Friday, May 24, 2013
Buddy & Bella were neutered and spayed last Thursday at Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton, NY...what a terrific place
Bella and Buddy were spayed and neutered last week at Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton, NY. What a lovely place filled with warn and loving people in a beautiful peaceful place on Long Island. We prepared the pups, because they were bait pups and have had their share of injuries and infirmities, for this by building them up as much as possible. They are been on a super vitamin for months, have gotten plenty of exercise, we’ve made our own high nutrition food to mix with an excellent dry food. Bella now age 9 months weighs 42 pounds, Buddy now age 7 months weighs 42 pounds. Buddy is going to be a big boy. His paws are massive. I put my holistic principals in place for the surgery as preparation and for immediately after. Bella was very much affected by the anesthesia. We assumed she would be as she’s a very sensitive girl. She had all the side affects vets warn about…she was spaced out for hours and hours after the surgery, she wouldn’t take anything to drink and she vomited. We gave her small amounts of water on our finger tips as it was a very warm day and her mouth was extremely dry on the way home. We pulled off the road several times and just rubbed a little water on her gums, we shielded her from the rays of the hot sun and took it easy on her. Once home the affects of the anesthesia seemed to worsened and her breathing was shallow. She was trembling and it was kind of scary. We used one drop of the homeopathic remedy Rescue Remedy and put on some very soft music and let her sleep. An hour later, we swabbed her gums again with warm water, wiped her face and eyes with a warm wash cloth, propped her head up in her E collar and sang her favorite song…she loves music and there’s a certain song that she reacted to when she had a fractured skull that has become Bella’s song. Bottom line…she did not pull out of the anesthetic until the next morning. Turns out all of the above is normal however we think Bella is very susceptible to anesthesia and we will certainly make that part of her medical record at her regular vet. Buddy? He flew through it as usual. Thanks again to a great Long Island resource…Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton. They were animal shelter of the year in 2009 and we could see why!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Bella and Dad, she's now 8 months old and thriving thanks to lots of love from Vet's Choice dog food, Dr. Jack, her gal pal Meeka the pit bull and of course Daddy and Buddy
Bait puppy no longer, Bella, now 8 months old got help from so many people including many on Facebook who helped us get through a rough time. Bella needed so much care and we had no intention of adopting a dog (or 2!) - it seems to be some higher message about healing, helping animals. We all love them so. We struggled with bills initially as Bella had a fractured skull, hurricane Sandy was upon us but sure enough help just flowed. We're so grateful to so many. Please pray for this family as prayer really made a difference in Bella's recovery as did music, nutrition, excelled vet care, strangers. Pictures of Bella, Buddy and Meeka on the way ASAP. Meeka lives in Nassau county and Bella and she love each other as they run laps around a one acre yard. Bella sleeps very soundly after a visit with Meeka. Buddy on the other hand, since he knows no one but daddy who nursed his from 2lbs to 37 pounds, sticks close by.
Monday, April 15, 2013
When Bella was very ill and we didn't know whether she would live, I came across someone by accident. This woman proclaimed that she was a working psychic. I asked her, "Will Bella live?" She said, "that's not a dog you have, she's an angel with fur, There's only one thing that can save her: LOVE!" She also said Bella loves music. We were caring for her in her dazed state due to the skull fracture and she rarely interacted but slept all the time. Then one morning, I sang a song I made up for her with her name in it. For the first time she stood up and wagged her tail. She still reacts to that song...it makes her so happy. And, she absolutely is an angel with fur!
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saving Bella and Buddy was gut wrenching, intense, expensive, heart stopping at times as we watched these little babies transform to what they now are. They are not out of the woods. Bella has an ear infection but she's doing well. When she was found, she was 8 weeks old and starving, she was in a stupor from her skull injury and lethargic for weeks. The vet couldn't tell us if she would live? We were only able to save her thanks to the good will at FB and a few kind people who chipped in to help Buddy is growing like a weed. When found, Little Buddy was 3 weeks old and only 2 lbs when he was found. Ed went on a vigile to save him using Esbilac, Royal Canin dog foot, feeding him finger tip by finger tip of food at times. Buddy needed antibiotic, 2 meds for 2 different parasites, and had a couple of very deep puncture would from being bitten right over the eyes, neck and backside. He couldn't take to the bottle and Ed struggles. I might add that Ed was a total novice in all of this but he did his research and he saved Buddy yet he was able to save a 3 week old puppy who was torn away from its mother and nearly starved to death. Buddy is psychologically damaged as he whines whenever Ed is out of his site. Let no good deed go unpunished...Ed now has no place to go. It's been suggested that he give the puppies up, but he refuses. He loves them, he wants them and he needs help. Ed is a gifted crafstman and he is seeking someone who can barter with him. He needs a space for him and the puppies in exchange for new walls, new bathroom, new tile (see his work at www.dukeoftrades.blogspot.com), whatever. He needs an animal lover who, too, was damaged by the storm to help him help them so everyone can help Buddy and Bella. Here are some photographs taken yesterday of 2 very happy, well cared for puppies and their "daddy" who saved them. There is some question in our mind as to whether it was Buddy and Bella who saved Ed. Classic wwin-wins work like that, everyone comes out a winner. Does some home owner with space need repair, renovations, remodeling, refreshing, painting, ceramic tile, new walls, an additional bathroom and want to come out a winner too? As we've said, Saving Bella will be an e-book so anyone who steps up to the plate will share the glory of animal rescue and create happy news in a world that needs some. In the past Ed has made quite a bit of money in antique car restoring and building, repair and renovation. We are hoping that someone in NJ, CT or, especially, here on Long Island will help us save this family of three. Could you pass the word? Can you think of anyway to help? Is there anyone who needs help that Ed can barter with? Please think about who you know who needs some help but has space. Ed can provide masterful, old world craftsmanship in exchange for a place to stay for a short time. Thank you so much and Happy Easter...shall it be one of resurrection? HERE'S BAIT PUPPY BELLA, found severely injured, starving, now at 40 lbs and almost 8 months old! HERE'S BAIT PUPPY BUDDY found at 3 weeks old and weighing only 2lbs, now AT NEARLY 5 months old Here's a happy family of 3, all refugees from Hurricane Sandy, flooding attacks, etc. WELL DONE, ED! Can anyone help? Thanks so much and if you can, we will list your name and your business name or a remeberence of a special dog, person, etc in the back of this book, working title: "Saving Bella & Buddy; a Holistic and Spiritual Guide to Rescuing Bait Puppies" We have a volunteer graphic artist ready, we've had people donate, free pet food...please help? thank so much Keywords: Bella bait puppy, NYC, Irene A. Masiello, Buddy bait puppy, victims of dog fighting, stop dog fighting, puppies, kittens, guinea bigs come from Craigslist, no free animals from Craigslist, write to Craigslist, NJ HUmane society bait puppies small price to pay for a $20,000 puppy from the litter of a killer, bait kittens, bait dogs, bait guinea pigs, craigsist source of bait animals,Coco found on streets of LA, reward for turning in dog fighting rings, Long Island upscale neighborhoods, stop dog fight, bait puppies found on Long Island, book Saving Bella in progress books on bait puppies rescue dogs, healing injured dogs
Monday, March 25, 2013
CL > long island > all community > pets Reply Reply to: email@example.com [?] flag [?] : miscategorized prohibited spam best of Posted: 2013-03-25, 4:44PM EDT Re: LOOKING FOR STUD (United States) Pit Bull dogs have a long road to adoption, often thwarted by prejudices, laws and bans. Yet, would you be surprised to learn that Pits are the number one dog being bred in America? That's right - the dogs that have the hardest time finding homes are also experiencing a baby boom of overpopulation. It is estimated that there are 3-5 million Pit Bulls in the U.S. The term 'Pit Bull' encompasses mainly three breeds of dog: the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Considered a 'bully breed' and subject to Breed Specific Legislation, they are by far the most euthanized breed. Debates rage over the validity of accusations against them but one thing is certain....they are being killed in shelters at shocking rates. Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes average about 33% of shelter intakes nationally, but in large cities the numbers are as high as 40%-65%. About 75% of municipal shelters euthanize Pit Bulls immediately upon intake, without them ever having any chance at adoption. Those that are offered for adoption are usually the first chosen for euthanasia when overcrowding forces the shelter's hand and decisions have to be made. Studies estimate that up to 1 million Pits are euthanized per year, or 2,800 per day. Some estimates are up to double that number. In the Los Angeles area alone, 200 per day are put to sleep. A study by the organization Animal People reports a 93% euthanasia rate for Pit Bulls and only 1 in 600 Pits finding a forever home. Read that again. Only ONE in 600 Pit Bulls will have a forever home. Further, euthanasia estimates don't include the misery and death Pit Bulls face as the #1 dog-fighting breed. Fought dogs that don't die in the ring often suffer excruciating abuse, neglect, abandonment, and eventually death even worse than humane euthanasia. Our animal shelters are not to blame. The staff who have to 'choose' which dogs to put down are not to blame. Those who carry out the euthanization are not to blame. It's simple math....there are too many Pits and not enough people willing to adopt them. Shelters are overwhelmed with dogs who demand space and funds for their care and medical treatment and something's got to give. It's the animals, very often Pit Bulls, and what they give is their very lives. Until we can educate the public and move them to spay and neuter, we're just putting a band-aid on a gushing wound. One female dog can produce two litters of 6-10 pups per year. In 6 years that female and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs! Often, it is the cost of sterilization that keeps Pits intact to reproduce. Great work is being done to curb the Pit Bull overpopulation by organizations such as the San Francisco SPCA. The facility offered one month during which all Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes were sterilized free of charge. It went so well that they have extended the program indefinitely! "We know first-hand through previous initiatives...the positive effect efforts like this can have in the community, " says Jeannette Goh, D.V.M., Director of the SF SPCA Spay and Neuter Clinic. "We're excited to offer this service free of charge from here on out." San Francisco has a legal requirement that all Pits and Pit mixes be spayed or neutered because over 60% of the dogs euthanized in the city are Pit Bulls. The SF SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic is part of the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center and is on track to perform more than 9,000 sterilizations this year. During the first month of free sterilization for Pit Bulls at the facility, spay and neuter surgeries on Pit Bulls rose 350% from the previous month. Sterilization of dogs also may increase their lifespan by 1-3 years, as it greatly reduces the risk of cancer and also curbs their urge to roam. Roaming can lead to a short, harsh life on the streets, or...you guessed it...landing in an animal shelter and facing euthanasia. Kudos to every shelter facility that offers low cost or free sterilization of all dogs, but especially of Pit Bulls. Google to find one in your area and get it done!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
one step towards saving bait puppies from Saving Bella an ebook that can help us start a pit bull rescue especially for injured bulls
when we found Bella and Buddy and they were so injured and weak, my son and I did this first: we sort of baptized each puppy, asked for God's help in saving them, we prayed, we named them, we welcomed to the world and told them we would care for them everyday of the rest of their lives. Then when we went to the vet nest, each puppy had a name, their name was reinforced, they were welcomed was as well by the vet's staff...we did our best to anchor each of their souls to earth. As a certified holistic counselor, I did everything I could do to speak to their puppy souls and let them know they were wanted, loved and a committment was being made to care for them. There will be more on this in Saving Bella-A Holistic Guide to Saving bait puppies, an ebook, with proceeds to helping them completely recover and being able to donate to other bait animals recovery www.savingbellaboo.com.blogspot.com This was Bella when she received a baptism of sorts...we wanted her soul to hear us and know she could live and never be mistreated again: During a celebration of her life, Bella laid quietly, dazed, fractured skull, starved, wounded horribly. She was welcomed to ther world and a group of like minds and kindred prayers prayed for her. Bella and Buddy are about to move after some very anxious moments brought about by the damage of Hurricane Sandy and their home being flooded. Their Daddy was forced to move because of damage to their little home but he was adament about not having to give up Bella and Buddy...at great personal expense and sacrifice we have to do right by these little puppies. We will be putting up pictures once they get were they are going. Please pray that all goes well. thanks
Thursday, March 7, 2013
update Bella and Buddy, bait puppies, who were saved on Long Island; this is the result of training dogs to fight-beware people cruising CraigsList for cheap kittens, puppies or rabbits, they will pay for a small animal for their would be dog fighter to kill as part of traning
The NJ Humane Society made us aware of the pandemic all of the county of people crusing CraigsList for free of animals with "small rehoming fees" to train their dogs for dog fighting. Please get references for anyone wanting to adopt your dog, kitten, cat, rabbit, Guinea pig as these animals are targeted often for young "fighters" being trained and to "build the confidence of a would be dog fighter." It took finding 3 bait puppies, gnawed on, bitten, starving, bleeding for me to realize that even in an urban area like NY and vacinty this is the reality today. And, people interested in dog fighting have incentive to pay you for an animal you don't want any longer. A puppy from a dog that is a successful winner might go for $20,000 or more. Please make sure you do your research if you love the animal you no longer want? Here's suggestions from the NJ Humane Society re: rehoming dogs, cats, kittens, rabbits, etc. 1_ get a copy of some kind of identification from the would be adopter 2_ get a list of references (neighbors, coworkers, vet, etc) PRIOR to allowing a stranger to remove any animal from your care 3_ call the references 4_ ask for an in-home visit prior to and after the placement of your pet in the adopter's home 5_ contact your local shelter/rescue for a list of known animal abusers Please, we don't want to see puppies like Bella and Buddy torn up with bites, bleeding, fractured skulls, trauma that might last a life time, please use good judgement. Bait puppies lying on the streets this summer after liters are born may be a health hazard. Do we want them attacked by wild animals, further injured and having kids pick them up as one recent story revealed? A little kid picked up a bleeding, oozing puppy and had the poor little thing inside her jacket to keep it warm. Fortunately, the puppy was saved by this young lady's compassionate efforts. Come summer time, the warm weather furthers the spread of diseases like distemper, parvo, rabies...do we need our wonderful, kind, compassionate kids exposed to diseases like this and endangering pets at home as well as themselves? This may be a possible public health hazard. Please talk to your kids about this and ask them to come and tell you if they happen across a little puppy that looks like Buddy did when he was found so you can take caution of using rubber gloves to pick up a puppy and keep it isolated if you have other pets at home, call the Humane Society, the newspapers, tell your doctor that your child may have been exposed to a sick animal, use caution, and, I sincerely hope, you will find the joy we have in saving the life of a precious bait puppy. Please ask your vet to help you with the expenses of saving a rescued bait puppy as many vets will reduce their fees to help out a bit. See below. Buddy is wrapped in the leopard print blanket, chewed up, had a deep would on his back paw, one on his neck, 2 over his eyes and his ears were a mess. Thanks for your help in assisting everyone who loves animals. Here's Buddy: BEFORE: at 2 lbs and 3 weeks old: AFTER: at 4 months old and about 22 lbs: Keywords: Bait puppy, bait puppies, Long Island, New York City, injured puppies, puppies on the roads in Nassau County, puppy found on road, injured puppy, starving puppy, puppy that is ill found on Long Island, dog fighting victims, do not post free animals on Craig's List, bait kittens, bait dogs, bait rabbits, bait pets, rehoming fees, get references when adopting out a pet, call resuces for lists of known animal abusers, dog fighting in New York City, CoCo in Los Angeles saved