Dedicated to rescuing the sick, injured, overlooked and forgotten due to their medical condition.
Saving Animals From Euthanasia
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Dr. Slaton was featured on CBS 2 news "People 2 Watch" for all the work he does with rescues along with our boy Nate! Below is the link to see the video.
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Help us help him
Some people you hope meet karma sooner than later.
We are pulling Chamsky today from the West Valley shelter. Chamsky was brought in in a SEALED plastic bag, actually three, one over his head and tied around his neck and placed inside two sealed bags, and left on the clerk's counter. When the clerk opened it, thinking it was a delivery package, she saw what she thought was a dead dog. After all, he was BLUE! The shelter vet was able to revive him. He was a matted mess. They shaved him down and discovered ulcers covering most of his body. He was extremely ma...lnourished, weighing only 7 lbs (should be 15 lbs).
They were able to catch the couple in the parking lot of who left him for dead after abuse and neglect. The couple is now being prosecuted for animal cruelty. Chamsky has been held has evidence for the past week.
Chamsky will be on his way to WLVH/Dr. Slaton to get a complete checkup and get him back on the road to recovering.
DONATE to his medical fund here
We are also in need of Petco gift cards to purchase the food we are using for him (Natural Balance) and for soft beds and blankets, toys, treats, and any supplies he will need during his recovery.
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Hendrick Boards has been so supporitve of SAFE and Champ, we just can't say thank you enough!
Please show them how wonderful they are for supporting animals in need and purchase a T-Shirt today!
(Treated for double ear infections)
He is one cute boy!
He is just a bundle of energy and love waiting to be played with!
Paulie will make his first appearance at Petco for adoption this Saturday,
4 yeard old Yorkie (shelter pic below)
Do you have the vision to see what a beauty she will be once she's groomed and had a spa day!
CLEARED FOR ADOPTION!
Sampson (below) & Delila (not pictured)
10 week old chihuahua mix
NateFRACTURED SPINE THANK YOU DR. SLATONWhen Nate first came to S.A.F.E. his short life of 12 weeks had already been filled with abuse. He had been confiscated by animal control and held as evidence until his owner was prosecuted for abuse. Poor little Nate had spinal fractures and was completely paralyzed on his hind legs.No one would touch Nate because of the severity of his injuries and everyone was sure he would never walk.....and then he came to S.A.F.E. where we promptly took him to Dr. Slaton. There was no guarantee that any surgery that could be done would be successful, but Dr. Slaton was Nate's last chance. Dr. Slaton performed a decompression surgery, wiring of his spine and put in a stabilization bar along Nate's spine. That was back at the end of June. It is now October and Nate is able to use his hind legs! He still has a lot of weakness in his legs, but he now walks (kind of looks like he's had a bit too much to drink!) more than scoots or slides around the room. We are hopeful that Nate will continue to get stronger as his nerves regenerate, but without the skills and compassion of Dr. Slaton, Nate would never have had the chance at a happy life. See him go now! Video
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And he WALKS!
Nate's a happy boy....enjoying a moment of relaxation with his toys.
HELP US HELP THEM
Through your donations, together we can continue our mission of rescuing, caring for and placing these forgotten dogs!
Donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE and all donations are greatly appreciated!
100% of donations go directly to the care of the animals!
FOSTER HOMES NEEDED
Open your heart and home to a dog in need!
Foster homes are an essential part of rescuing. With each foster home it allows us to save another dog in need. We provide all the essentials, food, bed, blanket, toys, collar, leash, medical. We need homes that can take in a shelter dog, care for them, help them to feel secure again, and give them the attention they need to be able to be adopted to a permanent home. If you'd like to become a foster family, please contact us at SAFEanimalrescue@aol.com. Please click on the "Foster Home" link to the right to read if fostering is for you!
You will be rewarded with wagging tails and joys of excitement every time you come home and you are guaranteed to fall in love over and over and over again!
Below are just a few of the wonderful dogs S.A.F.E. has been fortunate enough to rescue and place in forever homes (still available for adoption where indicated)
Her picture says it all! Peggy was dropped off at the shelter with broken front legs! She required orthopedic surgery on both legs.
Yoli came to us with both back legs broken, one too severe to save and had to be amputated. The other required multiple surgeries with the final one fusing it straight.
Harvey came to us with a broken foot and needed to be splinted for several weeks.
Rags was dumped at the shelter by his then owner. He came in with double eye infections and a tumor growing out of his mouth. We had the eye infections treated and the tumor removed. He got a wonderful new home where he is spoiled.-_____________________________
Shyla was confiscated by animal control from a horder who had 38 dogs and held as evidence for two months. Most of her hair was gone due to flea infestation.....read about her wondeful new home on our Happy Endings page!
Tiny litte Canela was turned in on her death bed by her owner. She had been in labor for two days and needed an emergency c-section or she would die. The surgery was performed. Then it was discovered she was unable to walk. Both of her back knees were completely deformed which required two surgeries to allow her to walk.
Max was taken to the vet by his owners to be euthanized because he had allergies. So wherever he could scratch, was bald (ears, stomach, eyes, ). Apparently since he wasn't perfect, they no longer wanted him! Can you imagine that...and he was only 1 1/2 years old!! The vet called us to see if we would take him. Of course, we did. By the time he was adopted, his hair was growing back...he just needed to be on a strict diet!
Victor was picked up as a stray and had a broken leg which required surgery for it to heal. _____________________________
DeDe is a 7 week old puppy that we rescued because we were told she had a "back end" deformity and mange. After we brought her to S.A.F.E. we discovered the next day that she was also DEAF! Imagine how scared she must have been in the shelter!
We found Newman at a high kill shelter. He wasn't being adopted due to his "cherry eye".
S.A.F.E. often rescues "special needs" dogs from shelters. These dogs are usually overlooked by the public because of their medical conditions. We have successfully rescued and placed dogs with broken pelvises, birth defects, demodectic mange, eye removal, leg amputation, skin conditions, tumors, broken legs, spinal injuries, cherry eye, head trauma, and otherwise considered "unadoptable" dogs.
We don't think they are!
Please visit our HAPPY ENDINGS page to see some of our wonderful matches!
The shelter thought this little guy had burns and contacted SAFE. Thankfully it wasn't burns, but untreated mange with a severe secondary skin condition.
Kenny had to have his eye removed. No one knows what happened to him, but he was taken to the shelter by his then owner claiming to have no knowledge of what happened to him.
Billy, just a little puppy, came to S.A.F.E. we were told with a broken leg. After further examination and x-rays it was discovered both of his front legs were broken. _____________________________
Stitch (now Willie) the vet thinks was attacked by a larger animal and as a result had an injured leg and had to have his eye removed. See our happy endings page to see him now with his new family!
Bixby had been hit by a car and had large open wounds all over his body. He had a degloving injury to his leg (the skin literally peeled off his leg) and required a skin graft and bandage changes every 3 to 4 days until the skin grows back. He now has a happy home with a wonderful family!
--------------------------------------------- Lexie, a small Pomeranian, had been struck by a car. She had a shattered pelvis and both of her hips were broken completely away from her body. It took months of strict crating for her to heal. Above is a pic of her bruising and road rash.
Reba has had both of her front legs broken. She required surgery to have a plate put in one of her legs.
ChaLee had been hit by a car and had a broken hip on one side that needed to be wired closed and a broken leg on the other side that required orthopedic surgery. _____________________________
Jasmine, a five year old pug, due to a severe eye injury needed to have her eye removed.
Little Cindy had been hit by a car and had internal injuries as well as a broken pelvis and hip.
Noodles had been attacked by a large dog. Her throat had been ripped open, torn through the muscle down to the jugular vein. Her owners didn't want to pay for treatment, so they took her to the shelter.
Almond was picked up as stray after being hit by a car. When we went to get her out of the shelter, the tech tried to talk us out of saving her saying her injuries were too extensive. Not true! She required multiple surgeries due to a broken leg, broken hip and leg amputation.
Little Louie had been hit by a car. Unfortunately he needed to have one of his front legs amputated. _____________________________
Bentley was picked up as a stray. He had severe head trauma and could only walk in circles. He had to be confined to a very small crate so he wouldn't kink his IV as he "circled". He now has a great new home!
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SAFE Animal Rescue
2060-D Ave De Los Arboles, #193
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