How much is the value of a life? In rescue, that is an all encompassing question. Not only it about the lives that we try to save, but it is also the life that is given up by the rescuers.
Being a non-profit organization, and we are truly non-profit, we give of our time, our own resources, a room and a yard, and many, many tears. To us the cost of that one little life we save is invaluable. We give and give until we, ourselves, have nothing left. So what can we do? We have got to ask, beg even, our local communities to help us out.
Currently we are saving 41 dogs. We have at least 3 more litters of puppies that we are trying to help rescue. We have at least two pregnant females, at this moment about to give birth. After these 2 litters are born, we’ll need at least 6 weeks before we can separate pups from their mothers. We’ll need to get the mothers spayed, and then either send puppies away to other, already overcrowded, facilities or pay to have them transported out of state. We have a waiting list of dogs and puppies also. All of which we’ll need to get vetted or, again, pay to transport them out of state.
I know you are asking yourselves, “well aren’t you charging an adoption fee?” why yes! Yes we charge an adoption fee. That adoption fee generally allows us to pay a vet bill. Remember we give shots, we spay/neuter, we feed, all these dogs/puppies. Can you do that for $100? No, you can’t. Can you do it for $150, still no! What do we do? Can we raise an adoption fee even higher? $225, $300. Unfortunately this isn’t a “BIG CITY”, we don’t have that luxury. Sure, there are times where we ask more for a dog, but that is few and far between, purebred dogs aren’t dropping in our laps...
We have almost 1600 people on our Facebook page; can we get $5 donated by every one of you? $5 for a life? Go to Starbucks, that’s generally a small coffee. 2 egg McMuffins? Would give $5 a month to save that life?
We are servicing McDonald County, mostly, northwest Arkansas, Bentonville, Bella Vista, etc. We are in desperate need of money. Our funds are almost gone. We literally have enough funds to last a couple weeks. We’ll gladly show you the books. No one here is making a dime, we are all volunteers. Once the funds are gone, we will not be able to help out these communities. We’re too small and new to get grants, but we are trying to get them as quickly as we can. We will only survive if you, our Huckleberry Nation helps.
You can find our wish list on Amazonsmile.com
We are always in need of quality dog food dry/can.
Heavy chewer dog toys
Dog flea and tick meds
Syringes (22g. 3/4"-1")
Heatstroke in Dogs and Cats. Heat stroke is a serious condition that unfortunately occurs all too often in dogs and cats. Your pet can succumb to heat stroke when his body’s core temperature rises excessively — typically to 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Dogs and cats are especially vulnerable to heat stroke because their furry bodies cannot sweat to dissipate heat. Rather they pant or breathe rapidly to cool themselves. When they are unable to effectively cool themselves, their core temperature rises rapidly. This can lead to serious and sometimes fatal complications including seizures, organ failure and clotting problems. Any animal suspected of having heat stroke is experiencing a medical emergency and should receive immediate veterinary treatment.
Leaving a pet inside a parked car is the most common cause of heat stroke. Contrary to popular belief, “cracking a window” is not sufficient to protect your animal from this potentially deadly problem. Please leave your pets home if you can.
Pets can also experience heat stroke if they exercise too much on hot humid days, or if they are unable to get out of the sun and into some shade. Certain breeds of dogs are predisposed to heat stroke. These are the dogs with short noses such as Pekingese, pugs, Lhasa apsos and Boston terriers. These short-nosed dogs have airways that are not as efficient at cooling when they pant. Overweight or obese dogs are also prone to heat stroke, as are dogs or cats with other airway problems. Cats are often subjected to heat stroke by sneaking unnoticed into parked cars or hot attics, then becoming trapped. It is important to account for all your animals after working in an area that could be a heatstroke trap.
Signs and symptoms:
Pets suffering from heat stroke will initially demonstrate signs of excessive panting, salivating and discomfort. As symptoms progress, they may vomit or have diarrhea, become disoriented or even begin to have seizures. If not promptly treated, this can lead to loss of consciousness and death. The normal temperature for a dog or cat is around 101.5°F. Pets suffering from heat stroke will have an elevated temperature — rectal temperatures may reach 105°F or higher in a heat stroke emergency.
Emergency first aid:
Move your pet from the environment where the hyperthermia is occurring to a shaded and cool environment, and direct a fan on her. If possible, determine rectal temperature and record it. Begin to cool your pet’s body by placing cool, wet towels over the back of the neck, in the armpits and in the groin region. You may also wet the earflaps and paws with cool water. Transport to the closest veterinary facility immediately. Even if you are able to remove your pet from the hot environment and initiate first aid, they will still need to be treated. Many of the complications from heat stroke do not begin to appear until several days after the incident — prompt veterinary care can potentially prevent or treat some of these complications.
Are you interested in a dog but hesitating from the idea of fur everywhere? Pet bonding doesn’t have to end with lint rollers or sneezing fits! There are a variety of dogs that don’t shed and can make life easier for allergy suffers!
Keep in mind, no dog is 100% hypoallergenic but the following dogs have low shedding or non-shedding coats that produce significantly less dander (found in pet hair) and may cause fewer allergy symptoms. Here’s a look at which dogs shed the least.
Portuguese water Dog
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier