Wednesday, December 2, 2015

We were on TV!!!

Wow, I missed the 6 pm news, but our followers didn't.  They let me know that our story was aired tonight.  I want to thank Dr. Farrell for his continued support and for contacting WAFB about our need.  We really could not operate without the support of our veterinary clinics.  Hickory Small Animal Hospital in Ponchatoula is close to me so all of my foster babies go there.  The other dogs are in homes in the Walker - Denham area so they go to Denham Springs Animal Hospital.  DSAH also does all our spay and neuters for us.  Dodge City Veterinary Clinic does all of our orthopedic work and well as my personal farm animals!  We are so blessed to have three great clinics to help us!    The star of the interview was Cookie!  She had her exam while the camera was rolling! 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

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These are some of the little dogs we will be getting tomorrow.  They are matted and dirty, but they are happy babies!
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Jerry Lee is a happy boy!
 
 

Friday, January 30, 2015

What a week!!!!

I am getting way too old for many weeks like this!  We had 5 home visits, 6 vet visits, and one cruelty call.  Since I live way out in the sticks, it takes an hour to get anywhere.  Thank goodness the gas prices are reasonable these days.  I don't like being away from home to begin with and with all the runs this week adjustments had to be made to the work schedule.  Notice the headlamp!!!  Well, with the long days, the outside kennel runs and the farm animals sometimes had to be tended to after dark.  I bought a couple of these for my hurricane supplies a few years ago and have fallen in love with them.  Both of my hands can be free and since I don't see well at night it provides the necessary safety I need for maneuvering about in the dark.
 
Our little goat is still pregnant.  We decided to wait and let nature take over.  We are unsure of her due date because she was pasture bred when we weren't paying attention. 
 
Poor baby can barely walk. 
 
Fortunately all 8 of the poodles from the backyard breeder have found either rescues or foster homes.  We are so blessed to have a great working relationship with other rescues in our area.  A huge thank you goes to APAWS' Kelly Parrish for taking 4 of these poor dogs.  We also have two going to a breed specific rescue in Florida and two will remain in our adoption program and will be foster by one our great foster moms, Diania!  For all of those folks who offered to help just because we don't have a poodle left, doesn't mean we don't need you!  We have other dogs that need a foster home.
 
 
Just a reminder!!!  The Krewe of Tickfaw's Mardi Gras ball is on 2/7.  Get your tickets now!  We have some great silent auction items.  Tin Lizzy's is a great venue.  Please join us.
 

Monday, January 26, 2015

I'm Back to Blogging

Wow, we had a busy 2014 and my goal for 2015 is to get back to blogging.  While I love the instant nature of Facebook, it does not always allow me to fully express what is going on.  Please continue to follow our facebook page because it has the most up to date information.  But I hope to use this forum to educate and inform.

We had a successful year.  We found homes for 75 dogs.  We put 12 young dogs on transports to out of state adoptions and we managed to help countless residents with various dog "issues". 

Our financial status is always an issue. We are always broke and my retirement fund has bailed us out more than once.  Our vet bills were slightly over $37,000.  Adoptions and donations covered all but $14,000.

Our focus has changed somewhat.  As I get older and cannot manhandle the big boys, we have transitioned to a small breed special needs rescue.  Of course we accept young dogs, but we won't turn away an older dog because it may be viewed as less adoptable.  Our protocol is that all dogs come here to my foster home before going to other foster homes.  This gives me time to totally vet the dog and understand it's personality before we place it in any home. 

Our sanctuary dogs are truly remarkable.  We have 5 blind dogs and 1 that is blind and deaf.  They all manage to get along and for the most part they just sleep, eat, wander around a little bit and start the process all over again.  At this time, all of our sanctuary spots are full.

Two of our little Chihuahuas are seeing the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow.  Both of the little ones have bad knees!


Next week we are going to be busy with the Krewe of Tickfaw Mardi Gras Ball!  Swampy Paws has been selected as their charity of choice to receive the donations from this year's event.  The ball is on 2/7 and the boat parade is 2/14.  More to come in the days ahead........

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Get your daily updates from Facebook

Please visit our facebook page for daily updates.  I am unable to keep up with both a blog, facebook, and all the dogs!

Please get your daily updates via facebook

PLEASE VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE -

Swampy Paws Canine Rescue - Daily updates are posted!


I am unable to keep up with the blog and facebook, so we are only using facebook at this time.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Dodge City Feed Adoption Event

We had a great time Saturday.  We found homes for two kittens, but our big dogs were not so lucky.  However, Bleau and Snow White aren't the least bit bothered by the news!  Life is good......


These wonderful dogs are looking for a family to love them.  They are crate trained, semi house trained, and good with other dogs and kids. Unfortunately they don't like cats!  Both Snow White and Bleau tested as a weak positive for heartworms, but they have been on doxicycline and preventative so they may test negative soon! Bleau is a two year old Catahoula/Pit Mix and Snow White is a Bull Terrier mix and is also around 2 years of age. 

 
Swampy Paws' Volunteers are the BEST!!!  Many thanks to Melissa, Merry, Barbara, Judy, and Daniel for their dedication to the cause!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Holden's Nature Club Donation

Wow, I had the best time this afternoon meeting the members of the Holden Nature Club - Grades 2 - 4.  These energetic students held a food drive for our "guests" at Swampy Paws and the results are amazing!  In just a little over a week they raised over 300 pounds of food and treats.  All of our fur babies are so thankful to have such a caring group.














Every dollar we save by not having to purchase food allows us to rescue more abused, abandoned or injured animals of Livingston Parish.

Thank you Ms. Dawn, Holden School, and everyone involved in this food drive.  I can't wait to go back in a month or so and visit with the club and give them an update.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sick Bay at Swampy Paws

December and January have been a bit overwhelming.  We have little Merry with a broken leg, Keely with a double knee cap surgery, Inca (the cat) recovering from a dog attack, and Daisey with fluid on her lungs and a heavy heartworm load. It is only by the grace of God that we can handle it! 

Blogger has changed its format so I am unable to get photos to load!  This is so frustrating.  I haven't blogged in a while because of their changes.  I may have to change to wordpress. 

Many thanks to those who are donating to help with the cost of Keely's surgery.  I just can't believe she lived for 7 years in pain and remained such a sweet dog.  I have arthritis in my knees and the days when I am in pain, I am not very sweet!  If I were a dog, I am sure I would have bitten someone by now.  But Keely is always glad to see people and only wants to be loved.

Please keep up with us via our facebook page.  It is much easier for me to get information out quickly.

Blessings,
Vickie