds to reset her pelvis. It appears she was hit by a car on Monday, and has a broken leg, and her pelvic bone has shifted. It will cost rescue roughly $3000+. She is the “spotlight terrier” or you can donate to General Fund with memo as “Sammie in NC.”
Sammie is heading home for the night, poor kid. Another 36 hours on pain medications, and then she can see the orthopedic surgeon. Fractured pelvis and severely broken leg. She’s going to make it though! They said everyone loved on her all day! Guess someone goes to work with me tomorrow.
Help Sammie with her “good as new” surgery!
Update on Fannie
7/21/17 – Here is Fannie almost completely healed up. The hair on her ears and her tail has grown back but it is still a little thin and we feel that it will be back to normal in a couple of weeks.
There is still some staining on her back and that will go away with time. She feels wonderful and has plenty of energy.
Fannie is ready to find a new home! Thank you for your support! Fannie thanks you!
Video of Fannie
Update on Fannie
7/13/17 – We got an update from Fannie’s foster mom! She also sent us two new photos. Thank you for your donations! We appreciate your support so much! Fannie says thank you!
“Here is our precious baby, Fannie, getting ready for another vet visit. She is going to be spayed today. As you can see her neck and ear looks so much better. She has become a healthy frisky happy little dog instead of a desperately frightened and sick stray.”