Video: Schoep Passes Away

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“Sorry, I’ve been away for several days due to ongoing health problems! I did posts as & when I could, but could never finish them in their entirety, due to pain!! So many posts are not in the date order they should be, & it’s going to get worse, before it get’s better, hence several posts at once! For new followers, please bear with me, I’m waiting on having a morphine pump fitted, to ease my pain; which should enable me to post daily again…fingers crossed!! So please excuse any mistakes, pain affects my ability to notice errors, due to lack of concentration etc.!!”

“It was with great sadness that I came back, to find out Schoep had passed away; even though I didn’t know them personally, his passing, broke my heart! He was indeed a special dog with my kind of very special owner, prepared to do anything to help ease his best friends pain. I followed his story when I first saw a video of John in the water with Schoep; floating, asleep in Johns arms! I hope John finds peace in the knowledge that Schoep’s legacy can help many more dogs & that Schoep is now at peace; due to Johns special care! R.I.P dear Schoep, you will surely be missed by many. But now you can run, free from pain, through the tall grass, jump fallen trees & swim in crystal clear waters; just over Rainbow Bridge”!

Only a month ago we celebrated Schoep’s twentieth birthday. Sadly on Wednesday Schoep passed away.

Schoep enjoying the sunshine

Schoep became an internet sensation when a picture of his owner soothing his arthritis in a lake went viral.

Over 187,000 people follow Schoep and John on their Facebook page, captivated by the love the two had for each other.

On Thursday John posted “I Breathe But I Can’t Catch My Breath…Schoep passed yesterday.”

Schoep and John’s story has had a significant impact on many. When the picture and their story went viral donations started pouring in from all over the world.

More than enough money came in to give Schoep the best possible care for his arthritis.

John and Schoep’s veterinarian, Erik Haukass, decided to use the rest of the money to help others. They created Schoep’s Legacy Foundation.

The foundation’s goal is to help low-income families care for their animals. To date the foundation has raised over $25,000.

“It could help another 30 or 40 Schoeps,” said Haukass.

The Image that captured the hearts of many, which I saved to my pc when I first saw the video!  John Hunger taking Schoep swimming to ease his pain! R.I.P

Schoep will be missed by his many fans, and most importantly by John, his best friend of 20 years.

News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/07/schoep-passes-away/

Schoep, The Dog Whose Internet Photo Touched Millions, Dies :(((((((

 

Published on 19 Jul 2013

The world is mourning with a man who lost his dog Wednesday.

John Unger and his elderly dog, Schoep, became Internet celebrities last summer because of Bayfield, Wis., photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson’s photograph of the pair in the waters of Lake Superior. Unger took Schoep into the lake regularly to ease the discomfort of the dog’s arthritis.

People from Texas to Japan to Slovakia gave money to help pay Schoep’s veterinary bills, medications and laser treatments.
It gave the faithful companions another year together.
Schoep turned 20 on June 15. He died 26 days later. On Thursday, a photo of a paw print in the sand was posted on the Official Fan Page of Schoep and John on Facebook.

Read More:-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSkXH82r2kE

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Blind/Deaf Shelter Dogs; Can You Offer A Forever Home?

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“I was sent the following information from a friend & fellow animal advocate, Pam Burns; which tugged at my heart-strings immediately. We both have something very special in our lives…blind fur-friends. So when I received the link I knew I had to  share the following with you, as these dogs are very special & are looking for new forever homes, please share!! There are so many, please pass this information on, thanks x”

“The little guy below was due to be put to sleep, but thank God he was rescued in time by Blind dog Rescue. There are so many others just like him, waiting for that special person to give them a loving home. My little dog has no eyes, when he cuddles me, there is no better feeling! Please take a look at some of the dogs below that need a home, I can guarantee they will love you unconditionally, as long as you let them into your home & heart!!!”:-https://www.facebook.com/BlindDeafNetworking/photos_stream

Was due to be pts but is now SAFE!!! RESCUE CONFIRMED – WILL BE COMING TO Blind Dog Rescue Alliance! Thank you BDRA!! Waahooo!!!

If you would like to adopt this Sweetie please get in touch with them at adoption@blinddogrescue.com

SAFE!!! RESCUE CONFIRMED – WILL BE COMING TO Blind Dog Rescue Alliance!

We received the following:

Poor guy was found in the middle of the road last night. On antibiotics and antihistamines. Not sure how much he can see or hear. Hardly any teeth. Blind in left eye, was covered in faeces and matted hair, teeth are in bad shape, maybe 5 pounds and very old.

Blind/Deaf Shelter Dogs Networking:- Thank you all for caring and advocating for this sweet pup! To see all the dogs currently looking for rescue, many beyond urgent with a PTS date ,that desperately need exposure and your help, please go to our albums :-https://www.facebook.com/BlindDeafNetworking/photos

https://www.facebook.com/BlindDeafNetworking

BEYOND URGENT!! PTS AT ANY TIME!!! LA, Baton Rouge – Shih Tzu, Horribly Neglected, Blind in One Eye, Possibly Diminished Vision in the Other. **CODE RED** PLEASE HELP QUICKLY! “Please if anyone can help with this, post & share with everyone, this little guy really needs help NOW!!”Contact info at the end.This adorable Shih Tzu needs to find a forever home or rescue now!!! He is at high risk of being PTS at this high kill shelter! Please help!!! Please do not let this little guy die afraid and alone in a shelter!
He is blind in one eye that may need an enucleation. He is not completely blind, but may possibly have diminished vision in the other eye.
Please help him find the home he so deserves, either directly or thru a rescue, where he can part of a family and receive some TLC that he clearly has not had in a very long time. Anyone who has ever known a vision diminished, or even blind dog, will tell you that once acclimated, you forget they have any eye issues at all and they are the same loving dogs, if not more so, as the fully sighted! “I can confirm this, with my dog; please please share with everyone!”
Please help!!! If you find you are not in a position to help now, please quickly share with all your contacts! Thanks!We received the following:This little guy has a blind eye that may need to be taken out. I am not sure how much sight he has in his other eye but he is not completely blind. He is at a high risk of being euthanized in the Baton Rouge, La shelter. He’s very friendly, appears house trained because he keeps his kennel clean. He was found as a stray with a jewel studded collar. No one claimed him. I held him and he was so calm.This is all the information we have. We are networking; we do not have this sweet pup, nor, unfortunately, are we able to help with transport. For any additional information, or to adopt or rescue, please quickly get in touch with the shelter/person listed under contact information.

Contact Information:
East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control & Rescue Center
2680 Progress Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Paula Shaw , Rescue Coordinator
For Pet Adoptions call CAA 225 774-7701
(225) 774-7700 Office
(225) 774-7876 Fax
Email: acc@brgov.com

Please also take a look at this album, all these dogs need a special forever home, with someone to just love them. Being blind or deaf, doesn’t mean these babies don’t deserve the same love as any other dog, if anything they deserve more, because they will love you unconditionally; I know that for a fact!! :-https://www.facebook.com/BlindDeafNetworking/photos_albums

I have a Yorkshire Terrier who had to have both eyes removed within 1 month of each other. We took him to the vets numerous times, saying he just didn’t seem right; as an owner who loves their dog, one knows if & when something is wrong!! However, the vet kept telling us he just had infections, which he was treated for.

Two years ago on Christmas Eve, we knew something was seriously wrong with Harry; so we rushed him to the vet. His retina had detached & the pressure in his eye was so high, he must have felt like his head was about to burst. He went straight into theatre, there was nothing they could do, other than to  remove the eye then & there.

They told us his other eye had glaucoma & may have to come out as the retina could detach in that one also. After a month of seeing him refuse food & just wanting to sit somewhere quiet, we couldn’t bear to see him go through so much pain again, so we told the vets to take his remaining eye out also. We learnt that the pressure in that eye was triple what it should have been, so we made the right move! 

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Harry after having both eyes removed due to Glaucoma

Having had both eyes out, Harry is virtually no different. As long as we don’t move furniture around, he knows where he is going & will often run from one room to the other…which amazes me!!  Most people don’t even notice he has no eyes.”

“He is the same dog, just as cheeky & mischievous…just without eyes! He loves to be cuddled up with me on the settee or even riding on my wheelchair, he knows he is safe, because he knows he is loved & gives that love back tenfold; there is no other feeling in the world, like that!!”

Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/BlindDeafNetworking

Update on Borko: K9 Rescue Bulgaria Borko Has Wheels Now!

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“Remember the sad story of Borko, the little disabled street puppy taken in by Dr. Litov in Bulgaria? A Lynch Mob and the Media staged a shameful act of barbaric abuse on the dog & used intimidation in order to force the village Doctor, out of his home and work, only because he is helping the strays in the village, where there is no vet and no shelter. Well thankfully there’s good news on Borko… Dr. Litov went to court regards the above & threat of eviction!  Read on, K9 Rescue still need help in their mission to help the voiceless street animals!”

Borko As He Was

PLEASE share my story and let the world know that the Government in Bulgaria are not enforcing laws against acts of animal cruelty and that they are allowing kind people who help animals like me to be persecuted and removed from their home.

Viewer Discretion – Bulgaria: Lynch Mob Beats Defenceless Crippled Doggy — Police do Nothing

Published on 29 Mar 2013

PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION:https://www.change.org/petitions/just…

I know it may be difficult to watch, but please watch my video and share my page; we really need all the help we can get.

Facebook page:-https://www.facebook.com/DisabledBorkoNeedsHelp?fref=ts

Video Link:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCnRYYxzaro

Borko is doing great, he now has his wheelchair and adores running around in it!  Check out his latest video below… ♥

Borko Has Wheels

Our media trip to Bulgaria is planned for June where together with Wetnose Animal Aid and Norton Animal Rescue Foundation, we will bring Justice for Borko with a film crew and British presenters Lorraine Chase and Wendy Turner Webster to highlight the plight of dogs like Borko and make a documentary about the animal welfare situation in Bulgaria and what can be done about it.

In other news, Dr Litov had his first court victory on 25th April when the Judge suspended the eviction notice, until the end of the trial, and now this week at the Administrative Court, the Regional Health Authority Inspector gave evidence and confirmed that all inspections carried out in the last few years showed no violations justifying an eviction.

The Court’s final ruling will be at the end of June, so please sign and keep sharing our Justice 4 Borko petition – we have 56k signatures so far – we need to aim for a target of 100k signatures for it to be taken seriously by the Government. Borko and all the abused animals deserve our support!  Thank you! ♥

Borko gets his wheels!!

Published on 31 May 2013

If anyone would like to contribute towards the Media Campaign Expenses, please use the link below – thank

News Link:http://www.k9-rescue.org.uk/borko-has-wheels/

Related News Link:-https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/graphic-video-justice-for-disabled-borko-punish-the-man-who-savagely-beat-him-in-his-own-home/

Owner HACKED OFF dog’s legs with a machete to stop him jumping over the garden fence (but he’ll soon walk again with prosthetic paws)

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“Wouldn’t any normal owner just higher the gate, or am I just being stupid? would that be too simple…Fxxxxxg arse holes, I suppose they got off with a slapped wrist, if they were caught, can’t find anything to suggest they were prosecuted. Oh, how animals must hate us human beings & I don’t blame them one bit! I would take this baby in a heartbeat if I could, somebody is going to get a little angel!” 

A dog which had his back legs cut off with a machete has learned to walk again thanks to the attention of dedicated specialists.

Fabio, a four-year-old Maltese, was cruelly mutilated by a previous owner after attempting to climb over a chain-link fence.

Now he is set to be fitted with a new pair of prosthetic legs to stop him suffering from agonising pain as he runs around exploring the world.

The adorable dog was rescued from his abusive home in Miami by Florida Poodle Rescue last month, according to ABC Action News. (see ABC story below)

When he was taken in his back legs had been cut off just above the paw joint – the equivalent of the human ankle

Joani Ellis, from the rescue home, suggested his legs were ‘probably tied off with some type of tying mechanism and hacked off with a machete’.

She added: ‘The story was that his feet were cut off because he was trying to be an escape artist and climb a chain link fence.

Rehabilitation: Fabio is set to be given prosthetic legs to avoid the pain he seems to feel while walking

However, the adventurous pet is nonetheless able to walk around – albeit at a reduced pace – and is looking for new home.

This week Fabio was flown to New Orleans for specialist treatment by leading veterinarian Allison Barca.

She told ABC that the dog was ‘making it on his own’, but appeared confident that her team would be able to alleviate his continuing pain and discomfort.

Dr Barca has experience with animal prosthetics, having helped to fit a Shetland pony with a new leg in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

On parade: The dog could be joining his new roommates marching in a New Orleans second line parade

And she said that Fabio is likely to require similar treatment, receiving artificial extensions to his limbs which will help his mobility.

I just think he needs something to help the stumps to feel comfortable as they remodel through life and to keep them protected from hitting the ground,’ she said.

‘You just can’t order a set of boots that are going to strap to his legs. They’re going to have to be altered to fit this little dog individually.’

The unfortunate pet will be housed at a rehabilitation home for injured dogs, and could soon join his new roommates at a second line parade in the city.

Read morehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2292526/Adorable-Maltese-dog-recovering-cruel-owner-HACKED-OFF-legs-stop-jumping-garden-fence.html#ixzz2NTngAj3k

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Another take on the story

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Four-year-old Fabio, a Maltese, is moving around Monday afternoon like he does most days, slowly but surely. But starting tomorrow, Fabio’s life will likely change forever; for the better.


“Fabio will fly to New Orleans and he will be examined by Dr. Allison Barca.  She’s put together of team of specialists to examine him,” said Joani Ellis of Florida Poodle Rescue.

His back legs hacked off just below the joint by someone who didn’t want him to jump over a backyard fence, Fabio has adapted and gets by at his own speed.

“Fabio does not need us.  Fabio’s making it on his own.  We’re just going to try to make it better for him,” said Dr. Barca by phone from New Orleans.

Dr. Barca was part of a group that outfitted Molly the Shetland pony with a prosthetic leg after Hurricane Katrina.  Barca says there’s several avenues of help to explore when it comes to Fabio.

“I just think he needs something to help the stumps to feel comfortable as they remodel through life and to keep them protected from hitting the ground.  The two little booties are not going to match. In other words, you just can’t order a set of boots that are going to strap to his legs.  They’re going to have to be altered to fit this little dog individually,” explained Barca.

Fabio will also spend time at Dag’s House, a rehab home for dogs with physical challenges.  Some of those dogs have even walked in second-line parades in the Big Easy.

“I would love to be waving a handkerchief and following Fabio in a second-line parade, that would be my dream,” Ellis said.

Big plans for such a small dog who once faced some pretty tough odds.

News Linkhttp://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_pinellas/dog-fabio-heads-to-new-orleans-for-help-with-walking#ixzz2NTpaH2lj

UPDATE: Wonky The Puppy Is Walking Tall After Physio Regime To Straighten Her Legs

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“Remember I wrote about Wonky a few days ago? Someone abandoned her because of her condition? What they didn’t know is that she had a guardian angel watching over her! Now there are no need for words, the video tells it all. I’m so thrilled that in such a short time this little girl is walking normally….God bless her & all those at the Dogs Trust who changed her life completely. She has so much love to give…whoever ends up adopting this little angel will never regret it! I hope those that abandoned her, receive the karma they so deserve…very soon!”

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6M7fH7N6OqU

Published on 1 Mar 2013

An 11-week-old puppy has been saved from a life of disability by physiotherapists after her front legs failed to develop.

5:39PM GMT 28 Feb 20133 Comments
The puppy, which was nicknamed ‘Wonky’ due to her bent forelegs, has learned to walk again after two weeks intense physiotherapy.
Her rare condition was caused by her front leg tendons not developing properly after she was separated from her mother at an early age.
The Staffordshire bull terrier cross was found wandering on the streets of Bradford after being abandoned.
Staff at the Leeds Dogs Trust straighten Juliet‘s legs 30 times a day, to strengthen her muscles.

Who will give a home to Wonky? Abandoned Puppy Left Disabled By Poor Diet Needs A Loving Owner

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“OMG…how could anyone resist that sweet, beautiful, innocent face? I would have her tomorrow; if I wasn’t disabled myself! I’m sure there is a special person out there who can give this little girl the help, love &  support she needs. Hopefully they can get her back on her front legs, walking, by carrying on with the physiotherapy she is getting at the centre; ” The Dogs Trust” will help subsidise payment for her physiotherapy fee’s!”

“Please, don’t just want her because of her cute looks now. She will grow up, like any other dog, so one must be prepared for all eventualities & face them head on! Remember, owning any dog is a big commitment, they are for life & they should be loved as part of the family…not just some grass ornament or cheap burglar alarm! It would be tragic if this special little girl got dumped at the local pound when her cute puppy stage is gone & the novelty of having her has worn off!”

“Just as an afterthought, this pup isn’t one you could forget in a hurry; it was found wandering the streets! So if anybody know’s where it came from, let the police or Dogs Trust know. There could there be more Wonkey’s that have been thrown out, due to their deformity’s; I certainly wouldn’t put it passed someone to abandon them; if they thought they couldn’t make money from them!”

  • The 11-week-old was dumped on a street and developed deformed front legs
  • Charity says she needs care, love and attention from a new owner
  • But they fear people may be put off because of her ‘un-traditional looks’
  • Wonky has condition which means her legs go inwards and can’t extend

This is Wonky, a poor puppy left with a heartbreaking disability after being dumped on the street as a baby, who now needs a new home where she will be loved.

Tragic: Wonky was found just dumped on the street and has been left badly disabled but those who look after her say despite her problems she is a gem

The eleven-week-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross was given her unusual name because of severe problems with her malformed front legs developed because she was separated from her mother.

Experts say she desperately needs care and attention after being afflicted with horrific joint ‘knuckling’ that has left her unable to walk very well.

Wonky was found wandering the streets as a stray and was brought to Dogs Trust by a member of the public a fortnight ago.

With two underdeveloped front legs and her ‘un-traditional looks’, staff are worried she may struggle to find a new home.

Amanda Sands, Manager at Dogs Trust Leeds, said: ‘She’s had a very tough start in life. She was taken from her mother too early and was then having to fend for herself on the streets at just nine-weeks old.

‘She isn’t a traditionally pretty pooch but she’s a lovely girl with a great character.

‘We really hope people can see beyond appearances and someone can give her the fresh start she deserves – a new home where she’ll be loved and cared for.

Plea: The Dogs Trust are hoping to re-home the cute dog but fear her ‘un-traditional look’ and disability will put people off

Wonky is suffering from an extreme case of the condition known as knuckling of the carpal joints.

This is caused by contraction of the tendons which prevents the wrist joint from extending fully and means her front feet bend inwards because her tendons are too short.

‘It’s such a sad case because this is completely preventable if only she’d had the right love and care,’ Ms Sands said today.

‘She has not had the right supplements to enable her to grow properly and so her front legs are too weak.

‘We don’t know everything about her background but we think that she was removed from her mother too early and was then abandoned. She has not had the right nutrition and a poor diet has meant her front legs are underdeveloped.’

Since arriving at the centre on February 7, brave Wonky is already showing signs of improvement after receiving regular physiotherapy treatment to straighten her legs.

Ms Sands said: ‘Physiotherapy will really help to strengthen her muscles. We have to stretch her legs into a straight position 30 times twice a day. Hopefully in time her legs will begin to straighten to aid her walking.

‘She will need regular trips to the specialist vet to keep a track of her  progress.

Poor Wonky: The eleven-week-old puppy, whose front legs failed to develop properly after she was taken from her mother too early, needs a new loving home

‘At the minute she is able to walk but she rests her weight on her front joints as her legs are bent.

With the right treatment, she will hopefully be able to live a normal life and  do all the things a puppy should be able to enjoy.

‘At the minute, she struggles to run and can only be taken on very short walks  which is very sad to see.’

Staff at the centre are wanting to re-home Wonky and are looking for owners who  can continue her physiotherapywith costs supplemented by Dogs Trust.

It is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 16,000 stray and abandoned dogs each year through its network of 18 Rehoming Centres across the UK and one in Dublin. “I am a member of “Dogs Trust” as I think they do a great job of re-homing animals.”

Amanda Francis spokesman for the charity said: ‘Usually physical deformity is the result of unscrupulous breeders or they haven’t been properly looked after and most of the time it’s something that is completely preventable.’

If you would like to give Wonky a new home contact Dogs Trust Leeds on 0113 281 4920.

News Link:– http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2282793/Wonky-Appeal-launched-new-owner-abandoned-puppy-left-disabled.html#ixzz2M3PnjGLN
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