August 16, 2003
Meet Jerry Ross!
Jerry Ross was rescued
from the Humane Society of Silicon Valley on Sunday, July 27th. The Humane Society
said that he had been abandoned at an emergency medical clinic by an unknown person.
He was in the medical ward of the Humane Society since July 19th with a compound
fracture of the right front leg.
Rescue picked him up and
transported him directly to a private veterinarian. His fracture was so bad that
our vet had to pin his leg. We have had him microchipped, neutered and had a blood
panel done on him. He is heart worm negative and his blood work results were all
good numbers. He is in his foster home now recuperating and is doing nicely. His
sutures will be removed in two weeks and at that time he will be vaccinated.
Jerry will have a recheck
in another two weeks and then have his pins removed at six weeks from surgery.
This little guy is completely house broken and very affectionate. He is unsure
of strangers but only takes a minute or two to warm up to them and then he can't
get enough loving from them. His undocked tail wags constantly.
He was 12 pounds of skin and bones but he is eating good and gaining weight.
He will be about a 14 pound Griffon. Jerry can sit up and beg for treats and knows
the term "cookie". He was obviously someone's pet. There have been no inquiries
at the Humane Society for him. We believe he will make a wonderful pet for someone
when he has fully recuperated. Jerry is located in a foster home in California
If you would like more information,
contact Carole Ross. If you are interested
in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application.
Keep in mind that we prefer
to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone
from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to
fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to
travel in the cabin with the passenger.
September 28, 2003
Jerry Ross has been Adopted!
October 14, 2003
Update on Jerry Ross now known as Oscar:
Oscar is doing great! He
doesn't pose for pictures though. I think Colleen has a dozen or so of him looking
the other way, or with huge red eyes from the flash. We haven't forgotten about
getting you some - wejust want them to be good ones.
He is such a good little
guy. I am so thrilled we found him. He still has some socialization issues, but
hopefully those will start to lessen as he trusts us more and gets used to different
people. Colleen thinks that he probably was a family dog that never saw more than
his back yard and immediate family, whereas we have a lot of friends, like to
go places and take him with us, etc. And he and Rufus (Colleen's dog) love each
other. Just like little brothers.
I couldn't be happier.
Thanks again. We'll get you pictures soon.
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