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Success Story: Lady

Success Story: Lady

Butch and her partner, Judy, adopted Muttville’s Lady (www.muttville.org/mutt/lady) last summer. Lady was a 45-pound hound who had been starved to the bone. She was nearly deaf and her coat was dry and brittle—whether she had been abandoned and living on garbage found in the street or deliberately starved, we can never know.

Lady was originally diagnosed with liver cancer, and was given only a few months to live. The odds of adopting out a ravenous, terminally ill hound, tall enough to get up and gobble any food left out on the kitchen counter seemed small. But the folks at Muttville didn’t give up on her! After some phone calls and consultations, Butch and Judy agreed to take Lady on as a hospice case. A Muttville volunteer packed Lady up and drove her 200 miles south to Atascadero where Butch and Judy live with their four other dogs on five acres.

As it turns out, Lady’s liver is fine, although she does have Cushing’s disease. But with Butch and Judy’s down-home cooking and room to roam, Lady (now named “Zamboni”) has fattened up and flourished. She spends her days lounging around the house and sniffing out the yard. When her moms come home, she gets so happy she howls!

Thank you Butch and Judy, Muttville rescue moms, for taking on what seemed like a tragic case, giving Zamboni the care she needs, and for giving her a wonderful second life.

AliG | 09.24.10 | 2 comments

Giving and Grieving

Giving and Grieving

Cinda lost her beautiful girl, Madison, after she succumbed to cancer and congenital heart failure.

In her time of mourning and sadness, Cinda thoughtfully gathered and packed Madison’s supplies of herbal supplements and medical supplies. She contacted our friend, Lee Ann of Pet NutriSystems (www.petnutrisystems.com), and asked if there was someone who was in need of these valuable items. Lee Ann introduced Cinda to Muttville and shared with her our story of Collette, stricken with cancer. Even as she grieved, Cinda wanted to take the time to give.

In memory of beautiful Madison, Muttville is honored and privileged to accept her gift. Thank you, Madison.

AliG | 09.14.10 | 1 comment

She's Ba-ack! Little Princess is back at Muttville and needing a forever home!

She's Ba-ack! Little Princess is back at Muttville and needing a forever home!

Poor Little Princess, her adopter lost his place to live and had to return Little to Muttville. We always stand by our dogs and don’t want them to ever go back to a shelter.
Little Princess has been very spoiled by her previous daddy! She was taken everywhere with him and she ruled her kingdom!!
She is looking for a new castle, where she can get plenty of admiration for her cuteness!
LP is a 6 pound chihuahua with one eye, she looks like she is winking at you!!
She bonds easily and really just wants to snuggle with you all the time. She travels well in her own bag.
She is OK with other dogs, too, but is a bossy little girl!
Charming, full of a big personality in a little package.

sherri | 09.08.10 | 1 comment