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  • Special Needs Bully/Rescue Wish List

    English Bulldog News Needs YOU to help them with their Special Bully Wish Lists!!!

    Please Help US!!!

    Are you looking to help other bulldogs in need? Every little bit of help from YOU goes a long way! Why not pick up an item when you go shopping and then simply mail it off to one or all of our Wish List Bullies below!

    Our group is always looking for ways we can help. Each month English Bulldog News is going to publish the "Wish List."

    English Bulldog News prides itself in helping those Foster Parents that rescue Bully's out of the shelters, sometimes out of bad situations and find them suitable forever homes. It's through the generosity of our members and the community that they are able to do this. Your help is greatly appreciated by our Rescue volunteers and English Bulldog News. If you would like to donate any amount or send items to the rescues below.

    Get involved and make your community a better place for all bullies!

    With Love and Support like yours, Sugarboo is now happy.
    BEFORE - Sugarboo neglected

    AFTER lots of TLC and support - Sugarboo is to the left

    Sugarboo to the right

    These Foster parents need your support! If you can donate any item, they will be very greatful!

    Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs

    c/o Rachael Rutowski
    P.O. Box 30771
    Cleveland, OH 44130

    List of items for Rescue:

    1. Diapers
    2. Towels
    3. Costco Beds ... cost about $20 (They've been receiving 42" circular beds recently)
    4. Metal food/water bowls
    5. Nylabones
    6. Pumpkin
    7. Waterproof bed covers

    Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs is getting all the seniors at the moment! They need your help.
    Indiana Bulldog Rescue
    c/o Nikki Schoolcraft
    8326 S. Firefly Drive
    Pendleton, IN 46064

    List of items for Rescue

    1. New or gently used small blankets or throws
    2. Crates (medium-Extra-large…clean and in good condition)
    3. Large & Extra Large harnesses
    4. Leashes
    5. Dog beds (new or gently used in clean and in good condition)
    6. Bulldog safe toys & Chews (no stuffed toys or rawhide chews)
    7. Shampoo (preferably a natural anti-itch or medicated shampoo. Many bullies come to us with skin issues and cannot use harsh shampoos.
    8. Dog food (preferably grain free)
    9. Treats (preferably grain free)
    10. Monetary donations are always welcome. Please make checks payable to Indiana Bulldog Rescue. We also have a PayPal link on our website http://indianabulldogrescue.com/donate/

    All donations that cannot be used for our bulldogs are donated to local animal shelters. If you wish to donate any of the above items, please mail them to the following address: Indiana Bulldog Rescue c/o Nikki Schoolcraft 8326 S Firefly Drive Pendleton, IN 46064 You may also choose to order an IBR Wish List from Auggie’s Closet. Select Indiana Bulldog Rescue in the Rescue Gift Registry – items are mailed directly to IBR.

    Laurie Shy Martin ("Rescue Me")
    330 Elliott Ave.
    Chaffee, MO 63740

    What is spina bifida?
    Normally, the spinal cord is surrounded and protected by the vertebrae of the spinal column. In spina bifida, there is defective fusion of the vertebral arches during embryonic development, so that the vertebrae are incomplete. The abnormalities range from only nonfusion of a small part of one or a few vertebrae, to most of the vertebral arch being absent on several adjacent vertebrae with protrusion of the spinal cord and/or its lining (meninges) through the defect. In the first case the dog will have no medical problems, but with more severe defects there will be clinical signs associated with the area of the spinal cord that is affected. Spina bifida may occur anywhere in the spinal column but is seen most often in the lower back region (caudal lumbar spine)Both genetic and environmental factors (toxins, nutritional deficiencies during pregnancy) can produce spina bifida.

    How is spina bifida inherited? The condition is thought to be inherited, but the mode of inheritance has not been identified.

    What breeds are affected by spina bifida? English bulldog, other breeds sporadically

    What does spina bifida mean to your dog & you?
    Most often, spina bifida occurs in the lower back region (caudal lumbar spine). The clinical signs vary with the extent of the defect. With a mild defect, you will likely never know there is an abnormality unless your dog has x-rays that show the area. When the spinal cord itself is affected, you will see signs in the hind end ranging from weakness and incoordination to paralysis and urinary and fecal incontinence. With a severe defect (absence of several adjacent vertebral arches with protrusion of spinal cord), signs are generally evident very early, when pups start to walk.

    How is spina bifida diagnosed?
    In severe cases in young pups, your veterinarian may recognize the condition on physical examination. Diagnosis is confirmed by x-ray.With a mild defect, your veterinarian may find this abnormality incidentally when an x-ray is performed.

    This is Gracie, she will two in April..She loves clothes!!

    This is Caleb, he is already two.

    List of Supplies Needed:
    1. Walgreens Certainty Fitted Briefs – Medium
    1. http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/wal...958818-product
    2. 3t Undies for Boys
    3. Size 5 Diapers
    4. Aaquaphor
    5. Poise Pads
    6. Taste of the Wild Salmon Grain Free
    7. Science Diet w/d for Caleb
    8. Science Diet c/d for Gracie
    9. Baby wipes
    10. Panties from Wendi Roth on Facebook. I need sizes Large and Medium - Wendi knows the sizes except Mikey needs to go to a medium
    11. https://www.facebook.com/wendi.renzhoferroth
    12. Suspender outfits from http://www.doggieessentials.com. Linda has the measurements just tell her who it’s for (Mikey – small, Gracie & Caleb medium).
    13. Kim Turner also makes wonderful outfits too - https://www.facebook.com/kim.turner.5851
    14. Cranberry Pills
    15. Diaper Genie Refills
    16. H harnesses - 2 large and one medium
    17. Elastic Dress Cinch Clips
    18. Coconut Oil
    19. Desitin
    20. Colon Supplement and Bladder supplement from http://www.tibetannaturalhealing.com...ersupport.html

    Other ways you can help make a difference:

    Sign up to sponsor one of our Hospice English Bulldogs. These bulldogs were saved by various rescue organizations, but they will most likely spend the rest of their days with their foster families and never be adopted due to their age or medical condition. What does your monthly subscription pay for? Your small monthly donation along with all the other members who sign up to sponsor provides each of these dogs with enough funding to cover their food and medications for the entire month! To sponsor one of these beautiful bullies, visit this link: http://www.englishbulldognews.com/forums/payments.php

    Sometimes our beloved Hospice angels pass over to the rainbow bridge, but we will automatically assign you to a new dog who needs you. You will also be able to post and read in the Hospice Sponsorships forum, and receive an award for your profile for each bully you sponsor.

    Comments 9 Comments
    1. kazzy220's Avatar
      kazzy220 -
      Thank you for doing this ......... even the smallest thing can help us so much!!!!!

      Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs
    1. Poppy's Avatar
      Poppy -
      Oh my gosh look at the state of Sugarboo, I could cry!
    1. GRACIE11's Avatar
      GRACIE11 -
      This is so sad. It just breaks my heart to see animals not being taken care of....I think Gracie Mae is spoiled and she can give up her toy and treat allowance for a while to help out some of her fellow bullies. I have a short memory.....did you say all of them have a link to pay with paypal.? It's the old age setting in!
    1. JeannieCO's Avatar
      JeannieCO -
      Yep, every little bit helps. It's like picking up pennies, sure it's only a penny at first, but if you keep picking them up they turn into nickles, dimes, quarters and dollars. So every bit adds up. Sugarboo steals my heart.
    1. NikkiSchoolcraft's Avatar
      NikkiSchoolcraft -
      What a great way to help rescues! These items help provide the basics for new bullies coming into rescue and help the foster parents more than you may realize. Many of our bullies come with nothing so something as small as a toy or blanket is special. Thank you so much EBN from all of us at the Indiana Bulldog Rescue (Sugar Boo too )!!!
    1. bullmama's Avatar
      bullmama -
      Quote Originally Posted by GRACIE11 View Post
      This is so sad. It just breaks my heart to see animals not being taken care of....I think Gracie Mae is spoiled and she can give up her toy and treat allowance for a while to help out some of her fellow bullies. I have a short memory.....did you say all of them have a link to pay with paypal.? It's the old age setting in!

      You can sponsor the hospice dogs with PayPal its below signing up for the 4 paw membership.
    1. Vicaroo1000's Avatar
      Vicaroo1000 -
      Regular participation on hospice here could not be easier. Even though I am unemployed, I look at it this way: I can afford to forgo ONE pack of cigarettes to help those in need. Back when I was working, I was able to donate substantially to my local rescue (CBRR) - but can no longer do this. - but Paypal makes it super easy for me to contribute what I can. And automatically! See below. I barely know the cash is gone!

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    1. 2BullyMama's Avatar
      2BullyMama -
      all over it..... I donate via paypal
    1. PeterPanAndWendy's Avatar
      PeterPanAndWendy -
      Okay, for those of us who have never been around a special needs dog, and may be a little naive, when you say you need diapers are they doggy diapers, baby diapers, or adult diapers. And is there a specific size and brand that is preferred?

      I normally give to our local humane society but if our rescues need assistance I think a change may be in order.

      Also, if the rescues are 501(c) are the contributions tax deductible? Might be enough to get others to donate, and some companies match charitable gifts...
  • I Rescued A Human Today

    by Janine Allen

    Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

    I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

    As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

    She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

    A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.

    I would promise to keep her safe.
    I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

    I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

    I rescued a human today.