Monday, June 23, 2014

Cinder: Sometimes it takes a village to save one pup

It was the night before our Sunday, June 15th transport. Red Lake Rosie's Rescue received a call came that a little husky puppy named had been attacked by a dog and his eye was hanging out. This is not the kind of call you want to get late on a Saturday night. 
First a call went out to Dr. Vickie of ACT V who offered medical care for the injured pup if we could find a rescue to take him.

Then we called Jessica of MUSHR. We got voice mail and I was sure that there would be no answer that night. Much to my surprise, a few minutes passed and there was Jessica on the phone, and the answer was YES- MUSHR would take Cinder.

Next, we had to find a place to overnight this little guy until Monday morning. Jenny went to work and found Jean would do that.

The next morning,  the RLRR transport van picked up Cinder who was very hungry and seemed to be immune to his pain. This little gorgeous and brave boy eagerly ate his dog food with a pain medication and antibiotic to start his journey. He was passed off to Nancy and Tom in Bemidji and then on to Jenny of Leech Lake Legacy in Motley.

Cinder was playing with toys later that evening in the care of Jean. The next day Cinder had the surgery to remove his hopelessly damaged eye and now he is doing well.

This was a demonstration of the most effective network to help animals I can imagine. A late night call with an animal in distress was answered in a few minutes providing a remote reservation dog with the rescue, surgery, and aftercare he needs.

Thank you to everyone who helped Cinder! 

Sincerely, Karen RLRR

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