Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lab Shar Pei's with Mange

These are the dogs we took in that have mange.

 They are really beautiful dogs.

They have been in a Doctors care since we got them for their mange. When the Dr. did the first skin scraping he could not find any mites so he said that it was probably Sarcoptic Mange which is contagious.  We treated them with Revelation.  Then we did the 2nd and 3rd skin scrapping and now we believe it is demodectic mange which is not contagious.  We are treating them with ivermectin per the Dr.  (Ivermectin is a poision.  Please use it with caution as it can kill a dog that is heart worm positive.  If you give the dog Ivermectin without checking to see if the dog has heart worms it can kill the worms too fast causing clots, or blockages in the dog that may lead to its death.  Please use with caution.)

We are continuing them on this treatment as well as a medical bath with Sulfur shampoo but we are adding a new product we heard about from a waiter in Grapevine, NU-STOCK.

It is sold over the counter in Feed Stores and is for Sarcoptic Mange.  So far we have only used it on Savannah as she has the worst case of mange in the litter.  She is already looking better.  Her hair is growing back under her neck.  NU-STOCK is 73% Sulfur and STINKS!  The rest of the ingredients are Pine and Mineral Oils.  Savannah loves having it rubbed on her and does not seem to mind the smell.  (I do!)

There are 5 young adults in this litter and they are all very sweet dogs.  Two males (Leo and Sam) that are neutered already and three females (Chloe, China and Savannah) that are not spayed yet.  They are available for adoption but if you have other animals or can not give them daily care for the mange you may want to wait until it is completely treated.  We welcome volunteers to give them medical baths!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pictures of the Third Dog Pen we are adding.

 These are pictures of our shoe string budget rescue.  We have been putting together both donated and purchased fencing sections to make a third dog pen.  Each of our dog pens are ruffly 25x35 with 10x6 pens going into the big yards.  There are 4 or 5 large or medium dogs per pen.  We have pens in another section of the land for the smaller dogs and have started collecting the materials needed to build the cat pen.

We will be working on the third pen again this weekend if anyone is interested in volunteering.  We need 5 holes dug, dog houses painted, weeds cut, small areas mowed, fencing sections moved and assembled., and we would love to put up a few more trampoline tarps to shade the dog pens.  If anyone has an old trampoline tarp to donate (okay if it is ripped or has holes in it), has paint they can donate for the dog houses, or you would like to volunteer this weekend please email us at  Thank you!

This is a close up of the other pens before we started on the third dog pen.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Justin Animal Alliance

We started our rescue efforts around 7 months ago after seeing a stray dog starving on the street.  She had just had a litter so we did not try to catch her right away because of our concerns for her babies.  After feeding her for just over a month we did put up traps and were able to catch her and 8 of her babies.

Since then we have found several stay dogs living under abandoned homes out here in the country. It has become increasingly obvious that it is not possible to catch all of the feral dogs out here so we have decided to concentrate our efforts on spay and neutering and promoting responsible pet ownership.  This is important since a great number of the stray dogs out here are being impregnated by family pets that have not been neutered and are allowed to roam the streets.  Awareness maybe the only solution to this growing problem.

This is Samantha, our inspiration and a beautiful soul!  

We were able to rescue her and 8 of her puppies!

Please help put an end to the suffering!

Spay and neuter your dog and cat today!

There are many wonderful programs available.  Contact us or your local shelter for information on affordable spay and neuter options.