LET’S MAKE THE DIFFERENCE TOGETHER!
TODAY, STELL BECAME AN ANGEL. I'M STILL IN DISBELIEF.
I will forever remember your sweet, happy and smiling face.
10.16.19- HORRIBLE Turn of events Today. I can’t even believe it. I mean I can now but do not even know how to process.
RIP to sweet Stell.
Today I am full of grief and sadness. I am trying not blame but to forgive myself and others. I know in my heart of hearts that Stell had a better life once rescued than he would have had otherwise. I have to try hard not to dwell in the past and instead make decisions in the future based on what I have learned. The lessons I have learned will lead to better outcomes in the future.
I take responsibility for this and once ready, I will contunue the quest to save animals and make their lives better in boarding.
WHAT HAPPENED TO STELL ?
I was referred to a lady who had space for Stell to live and board while I found him a new home. I considered her his Foster even though I paid for him to be there and board with her. Apparently, this was not the best place for Stell and I wish I could go back and do things differently but I have to move on and now try to prevent anyone else from having to experience something like this. No one and no animal should have to suffer at the hands of a care taker. Good intentioned or not, this shouldn’t be allowed to happen. More education and funding is needed on this island so that rescue dogs like Stell, and hundreds of others have a BETTER chance of survival and adoption.
YESTERDAY: Ater being so excited yesterday about him finally going to a forever home, today's news of his sudden death while at the vets waiting for a blood transfusion was heartbreaking.
His foster mom found him not moving this morning and took him back to the vet. I had hoped it was just a reaction to the medication. I called the vet and they advised that Stell was in bad shape and was needing a blood transfusion- they described him as being very skinny and anemic. I asked for them to have the vet call me to explain what was going on . When he called me, he apologized and then told me that Stell had passed on. I’m just sick about it. I feel so sad and responsible. Today has been a tough day. The vet told me that Stell died due to a disease caused by a tick infection. This infection COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED AND IF NOTICED AND CAUGHT SOONER. THERE IS A CHANCE IT COULD HAVE BEEN TREATED without resulting in death. Apparently that area is known for having ticks. I don’t know how long he suffered. I have no idea how long he was sick and I don't know who to trust anymore.
I do know now, why I am here and what I need to do with my non profit on the Island. The people here who love pets and want to help them need help themselves. They are in dire need of education, regulation and the proper funding to help pay for food, clean shelter areas and most especially the prevention medication the dogs on this island need to survive.
There are also no regulations nor guidelines for these "shelters" or boarding centers so they provide the best they can with what they have. At least we think and hope they do. I want to believe they all have the best of intensions - not just a desire to collect money and live off of those funds.
Maybe regulations and structure are not the answer but I know there is a problem here and it needs a solution.
Some shelters here are operating with more animals than they can possibly care for and they do not have sufficient funds. Animals are being rescued them still
suffering and dying.
It is going to take a lot of effort, time and forgiveness to make a difference here. I am going to make the attempt now that I have identified at least one Big problem.
Im sorry Stell and possibly other Dogs were Victims of this.
Maybe with the proper identification then education And follow through, we can help and save a few more animals.
10.15.19 - Stell went to vet today after losing some hair on his tail. I was told he tested positive for worms and is being treated for it. (Not sure how he got worms as he was supposed to be on preventative medicine. ) BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS HE IS BEING FLOWN TO FLORIDA END OF THE MONTH AND WILL SOON HAVE A FOREVER HOME!! I’m so excited - he is a good dog. I’m in tears. His foster home has him socialized and he’s great with kids. He will make someone, a dog or a family a wonderful companion!
7.27.19 - Stell Likes to fetch and jump up to grab the squeekie toy!
7.12.19- Stell is still not adopted. He is being taken care of by a lovely lady in Isabella, Puerto Rico right now. He really needs a loving family or couple or a master! Anyone who has a yard or a home or anywhere to keep a Doggie!!! Once he trusts you - it’s all love you will receive !!
5.15.19 - Stell is cleared to be neutered. Still needs eye surgery so he does not develop a lifetime of dry eye. So I’ll be lining up his neuter and the surgery in the next week or two!
4.18.19 - Stell is in a Boarding Facility now in MOCA Puerto Rico. He is doing well after his heart worm treatment. He has another check up in a week.
He Is READY for adoption so please spread the word!
3.27.19 - Stell has his first shot today to hopefully kill the heart worms!! So far he is doing ok
3.28.19- Stell hand his second shot today and hopefully by tomorrow he will be ready to go to his foster home
3.29.19- Stell is recovering from the shots for his heart worms. He is now at a foster home relaxing for two weeks
3.30.19- NOW WE NEED TO FIND STELL A NEW HOME- please help me by sharing his story!
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This is a video where you can see how Stell is in a family environment. She trusts them because she knows them. He’s ready and available to become your family doggie!!
Check out this amazing doggie - he was Rescued and has all shots ! He is neutered and being boarded in a little town on the West Side of Puerto Rico. He is sweet and loving. He is protective of his master and any family around. Great with other well behaved Animals. See videos and you will understand!
He has since been through a basic training and will walk with you and sit with a command! He’s going to make someone or a family very happy!! Please help us find a home for him!