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Audrey came to us from RSPCA QLD, a tiny, frail old girl, she has a Grade 5 heart murmur and has also just recently been diagnosed with chronic airways disease. Medication for her airways disease is keeping her comfortable and able to potter around at a slow steady pace without snuffling and snorting. At approximately 15 years of age Audrey is living life as happy and comfortable as we can make it.
Snowie is our dear little old man. He was adopted out by us a few years back (he was known as Walter then) but so very sadly his mum passed away. Snowie came back to us very low vision and had a hard time settling at first but now he is just so happy and at home so will be spending the rest of his days right where he is, with RWL, as a foundation dog. He is 16 years old and sleeps most of the day away but in the evenings he’s up and about. He doesn’t like to eat much in the mornings but has his 4 small meals each night, spaced an hour apart so he gets enough food in him to keep him healthy! Snowie is low vision and low hearing but he does really well except in bright sun and outside at night. He has a blocked tear duct which means his eye always weeps and is prone to infections and inflammation, so that needs to be kept clean and medicated as needed. Snowie is on pain meds for arthritis, occasional eye meds and a special diet to help keep his weight on.
Imagine if something as simple as enjoying a glass of award-winning vegan wine could help animals in need? Well, it turns out that it can thanks to a unique social enterprise called Goodwill Wine. On the 7th of February 2009 David Laity lost most of what he owned to the Black Saturday Bushfires. He was living in a small hamlet called Chum Creek, located between King Lake and Marysville and was volunteering at an animal shelter around the corner. Like many other houses around the state of Victoria, David’s home was hit by the fires that swept through the area, as was the animal shelter he had been volunteering at. “My volunteer work was mainly maintenance, helping around the grounds and building enclosures. I didn’t have the time to commit to the hands-on care of the animals which is a round-the-clock job, but I was doing what I could,” David recalls. “Thankfully none of the animals were killed by the fire but it took a monumental effort by fire crews to save them”. Over the following week, David’s home was hit another 2 times by wildfire and when the fires were eventually put out 3 weeks later, nothing remained. The …
MacIntosh was a very sick pup when he came to us. He circled and paced nonstop. The pressure in his skull intense and a head full of fluid. The damage to his brain causing vision loss. He couldn’t sit still, he couldn’t focus to take direction, he ate very little and lord knows he must have had a whopper of a headache. We weren’t quite sure what we were dealing with until specialist consultation but we soon learned that MacIntsoh had a condition called hydrocephalus. Fluid that surrounds the brain was continually being produced but could not drain away. The specialists were amazed that he was even able to stand in the condition he was in. We don’t know where he had been before he found his way into the pound that, thank goodness contacted us. He was around 10 months old and living in misery for who knows how long. He had no language, no understanding, no concept of touch. It frightened him to be handled. He started on medication to help reduce the fluid, but this was no long-term solution and so we decided, after much thought and consultation that we would go ahead with surgery, where a shunt …
RWL is often requested by animal welfare organisations to take on special needs dogs. This is our passion. We love to care and treat and rehome those who are often unable to be rehoused through shelters due to medical issues or conditions requiring specialist treatment. To do our work we often find we spend thousands of dollars on one dog. Why? Because one life saved is the most important thing for us. We could never look the other way – and let a life pass if we have the ability to help that loving soul survive. Most of the time – we don’t ask for donations because you are already donating. But we do reach humps where we need help, and now is one of them. Not for a moment do we regret spending money on Jimmy, Suki, Alfie, or Banjo. It is what we are here for. We work for you. We do what you want us to do – and are set up for it – while you possibly might not be. You desire it, and we do it. It is a great, and sympathetic relationship. Not only do we rehome these special dogs into the most wonderful homes, we keep those in RWL who …
David who runs Goodwill Wines lost everything, his home and his job in the Black Saturday Bushfires. Amazed at the kindness and support of the Community he decided to give something back. That became “Goodwill Wines” where 50% of his profits are donated to Charities. Not only does David run the business he sources divine boutique wines, not the nasty stuff we all remember with clean skins from years ago, and makes it so unbelievably easy to buy some wine, and support RWL among so many others. All you have to do is log onto Goodwill Wines. And you can start browsing and purchasing your wine which will be delivered to you. You can pay via credit card, or paypal. Please support people like David at Goodwill, and in turn RWL. You can purchase Vegan Wine, Mixed boxes or whatever is available that takes your fancy! Click on the link and start ordering! And thankyou for supporting us! Link to Goodwill wines http://www.goodwillwine.com.au/charities/rescued-with-love
Little Ms Cherry Pie lost her Mum in January 2018 and came to us with many large and small mammary tumours and severe dental disease. We were initially worried as 16 year old Cherry had a hard time recovering from the anaesthetic after the removal of an entire mammary chain, surrounding lymph nodes, all remaining teeth and de-sex operation and took a long to heal. But to everyone’s surprise, Cherry finally healed and her gorgeous personality came out in bucket loads. So, three months later the second mammary chain was removed and this time she healed quite quickly. Cherry Pie is a happy and healthy little lady today, remains in our care and is now proudly 17 years old. She recently suffered a minor stroke with was a big scare but she has now recovered with nothing more than a little head tilt. We love you Ms Cherry Pie. Thank you for brightening all our lives you pretty lady.
Albert has auto immune disease in his mouth which currently seems under control but can flare up. As an older chap with no teeth and after a lifetime of eating while having a horribly painful mouth, he is inclined to spread his food around but eventually manages to eat it all. He has rhinitis, which makes his breathing noisy and gurgly (think of water going down a clogged up drain and you get the idea) but it doesn’t stop him sniffing around for any morsels of food and bobbing his head which must help clear his nose. He can sneeze like a trooper and spreads his “love” shall we say, across the room. But we still love our messy little man dearly. He’s on 2 types of antibiotics, but because of his Cushings disease he can’t be given steroids. One of the antibiotics is especially compounded for him. He’s also on pain relief for arthritis. He sleeps on foster mum Trish’s bed and and keeps her warm at night. He is bestie with both Orlando and Freddo.
Alfie was a stray picked up by Mildura Pound, un-desexed crypt orchid (testicles inside his body), infected rotten mouth resulting in all teeth being removed, covered in fleas with resulting missing fur on backside and ears have reoccurring infections. He has a collapsed trachea which is advanced and on top of that a penchant for attacking every dog he meets (especially large ones) making him extra vulnerable at his size and no way to defend himself. Alfie will remain on anti-inflammatory steroids and nuelin for dilating his airways as it has much improved his quality of life. Alfie has settled in really well and while working through his issues and medical needs he has fallen hard and fast for the resident dog Alan and is a happy little guy who gets more loving every day.
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