BarkVille Dog Rescue saves dogs in distress regardless of age, breed, size or ease of placement. The dogs featured below represent a few of the inspiring transformations that would not have occurred without BarkVille’s intervention.
Because of the generosity of our amazing donors, compassionate volunteers, and for the loving care from our fosters and partner veterinarians, each of these dogs transitioned from near death to a loving forever home!
Butch Cassidy came to BarkVille after being attacked by the other dogs an overcrowded shelter. His wounds were so severe that he nearly bled to death before transporting him to the emergency vet.
Fortunately, the vet was able to stabilize Butch and they kept him in the clinic for two weeks before he was physically able to be released. When his foster parents picked him up they couldn’t see a spot on him that wasn’t injured. They were told that the vet had made a map of all the stitches and staples they put in Butch so they could be sure that they removed each and every one.
His foster parents said that Butch was sweet & soulful from the day that they met him. They spent many hours on the kitchen floor with him comforting him through his long and painful recovery. Slowly, but surely, Butch began not only to heal, but to thrive in his wonderful foster home. Once he was fully recovered, his foster parents gave him the greatest gift of all … they made him a permanent family member in a loving forever home he deserved!
Rocco came to BarkVille with a severely embedded collar injury after being put out like trash in the parking lot of an Atlanta area shelter. Embedded collars cause heinous injuries to dogs and it is a painful and agonizing recovery for them. When someone puts a collar on a young dog and doesn’t loosen the collar as the dog grows, or places a tight collar or rope around the neck of a chained dog, the collar can grow into the dog's neck causing great pain.
Rocco’s neck wounds were so severe that he needed surgery to repair them and he had difficulty swallowing. BarkVille raised $2,000 to cover Rocco's medical care and got him out of the shelter immediately. After his surgery, we placed him in an amazing foster home where he not only fully recovered from his injuries, but thrived under the loving care of his foster dad! He was subsequently adopted by his foster dad who continued to foster and adopt BarkVille dogs including Rocco’s brother from another mother, Spot, and little pit bull puppy Estella who came to BarkVille as a three month old pup with two broken elbows.
Happy endings for several dogs, thanks to one great foster.
Clovis came to BarkVille as one of the worst cases of animal neglect many of us had ever seen. He was found on the side of the road by two good samaritans and he was so emaciated that his bones had broken through his skin and were literally sticking out of his body.
Our community of supporters rallied to help Clovis, and a wonderful, caring foster family stepped up to be his savours! Clovis truly brought out the Superhero in so many good people! From the moment he was found by the good samaritans, to the shelter advocates, to the donors that helped cover his medical expenses, to his foster who jumped up immediately to say she would care for him, to his veterinarian team that helped him make it, to finally his forever family that will keep him safe and loved forever!
Clovis' story reminds us that rescuing dogs does "Take a Village!" A village of good, compassionate people working together to make the world a better place for our canine friends!
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