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Hey it’s me...
Trixie...
With my new furever dad!
Who promises to never let anything bad...
Happen to me as he’s spent many years keeping people and even doggies safe which make me so glad...

Today is my Adoption Day...
And my furever family already love me yay...
My new awesome furever mum says we can snuggle on the couch...
And my new puggy boyfriend Bomber is already loving playing wrestling and chasey around the house...
I have a new human brother and sister as well...
Who I think are swell...

How good....
Is it that after all I’ve been through I finally can live the puglife like all puggies should...

Trixie xxx
Happy Adoption Day Trixie!!!

Trixie arrived into Pug Rescue care not in a good way….
She is awfully glad that Pug Rescue actually care for pugs as even though she was clearly a total mess her old surrendering humans said nothing is wrong with her in any way…
As we loaded Trixie into our Pug Rescue volunteers car we knew she had been up for sale several times in the past year was morbidly obese, had absolutely horrendous breathing, was on heat, was most likely pregnant, had a mouth full of stinking rotting teeth, was intensely itching due to mites, “thanks for surrendering we will look after her is all we could say”… It’s now been just over 3 months of Pug Rescue trying to right what others did wrong to this little pug girl…
Pregnancy test, unwanted mating injections (we had were unsure what breed had mated with Trixie and Trixie would have died from carrying a litter), 3.5kg in weight loss, mite treatment, specialist airway surgery at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals , major dental at Knox Vet Clinic with 30 rotted teeth removed by a tag team of two vets, desexing and after all of still Trixie’s little tail still curls… $4k+ has now been spent on vet bills by Pug Rescue helping Trixie and to right what others did so wrong…
Now she has a perfect furever home and family!Hey it’s me...
Trixie...
With my new furever dad!
Who promises to never let anything bad...
Happen to me as he’s spent many years keeping people and even doggies safe which make me so glad...

Today is my Adoption Day...
And my furever family already love me yay...
My new awesome furever mum says we can snuggle on the couch...
And my new puggy boyfriend Bomber is already loving playing wrestling and chasey around the house...
I have a new human brother and sister as well...
Who I think are swell...

How good....
Is it that after all I’ve been through I finally can live the puglife like all puggies should...

Trixie xxx
Happy Adoption Day Trixie!!!

Trixie arrived into Pug Rescue care not in a good way....
She is awfully glad that Pug Rescue actually care for pugs as even though she was clearly a total mess her old surrendering humans said nothing is wrong with her in any way...
As we loaded Trixie into our Pug Rescue volunteers car we knew she had been up for sale several times in the past year was morbidly obese, had absolutely horrendous breathing, was on heat, was most likely pregnant, had a mouth full of stinking rotting teeth, was intensely itching due to mites, “thanks for surrendering we will look after her is all we could say”... It’s now been just over 3 months of Pug Rescue trying to right what others did wrong to this little pug girl...
Pregnancy test, unwanted mating injections (we had were unsure what breed had mated with Trixie and Trixie would have died from carrying a litter), 3.5kg in weight loss, mite treatment, specialist airway surgery at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals , major dental at Knox Vet Clinic with 30 rotted teeth removed by a tag team of two vets, desexing and after all of still Trixie’s little tail still curls... $4k+ has now been spent on vet bills by Pug Rescue helping Trixie and to right what others did so wrong...
Now she has a perfect furever home and family!
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Scrub, scrub, scrub...
Marshall’s in the tub...
Letting his medicated shampoo soak in...
Whilst wearing a big grin...

Baths at least once a week and medication as well...
Are helping his yeasty patches and flakey spots which is swell...

Time to go dry off in the sun....
And squeak and toss some toys around for fun...

Marshall xxx
In Pug Rescue Foster care to sort out ongoing chronic skin issues.
His surrendering owner has worked very hard over the past few months to help him recover and get the all clear from a nasty skin issue called MRSP so that he could come into Pug Rescue care. We are now working with Knox Vet Clinic on helping him overcome yeast infections and itchie dry flakey skin with meds and medicated baths and brushes.
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4 days ago

PUG RESCUE & ADOPTION VICTORIA INC.

7 weeks post specialist surgery at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals for hemivertebrae...
James went for a check up and to seek some life advice today...
He saw Dr Jeff who is his mate...
James says he has already forgotten that Dr Jeff was one of the 3 SouthPaws staff helping trim his nails whilst he wiggled and protested that his nails were in perfect puppy talon shape...

Dr Jeff observed James walking and checked him all over including his sideways nose...
And funny little toes...
He said James he is doing really well...
And he can start going out for short walkies which James thinks is swell...

Dr Jeff recommends that we wait a bit longer to have James desexed and to possibly do airway surgery on him...
James says he’s fine with that whilst giving Dr Jeff a big happy grin...

James xxx

James’s Miraculous recovery journey is costing $7.5k+
for tests, surgery, physio, rehab and care
CT & Myelogram performed 8 weeks ago= $2.5k
Specialist spinal surgery & hospital care performed 7 weeks ago = $4k+
Physio, rehab, medications, rechecks etc =$1k+ 👉🏻 DONATE: www.pugrescue.org.au/donations

James arrived into care 8 weeks ago with significant hind leg paralysis, was dragging his hind legs and falling over. He underwent a CT & Myelogram at SouthPaws of his spine.

James’s progressive paralysis is due to a congenital deformation of T7/T8 vertebrae (hemivertebrae) causing James’s spinal cord to be narrowed/pinched causing instability in the spine and interupting nerve signals from getting through.
The deformed vertebrae have also caused kyphosis & scoliosis in his spine.

Dr Charles and his team at SouthPaws spent several hours 7 weeks ago performing a difficult and delicate operation to place 4 screws & spinal cement onto & into James’s deformed vertebrae to fuse them together, stopping the instability of the spine and in turn spinal cord from being pinched which was causing James’s paralysis.

James’s surgery has been an amazing success and he is now able to stand, walk & run...
And most importantly now has a great quality puglife filled with happiness & fun.....
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Vaccinations and health checks done...
Pheobe & Suzie Q told Dr Corrie at Knox Vet Clinic that the needles didn’t hurt a bit and their consult was quite fun...

At 4 & 1/2 both girls need to lose some weight...
And their breathing isn’t that great...
A scale and polish of their teeth is planned and if we can raise the funds airway surgery would be a good idea for both girls so they don’t have to get worked up into a huffy puffy state...

Both girls have led shelter lives...
And In their foster home are learning not to run and scamper in fright...
And that coming to their human when called for cuddles, walks and dinner is alright....
Instead of jumping around and being worked up...
They are both also learning to sit calmly like good pups...

Pheobe & Suzie Q xxxx
In Pug Rescue foster care undergoing medical & behavioural rehab
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Mia says she’s on drugs...
But it’s ok because Nurse Annie at Knox Vet Clinic is giving her lots of hugs...

Her major dental was completed today by both Dr Corrie & Dr Sam as it took quite a while...
To remove 28+ rotted teeth from Mia’s mouth leaving her with a 7 toothy smile...
It’s sad that she had been left to get into this state...
But now at least her breath will smell great...

Dr Kent widened Mia’s nostrils whilst she was under (it’s far to risky to do airway surgery as well as a major dental in the same surgery) but her breathing still won’t be that good...
As she has a small trachea and long soft pallet meaning air doesn’t get through like it should...

Rest up Mia you’ve come such a long way since arriving into Pug Rescue care...
We’ve restored your eyesight, had you lose weight, removed the rotted teeth from your mouth, taught you manners and turned your once straw like coat into lovely soft hair...

Mia xxx
In Pug Rescue care undergoing medical & behavioural rehab.

When Mia entered into Pug Rescue care...
She was blind, obese and had terrible straw broom like hair....
Her blinded eyes were sore and gunky with thick brown pigmentary keratitis covering 90% of her right eye and 75% of her left eye which made us sad...
Daily Tacrolimus & Maxidex eyedrops from Melbourne EyeVet have reduced and thinned the pigment to approx 60% on her right eye and 40% on her left improving her vision which has made us so glad....
Oh and as for that extra weight...
Mia has now lost 3kg+ and feels great...
And her once horrible hair after many months of a good diet, lots of brushes and baths and living indoors has now become soft and smooth.....
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