Rescue Coordinator: Linda Grisley
Over the last month in foster care, Sweet Molly has been spayed, had benign cysts removed, had her teeth cleaned and some extracted due to poor healthcare in the puppy mill. Fortunately, her canines were saved so her tongue can peek out naturally when she smiles at you. She is up to date on shots and in excellent health.
Molly (right) with foster buddy.
The puppy mill beginning and her last month of surgeries and changes has not slowed down the Kerry spirit of Sweet Molly. She walks well on leash, but may startle at strange sounds so a shoulder harness or martingale collar will help keep her from dangers of running loose. She has learned to play with toys and loves running around playing chase and catch me with her housemate Pepper. The two girls absolutely love each other.
Molly is fostered in Ontario, Canada. Her foster home has worked very well with her and applaud her growth. Unfortunately, Molly is not totally housebroken. Her adopters should be prepared to continue working in this area, so someone home during the day would be best. Older children would be helpful in caring for Molly. A fenced yard for playing and opportunities to interact with other dogs would be advantageous.
Molly with her foster family.
Following is the story Diva & Bentley's rescue, as told by one of the rescuers:
They [Diva & Bentley] are doing so well and we are very anxious to get them on their way in life. My friend is caring for all the dogs along with dogs that she takes in boarding and she is doing a wonderful job but getting tired as it is a tremendous amount of work as they knew nothing when we rescued them... they were not clean in their crates, did not know how to walk on a leash etc and we do not want to expose my friend's personal dogs and her boarders by putting them in her turn out pen!
As you know, we have since found out that the male is blind. My holistic vet felt that he did not have any sight at all. I want to talk to her directly as yesterday my husband and I went to see the dogs and took them for a walk and both of us felt that he may be able to see shadows as it appeared that he was following our hand movements. Maybe we were just hoping that he could see !!! In any event, I truly believe that with another dog as a "helper" that he could lead a somewhat normal life with someone with the patience to help him.
Both of them had eye infections, ear infections, skin issues , perhaps from parasites as some of the other dogs that we took out had sarcoptic mange, chewing lice and who knows what other critters lurking... we did de-worm them, applied Revolution and bathed and shaved them... the Kerrys were unbelievably filthy and matted ( will send photos of them before they were shaved ) I saw them yesterday and they appear to be free of any critters now. The female has a tumor on her back that should be removed when she is spayed.
Below are pictures as they came out of the mill.
Bentley & Diva
Diva (the female above), paperwork says she is 4 yrs old is a little pistol... outgoing, energetic ,confident and will land on her feet without question.
These dogs lived in a pig barn/puppy mill with a grated floor in the dark with 2,000 other dogs !
Bentley and Diva know each other well and he uses her as his guide. He's responsive to a human on the other end of a leash, but off-leash, he will follow Diva.
Bentley has been adopted.
Update September 17, 2011
rom: Linda Grisley <lgrisley@SHAW.CA>
Subject: [KBL] Puppy mill closure at last !!
Date: September 17, 2011 3:38:06 PM PDT
I received this email today and am so excited to pass along the news that
Paws R Us has been shut down in Quebec! This is the puppy mill where Diva
(Molly) and Bentley were rescued from earlier this year. It has taken years
to have the authorities finally buckle down on these people. Many months of
work had reduced the inventory of dogs before the shut down finally
FINALLY, the commercial dog breeding facility (AKA puppy mill), Paws R Us,
in Shawville quebec was shut down last night, and all 400 dogs seized.
Small story in today's Citizen: Doesn't begin to tell the horrors.
Update November 1, 2011
Molly is adopted by Tammy & Wyatt Redlin