SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013 – 8 AM UNTIL 12PM
Here’s your chance to get rid of unwanted junk and help save pugs! Time for a little spring cleaning? Donate your gently used, unwanted household items or just come and shop the sale! We have FIVE host locations where you can drop your stuff before February 28th. 100% of the proceeds will pay for the medical treatment and care of the pugs we rescue!
Send your local volunteer a message or email for drop off or to have your items picked up. For more information or questions email email@example.com.
SANTA CRUZ LOCATION: Kim – 119 Carbonera Court, Santa Cruz CA
FRESNO LOCATION: Marci – 2112 Everglade Ave. Clovis, CA
NEW CUYAMA LOCATION: Tamra Cloud, firstname.lastname@example.org
OCEANO LOCATION: Deborah – 1189 Pike Lane #1, Oceano, CA
This little pug is only 11 months old and was being sold on Craiglist for $40. One of our volunteers rescued this sweet girl and realized she was fighting for her life. We took her immediately to our vet as we quickly realized there was something very wrong. She is in intensive care with what the Vets believe is Encephalitis or the final stages of distemper, stemming from abuse and neglect. Our volunteer was told she had no vet records and had no previous life saving vaccines. She was a yard dog and in her 11 months of life was never given proper food, clean water or much needed shelter or love. Because this misery has gone on for so long, she has been suffering just as much as animals who have been harmed on purpose. Now, we are working hard to save Cinnamon’s Life…. This is animal cruelty.
If you think an animal is being abused through violence or neglect, Please join us in our fight. Take action and help! Contact the local authorities, report these people, this is a crime and in many states a felony. Speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. We all can take even the smallest steps to help spread the word about this senseless neglect. If you want to help animals in your community, first familiarize yourself with your state’s laws, recognize the signs of abuse and be willing to report it. With your help of action, donations and time, we can all work together to end the suffering of these precious pugs.
UPDATE : We lost the battle to help this little one. She is at peace and her suffering is at an end. Now she runs free from harm with the other animals over the Rainbow Bridge. Rest in Peace little one.
We are deeply grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support to save precious pugs in 2012. Every single dollar makes the difference in the life of a precious pug. Warm Thanks to everyone for everything you do, to make Central Coast Pug Rescue’s work possible.
Wishing the best in 2013, Deborah Hansen (Executive Director)
“Odie” was brought into the shelter on Dec 22nd. He was on stray hold and due to the Christmas holiday closure, we had to wait a week to bring him into rescue. When we saw his intake photo on that first day, we were worried about how he would fare in a cold shelter all that time. Well, he did not fare well in the shelter environment and when he was finally released to us, it was obvious this poor soul was dealt the worst hand of neglect we have ever seen. He is elderly, blind and never received a single ounce of loving care in all his years, until yesterday. One of his eyes had shruken in from infection and injury, the other was ready to burst. Both eyes needed to be removed. He had pneumonia, absessed/rotten teeth and ears full of blood and scabs from constant scratching and infection. He was also missing several nails from his paws and sores riddled his broken body.
The only act of kindness was to end his suffering and let him cross peacefully over the bridge in our loving arms. This is never and easy task and a very sad day. We will remember Odie in our hearts and know he was loved. He is now young, healthy and free running across the Rainbow Bridge.
We are proud to say and vow, to never turn our backs on a pug due to age or medical condition. To keep this promise, we need foster homes for these special souls. Fosters who are willing to take in the ones that are deemed… unadoptable. These pugs are the ones that need us, that need our loyalty and love. They don’t deserve to die at shelters – confused, cold and lying on the cold cement floors not comprehending the betrayal, waiting for their owners to come and get them, passed over for younger, cuter dogs. Many have never been loved and cared for when they arrive into rescue in their twilight years. They are truly grateful. The bond you develop with an old dog is just as strong or stronger than from puppyhood. Please consider the true gift of fostering these precious souls. Please contact us if you are interested in our foster program. Without Fosters we cannot Rescue.