Max – Update!

You may remember us introducing you to little Max.  He’s a 14 year old senior guy.  He came to Russell Rescue not long ago.  His owner could not take care of him any longer due to her health.  Max was well loved for many years.  Max has settled into his foster home and is doing pretty well.  He does have an eye infection in his right eye that seems to be happening on both eyes now instead of just the one.  There is a mature cataract in the right eye.  Max went to the vet this past week and got a different ointment and a new antibiotic to see if they will help.  The vet ran some tests and the pressures in his eyes are good, and he has good tear production, but the right eye has a corneal defect/superficial ulcer in the center.  Max also has a skin infection on his scrotum that the vet is treating with oral antibiotics and a medication for the inflammation.  He also got a medicated shampoo that his foster mom will use on him twice a week.  Max had some blood work done and all his important organs are in good condition, so that’s great news!  We are hoping for improvement in a couple of days with the new meds.  Max is still happy and easy going and he’s eating and sleeping well.  He also enjoys the company of his roommates!  Stay tuned for more updates on our little senior guy! 

Max will be available for adoption soon.  Watch for his post, including his adoption requirements, here on our website.  Anyone interested in adopting Max can apply here.  We don’t ship our dogs, so his adopter will need to travel to Pennsylvania to get him. 

Russell Rescue could use your help with the vet bills for Max.  They are starting to add up.  Any and all donations are appreciated so much!  Russell Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.  Donations made to Russell Rescue, Inc. are tax-deductible to the contributor.  

Donate here.  Thank you so much!  Max says thank you too! 


Spotlight – Sammie

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!

spotlight sammieSammie 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!


Spotlight Astro

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
Sugarland, Texas
Phone: 281-207-9460.  

Make sure you tell them it’s for Astro. Thank you from Astro!