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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bassets in the news!

These bassets are all over the news! Check out the videos from Cedar Rapids, IA CBS and Rochester, NY News 10 NBC

2am Update

All of the dogs have arrived safely at Boom Towne. After their long journey, they were all eager to get out and explore. After everyone (volunteers and dogs) get a good nights sleep, tomorrow we will be evaluating the dogs and begin to get them used to people. Some are already lovers, wagging their tails and loving the rubbing. Others don't even know to pick up a cookie and wont even come near you. It will be a long road ahead for some of these dogs, but hopefully they will all have happy homes for the Howlidays! Here is a sneak peak at the dogs. Keep checking the blog for more updates and pictures!

Home For Howlidays Rescue - 14

Home For Howlidays Rescue - 15

Home For Howlidays Rescue - 22

Home For Howlidays Rescue - 23

Home For Howlidays Rescue - 36

Saturday, November 28, 2009

11/28 PM Update

The bassets have passed Cleveland and are expected to be at Boom Towne at 11:30-midnight! Rochester Channel 10 will be there tomorrow, after some much needed beauty sleep for these guys.

Be sure to watch Boom Towne's webcam tonight or check back tomorrow for pictures!

November 28 Update

The bassets are coming! The bassets are coming!

As of 10:00 am Central Time, 17 of the puppy mill bassets are on their way to NY! They got off to a slow start because of the news cameras that were there to see them off!

As of 1:00 pm Eastern Time when I spoke to the drivers, Barb & David Crandell, the van was 85 miles east of Chicago. You couldn't even tell there were 17 bassets and 2 aussie mixes in there, they were so quiet! As per David & Barb, everyone was settled in their crates and enjoying the ride.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Puppy Mill Update: 11/23

The Missouri 7 are now done at the vets office, free of fleas, and getting used to the comfortable life in a foster home. They were welcomed happily into the home of 6 other bassets with wagging tails. And they were learning very quickly how good life can be, with doggie doors, dog beds, and couches. The foster mom even had to move all of the dog beds together, because the Missouri 7 wanted to sleep together like one big happy family.

Here are what the Missouri 7 gang look like after plenty of flea baths and plenty of rest in the dog beds.

Lady


Lizzy


Annabelle


Daisy


Sammy Jo


Sasha

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Puppy Mill Update: 11/19

The good news: 19 dogs have been pulled so far from 2 breeders. From a breeder in Iowa, 11 dogs. From another in Missouri, 8 dogs.

The Iowa 11 were taken to the vet a few days ago, have all gotten their shots and are in the process of being neutered/spayed. This group has Hattie and Sawyer, the parents of the other 9 dogs: Chet (5), Conway (2), Olivia (1), Madison (1), Bradley (1), Abraham (1), and the puppies: Ruby, Dolly and Hazel. These dogs are well on their way to a happy life.

The Missouri 8 were picked up Tuesday night from the breeder and brought directly to the vet. This is a group with one male and 7 females: Ricky - male (8), Daisy (2), Sasha (4), Lizzy (4), Annabelle (7), Lady (6), Sammy Jo (6), and Patsy (2). They were rescued just in the nick of time for most of these dogs and just a little too late for one of them.

These dogs were living in a barn with no light or windows. The ground was covered in straw and the dogs were huddled together in wire pens. If the dogs were let out of the barn at all during the day, the conditions wouldn't have been much better as the property was practically a junkyard. All of these dogs were in horrible condition. They are either extremely over or underweight and covered in so many fleas the vet couldn't start fixing any of the dogs until the fleas were under control.

While Sammy Jo was being spayed, the vet found a mass attached to a major blood vessel. It is not serious, so it will be removed by a vet once she arrives in New York so she does not make the long trip so soon after surgery. Only one of the Missouri 8, Sasha, was heartworm positive. She will still be making her way to New York, but along with the second transport of dogs.

But the rescue team was too late for one of the dogs, Ricky. After being neutered, the vets returned to find Ricky had died, probably from a heart attack. Ricky was 20 pounds underweight; his chest was filled with blood, he was flea infested, anemic, and filled with worms. But we will not be leaving Ricky behind. He will be cremated and sent up to New York with the rest of his hound family and laid to final rest here.

Please consider helping these homeless and unhealthy hounds by visiting our Firstgiving page and donating to this rescue mission.

More information on the individual dogs will be available in the coming weeks. Please keep reading the blog and keep checking nybasset.org. If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs, please read about our adoption process and fill out the adoption application. We will have an adoption event at Boom Towne Canine Center in early December where pre-approved adopters may be able to bring home their new hounds.

Friday, November 13, 2009

ABC to the Rescue!

Coming soon to New York: 34 hounds waiting for a new home.


Recently, ABC was contacted by Hounds Haven Basset Rescue in Iowa. One puppy miller in Iowa is being busted and has 11 bassets to save in the process. A breeder in Missouri is giving up breeding and has 8 dogs to surrender. Hounds Haven can't handle those numbers in their foster homes, but they called ABC, the basset rescue who can! On November 28th, most of these dogs will be making their way to New York.

At the same time, ABC was also contacted by Ozark Mountain Basset Rescue who needed help. Another breeder in Missouri is giving up her 15 female basset hounds. ABC has also agreed to help OMBR with these dogs, who will be making their way to New York in early December.

Within the next week, all 34 of these dogs will be spayed/neutered and fully vetted before they make their way up to New York. Because 34 foster homes are hard to come by, ABC has made a deal with a local kennel, Boom Towne Canine Center in Farmington, NY, to house and feed the dogs at a significantly reduced rate. But all of this still costs money. This is the BIGGEST rescue ABC has ever done and we need your help! Please visit our new Firstgiving page to help ABC bring all these dogs Home for the Howlidays!

More information on the individual dogs will be available in the coming weeks. Please keep reading the blog and keep checking nybasset.org. If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs, please read about our adoption process and fill out the adoption application. We will have an adoption event at Boom Towne Canine Center once all of the dogs have settled in where pre-approved adopters may be able to bring home their new hounds.

For now, here is a little sneak peak of the new arrivals. Before turning over her dogs, this Iowa breeder tried to sell three puppies, but couldn't find any buyers. Instead, they were put in a pen and treated like livestock, without any human interaction. These 3 puppies, along with 8 other dogs (ages 1-5 years) are in the pictures below. These 11 have already been removed from this situation and brought to a vet for complete health care where they will be spoiled by vet techs, doctors, and Hounds Haven volunteers before making their way to New York.