Can we save the “Baldwin Babies”??

  • Posted: September 21, 2011 
  • by Karen Ragusa   -  
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Since arriving in Milledgeville in June, we have caught 10 dogs in previous extreme distress.

Six of them to be exact. Professor, Pinnocio, Pistachio – the boys. Essie, Cokie and Tortie – the girls. All were breeder dogs that took some extremely dedicated volunteers and I weeks to catch. Their coats were matted horribly and totally flea ridden. All were very scared and unsocialized. Two others were running at large, both had terrible skin infections and one is heartworm positive, Tess. Raz has a damaged trachea.

We were able to catch the ninth one, Dice, when he turned up at Baldwin County animal control. He was starving, thirsty and (like the rest) covered in fleas. He’s just a Georgia black dog who is as sweet as any you’ve ever met. He had been living at a property (not part of anyone’s family, just hanging out) on a main road and I had been feeding him as I was trying to catch the other breeder dogs.

When he went missing, I had to find him. That’s when we discovered that animal control had picked him up. There were some challenges in getting him back (did I mention Baldwin County Animal Control doesn’t like me very much!) 🙂

The tenth pup was by far the most challenging to capture. Hardwick is about 1.5 years old and had someone that cared enough to put a collar on his neck when he was a just a baby. The problem was that they didn’t care enough to remove it as he got older and much… much bigger.

Hardwick had been running free for at least 6 months with the collar cutting deeper and deeper into his flesh. It began bleeding at first and then became gangrenous. It took me three weeks of daily dedication in trying to catch him before I was able to contain him until he finally succumbed. We were able to pull him out from under a house and get him to Village Vets in Atlanta and have the collar surgically removed.

He was near death when we got him. We are also having to treat him for heartworms, of course. But all in all, Hardwick is now doing wonderfully well as are the other 9!!!

Please contribute to this worthy endeavor as we have vet bills outstanding and don’t have the money to cover.

C4C strives never to turn our backs on a situation that is so desperate. Neither could we let Hardwick be shot and killed by the local animal control officer. That was not an acceptable solution.

Please, Please help us.

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Written by Karen Ragusa

Karen has gracefully run this organization and watched it grow since 2008. She's seen it all over the years and loves to write about her adventures!

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