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RE:More Danes need help.

From: Prima
Sent on: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 7:12 PM

This one needs treatment for Parvo.



Prima Mosi

P.A.W.S. of Austin

Protection of Animal Welfare Services

Central Texas Great Dane Rescue




Animals are "thinking," "feeling," and "experiencing" beings. They have basic rights because they have the capacity to suffer. We have a duty to protect those rights.


From: Courtney Leigh [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 20,[masked]:09 PM
To: [address removed]
Cc: 'PAWS'
Subject: RE: [greatdane-209] Help for Danes needing extreme care


This is wonderful.

Thank you guys & merry Christmas to you & the hoo hoos.

We love you & so appreciate you & all your support for PAWS!


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Courtney Leigh [masked]

P.A.W.S. of Austin, Event Coordinator & Special Needs Foster

Emergency Animal Responder &

Owner Canine Camp & Spa!

Founder Texas Chapter


Animals are thinking, feeling and experiencing beings.

They have basic rights because they have the capacity to suffer.

We have a duty to protect those rights.




From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Rex and Lisa Butterfield
Sent: Tuesday, December 20,[masked]:14 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [greatdane-209] Help for Danes needing extreme care


PAWS of Austin has recently taken in two very, very special needs Harlequin danes.  The holidays are a time of giving and being thankful for all we have, including having the love of our wonderful dane companions.  PAWS of Austin could certainly use your donations now to help with the vet expenses of these two very special, abused and neglected danes.  They will need a lot of care, attention and healing before they can go to their forever homes. 


One dane is Noel, who has an extremely severe case of mange and a bad infection.  Read Prima's update below of her first four days with her:




Noel did well last night.  She got up at about midnight went out and finally peed and pooped.  Then she went back to bed.  In the morning she was a little more awake then she was yesterday.  That is because she had a good night sleep on a soft bed in a warm house, probably for the first time in her life. 


Early this morning we went out and she peed again.  She got her meds and ate breakfast.  She is now back in her bed.  The bedding has to be changed often because she is oozing blood. So far I used 3 dog beds,  2 comforters and 11 towels.  I will be going to Goodwill later this afternoon to buy more comforters.  We’ll also need to get more dog beds, because the beds are soaked with blood and they will need to be tossed out.  The smell is pretty bad too.


Our vet has called the Central Texas Specialty Hospital to make an appointment with the dermatologist.  Because this dog is so raw, it may be difficult to do extensive skin testing, but I’m sure the vets will do whatever she can to make sure we address everything that she has and whatever she needs.  We also have to wait on the HW test until the vet can get to her vain. 


Noel is so exhausted, she is sleeping most of the day, except for when she is up to eat.  She has ok appetite.  She loves the bologna sandwiches.


Day 2:


Gave Noel another medicated bath.  I tried to get as many scabs off as I could.  It was disgusting. The water in the tub was so bloody and I was standing in the middle of it.  I don’t get sick to my stomach very often, but that was one of those times.  Glad I didn’t have anything to eat that morning.   Noel just stood there and let me wash her.  She is such a good girl.  Getting her out of the tub was a challenge.  This is one of those times when I wished I had some help here, but it was just the two of us.   Had to be very careful when I wiped her down.  I could now see the severity of the wounds on her skin.  They were very deep.


I decided to take Noel back to the vet to be checked again because now the vet could see the wounds better.  Also, needed to do some tests.  Because Noel had hard time walking, we decided to leave her in the van and check her in there.  The vet tech and Dr. Mockler came to the car.  The vet tech had hard time getting a vain, but Dr. Mockler managed to draw blood.  We tested for Lyme, Ehrlicia, Anaplasma and Heartworms.  The good news, all are negative.  Yay!!


We’re still dealing with lots and lots of Mange mites and a bad Staph infection.  She also has an eye infection.  In addition, the vet noticed scratches and wounds that may have been cause by possibly a car accident. It kind of looks like she’s been dragged on the road.  Dr. Mockler suggested that we leave the wounds open, so they could drain, but she may have to suture them later.  


The vet gave us some Previcox to help with the pain and inflammation. The vet receptionist went and got us some more comforters. 


Overall Noel is doing well.  She is laying on the dog bed, covered with a clean comforter, enjoying her high protein meal and bologna sandwiches.


Day 3:


Noel is definitely doing better today.  She is much more awake.  I also noticed that her legs are less swollen, although they still look pretty bad.  Later in the day I went to check on her and she was not on her bed.  Took me a second to see her.  She was laying on the couch.  Yes, she is a true Dane.


Later in the evening we sat in the TV room and Noel decided to join us. She definitely wants to stay close.  She comes close to get petted.  Unfortunately we can only pet her on the head because that is the only place that is not bleeding. She really enjoys getting petted.


Day 4:


This morning the picture was not very pretty.  She is oozing blood from everywhere, neck, legs, hips and underarms.   It is everywhere. Looks like I murdered someone in my living room.  The smell is better though.  Not as stinky.  She will get another bath later today to wash the blood off. Of course, as soon as she stands up, she bleeds again.  We  are constantly changing the  bedding because it is soaked with blood.  Good thing we just bought a new washing machine.


She is now back on the couch, sleeping.  I’m waiting for the sun to come out, so we can go out to enjoy the warm sun outside. It is good for her.  Then, it’s bath time.


I am so glad we rescued this girl.  Can’t wait until she looks better.  She will be gorgeous and I love her personality. I just feel so bad for her because she looks so miserable right now. But not to worry, I can already see a difference. 


The other dane is Dolly who was found on the streets near a Dollar General in Brownsville.  She was extremely emaciated, only 63 lbs when found and has numerous health issues, including heartworms.  


Click on the lind below to see their pictures.  PLEASE BE WARNED THAT THE PICTURES ARE VERY GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING.  However, this is the kind of great work that PAWS of Austin does in rescuing danes. Please feel free to forward this email to any dog lovers who you think may be able to help by going to the PAWS website and donating. 


Wishing you all a very safe and happy holiday season, and hope that you can help PAWS to help these two danes feel safe, secure and loved this season as well.










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