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Adoption Event – 9/28

Medical Donations Needed to Save Two Lives

Dear Friends, 

I am reaching out to you today because we have two tiny dogs, both under 6 pounds, that need your immediate help so that we can save their lives.

Please read their stories below and donate so that we can save them!  We will be eternally grateful to you!

All donations are tax deductible.

 

Tiny Mama Layla needs surgery ASAP!

https://youtu.be/Ozrqe3X9pOk

Running as a stray, with another little chihuahua, on the streets of Norwalk, a very pregnant tiny, five-and-a-half pound dog was finally caught a few days ago with the other little chihuahua, probably a puppy of hers from a prior litter.

We rushed mama, now named Layla to the vet because we could see a little foot stuck, a puppy unable to get out. An emergency C-section was done, but unfortunately the one puppy died, but the other one, a little girl, made it! I had mama and baby and the other little boy chi all together at my house and all seemed fine, until Layla stopped eating and the puppy stopped nursing as she appeared to not have enough milk. We immediately got the pup to our very best bottle feeder and mama to a specialty vet where we just learned that she is bleeding internally and has a severe infection. At this point, the specialists at MASH need to go in and stop the bleeding.

The estimate quoted is between $2,935.00 and $5,937.95. This includes rescue discount.

Please see the picture and video of mama Layla and her baby and help us to save her by donating online here: http://www.theforgottendog.org/donate/

Please put LEYLA in the subject line.

 

LIFE SAVING HEART SURGERY FOR TINY BUBBLES NEXT WEEK

 

Bubbles, a tiny four-pound Chihuahua pup of ten months old was rescued by our Vegas division, The Forgotten Dog L.V.

It soon became apparent that there was something wrong with her heart, and after bringing her to the cardiologist at ACCESS in Los Angeles we learned that she had a hole in her heart that needed to be closed (called a PDA). This is a life-saving procedure that will ensure that she will become a normal and healthy pup, who can lead a totally normal life post-surgery. We had a pup named Fiona who had this same surgery earlier this year and she was adopted and spends her days playing with her new brother, Bernie.

Bubble’s surgery is set for next Wednesday, September 18th, and the estimate for her surgery is between $4,414.90 – $4,584.90

We have raised some of the money but still need more.

Please help Bubbles live a healthy and happy life by donating here: http://www.theforgottendog.org/donate/

Please write BUBBLES in the subject line.

 

If you would like to pay the vets directly, please contact me at linzi@theforgottendog.org

If you would like to send a check please make the check out to:

 

THE FORGOTTEN DOG

1112 Montana Avenue, suite 166

Santa Monica, Ca 90403

Please put BUBBLES OR LEYLA in the subject line.

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!

 

With gratitude,

Linzi

www.theforgottendog.org

Luke and Wiley

A BONDED PAIR – LUKE AND WILEY, and now one is no more…

Eldad Hagar of Hope For Paws rescued Wiley almost ten years ago.

He was a stray, in the desert, living on rocks and plastic bags, that we later found in his stomach via X-Ray.

He had been shot at with pellets, (some were removed and some still remain inside him) and he was trying to walk on a broken hip, after being struck by a truck. Once Eldad rescued him, The Forgotten Dog immediately brought Wiley into our rescue, and after months of rehabilitation and medical care, our exec director, Linzi Glass, decided to adopt him.

Within a year a dog named Luke was rescued by us – he was semi- feral and at the Downey shelter set to be euthanized. Luke quickly became very attached to Wiley. It was clear that he was not adoptable, so he became Wiley’s life-long companion, or “The Bodyguard” as he was called. He never left Wiley’s side for almost nine years the two were inseparable. Wiley, now a 13 year old senior, had a medical set-back almost two years ago and Luke was right there to nurse him back to health.

Tragically, Luke took a sudden and very drastic turn a month ago, and after every possible medical intervention, he was clearly not going to make it. We brought him home for a final week with Wiley, and then we had to let him go. Wiley is not the same without his best friend. We know that one day they will be together again.

Our foundation never separates bonded pairs, no matter how long it takes for them to be adopted, we wait patiently, until that perfect home comes along for both dogs.

 

Please donate in memory of LUKE, and in honor of all bonded pairs, who deserve to stay together.

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CUPCAKE WINS! “BEST IN SPECIAL NEEDS 2019”

Please help us raise $10,000 before end of year!

We have had an incredible year of dog rescue and took on many medical and
special needs cases. As a result, we really need to raise $10,000 to see us
through the end of the year.

Every dog we save gets top notch and immediate medical care before going
into experienced and wonderful foster homes. Once these dogs are groomed,
well fed and rehabilitated- which can sometimes take many months, they go
into wonderful forever homes.

Below are just a few of the dogs with medical issues that we saved in the
past three months.

We need your help so that we can save a few more urgent dogs before the end
of the year. All donations are tax deductible.

Below: Molly- a senior blind poodle found on the streets and taken to a very
full shelter. No one was going to save her- but we did. See the before and
after pics below.

Tiny three and a half pound, Zoey was found in a field and taken to a county
shelter with a huge bulging and painful eye. She was to be euthanized the
next day because surgery was urgent. We saved her that day and our vet
removed her eye immediately. She is now safe and happy in a loving foster
home.

Tiny Maltese pup Fiona, just five weeks old and just two and a half pounds,
was relinquished to us when owners found out she had a huge hole in her
heart and would die without surgery. We got her immediately to our wonderful
team of cardiologists and fed her very well for 6 weeks to get her to the
four pounds she needed to be for the surgery. She had expensive heart
surgery ten days ago.

Fiona is now as good as new and will have a normal, long and happy life. She
will be up for adoption in three months.

These are just a few of our most recent medical rescues, which does not
include dogs that come to us needing less major medical. Strays, owner
relinquished and shelter dogs that also need love and kindness and some
medical, but not major.

We are dedicated to our cause and will be saving many more dogs in 2019, but
right now funds are low, and we could really use your help!

We have a donate button on our home page: www.theforgottendog.org or checks can
be mailed to:

The Forgotten Dog Foundation
1112 Montana Ave suite 166
Santa Monica, CA 90403

With thanks and gratitude,
Linzi
Executive Director

 

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”

Dear Forgotten Dog Foundation friends and supporters,

We can’t thank you enough for all your kindness and generosity over the past eight years, helping us to save dogs in need.

We rescued almost 600 dogs this year, some we took into our foundation, while others we helped facilitate and transport to rescue organizations that we know well and trust. Many of the dogs we brought into our organization were dogs in terrible shape, with medical needs, that required surgeries and long recuperations. We saw them all through the rough times, and watched them go through miraculous transformations, then found them wonderful forever homes.

This year we started a spay/neuter program in Tijuana, Mexico, with the help of a generous donor, who wishes to remain anonymous. In the four campaigns, lasting just one day each, we spayed and neutered 847 dogs and cats. We also provided dog and cat food, blankets, leashes and collars and snacks for the families that waited patiently for their animals to be sterilized. We aim to continue this program in 2018.

Please help us continue the work we do, saving one dog at a time, and changing their lives for the better, forever. Your tax-deductible donation is greatly needed and appreciated.

On behalf of our amazing group of volunteers and board members we wish you all a happy, healthy and joyous holiday season.

With gratitude,

Linzi Glass
Executive Director, The Forgotten Dog Foundation
Non profit 501 (c) 3
www.theforgottendog.org

Click here to view our holiday newsletter: Happy Holidays newsletter

IMPORTANT: Flip the Trend WARNING

IMPORTANT!

WE HAVE NEVER BEEN INVOLVED WITH FLIP THE TREND, NOR DID WE EVER AGREE TO SPONSOR ANY FREE GIVEAWAYS THROUGH THEM.

We only learned of who they were after someone inquired where their dog beds were. They are, without our consent or permission, using our good name and reputation to create false offers. Please contact them directly about their disreputable conduct. Our focus is saving dogs lives. We do not do promotions or giveaways. We are very sorry about this very dishonest representation of us and your expectation of receiving free dog beds/treats/clothes etc.

This Little Dog Was Found On The Streets Of LA Right Before She Gave Birth

Bridgette, a little Chihuahua, was homeless, covered in fleas, wandering the streets of Los Angeles in the 100-degree heat — and she was enormously pregnant.

“It was very obvious to anyone that saw her that she was VERY pregnant,” Linzi Glass, executive director of The Forgotten Dog Foundation, told The Dodo. “She had a huge abdomen. She was only a few days away from giving birth when we got her.”

Almost as soon as Bridgette got situated in a safe, cool room at her foster family’s house, she gave birth to four tiny puppies.

And this happy ending very nearly didn’t happen at all.

Apparently, a concerned resident had taken Bridgette in for a few days before The Forgotten Dog Foundation heard about her. Not only did Bridgette end up homeless again after the landlord of the building found out about the dog in the apartment, Bridgette had also been given the wrong kind of flea bath and so when rescuers found her, she stank of chemicals from a soap meant to treat lice in human hair.

“Our vet office immediately bathed her multiple times and treated her for fleas with a product that is safe for pregnant moms,” Glass said. “Fortunately no harm was done to the puppies from this, nor did it harm Bridgette.”

Sadly, Bridgette is not the only homeless Chihuahua struggling to survive on the streets; California has a problem with Chihuahua overpopulation. It has been estimated that Chihuahuas represent up to 50 percent of the homeless dog population in California shelters. And many stray Chihuahuas still struggle on the streets.

“Chihuahuas originated from the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, and made their way across the border,” Glass explained. “There are so many in California because many of them do not get spayed/neutered, like Bridgette.”

Fortunately, Bridgette was found just in time. And now she and her puppies will have a chance to know what a real home feels like, once they are ready to be adopted — probably in at least 12 weeks.

For now, Bridgette is nursing her babies in a comfortable bed and is eating many meals herself, to gain strength. “We are feeding her four times a day, a combination of wet high-calorie puppy food, chicken and rice and puppy kibble,” Glass said.

For the complete story, visit The Dodo here.

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