Friday, February 10, 2017

Sisu, formerly Rush, now her life is Perfect

"Karen Good, this is Sisu (aka Rush who someone tried to choke) ready for a trip to her family's cabin. What a lucky dog!

She comes to work several days a week; she is the office dog! She has a great owner and is having an amazing life. It was a great save all the way around."

On September 4th, 2012, it was getting dark and a car arrived with two dogs which they wanted to surrender.
They were in pretty fair shape, except we noticed the next day that Rush had a raspy way of breathing. We saw a scar on her throat which had healed and a few scrapes on her head and rump.

Another "broken" animal I thought, and wondered who would take this girl? She was a very nice dog and deserved a good home.

Thankfully, All Dog Rescue stepped up and took Rush. A vet visit determined that Rush had laryngial paralysis and nothing needed to be done right away. Her heart and lungs are good and she can have normal activity. She is super sweet and friendly and her foster dad already adores her.

We are so happy that our rescue friends do not expect animals in perfect physical condition, and in so doing are finding perfect animals in many other ways!

Sincerely, Karen RLRR

Monday, February 6, 2017

Raven, another three-legged RLRR pup, is adopted, too!

Raven was the puppy that came to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue crying from the pain of a badly injured leg. See earlier post HERE.

He went to foster care with Carver Scott Humane Society and his leg had to be amputated, but he is recovering well and has already been adopted into a loving forever home. What a lucky boy after all!

Our thanks to Jean at Carver Scott!


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How Stella got her Groove back

A little husky shep came to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue in late summer with mange and the condition of rickets which is from prenatal and postnatal malnutrition. We named this sweet girl Stella.

Stella was a wonderful puppy that ran around the shelter in spite of her bowed legs, which caused her to trip and fall occasionally. This did not stop this spirited little girl from enjoying life.

Kathryn fell in love with this little girl when she was working at the shelter and put in a good word for her at All Dog Rescue. Soon she was accepted in their program and today is a beautiful young husky. 

Her legs are straight now and she will be adopted- We hope for an update on her soon.

Thank you to All Dog for taking our needy pups and dogs into your care with great results. Just ask Stella!

Karen RLRR

Hi, Karen;

Stella was adopted right before Christmas - I'm attaching a picture of her sleeping on her toys while she was here with us, as well as a picture of her with her new mom and dad on the day they adopted her!


Friday, January 27, 2017

Raven cries for help

One cold Friday night, Raven, a little black lab shepherd mix, came to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue as a surrender. This little boy had been run over by a car and was so sad -- he appeared to have a tear in his eye when he arrived.

Immediately, we started sending out his picture and story asking for help.

Jeanne of Carver Scott responded and took Raven into their care. Unfortunately, the leg was damaged to the point that it had to be amputated :-(

Raven is happy now and through his surgery with hopes for a new home and a safe environment in the future.

We get weekly and sometimes daily calls on injured and sick animals here at Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue. We are thankful for our partners and supporters who help us with this expensive treatment and care giving hope to many like Raven.

We also want to thank our faithful partners Carver Scott Humane Society and Jean for investing in Raven’s future.


Hi Karen,
The surgeon wasn't able to surgically correct Raven's leg, and recommended amputation. So, Raven is a member of the Tripod club and doing just fine. He's such a happy puppy. Thank you for trusting him to our care.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A knight on a white horse, fair maidens and a tale of kindness

A critical need for Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue shelter is feeding all those mouths! As animals come into the shelter, many of them are malnourished and in great need of high quality kibble and canned food. Enter our ‘fair maidens’ and ‘knight’ in the Twin Cities. Thanks to Pause for Paws President Amy Arellano, RLRR was gifted a huge load of food (at least 1,500 pounds by our best estimate).

A very special thanks goes out to Amy D, RLRR Spay/Neuter Clinic Coordinator for giving up part of her garage to store the food until we could arrange transport to the shelter. She lost use of 1+ garage stalls in her garage.

Before we could get this much needed load of food to the shelter, we learned that several businesses in the south metro were running a supply drive on behalf of our rescue. Dog Day Getaway, Camp Bow Wow, and Turning Leaf Chiropractic all made a huge commitment to companion animals from the Red Lake Reservation. The patrons and staff from these businesses opened their hearts wide and donated at least another 3,000# of food plus many other supplies (toys, treats, coats, beds, blankets, medications, crates, etc). OK, now how were we to get these donations from the south metro to the north metro? Barbie O. stepped up and answered our plea for help on Facebook. Barbie, removed all the rear seats from her minivan and made 2 trips from Apple Valley on Friday, December 16th. For those of you who need reminding, the weather was horrible that afternoon. It snowed 9” that day and Barbie persevered through the snow and traffic to get the donations to Amy’s. Our knight in shining armor had also answered our plea for transport assistance. Kevin S. said he would be more than willing to transport food and supplies up to Motley, where he would hand them off to Nancy and Tom S – our regular stalwart transport volunteers.

Now Amy’s garage was really full.

Unfortunately, the transport had to be postponed due to the snowstorm. It just wasn’t safe to ask Kevin, Nancy and Tom to be driving 350+ miles on rural roads. Weather cleared and we set a new transport date with Kevin. Kevin drove his white F350 truck (yup our white horse) to Amy’s home to load the donations. We packed and stacked, we pushed and shoved. The bed of the truck was surpassed by at least 2’ if not more! To secure the food, we covered the bags with blankets and tied everything down with multiple ratchet straps. Kevin, and his sidekick Larry (a form Red Lake Rez dog) headed north.

Karen was thrilled to get the first load…you read that right, we couldn’t get all the donations in one load.

Kevin, not to be deterred committed to making yet another run to Motley to get the remaining donations up to Karen for the animals.

This time the load was not quite as large. Seriously, I think the first load was almost even with the top of the truck cab – bummed we forgot to get a picture, but loading all that food was exhausting. Plus, we stuffed a ton of stuff in the cab as well, leaving only space for Larry (Kevin’s constant companion and from Red Lake) and Kevin. Along with the remaining donations, we added about another 500 pounds of food DeeDee W had stored in her garage. As you can see, Larry got to go along again on this trip. The boys even brought along Kevin’s wife! Kevin made his second trip on New Year’s Day.

What I love about this tale is the underlying current of kindness and generosity. The animals on the Red Lake Reservation have one less problem. They now have food to fill their bellies. None of this would be possible without the kindness of our “knight,” ”fair maidens,” and generous donors. Literally hundreds of individuals each combined their gifts and time to make this happen.

What a wonderful start to a new year!

Kim W.
RLRR board member


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