Just a day before Christmas a very special gift came to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue from a kind lady named Connie from a community not far from Red Lake.
Nicholas was found freezing on a chunk of ice nearly dead as it was -20 below outside that morning. He was rescued and it was discovered that he could not even walk as his claws were ingrown into his foot pads. Poor boy was also very old.
His matted fur was shaved and after a few days he was sent to Red Lake Rosie's for convalescence. It was discovered that St. Nicholas was feline leukemia positive which was confirmed by a saliva and a blood test. Nicholas has his good days and bad days. He sometimes has a ravenous appetite and sometimes no appetite at all.
RLRR is trying to make him as comfortable as possible though the outcome is not certain for Nicholas. He will have further blood testing in the upcoming weeks.
Thank you Connie and all involved in his rescue and for entrusting his care to RLRR.
Chuckie was surrendered to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue
because his legs were crooked. Often
puppies are surrendered with a condition called "rickets" which often results from prenatal and
postnatal malnutrition. The bones do not
develop properly due to mineral deficiencies.
We use nutritional treatment and give time for the legs to straighten
and we have never had a case that could not be corrected with our patience and
good quality grain free canned and kibble.
Chuckie came in with the condition and was taken by Jean
of Carver-Scott Humane Society. As the photos verify he
became a healthy pup and now has a bright future with his new family!
A special thank you to the donors for food and
transporters for delivering the food. Also to the rescues who take our puppies and help them heal and find new homes.
UPDATE FROM FOSTER:
Good morning Karen.
Attached is a new photo of Chuckie. He overcame rickets, and his legs
have straightened out and are strong. He turned into a typical mischievous
puppy, and his foster family adores him.
NOTE FROM ADOPTER: It's been nice to see stories appearing on the Red Lake
Rosie's Blog. Thank you for all the work you do keeping the site going!
I adopted Lila 9 years ago from Red Lake. She is so
sweet and funny and I love her like crazy. My whole family has always
wondered what breeds she is and this winter I had her blood tested. I was
not surprised to see lab, sporting mix and husky, but I was very
surprised to see 25% chihuahua!
Do you see any chihuahua in this sweet girl who LOVES the
Thank you for all the dogs you rescue in Red Lake. And
thank you especially for saving Lila so I could have her in my life :)
Ringo, a darling pug mix, came as a surrender to Red Lake Rosie’s shelter in the fall of 2016, because he had a broken leg.
Ringo spent only 2 days at the shelter and was taken by our friends and partners at ARVSS, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. He was transported by Nancy, Jenny, and Barbie on to Black River Falls to meet our friends from ARVSS.
RINGO'S BROKEN LEG
We recently got this good news about Ringo’s recovery:
Susie says, “Ringo is doing great! He got his cast off about a little over a week ago and is using his leg and building up those muscles again!
We just put him on the web to be adopted :) He doesn't sit still so it was really hard for me to get pictures of him once his cast came off !”
Red Lake Rosie's Rescue gets injured dogs and cats very often and we are so thankful to the rescues like ARVSS that take our maimed and sick companion animals and help them heal and find new homes!
NOTE FROM ADOPTER: "Hi and Happy New Year! Thank you for letting us know the
donation was matched generously. That is wonderful news! Thank you very much
for the important work you do @ RRLR. Our Stella is a
treasured (life of the party) member of our family. We are grateful you helped
her find her way to us - her forever home.
RLRR wants to remember Reilly who lived for seven years as a resident dog at Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue. Reilly had freedom to both be at the shelter and live indoors in the house. Being a working dog, Reilly loved his freedom and involved himself in all the business of the shelter. Reilly was the chairman of the welcoming committee -- always inspecting food deliveries.
Reilly also became much beloved at the Red Lake Elementary School where he often visited and was an ambassador for RLRR among the teachers and students there.
Reilly loved cats and kittens and often would stare for hours on end at the new arrivals. His interest in ducks was not so noble as once he broke into a duck pen and the outcome was not good for the duck. Twice Reilly tangled with a skunk and was banned from the house and had a tomato juice bath.
I love this picture horsing around with Polly. Reilly is wearing the Dalmatian head from our costume as Polly and Mouser look on laughing!
REILLY TRIES OUT BEING A DALMATION
Reilly was greatly loved and is sadly missed as he crossed the rainbow bridge in October, 2016. He leaves behind an empty massage chair in our home that he had claimed for his own.
REILLY IN HIS MASSAGE CHAIR
Karen and Kevin, Mouser, Julie, Sanoma, Sena, George, and Susie Q