This little pup and her brother Lance were rescued from South Carolina in October. They were found to be suffering from the worse case of demodectic mange that Crate Escape and the local vets have ever seen. Not only was Lily suffering from demodectic mange but she also had a grapefruit size cyst pressing on her trachea most likey caused by secondary skin infections. Surgery was performed the same day she was rescued and had to be repeated an additional two times to remove the remainder of the cyst. The left side of her shoulder consist of a 6" scar from the surgeries. After weeks of treatment/recovery she and Lance made their way up to New York. Even though Lily was healing well from the mange she was emaciated. Since Lily arrived a couple weeks ago she is eating well and continuing to gain weight. She still receives medical baths to help with the mange, but nothing can keep this girl down. We hope to soon match Lily with the perfect home sweet home because this girl deserves nothing less!
‘Tis the season of giving, giving up pets that is....
The “season of giving” is always portrayed in a positive light especially on social media. Paying it forward, random acts of kindness, and supporting a cause that’s near and dear to you are just a few ways we define the season of giving. However this season also has a darker stigma attached to it in the rescue world. The season of giving means giving up your pets because it’s too cold outside but you won’t bring them in, giving the shelter a litter of puppies your pup just had because you refuse to spay her, giving up your senior pup because you no longer have time for her after 14 years, and of course giving shelters the gift of double sometimes triple the intakes as normal this time of year. Because unlike everyone else the reason you are giving up your pup is completely “validated.”
As a foster based rescue we are stuck between a rock and a hard place this time of year. Shelters are begging and pleading for innocent lives to be saved, but we also want to make sure our foster families get a well deserved break around the holiday season to get ready for another year of fostering.
Raymond is not the first emaciated pup that popped up on our feed this “giving season”, and certainly not the first request we received. However we thought that maybe somewhere out there, there would be a family willing to foster this boy for a month or so to give him a second chance at a happily ever after.
This floppy eared cutie has been in foster care for far too long. It is amazing that she has been over looked time and time again. We kept telling her to just have a little “faith” that her forever family is out there somewhere.
Faith is a four month old lab/hound mix. She is pretty much everything you would expect from a lab/hound mix goofy, water loving, food motivated, great kisser and fabulous playmate. If you are looking for a fun pup to add to your family look no further. This girl is guaranteed to provide you with laughs, smiles and some slobbery kisses if you make her a forever pup.
This year as a rescue we decided to focus more on medical cases not only to help the pups, but to educate our fosters and adopters about different kinds of conditions more commonly found in the southern areas of our country. Although we have taken in various cases, demodex mange has been our main focus. Why? Demodex mange is not contagious so a pup can still be fostered with other animals while going through treatment. Although the duration of the treatment can take up to 3 months it is fairly simple, and the results are absolutely amazing. It’s truly an experience we would like all our foster families and adopters to learn more about.
That at being said Gidget is about our tenth severe demodex pup this year. She was found running on the streets with her brothers in the hot Carolina sun. Due to the extreme heat and her exposed skin Gidget suffered from blisters as well as a skin infection in addition to mange. As you can see her healing process was rapid, and after only a month in foster care she has flourished into everything a puppy should be. Kind, inquisitive, and playful are only a few ways to describe this miracle of a pup. Gidget would do exceptionally well with a moderately active family, and one with a canine friend would be a bonus. We have this girl a second chance, now will you?!
Labs are often considered the ultimate family pup with their goofy, outgoing and overly friendly demeanor. Well, Fred here is no exception to that stereotype. He is the kind of pup that will complete a family. At only 7 months old Fred still possesses much of that puppy personality, however he has mastered his puppy training. Fred gets along with other pups and absolutely adores children. He would make an excellent addition to any moderately active family that wouldn’t mind including Fred in their social activities. We promise if you give this boy a chance you won’t be sorry!
Annie was living like many hounds do down south, wandering the roads and looking for a scrap or two to fill her empty stomach. Unfortunately being a hound down south most likely means your purpose is to work or breed. Very few are actually considered pets. When Annie was picked up she was clearly emaciated, but full of milk due to puppies that were probably taken to be sold to suffer the same life as Annie had. Surprisingly this sweet but timid girl did not try to retreat when rescuers came to remove her head from the cookie jar that Annie had been scavenging for food. Unfortunately this girl’s past has understandably left her doubtful and a little leery of human kindness.
As of now Annie resides in a foster home with two other pups. She doesn’t mind them, but would be just as fine as a single pup. Annie was most likely never a house pet so she feels most in her element outdoors. Rather it’s sunning on the deck or chasing squirrels up trees Annie seems to come out of her shell when outside. Like any hound this girl can easily be won over by food, chicken in particularly. Treats of shredded chicken breast have helped her overcome some new found fears of living inside a house versus outside. Annie now joins her family for tv time on the couch, and wags her tail the only way she knows how. Needless to say Annie will need a family that is understanding, patient, and able to show her what it’s like to be a beloved pet. If you think you are this family email email@example.com
All too often in the rescue world pups just like Humphries spend months, even years on the adoption circuit due to no fault of their own. Maybe it’s because adopters are intimidated by their looks, or don’t find the breed suitable for their adoption needs. While we always advise adopters to research breeds prior to adoption, we also advise them to focus on qualities not physical appearance.
Humphries posses many phenomenal qualities that adopters often request, however due to her looks her profile will be passed over without a glance. If they were to read they’d find out that this girl is 55lbs of awesome! Humphries is house trained and crate trained, which are bonuses when adopting a pup. She not an anxious pup at all. She is always happy and willing to please, so if you’re up to it she’d be a great pup to learn a few new tricks. Humphries will just be one of those girls that walks into your home and makes it seem as though she has been there forever. She likes having a canine companion, is respectful of her feline friends, and loves following her foster kid around the house. This girl would be a super easy addition to just about any pack. Don’t pitty a pit, adopt one! If you’d like to adopt this pretty pitty email firstname.lastname@example.org
Not every pup is afforded the luxury of growing old in a loving home. Grandma was left to wander the roads of South Carolina like so many others hounds, but this gal is about 10 years old and living on the streets was taking a toll on her. She happily jumped into animal controls truck and made her way to the shelter. Although not ideal for an older lady Grandma knew she could count on two meals a day and a cot to lay on. Food and a place to nap is two main components of life if you’re a Beagle!
From time to time there is a pup that will just pull on your heartstrings a little more than the rest, and that was certainly Grandma. A pup of her age should be in a home living out her golden years being spoiled with comfy beds, plush toys, and lots of doggy biscuits. Grandma doesn’t require a lot of exercise but doesn’t mind a light walk. She is fine to hang out around her canine friends, feline roomies and even the bunnies. She is a low key girl looking for a place to retire from her days of street living. Grandma has been spayed and even had a dental to so she can show off that pretty smile. If you think you have a vacant Beagle sized space in your home please email Jonesm4318@gmail.com today!
Calling all terrier lovers out there! If you love scruffy you’ll love Penny and April. These two lovely ladies were dropped off at the shelter when their former owners found out how much work puppies can be. Needless to say we could resist these beauties and once you meet them we know you’ll feel the same!
Penny and April are 4 month old wired hair terrier mixes that will probably be about 30lbs full grown. However don’t let side fool you, like most terriers these girls are “big dogs” and a small dog body. The girls are very outgoing and adaptable so they will not have to be adopted out together. They love helping with yard work rather it be running off with tools, or taking a ride in the shell barrow. Both girls are extremely smart, and moderately active. They will need a home that can provide them with structure and stimulation. Since Penny and April are still young it is essential they learn their doggy manners so that they can be good doggy citizens in adulthood. If you are looking for loads of fun in a pint sized package Penny or April just may be the pup for you! Email Jonesm4318@gmail.com today for an application.
Crate Escape Rescue Inc.
Saving pups since 2013