Saving Special Needs & Medical Animals (All are Adopted or in Hospice Care)
Meet lover boy, Romeo. Romeo is four months old weighs 4 lbs. This puppy came into Castaic Shelter as a stray with a severe broken leg. Romeo suffered for 10 days waiting for his family to claim him. He was in so much pain that he bit one of the shelter workers. During his stay at the shelter, he became to love of everyone. Once Romeo left the shelter and his leg was repaired, he became the happy puppy running and giving endless kisses. This little angel loves to snuggle and be held. Romeo's new family cherishes him and working with Saving K9 Lives Plus until his leg is healed.
Three year old Chelsea, Yorkshire Terrier, was given up because her caretaker was going to a nursing home. This precious little four pound girl was a prisoner in her life, never taken on walks or socialized with other dogs. She was feed horrible food. Chelsea had grade 4 periodontal disease and had 11 teeth removed. She was surrendered to Yorkie Rescue of America and transport from San Diego to Saving K9 Lives Plus. We let her out in the backyard to pee and she jumped into our swimming pool. Thank God, she is a great swimmer! This little girl blossoming as she is learning social skills. Chelsea has one issue. She was bred to be a teacup unfortunately her teeth paid the price. Her teeth are too big for her mouth, so she lost her front set of teeth. Chelsea is on a fresh food diet. She will need regular maintenance on her teeth. Chelsea is spayed, current on vaccines and microchipped.
After 3 months, she blossomed into a show quality dog. Chelsea was ready to go to her new forever home.
On May 30, she refused to eat and we noticed that her right leg was not working. We rushed her to the vet at noon, where she go two injections of cortisone/Baytril/anti-inflammatory. At 2:00pm we arrived home, we put her on the ground and she dragged herself to the water bowl. We realized that she was paralyzed. We rushed to to a back specialist at Animal Medical Center. After that she was taken to So CA Vet Specialty Hospital, where Chelsea is being treated by neurologist, at the Back and Brain Center (949) 833-9020. She had X-ray with dye, MRI, spine fluid tests plus hospital stay. She will need physical therapy.
Chelsea's foster mom worked with her to get her leg working and Chelsea is walking. After bonding with therapy, her foster mom adopted Chelsea!
Meet four year old wheelchair Sadie. Sadie's family could not care her after she became paralyzed six months ago.
They were turned down by rescues after they told them that Sadie was paralyzed. Their last resort was to euthanized her.
Saving K9 Lives Plus was asked to help Sadie. After two days on Facebook, Sadie had people all over the country cheering for her. A foster home was found and a few animal rescues offered to take Sadie in. Little Wheelchair Sadie was saved thru a network army of animal advocates on Facebook. Sadie and her brother was rescued from kern County Shelter at 4 weeks and adopted together at 8 weeks old. Sadie on Wheels is now a therapy dog for the greater Cleveland, Ohio area.
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Meet Teddy Bear, 5 month old Fox Terrier/Dachshund mix, weighing 7 lbs. Little Teddy was bitten by a large dog at 4 months old fracturing his spinal cord and spinal disk. Teddy was at LA North Central Shelter on death row. He was rescued and taken to meet Dr. Balfour at ASEC. Teddy was diagnosed as paralyzed and not treatable. A few days later, Teddy was rushed to the vet. Teddy had kidney stones. He was treated with antibiotics and IV's at the vet hospital. Teddy has a new wheelchair and learning to walk. Teddy travels the world with his family! He is the happiest puppy, full of kisses and love. Teddy has his own Facebook Page: For the Love of Teddy Bear Youtube.com/TeddyBear
Meet Baby Shaya, 15 week old Cocker Spaniel/ Golden Retriever puppy. Shaya came into East Valley Shelter bleeding everywhere. Saving K9 Lives Plus performed the Good Samaritan for Baby Shaya, donating the medical to prevent the puppy from dying for the animal shelter. Shaya was in intensive care for a week from rat poison. Her owners never came for her.
Shaya, (meaning "A Gift from God"), survived and is a very playful puppy. She is VERY smart! Shaya is pottie trained and LOVES giving kisses!
Shaya is now a princess in her family!
Meet Blind Bella, 6 year old 6 LB Maltese. Bella was on deathrow at OC Shelter, Orange County, CA. Bella was taken to the vet for bloodwork. The vet recommended that Bella see and Eye Specialist. Bella was taken to The Eye Care for Animals, City of Angels. After a series of tests, we found that Bella had trauma to her right eye, causing Glaucoma which was left untreated. She had an infection around her neck area causing her to lose hair. Bella's left eye had developed a cataract. Because she cannot see, Bella lays on the ground flat as a pancake. The infection around her neck is gone and her hair is growing back. When Bella was spayed her inguinal hernia was fixed. Bella had her cataract surgery and injection to her bad eye. She can see!! Saving K9 Lives Plus wanted to thank everyone who help raise funds for this costly surgery.
Meet Benjamin Button, 1 year old Maltese Poodle 7 lbs, from North Central Shelter. Benjamin was hit by a car and dropped off at the shelter in pain. He has a fractured left hind leg (distal femur) and both left/right hip (Pubis) is fractured. He cannot walk. He pees and poops where he lays. Benjamin was taken to Westlake Vet Hospital. His hind leg fracture was repaired with two pins. He is on bedrest for his broken hips. Benjamin will be seeing his vet for the next 5 sessions for lazar therapy treatments. Benjamin Button is now running and playing at his new home and shows no signs of his broken leg and fractured hip!
Meet Bobby Blue, purebred 10 month old 13 lbs Shih Tzu that was hit by a car. Bobby had soft tissue damage thankfully no broken bones.
Bobby will need love to heal his wounded soul as his body is healing rapidly. Bobby is in good spirits, loves to play and will bond very fast.
Bobby Blue is happy and cherished by his forever family!
Meet Jagger, tiny 5 year old Maltese weighing 3 lbs from Baldwin Shelter. Jagger had two broken legs and was on the euthanasia list.
Jagger was being prepped for surgery but weighing only 2.5 lbs his blood pressure was dropping. The vets said that his legs are from an old fracture that didn't heal properly.
Jagger is a healthy 4 lbs purebred maltese. While Jagger was being groomed we found on his belly a tattoo, "H235" his puppy mill ID! Jagger is NOT fully pottie trained.
Jagger is now living in luxury in Manhattan Beach with two female malteses!
Meet Forest, a special 4 month old 3 lbs puppy born with two front club legs. The breeder brought Forest to San Diego County Shelter to be euthanized. Forest front legs are missing cartilage causing his legs to curl. He loves to run on carpet and play with other dogs. Forest will need a front wheelchair.
Forest is gettin where he g fitted for his front wheelchair. His family cherishes him and making him mascot of their business!