Thank you to all who were so generous in sending donations to help our precious Amadeus. His tired, little body just could not hold out any longer. And with great sadness, his foster mom helped him to the Rainbow Bridge this last month. Please know that your generosity was not wasted. SCMR was able to provide Amadeus with quality veterinary care until it was necessary to let him rest. You made a very BIG difference in his life!
We will miss you, Amadeus.
Saving Puppymill Maltese
SCMR is constantly being contacted about Puppymill Maltese in need of rescue (information on puppymills). In September, we took a total of 14 maltese into SCMR with 8 of them coming from puppymills. As you can imagine, the vetting costs on these dogs was enormous.
One of the babies that was saved from a life of misery is Bilow. If Bilow had not been rescued from the puppymill in which she was imprisoned, she would have surely died! Extensive surgery was needed to remove massive mammary tumors, the largest measuring half the size of a man's fist. Over 50 staples march across the full length of Bilow's underside!
Poor Bilow also required two fistula repairs, treatment of ear and eye infections and removal of cancerous cervical tissue during her spay procedure. Plus, she lost all of her teeth.
The good news is she is doing well and is very loving! Despite her life of iosolation and deprivation, this girl only wants someone to love. Naturally, her surgical expenses are quite steep.
If you would like to help SCMR continue to save maltese like Bilow, please consider a donation. It would be greatly appreciated. Please remember, all donations to SCMR are tax deductible.
Look at that beautiful face! It hides years of suffering! Zuma has difficulty walking a straight line...she spins due to years confined to a small cage. She has an odd gait...very small, high steps with her back legs because her hind muscles were unable to stretch. It's going to take some time to teach Zuma she can run free. Zuma also lost 26 teeth, some so loose they just fell out when touched. Mammary tumors were removed, and eye and ear infections were treated. It's going to be a special joy to watch her discover what living free is all about!
This sweet little girl is a shy little doll...not unusual after years of neglect in a puppymill. She arrived at SCMR with a broken jaw that had not only gone untreated but also unnoticed! No wonder she was afraid of anyone touching her!
Missy's vetting is ongoing at the present. She will receive a dental as soon as her jaw can be unwired. Needless to say, these are expensive procedures. But, Missy deserves a chance at a happy life.
Who wouldn't love to add this little two year old charmer to their household?! Niccolo may be part Yorkie or Poodle due to his unusual coloring. The trend in puppymills is "Designer Dogs", a blend of different breeds. Although Niccolo came from a puppymill, he loves everyone and is good with his foster siblings. He was more fortunate than most since he does not have any broken bones or serious health issues. Plus, he was only there for two years unlike so many who are emotionally scarred from years in a cage.
Thank you all for your ongoing support of SCMR and our mission to save Maltese!