While often it seems that the world is against homeless dogs in South Florida, we are often reminded about how sweet, generous, and active the pet loving community is down here. The most recent happy tail concerns Lady, a mastiff, and her ten babies: Daisy, Chloe, Roxie, Holly, Allie, Sophie, Maddie, Lexi, Fergie and Henry the only boy. Liz Schoenbrun, owner of Miami Paw Spa, saved this family this week after relentlessly networking for their safety. She grooms quite a few of our clients’ dogs, as well as Frankie’s pup, Boots. She’s not only a perfectionist and professional with our clients, she has a heart of gold.
Liz received a phone call about a mother dog and her nine pups living in a friend’s neighbor’s yard in South Miami. The owner of the land knew that Lady and her pups were stuck in her yard without food or water, and did nothing to help them except write a bogus sign warning people away from the bad dog. The family had been there for a little over a month with no food, water or shelter — only a mango tree to survive on. Of course the mother was severely underweight, but unlike what the owner of the property said, she was incredibly sweet and loved her belly rubs. These poor pups were malnourished, exposed to predation, fleas, ticks, heartworm, or certain death at animal control.
Liz asked us for help spreading the word, and we shared it on our Facebook page and with Paws 4 You. Liz networked this family successfully, and in swooped Everglades Angels Dog Rescue, a wonderful rescue in Ft. Lauderdale. Liz washed the pups, and the group took them up to Seiler Animal Hospital after hours- on a Sunday! They are now safe and comfortable thanks to the joint efforts of many loving people.
As the rescue states on their Facebook page, rescuing and vetting and entire abandoned family is overwhelming, with unknown expenses, sometimes adding up to several thousands of dollars in veterinary care. The dogs did not have heart worms, nor any tick diseases, thankfully. Unfortunately, the vets at Seiler Animal Hospital have reported that Lady is ill with a white blood count of 30,000. They are trying to find out what’s wrong and have started her on antibiotics; she’s extremely lucky that Liz found her when she did.
This means that Lady really needs help to get better. Please consider donating even $5.00 for Lady and her babies through this PayPal link. Everglades Angels Dog Rescue is a non-profit and depends on generous individuals like yourselves to keep helping the helpless.
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Posted by Everglades Angels Dog Rescue on Sunday, May 31, 2015
A founding member of the Equipaws family, Frankie can mostly be found working behind the scenes, helping co-create online branding, managing several social media accounts, designing brand collateral, writing copy, and managing events. She also fills in for pet sitters and dog walkers when needed in Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, and South Miami. Her own small pack consists of Boots the Shih Tzu mix and Nutmeg the Chiweenie.