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If you are planning to attend Pugkin this year please note the following costume categories:
Best in Show
Arfully Close Second
Most Bootiful Rescue
Lifetime Achievement Award (8 and up)
Coolest Kid-Crafted / Junior Best in Show
Outrageous Off the Rack
Super-Duper Bug Pug
And our Special Category for this year is:
Going once, going twice, sold to the highest bidder! The silent auction is live and open for bids. We have worked very hard to bring you a wide variety of items; a years supply of dog food, custom artwork, dog training classes, jewelry, all up for grabs for a good cause. Money from the auction will be donated to help the pugs in need at Pug Rescue of Austin.
Please take a look and place your bids, the auction ends before Pugkin, Sat. Oct. 29! The link is: www.32auctions.com/PUGkinFest2016
check it out- everything is in- afaik anyways. I will add logos throughout the day today (I can't change items once they have a bid on them. I can add items though all week!)
This is a special request for a pug in need. Every dollar helps. Remember your donations are tax deductible. Please take a minute and read Waffle's story below. You can see the story and a photo of Waffle's on the Austin Pug Club facebook page:
HELP WAFFLES: Waffles came into Pug Rescue of Austin as a stray from Bastrop 3 months ago in very rough condition. He had infected skin, eyes and nasal fold, was not neutered (and needed an abdominal surgery in order to neuter him), was also heartworm positive, and had intestinal parasites (hookworms and whipworms). It was a heartbreaking sight to see this handsome little guy in such a condition of neglect.
PRA got to work immediately to get him on the mend. Once his skin infections healed, he was neutered and went to a loving foster home. Everything seemed to be looking up for little Waffles when he went on a trial visit 3 1/2 weeks ago, but on the very first day he started having difficulty urinating and became completely blocked. He was sent to the emergency clinic where he was anesthetized so they could place a urinary catheter. Immediately they realized he had a major problem. His bladder was full of crystal and had a stricture preventing them from being able to pass a normal catheter. Over the first week he stayed in the hospital and had x-rays and special contrast studies to determine where the stricture was and if it was from a stone or scarring. He finally had to have emergency surgery called a urethrostomy to create a new way for him to urinate.
He is currently still hospitalized while the surgical site heals. He has had multiple anesthetized procedures, half a dozen trips back and forth to the emergency hospital, and many days staying there. The surgery is risky and he is not out of the woods as there can be many complications moving forward.
Once he recovers from this, poor Waffles will still need to be treated for his heartworm disease which as many of you know can be a risky and difficult process.
Throughout all of the surgeries and hospital stays, he has been a trooper and a fantastic patient. He had a urinary catheter and collection bag attached for about 17 days straight. He never complains, and despite being incredibly ill, he still wags his tail and is very happy to be petted, held and cared for.
Waffles is an example of why Pug Rescue of Austin never says no to a pug in need – he is an incredibly brave little pup and will make a loving addition to a family once he has recovered. The rescue has already spent about $5,000 on veterinary care for this little pug, but we truly believe that every life is worth saving. We hope that you agree and will help us by contributing to his bills so that we can save the next pug in need who comes our way. We are only able to save these lives with your help. Please visit http://www.austinpugrescue.com/donate/ to contribute to Waffles’ veterinary care. In this season of giving, we thank you for your support of our rescue pugs!