Rescue Projects 2010
Chicot Rd: 25 dogs
+ 10 puppies
Date: October 2010
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Germania Road Project II: 4 adult
Project Manager: Needed!
A good Samarian spotted
seven, eight week old puppies on the side on the road, upon investigation he discovered that along with the pups there were
four adult females dogs and that they all belonged to a single Mom and her two children.
The pups were born to a purebred Pit Bull Mom, with the likelihood of the Dad dog being a Hound mix, the pups look
like dad and are adorable.
OOTW has already had two of the four females
have sprayed, the other two have appointments.
At 10 weeks old the puppies
are as cute as can be! They are happy and playful. OOTW volunteers provided vaccinations and worming. They have had flea prevention
as well. The pups are kept outside for now, but they have shelter. The human siblings are spending time with them, playing
and socializing them.
The pups have been named celestial names and
will be on petfinder for adoption soon! Their names are Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Mars, Pluto, Mercury(the biggest) and Milky
Way (the runt)!
White County: 5 puppies + ??dogs
Start Date: May
Rescue Coordinator: Betty B & Kathy Mc
All of the pups, Greta, Gretchen, Greg,
George and Garth were separated into three foster homes and found adoptive homes. George and Garth were adopted to the same
home in N.Y. and we recently learned that they have continued to have issues getting
along. We think perhaps that they BOTH want to be the alpha, so we are placing Garth back
up for adoption this month to ensure that all have happy homes!
Bettye and OOTW
have continued to help these families with dog food and all the dogs have been spayed and neutered.
2010 - OOTW was
notified of two groups of dogs from an impoverished area in White County. All the dogs
appear to have been abandon and the families as of right now have no income, one family has
only just applied for disability, but it’s not yet approved. The lady of one of the households suffers from
depression so the dogs are probably good for her however she has taken in more she can afford to feed much less give any form
a vet care. All the dogs are really nice, they are not mistreated, the families are kind to them and the dogs seem
to get attention.
Bettye and Kathy M. are the project managers, they are supplying food for these families and they
are doing all they can to ensure that these dogs are cared for properly, but we want very much to find help for
them. We need foster or forever homes. They will be fully vetted when we are able to get them into town.
Sometime in mid May, five little fur balls along with their terrified
mother were dumped on the side of a busy rural highway near Beebe. They would surely have all been run over before the end
of the day if a kind couple hadn't stopped and taken them all into safety. These people couldn't leave the dogs on the side
of the road; being much more compassionate than the person(s) who dumped them out there in the first place.
The couple managed to gather up the puppies and then get the mother to follow them
into the car. The mama dog sat in the back seat quietly, and it appeared she was used to riding in a car; she had once been
someone's pet. All had been well fed and cared for, and it is a mystery why anyone would take such good care of them, only
to dump them beside the road when they became ‘inconvenient'.
The mother is sweet, very calm and friendly,
medium sized brown shepherd mix with a black muzzle. The puppies must all take after their father; all five are fuzzy and
black and some have little white toes.They have apparently been handled quite a bit, are very human-friendly, and give really
good puppy kisses. They are quite fluffy, and look as if they will become medium sized dogs with plush coats.
Gwyneth, the mother dog needs to be fully vetted and spayed. But the puppies are
healthy, fat and ready for their forever homes. There are 2 girls we are calling Greta and Gretchen, and 3 boys, Greg, George
Vimy Road: 8
Start Date: January 2010Rescue
Coordinator: Connie N.
Jackson are still looking for their forever homes. The rest are doing well in their adoptive homes.
This project is still ongoing as Neesha and Jackson are still looking for their forever homes,
all other pups have been adopted!
Neesha and Jackson, were born under extremely
scary circumstances. Their mother gave birth to them in a den she dug under a stack of old privacy fence sections that
were stacked up at the edge of the woods. Connie was only able to save them after coyotes took the mother
and two other siblings. The mother looked to be part Corgi. She would love for these two to be adopted together.
The New Year came and with it 4 more puppies were abandoned
in Connie's driveway. They were left in the freezing cold in a cardboard
box. They are Breeze, Josephine, Noah & Rascal and look to be about 16 weeks old now. They have been vetted,
microchipped and neutered/spayed and, of course, they are adorable.
a rascal. He likes to chew and wrestle and jump. His tail is shorter than his siblings, maybe he makes up for it with attitude.
is sneaky. When it’s time to go out for the day, she will run hide under the bed. She’s very perky
and playful. She loves to stretch out and let you give her a tummy rub.
is so sweet. She loves to be picked up and snuggle against your chest and lay her
head against your neck.
so very laid back and gentle. He is a packrat though. It’s so funny to
watch him. He runs to get a shoe and puts it in his cubby hole, then he’s off again for a sock, shirt, towel and just
keeps on dragging anything I’ve left out within his reach.
Recently, Connie was
able to help two more puppies who were abandoned at her neighbor's home. OOTW put out a plea for a foster home and Julie & Joe came to the rescue! They are fostering these
two pups who are a small breed mix. They have been named Trevor and Travis. They are precious and have been recently posted for adoption.
Photos by OOTW volunteer, Sharon H.
Sardis Ball Park: 4 puppies
Start Date: July 2010
Project manager: Diana & Raymond DeClue
Three of the four girls have been
adopted. Two of the homes are right here in Little Rock and another in Tennessee. Shania is the only one left!
She is a beautiful girl and she still needs to find the home of her dreams.
One of our volunteers
spotted these 4-5 month old pups at the Sardis Ball Park, where they had been abandoned and living for weeks, probably eating way too many hotdogs.
They never left the area, even though the gate was open. They are really good
lookin' pups!, we are guessing Shepherd/Lab mix. They're nice, look to be
healthy and friendly to everyone they meet.
sent out pictures of them and a plea for foster homes, and guess what? We got some help! Thanks
to new foster Mom, Denice. Another pup is going to Sierra, and the last one, is going for a trial run with an adoptive home! Wow!
Since they were country girls, we named them after country singers: Martina, Shania, Faith and
As you often hear, one thing leads to another....
Sardis Road: 1 dog & 2 puppies
Start Date: July 2010
Project manager: Diana & Raymond DeClue
three of these found foster homes who have continued to care for them. Sweetie Pie was recently adopted to a home
in N.Y. Muttie was renamed Lovey. She is a wonderful, young adult who is great with kids.
is a church on Sardis, near the ball field, where we discovered a
sweet black and white, rat terrier Mom with two beagle/rat terrier mix pups. They are very sweet and friendly, came
to us and let us pet and handle them. All are about 15# and in need of rescue as soon as possible. We left food, water, wormed all and applied Advantage for fleas. Diana
going there every day to see about them until we find help.
mommy terrier is named Mütti - an endearing German term for Mommy. The puppy with the spot on her eye is named Pixie
because she loves to pose for the camera and have lots of "Pix" of her taken. The other puppy is
such cuddler and such sweetie pie, she is named Sweetie Pie.
days later, Diana discovered that these dogs had no water because someone had
confiscated the water bucket and to make matters worse, they were beginning to chase cars. All this was just too much for
Diana so she took them home with her. With their other dogs and cats this is more than can realistically handle; in other
words Diane and family are bursting at the seams. Foster homes are still desperately needed.
Update: We have had one foster Mom come forward
to help. Beth W. took one of the pups to foster. We still need a foster home for Mutti and one
Germania Road: 3 dog, 9 puppies
Start Date: June
Rescue Coordinator: Kathy W., Chelsea
See pictures and read their story here.
Start Date: February 2010
Rescue Coordinator: Kathy W.
Read their story here!
Cantrell Road: 7 puppies
Start Date: May 2010
Rescue Coordinator: Kathy W., Chelsea & Holly
Read all about it. See photos & video.
Martin Road: 2 dogs
Start Date: May
Rescue Coordinator: Holly
July 2010 - BOTH of these deserving dogs found wonderful adoptive homes locally.
2010 - Cracker and Ruffie are adorable little toy poodles whose little lives had a "ruff"
beginning. Found in a neglectful situation, they were left languishing in an outdoor pen where
they were so severely matted that they could hardly walk. They were surrendered to OOTW after Saline
Co. Sheriff's Officers warned the owner that he may be charged with animal cruelty.
Cracker and Ruffie were very tolerant even to the point of being relaxed during the lengthy process it took to get
them looking like little dogs again.
they has had a hard start, they are affectionate and love to play.
The video is
disturbing, but it's AMAZING
to see the difference in how they look now!
Boyle Park: 5 puppies
Start Date: May
Rescue Coordinator: Shawn Snow
July 2010 - All
of these pups have been adopted! Mommy Keely, too!
- Gorgeous girl Keely dodged cars in Boyle Park for over three and a half years before she finally fell
in love and had seven babies. It took another six nerve-wracking weeks before she was finally rescued.
As for breed of the puppies -- who knows, they
look like identical lambs from afar but each one has an very unique personality.
Keely and two of her puppies have already been adopted by
long-time admirers/caretakers. The five remaining bundles of joy are still available for
Sweet Home: 50 dogs, 40 cats, 8 horses,
2 mules, 6 donkeys, 8 goats & 2 bunnies
Start Date: November 2009
that live near the end of a country road near Sweet Home, AR in Pulaski County, a common place where animals
are often "dumped" and abandoned, may have began their rescue efforts with good intentions but they accumulated
many more animals than they could possibly care for physically or financially.
Since the beginning of November 2009 we have made
great progress in helping these animals in need! OOTW took in over 14 dogs and pups, 3 bunnies, and found help for
8 horses, 6 donkeys and 2 mules with the HSPC. Most of the female dogs have been spayed, but as you can imagine, that
will be a priority for OOTW. No more puppies, please!
All of the cats have shelter and/or
are inside. They look to be in fairly good health and have been spayed or neutered. FURR (Feline Rescue & Rehome)
donated 80+ pounds of cat food to help for now! We are hoping that with FURR's help, homes can be found for most of these
rescue project has now been turned over to an independent rescuer.