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These Kids Are In Need Of On-Going Medical Treatment To Be Able To Over Come The Obstacles Life Has Given Them.
Your Donations and Support Keeps Rugaz Rescue Inc. Able To Treat These Less-Unfortunate Kids!

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Dogs prayer:
"Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in the entire world is more grateful for your kindness than mine.
Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment.
After all, you have your job, your friends and your entertainment. I only have you."

This is ABEL'S STORY...
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Meet Baby "Abel"

Baby Abels story is not an uncommon one, but heart wrenching non the less. The product of a "breeder" who does not fall under the category of "ethical" or "responsible" Because of this, we are all coming together to fight for baby Abels life.   Abel cannot stand, lift his head or even drink alone. He's truly fighting with everything he has to stay alive. He will need 24 hour around the clock care, and a long recovery for his body to help start working on his own again. At this point we know he is touch and go directly related to starvation, severe coccidia and round worm infestation along with many other secondary issues of recovery. With the amazing staff at Animal Hospital Regency Park, a dedicated staff at RRInc and an amazing community of supports and donors like yourself, we will be able to watch Abel grow and make it through this long battle! Please help us saving Abel! Every dollar counts, nothing is too small to make the difference! If you would like to donate directly to the Hospital you can do so here: Animal Hospital of Regency Park 7741 Congress St, Port Richey, FL 34653 Phone:(727) 848-6247


This is LUDO'S STORY...
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Meet "Ludo"...

This sweet big 12 week old boys story isn't much different then many of the sever demodex cases we get. He was found running around on his own, no owner to claim in sever pain.   Baby Ludo has a bacterial skin infection all over his body, which has also caused an eye infection. He skin on certain spots of his body is so sensative it breaks open to the touch from his generalized demodex infection.   This type of mange is so upsetting when we see it, because it is so preventable and extreamly treatable when it first occures. There is no need for it to get to Ludo's stage and worse. It then become a huge financial burdon to any people saving them and extremely painful for all the dogs at this point beyond. Baby Ludo had a few month recovery but will be a very big handsome man when he is ready for adoption Will you be able to help us with his recovery? Every $1.00 helps!



This is WILLIAM'S STORY...

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Meet William,
So named for his "Will" to live. This handsome two year old sickly boy was found wondering the local streets as a stray. With sever starvation, secondary bacterial infection, Ear infection and on going bloodwork and urinalysis coming back to indicate more things to come... He had not given up hope when we met him and we are determined to bring William back to a healthy state to find a wonderful forever home that he will never have to go through anything like this again...

William has already gone through extensive bloodwork.
Urinalyses
Daily PCV Checks for Platelet count.
He must eat very small meals every few hours to not cause intestinal upset and onset vomiting.
He will be going in for an abdominal ultrasound. 
Mr William has a long hard road to recovery but with everyone's help, he will make it and be able to find that amazing forever home he so deserves.
 
You can Chip in here: http://gogetfunding.com/project/help-william-have-the-will-to-live for his care or directly to the Animal Hospital of Regency Park (727)848-6247 7741 Congress Street
New Port Richey, FL 34653 (Checks accepted mailed, or credit cards given over the phone for account: Rugaz Rescue Re: William)

 


This is HERSHEL'S STORY...
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Meet "Hershel",

  This handsome mastiff boy was transfered into RRInc. from a local shelter for much needed medical care. He is currently approx 50lbs under weight, battling a secondary bacterial skin infection from living in diplorable conditions, anemia from flea infestation and has a lump that needs to be surgically removed close to his spine.

 This boy is as sweet as he is handsome, and loves anything and everything he comes in contact with. It is going to be a slow and long recovery for this boy to over come what humans did to him, but with your help RRInc will be able to get him well and on the road to finding a forever home!

***Update 06/08/2013***

Hershel is now an active happy boy, but has not gained the weight back that he should be. He is going to need to go in for further testing to find out what might be going on to cause him not to be able to gain weight as a normal dog.  His bloodwork is starting at $200.00 for a full pannel and can go up from there, we need your help!

 


This is JADA'S STORY...
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Meet Miss "Jada",

  Jada became apart of RRInc's "Golden Years" project when she was brought into our office by a very kind elderly women. Jada's owner was in intensive care passing away, and everywhere she took Jada they were refused or the worst alternative, euthanasia.  So RRInc accepted her into PGY and are getting here all fixed up and ready for adoption.

  Miss Jada is currently battling an ear infection, a secondary skin infection from flea infestation and is in much need of a dental cleaning. 

 She is a mellow yet playful 8 year old Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix who is fully house/crate trained and loves everyone two and four legged. Once Miss Jada is sponsored and ready for adoption she will make the perfect new addition to any family who is looking for a forever companion!

 

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Meet Raylan Givens,

He was turned over to Animal Services as a stray with a sever upper respiratory infection (Pneumonia) and a moderate case of generalized demodex with a secondary bacterial infection.
The side of his face is covered in deep scabs and bacteria which needs daily soaking, oral medication and bi-weekly topical medication to over come. He is also on breathing treatments for the pneumonia.
On top of all the outside physical medical issues he has, he is also extremely malnutrition and is on a special diet to get his weight back up and his organs to process it all properly.
Raylan is as sweet as he looks, and with some major recovery and TLC will be ready to snuggle his way into his forever home within a few months...

Thank you all for your continued support, and specifically helping Ralyan on his way to recovery. Keep an eye out for updates!

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Miss Gwendolyn's eye's show how beautiful her soul is. No matter how much people have put her through, she still gives kisses and wants to lay right by you and follow your every move.

Gwen was used as a puppy making machine until she was worthless and thrown out to die... That is how humans have treated her, yet she is still so forgiving that no matter who you are she will still give you a kiss and never think the worst about a human.

She is going to need so much needed medical treatment and TLC to fully recover from her past life. Her biggest battle currently is fighting through a massive upper respiratory infection, Her feet are swollen twice the size due to a massive yeast infection she has in the pads of her feet and ears. She has a generalized staph infection due to poor living conditions. She has Hooks,Tapes, Round and Whip worms we are battling off currently. A few of her mamories are infected, due to how how they hang when she itches she breaks the sensitive skin open. To top off all her outside medical issues she is also Heartworm Positive.

This girl needs all the help RRInc and our community can muster up to get her through this ordeal to finally be free of all her medical ailments and find a forever home who will spoil her rotten like she should have always been...

Get well soon sweet Gwendolyn, you have all our hearts...


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Rita and her litters race to become healthy...
Rita's story has many downs, but now that she is in the care of RRInc, it will only be up from her! Rita was taken in by a local Animal Services under a cruelty investigation where a few weeks later she gave birth to her litter of beautiful puppies. Over the course of a week a few of the puppies had passed away and the remaining started to deteriorate, so RRInc was called to come in and help this family. This little family has a sever case of pneumonia, and will under go many weeks of daily nebulize treatments, medications, 24/7 monitoring and all the positive vibe and thoughts we can send them. It is going to be a long tough road for these kids, but were going to give them every fighting chance we can...Chip In Donations are to help offset the cost of the follow for all 5 puppies and Mother:Nebulize treatment medications. Antibiotics. PetTinic vitamin supplement. Panicur Dewormer. Fluids. Xrays and Exams. Transportation costs. Any and all continued care needs. Vaccines/Alterations/Microchip when healthy enough.

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Meet Beautiful Arabella,
Which is a perfect fit because Arabella is "beautiful" in Dutch. This little girl (and we mean skinny) was wondering around the road in the middle of traffic early Sunday morning. Her nails are approx 3" inch long, and have never been trimmed. Her hind end and tail are urine stained, and riddled with pressure soars, but the obvious and worst part is she is absolutely emaciated purely and only because of starvation.
This little girl was running around with a collar on, approx 3 times the size of her neck, which looks like it might have fit her at one point in time. Miss Arabelle's has a road ahead of her eating small meals multiple times to gain her weight back, and some training to go through before she will be available for adoption.
We are currently investigating the whereabouts and leads of information to find out who did this to Miss Arabella, and are also seeking out a foster care home while she is in recovery.


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A good samaritan had contacted us about a wonderful momma and her litter of puppies that are in desperate need of rescue. Momma April showed up on a disabled man's porch, and gave birth the 10 wonderful puppies that night. With help from the neighbors they have all been caring for Momma April and her pups, and have placed 5 into homes. There is Momma April and 5 pups left.

This family will all be Spayed/Neutered, Microchipped, De-Wormed, Vaccinated, Started on Heartworm and Flea prevention all before adoption. Any donations made will all be towards the medical care and costs of supporting this wonderful family. Mama April's litter has been named the "Months" Litter" for January, May, June, July and August. You can fill out an adoption application for Mama April or any of her pups by visiting the Adopt-A-Bulls page HERE.

Medical Condition: Intestinal Parasite Infestation. Malnutrition.

Current Medical Status: Being Treated for Parasites and Malnutrition. Awaiting Heartworm Status.


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TO ALL WHO HAVE ALREADY DONATED!!!
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Baby Kaia unfortunately does not have a story much different then anyone else.
This little 13 week old baby was found as a "stray" on the streets of Miami-Dade in a horrific condition which was completely preventable and easily curable.

Baby Kaia has a sever case of Demodex Mange, which if treated when it first starts is very inexpensive and easy to immediately rectify. When left un treated in extreme cases it can be deadly, and that is the road that Baby Kaia was on. She has a secondary bacterial infection from going so long without treatment and will need daily medication, with multiple medicated baths weekly and weekly applied medication to begin the process of her healing.

It is going to be a long, hard road for Baby Kaia, but we are determined to make her healthy and give her the chance at a spoiled rotten forever home that she truly deserves.


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Meet Handsome Hercules.

Although his life didn't start out spoiled rotten like he should have been, we will make sure the rest of his life will be. Thanks to a good samaritan who called into Animal Services for a poor dog being chained under a table with no food or water in poor condition, Herc was able to be saved. When animal services got on the scene that's exactly what they saw. Herc, under weight, tied up under a table with no collar on, no food or water could be reached and an ear infection so bad his ear canals were nearly shut.Through the awesome efforts of Animal Services they were able to gain custody to Herc so we could get him the much needed medical care to get him back up on the road to recovery. On top of everything else, it was found that Hercules is Heartworm +. This handsome man's will to live and love is as beautiful as his huge bully smile. Through everything all he wants to do is lean into you and give you kisses...Please help us help Herc finally free all the chains of his past and start a new leash on life... Healthy!


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Ethan was found on a good Samaritans front porch with a gaping hole from his outside hip area into the inside wall cavity of his stomach. The Samaritan picked him up and brought him into a local animal services to receive medical care, and to possibly be reunited with an owner who might have lost him sometime ago.
When an owner did not come, he was released to RRInc for much needed medical care.

He was immediately seen by one of our sponsoring veterinarians, and was rushed right into surgery. Ethan actually had about a 4" hole going from his hip into his abdominal wall that had to be cleaned out and repaired.This was simply caused by an abscess from an unknown source that was left untreated. If he would have received medical care while at home when this first started he would not have ended up in such deplorable conditions.

Ethan was a special soul and captured the hearts of anyone who met him, and showed no matter what amount of pain they go through, they still forgive, understand and love unconditionally. We lost Ethan a few months after his recovery due to an unforeseen incurable medical ailment, and this fund is his legacy and our determination to help owners and dogs stay together through hard times.

We only hope we can live up to who Ethan saw us all as, and help as many as the donation based fund lets us!


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Peggy was found last week running the streets of Tampa bay. A kind person picked her up and had her scanned for a microchip. Luckily to their surprise she did have a chip and they tried contacting the information provided. All phone numbers disconnected and they no longer lived at the address, but they did find out it was implanted by a local SPCA... Over 10 years ago... So they brought her back to the original shelter where unfortunately they did not have any better luck tracking down the owner...
Not only did Miss Peggy have her age working against herm but she has a long term yeast infection that has been an on going issue that was never treated so it's going to take some time to heal her skin. Her poor ears are so badly infected that the canals are almost shut as well... Despite all this, Miss Peggy is always wearing a fantastic smile!

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Hey There I'm "Elijah" the Elderbull...

I'm a around a bout 10 year old Pit Bull that's "Got ya Day" is on 08/26/2011. Some of you may know what that is, and some of you may not... So let me explain... A "Got ya Day" is the day when dogs are picked either by a Forever Family, or Rescue from a shelter and have a chance to live... It's what we like to call our new birthday, our "Got ya day"...

Yes, that's right... Yours truly was an Elderbull sitting in a shelter, waiting for... Boy I don't even want to think of what I was waiting for to happen... I just remember it being cold, people being sad and there just being so many of us. I don't like to think about that though, because on my Got ya Day, that's when my life started over. You have to live looking every day ahead, not thinking about what could have been, or how it hurt along the way. Think about the smiles that you get to see when your people wake up and get you pet you. The feel of the sun on your furr when you sit outside on a warm summer day...

It all happened so fast... I remember waking up and the people walking by "So sad", "One that old shouldn't be sitting in a shelter" , "How do you let your dog go when they are that old?", then some people came and gave me hugs, kisses and put a leash around me, I was in a car for quite some time, and then I met my "Mom" for all intents and purposes. Sense then, I've combined forces with her and the Rescue who helped me get here to make people aware of the Elderbull problem in shelters...

Without people like my "Mommy" who is fostering me until I find a Forever mommy I wouldn't even be here, and I can't even think about that... Beyond that, without people who open their forever lives for Edlerbulls like me to love we wouldn't have forever homes at all. Could you imagine a world without rescued Elderbulls? What a boring place that would be.! Pups can't keep up with me, plus I don't cause half of the problems they do, just remember that!

**UPDATE 09/24/2011**
Mr Elijah had surgery today...He had a few of his skin tumors removed, neutered and they had to do a whole scrotal ablation due to having a little bump on them too...All and all he is feeling well after surgery (He has to wear a "Happy Hat" ) because he wants to lick at his sutures but he is recovering fine!A few more visits to the Dr, and he should be able to start looking for his forever home and start his Therapy dog training!

Eli's Facebook page is:
http://www.facebook.com/EliTheElderbull



"Gentle Ben" is a wonderful 1-2 Year old Male boy who was found wandering as a stray with healed over ears that are cut down to his head, and just a hole where his eye should be with infection settling in...
Despite all that has been done to him, he found a tiny 8 week old puppy with medical problems of his own and decided to take care of him. He had never met this puppy before they were both picked up the same day as strays and somehow ended up being kenneled together... Ben lets the puppy eat first, and out of the same bowl. He mothers this little puppy whom he has never met before...
He is truly a Gentle Ben. He has been through far too much in his life not to be finally taken care of and have a chance to be spoiled rotten... "Gavin"This sweet little 10 week old puppy has a case of generalized Demodex mange which is completely preventable. treatable and no reason why it should get this bad... He was found as a stray, and Gentle Ben has taking on the role of mothering him. Little Gavin is going to take some time with medication to completely, heal but he will look like a brand new puppy when he is!Both are expected to make full recoveries over time. We are seeking out long term fosters for both. Please contact Adoptions@RugazRescue.com for more information on either of these kids!

Update 08/28/2011
-We went to get Ben and Gavin from Animal Services the morning of 08/26/2011 to be hit with the information that the owner's have been found for them. With mixed emotions of "How could they get this way and the owners come forward and want to claim them?" ... "Now we know who we can hold accountable for there medical ailments!" etc... We wanted to know how,who, when where and why they are like this...Well to our surprise and glee Ben's owners are not that "bad" after all! Ben is current on his vaccines, and tagged and unfortunately through miss communication he was unaware that the dogs were at Animal Services. Like many people at this time and age funding is always an issue and a huge part to play and Ben himself is a rescue dog to them, as is baby Gavin. We are now in contact with the owners and are going to be working out getting Ben's eye repaired and neutered at the same time free of charge to the owners if they will let us. :)Gavin is now is RRInc care in a foster home, as they had rescued Gavin themselves and were looking for a better environment for him to get well in to begin with because they did not have the funding to care for him themselves! What a fantastic win-win for ALL the dogs and people involved! Hopefully with some time and work Ben is able to stay home and receive the medical care he needs, and Gavin was rescued and will also get all the medical care he needs and be able to find a forever home. Although Gavin is in a little bit worse shape then we originally had thought (He has a sever secondary staff infection all over his body and pneumonia) He is looking to recover shortly with some much needed time spent in the Hospital and will be on the road to full recovery soon!What a fantastic team effort of Animal Services, Community members, Rescue members and some amazing selfless people that these two dogs are getting everything they need!***To everyone who donated directly to there care. We do indeed have Gavin in our care, but Ben will be staying with his owners and we will be working with them on sponsoring his needed medical treatment but he is not an RRInc. dog. If you would like to have your donation refunded or if you would like to have it apply to another one of our many medical dogs please E-mail into Adoptions@RugazRescue.com and let us know who you would like us to apply it to!***


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Miss "Jewel" found herself as a stray at Hillsborough County Animal Services and out of time. She has an awesome personality, and we just don't know how she lost her way from home and no one was ever able to find her. She unfortunately could not be apart of the Ambassador program at Hillsborough because she was Heartworm +. So she found herself now in foster care here at RRInc. and currently undergoing the start of Heartworm Treatment.

As soon as she finishs her treatment she will be able to start looking for a forever home!

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Little boy Cruz has Arrived safelty at a RRInc Foster home. Unfortunetly in much worse condition then his Animal Services picture led on.  





Baby Boy "Cruz"

Cruz came into Miami-Dade Animal Services as a stray in this deplorable condition. He is covered with a sever case of Demodex Mange and has open gaping wounds all over that he will be needed intensive care for some time to heal. With everyone's combined help, we can save Cruz!

"Cruz" is going to have a long hard road to full recovery. He ill be spending the next few weeks at the Hospital getting the intensive care he needs, that will be followed up with long-term foster care recovery.

If you are interested in donating to "Cruz"s care you can do so online at the Chipin page: http://haggardsfund.chipin.com/saving-cruz
(Also located in the above right corner)

The Hospital is taking donations Via Mail and Phone:
Animal Hospital of Regency Park
7741 Congress Street
New Port Richey, FL 34653
(727)848-6247

Make checks payable to Animal Hospital of Regency Park with "Rugaz Rescue - Cruz" in Memo's please.

 

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He has no hair to speak of, but little tiny tifs of hair between some scabs on his back. Once his eyes close for a small amount of time they swell shut and full with infection.
Through all this his tail never stops wagging and all he wants to do is crawl into your lap and love you..
This little guy needs all the help we can all pull together to give to him. Thank you to everyone in advance who has sent donations, prayers and well thoughts to Cruz. Through this all, he just wants to love, and that is all he will ever have from now on... Unconditional Love!
**UPDATED 08/17/2011**




 

Momma "Cinnamon" has a unfortunately becoming common story to tell...

Her and her litter of 10 babies came into animal services as "Strays"... How a mother and her entire litter of puppies become "Strays" we will never understand... The puppies only being 2 weeks old, and the whole family being pit bulls. The chances of them all getting out was slim... Until someone notified us that they were there. With a mass of Volunteer efforts we were able to move the entire family into foster care to get them safe,healthy and happy.

Well now all the puppies are spayed/neutered, and some have even found forever homes, the others have found new foster homes... So it's Momma "Cinnamons" time to get taken care of!

Momma "Cinnamon" is now spayed, and started her Pre-Heartworm Treatment and will be able to move onto her actual Treatment soon and then some down time in her Post-Treatment...

Often time people don't look past the litter of puppies, to see the medical case parents that when those puppies are gone still need to be taken care of. Momma "Cinnamon" is a fantastic girl who is going to make a fantastic addition to any home when she is healthy very soon!

Momma "Cinnamon" is Cat/Dog Friendly and would love nothing more then to sit on a couch with a new forever family full of children to dote on! We are now currently accepting application for Foster-to-Adopt post treatment for Miss "Cinnamon"!

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She came into the shelter as a stray, but her personality shown bright through that kennel. They tested her in the Pit Bull Ambassador program and she passed but unfortunately she was Heartworm Positive so they could not put her up in the program.

They kept re-testing her every few weeks to buy her time at the shelter to try to find a rescue to take her, but a Heartworm Positive Pit Bull amongst all the others was really becoming a shot in the dark...

Finally a foster home opened up at RRInc, and we were able to bring her into the Rescue. Today is the day we get to bring this beautiful girl from the shelter that fought so hard for her to make it out, into a foster home where she will finally get to rest her head and start the Heartworm Treatment she needs to get better!

Look at this smile, who can resist!

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"Momma Sadie" and her 11 babies were found living in a Thrift Store with a nice couple who were in a bad situation and just needed some help. Momma Sadie came to them from a bad situation herself and they were trying to do the right thing helping her... Well unfortunately that led into a litter because they had 2 intact males at home that they were trying to find the funding to neuter themselves. So once Sadie gave birth they moved her to the Thrift Store so they could be away from the males at home, and were praying someone would see them and be able to help. Rugaz Rescue Inc. is working directly with the owners while Momma Sadie and her babies are safely in a foster home to get the two males at neutered while Sadie and her babies are away. Once the babies are 8 weeks old and it's clear to spay Momma Sadie, We are spaying her and the Owners are bringing her back home!

It is families and situations like these that we can help one by one getting their dogs spayed/neutered and keeping them in their homes. It is unfortunate there are 11 babies that now need homes, but they will also be spayed/neutered before finding forever homes. So this whole situation is ending with 3 adult pitties getting spayed and neutered and getting to stay home, and 11 babies getting spayed and neutered before they find forever homes!

If we could have more outcomes like this we might be able to make a dent in this puppy epidemic!
It also looks like this family is going to kick off our new Grant program for Spaying/Neutering Pitties! More information to come!

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Meet "Wish"... So named for her one Wish in life... To live. This baby came into Orange County Animal Services as a "Stray"... No one to blame for the state she is in... This timid little girl was locked somewhere and left to die, much like our Barnaby... She is urine stained from the bottom of her chest down, and simply... A walking skeleton...

Starving dogs has become an epidemic as of recently and there is just no excuse for any of this. Dogs like "Wish" and "Barnaby" were confined somewhere and forgotten about. Left to die a miserable and horrible death alone. How we do we this as a human race? Much like "Barnaby", Miss Wish just wants to be loved...

Update 05/26/11:
The picture to the right is of her on 05/26/2011 52lbs. All of her urine stains gone and was spayed yesterday! That means she is ready to find a forever home!!!

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This 8 year old boy has had a long trip from a neglectful home that never tended to his wounds. He completely de-gloved his bottom jaw of skin being caught in a chain link fence for hours and he is heartworn +. So after much treatment he will be ready to find a forever home! His previous owners we're enjoyed to never own animals and the criminal case is still pending.

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Pamie was transferred from Animal Services into foster care on 04/20/2011 with a sever case of generalized demodex mange.
She will be treated with oral anti-biotics, Promeris and medicated shampoos.

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"Buddy" after having his eye removed, all fixed up and now ready to find a forever home! He has become our "Jr and Children" mascot at our events!

Buddy is CURRENTLY looking for a forever home, won't that be you?

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"Buddy" found tied to the street sign...



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"Honey Bun" was transfered from Miami-Dade Animal Services on 01/08/2011 with a sever case of Demodex Mange. As many of you know, we have Oliver and Frisco who are in the same shape as this little girl. Demodex is a highly preventable and curable disease when treated. When left it can be deadly, and this is the point Honey Bun is at. This girl is going to take a long-term medical care, and even through all this pain she just wants to be by your side....

A true Ambassador of her breed... Loving through all what people have done to her...

She is currently being treated at:

Animal Hospital Of Regency Park
Dr. Michael S. Canfield
7741 Congress Street
New Port Richey, FL 34653
(727)848-6247

http://www.ahrpvet.com/

Animal Hospital of Regency Park accepts donations made for Honey Buns's account over the phone.

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Before   Dreamer came into Bay Moornings Animal Hospital with her family not feeling well. After some tests Miss Dreamer came back Parvo +. Unfortunetly the family could not afford the treatment that would safe her life, so Luckily one of Rugaz Rescue Inc. staff works at the clinic and we were able to work it out with Bay Moornings for the family to sign Dreamer over to the Rescue to recive medical care, instead of their only option being Euthanasia when not being able to afford her life-saving treatment.

Everyone please keep "Dreamer" in your thoughts and prayers, although this girl is getting 24 Hour emergency care, she is still in really bad shape...

***Update 04/10/2011***
Miss Dreamer did not make it through today... We lost our litter Dreamer, but now she is no longer in pain and can dream to start a new life over, a better life where she is not exposed to Parvo, and left too long before treatment... We will miss you Sweet Dreamer, please dream of us.... RIP 4/10/2011

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Meet Momma "Heidi" and her 10 babies... Signed over on 03/17/2011 by a family who had originally found her as a stray 4 months prior and was keeping her in a chicken coup outside. They have an intact male Chihuahua/Jack Russell male who unfortunately met up with Heidi, and along came the family. They could not afford to care for the adult dogs let along the puppies, so they sought out help from Rugaz Rescue Inc and we were able to remove the dogs from the family to get the much needed care they were lacking. Once we obtained the entire family mother is about 1/2 of her body weight she should be and Heartworm +. The babies would not have lasted much longer, infested with fleas, and eyes sealed shut with puss from the elements they were living in.

Once the family is weaned and able to be seperated from Heidi, she will be spayed and under go heartworm treatment so she too will be able to find a forever home of her own as well as her family.

Stay up-to-date with this family daily on thier own personal blog spot:
http://heidiandherpups.blogspot.com


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Frisco
 
 
Frisco
 
 
Frisco  

Frisco came from Melbourne Animal Services as a "Stray". He was found with another perfectly healthy blue and white pittie, and he was claimed. Frisco was left there to die. He ears are cropped off horribly to his head, and he has a very curable/treatable and preventable disease when it's caught in the early stages. Frisco's face is oozing with blood and infection and has to be scrubbed daily, and a sulfur medication applied daily. He is on a twice a day anti-biotic, An anti-inflammatory/sedative to try to help his swelling and itching twice a day. He's on bi-weekly promeris and has to wear an E-collar for two weeks to help his face heal. This poor boy is being put through the ringer to save his life, when it's something so simply that his owner could have easily cured instead of watching him get this bad...

He is currently being treated at:

Animal Hospital Of Regency Park
Dr. Michael S. Canfield
7741 Congress Street
New Port Richey, FL 34653
(727)848-6247

http://www.ahrpvet.com/

Animal Hospital of Regency Park accepts donations made for Frisco's account over the phone.

***Update 03/10/2011**
Frisco is almost ready for adoption! Keep an eye out for this handsome man, he for sure is a heart steeler!

***He is currently available for the Foster To Adopt Program, Please ask us more about it!!***


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Andy Andy
"Andy" came from Animal Services on 2/4/11 afternoon and was admitted into Animal Hospital of Regency Park promptly on 2/5/11 for Sever Pneumonia. He has already had his admitting diagnostics such as xrays and cultures and is now on IV Fluids and Antibiotics as he is not eating and drinking on his own. Little Andy is a trooper and staying strong through this all, but needs supportive care to make it through.

Donations are accepted directly to the Hospital that he is admitted at:

Animal Hospital Of Regency Park Account:
Rugaz Rescue Inc. for "Andy"
7741 Congress Street
New Port Richey, FL 34653
(727)848-6247

http://www.ahrpvet.com


   

 

Dora Dora

Miss "Dora" came from Animal Servies of Melourn where she was surrendered by her owner because "She escaped too much". Simply because she was left in the backyard to fend for herself. She is Heartworm (+).

The beautoful girl deserves a spoiled rotten life on a couch where she does not have to livein a backyard and escape to find human companionship.

***Update 05/07/2011***
Dora is ready for adoption! Visit our Adopt-A-Bulls page for more info.


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Barnaby Barnaby
Barnaby
Barnaby

This sad soul was found as a stray roaming the streets in Hillsborough county. Covered in urine stains and emaciated to the point of death. When a fecal was run, he was negative of all intestinal parasites and bloodwork came back completely normal. So in the end, someone confined Barnaby somewhere and left him to die. The result of his neglect is a direct result of a cruel and horrible human being.

To help prevent bloat, a potentially fatal condition that can be caused by eating too fast, Barnaby is being given multiple small meals throughout the day to help him slowly gain the weight he desperately needs.

*Update 05/09/2011*
Sweet, Goofball Barns. Humans put you through so much being left confined to die covered in urine and only weighing 1/2 of your body weight should be. Sometimes that leaves a lasting impression, and that isn't any ones fault Barns. You had everyone by your side, and everyone is still by your side now. You will forever continue to change minds and help people learn about Animal Cruelty just like Oakley big boy.
You don't have to guard anyone, or think anyone is taking anything away from you ever again Barns... You are at peace now, where everything is yours buddy. You never have to fear you wont get your meal, or play time. You wont have to fear people coming in your house, or doing things you don't want to do buddy... It's all about you now...Your foster family showed you the only unconditional truly spoiled love you had ever known, but sometimes even that is not enough to heal the wounds of the past.
We all miss you very much, and everyone who worked with you loved you very much. You have changed the lives of so many people, those you have met and those who have not even met you at all. Just with your goofball smile, you changed hearts and minds... You will continue to forever do that as well... We will miss you.


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Oliver

Oliver came to us from Orange County Animal Services as a "stray" who wondered up to someone somehow. Being a "stray" is impossible for Oliver. He lives for human companionship and absolutly adores and follows everyone around. He wouldn't stray away from anyone. Someone watched him get to be in this condition...

Oliver is currently being treated for A sever case of Demodexx Mange, A Lrage open wound on his leg, and a puncture hole through his ear. He is on daily anti-biotics, daily therapy lasor treatments, weekly medicated baths, and bi-weekly applications of promeris. This boy is a fighter.... He is fighting to live and love...

His name is "Oliver"...
The meaning of "Oliver" - "Olive Tree"
Why we named him after the "Olive Tree"...

"That the olive signifies the good of charity, is evident from the signification in the Word not only of an olive, but also of oil. It was with olive oil, together with spices, that the priests and kings were anointed, and it was with olive oil that the lamps were trimmed (Exod. 30:24; 27:20). The reason olive oil was used for anointing and for lamps was that it represented all that is celestial, and therefore all the good of love and of charity; for the oil is the very essence of the tree, and is as it were its soul, just as the celestial, or the good of love and of charity, is the very essence or the very soul of faith; and hence oil has this representation. That oil signifies what is celestial, or the good of love and of charity, may be confirmed from many passages of the Word; but as it is the olive-tree that is mentioned here, we will merely present some passages that confirm its signification"

***Update 07/01/2011***
Oliver was such a keeper his foster mom decided to make him family! Congrats Tonja and Oliver!!


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This little boy came to Orange County Animal Services as a stray with home cut ears, horrible Demodex and a secondary infecton. He is being treated with Promeris, Antibiotic, and many suppliments for his skin,eat and eye infections.

Tex slowly getting better at the photoshoot with Lisa from www.LittlePetProject.com
Little Pet Project


     

11/03/2010 - Journey and her 4 puppies came up as stray in Orange County Animal services. When the stray hold was up and no one came to claim them, and no one stepped up to save them either. So RRInc stepped up, a band of Volunteers all chipped together to create the freedom train and they are safely in the hands of a Foster Mother now.

What will your donations help with this family?

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All 4 puppies to be spayed/neutered at 8 Weeks
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Momma Journey to be spayed
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All to be Microchipped
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Vaccinated
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De-Wormed every 2 weeks
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High quality lamb and rice puppy food for Journey and then for her and babies as they wean.
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Shampoo [As we all know puppies are messy!!]


     
Evetta Evetta

9/3/10: Evetta is currently being transported from Collier County Animal Services to her foster home, where she will begin her treatment for Demodex mange.


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Pebbles Coming Soon

9/1/10 - We have just had x-rays taken and the news is not good. Pebbles has a grade 4 luxating patella that will require surgery. We have a vet to do the surgery, but she'll require at least a month or two of aftercare that includes antibiotics, pain meds, x-rays, and physical therapy. Please donate and help Pebbles as she starts a difficult journey!


  Haggards Medical Expenses

9/6/10: Okay, so Haggard isn't one of our typical cases, but when our Director got word that this poor, wonderful boy was going to be put to sleep if someone didn't transport him out of the Animal Services that he was surrendered to, she answered the call. While we were told that he had some eye issues we weren't expecting the multiple medical issues that came with him. On top of the eye issues, he had a horrible ear and skin infection, a mysterious tumor on his head and was severely underweight for his size. Not sure if we could fix all the issues that Haggard had, we considered having him humanely euthanized to prevent him from being in any pain, but it became quickly obvious to us that Haggard wasn't ready to give up and still had much love to give. The first child he encountered he licked and wagged, he loved every dog we put in front of him and just wanted to be touched and loved by everyone who crossed his path. How could we even think about giving up on him when he had such an amazing personality and spirit? We decided we couldn't and so now we are embarking on what will no doubt be a long road to recovery for Haggard and were hoping that you'll help us with his journey!


     

8/6/10 - A few weeks ago we transferred three blue puppies; Elaina, Damon, and Stephan. These pups were is awful shape when we recieved them, suffering from a condition known as demodex mange. On top of that they had severe skin infection and were coming down with kennel cough. These kids were swollen and sore, but despite that, all they wanted to do is cuddle and be loved. Damon was the smaller of the boys and was the least severe out of the three. With the spectacular work of his foster home, he finished his treatment and we are happy to report that he was just adopted! Unfortuntely Elaina and Stephen have a longer road to recovery, ahead of them. We are doing everything we can to get these two healed up and into a forever home, but we need help from our wonderful supporters to do so! Please help us, help them!

8/13/10 - Elaina has recieved the all clear and is ready for adoption!
Stephan still has some recovering to do, but we hope that he too will soon be on his way to finding his forever home!


 

07/01/2010 - This beautiful family came to RRInc as strays believe it or not! We Eve and her babies at a mere 4 days old. They are currently all being treated for an Upper Respiratory infection and intestinal parasites.

10/10/2010 - Marley and Mia Eve's 2 babies have found their forever home, now Eve is patiently waiting on hers!


 

*Update 06/16/2010* - PB's Previous owners were Enjoined to not own any animals for 5 years!!! Win for Team Rugaz Rescue and PB! Congrats PB now you get to be in a wonderful forever home who cares for you, and your working towards your CGC Breed Ambassador!

05/26/2010 - This boy came in half dead from the filth above. Yes the picture you see above was his "Home" and the picture of him above is how he came to us out of his "home" with the tireless work efforts of Hillsborough County Animal Services.

Completely scabbed over, needing a blood transfusion and almost completely hairless this boy fought for his life with everyone right behind him rooting him on. He is truly an Ambassador of his breed, loving everything that he meets and truly living every day to the fullest.

He is still under going treatment for his Demodex mange, but will be available for adoption once completely cleared.

For us to continue to help dogs like PB, Roxy, Persistence's and Sooki we rely on donations from people like you! Anything from $1.00 to $100.00 makes the difference in us being able to save medical cases like all these on this Guardian Angels site...


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Achilies  
 
Achilies Achilies  

Achilles story is a sad one.

He was adopted from Rugaz Rescue Inc. in 03/2007 to a wonderful family who's mother was a RN. They adored Achilles, and we went to see him on a few occasions to help with training. 2 1/2 Years have gone by and Achilles was brought in as a stray to Hillsborough County Animal Services with an horribly embedded collar, Heartworm Positive and a horrible aggression towards dogs. We are currently doing an investigation on his previous owner to get answers on what happend to Achilles. After being questioned Tacara states Achilles ran away Nov' 07' while she "Tied him up while moving furnature to her new home". He was found in the 8000 block of Temple Place in Tampa, Fl. 33617... Which is within 6 miles of the address when she adopted him. Someone in that area has to know something about him. About where he was tied up at, who had him.

Achillies upon his arrival at Hills. Co. Animal Services

Update on Investigation: Tacara Drew stated she tied him up outside while she was moving and when they came back "He was just gone"... After contacting her current landlord where she moved to on that date the landlord stated "There is a no dog policy". So even if Achilles went missing on "moving" day she couldn't bring him with her anyways... So really... What did she do to Achilles that fateful day? Tacara Drew, your story does not add up....

There is a reward for any information leading to the proven where abouts of Achilles in the past two years...

*UPDATE 06/16/2010* - Tacara Drew "Achilles" previous adopter was enjoined to NEVER own animals again! "Justice For Achilles Prevails!"


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Moxy Roxy  

Roxy's story is a sad one, much like all the ones were looking for Guadian Angel's for. Roxy had a family but unfortunetly one day it all fell apart. She lived with 5 Human children and 3 doggy siblings as well. The wife and 5 children had to go up north to stay with family members while the husband stayed behind to try to work out some issues. Unfortunetly she could not bring the dogs with her, and the children came first. Well the husband was sent to rehab and couldn't come home, so they arranged to have a neighbor feed the dogs until they could make solid plans for them. A family member came over to check on them and Roxy and her siblings looked all much like this, Roxy being the worst. She is a little head shy, and scared of almost everything. She is coming around and gives the best sweet kisses a little girl could ever give... With some TLC she will make a full recovery and find a forever loving home...

Update 05/20/2010: Miss Moxy Roxy is fully recovered and ready to find her forever home!!


HoneyBun
 

Miss Persistence stays true to her name, and that is the very reason we named her this. She has a Persistence to live! She was found a dirty,embaciated bag of bones by a wonderful family who took her in and diligently looked for a place that Persistence could be medically taken care of immediately. Well she found her way here to Rugaz Rescue Inc.

Update: Persistence fully recovered and found an amazing forever home!


HoneyBun

Norma Jean's story unfortunately seems to be more common now, then it ever was. She was found as a stray roaming around the streets of Tampa, filled with Milk and looking for her babies somewhere. It had looked as if she had given birth within the week, and we are absolutely amazed no one ever came for her. Well when her stray time was up, we jumped up and pulled her from Animal Services, to find out that this awesome girl was also Heartworm Positive. Look at those soulful eyes. We're not giving up that easy, we will reach out to the community for a little help and get her the treatment she needs! Norma Jean is truly a breed Ambassador, being completely Dog/Cat and Kid friendly! This girl has it all, and we are going to do everything we can to make her journey into finding a forever home.
Wont you please help us?


HoneyBun
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Sooki
 

Sooki

Sooki
Sooki Sooki
 
   
Sooki

Clopinel Pascal

"Hillsborough Animal Services officials say they don't believe Clopinel "James" Pascal's story that he attacked a pit bull with a machete because the dog attacked him and his dog first.
"It doesn't add up so far," said Marti Ryan, spokeswoman for Animal Services.
Pascal, 31, was arrested Friday afternoon on a charge of animal cruelty. Investigators say he struck the white female pit bull with a pipe and machete, partially cutting its ear off. He was released from jail early Saturday after posting $2,000 bail.
Pascal said he had attempted to rehabilitate the dog and socialize it with his own pit bull after it had been abused and abandoned by neighbors. He said when he was trying to tie up the abandoned dog in the backyard of his home in Sulphur Springs, it attacked him and then his dog, "Sasha," when Sasha tried to defend him.
Pascal said he picked up the machete to defend himself.
A witness, however, on Friday told investigators the pit bull was walking up the street when Pascal lured the dog into his yard, closed the gate, picked up a pipe and started beating the dog with it. He was "laughing the whole time,'' Pascal's arrest report stated.
Both dogs were taken into custody by Animal Services.
Ryan, of Animal Services, said today the injured pit bull is still in their care and is a sweet dog.
"She seems very forgiving to humans," she said.
Ryan thinks the dog was a stray but at one point had owners.
Pascal's pit bull didn't have a mark on her from the alleged fight and is "extremely animal aggressive," she said.
The injured dog doesn't have a microchip to identify her, Ryan said. She had several other cuts on her body and they are still doing tests on her to determine if she has heartworms or other ailments.
The dog could soon be up for adoption, Ryan said."

Miss Sooki is now recovering and getting a Re-Check on Monday where she wil be spayed and sent into a foster home. After all of FVS's medical team cleaning up Miss Sooki and getting her all fixed up, did we get hit with the news she was also Heartworm Positive. So while Sooki will be relaxing in a foster home recovering from her wounds, she will be starting Heartworm Treatment which will take up to 2 months of Injections and a "Stay Calm" Foster home.

Rugaz Rescue Inc is looking for a Long-Term (2 to 4) Month foster for Miss Sooki while she fully recovers Emotionally and Physically from this brutal attack.

To contact Rugaz Rescue for more information on Sooki or any other Incredi'bull dog looking for a forever home please visit:
http://www.RugazRescue.com

To Help Rugaz Rescue Inc with Sooki or any other Incredi'bull seeking help Visit the Guardian Angel's Section of the website or donations as always accepted:

**UPDATE 9/5/2009**
Despite how awful her attack was, her body on the outside shows really no scars other then missing half her ear.. She is doing wonderful!

Sooki starts her Heartworm Treatment's on 9/22/09. After that she will be seeking a Forever Home. We are accepting applications now!

***Trial Update 09/11/2009***
A word from the Investigator: "Just got out of court on Clopinal Pascals petition for custody on his dog Sasha. We were awarded custody and he is enjoying NO MORE ANIMALS. The judge was pleased to see Sooki's recovery . Criminal charges are going to the division chief for his signature so that is moving forward. Will advise on court dates for Sooki's criminal"

Sooki starts her Heartworm Treatment's on 9/22/09. After that she will be seeking a Forever Home. We are accepting applications now!

***Trial Update 09/11/2009***
A word from the Investigator: "Just got out of court on Clopinal Pascals petition for custody on his dog Sasha. We were awarded custody and he is enjoying NO MORE ANIMALS. The judge was pleased to see Sooki's recovery . Criminal charges are going to the division chief for his signature so that is moving forward. Will advise on court dates for Sooki's criminal"