Monday, October 18, 2010

Sad news

Zip and Zap are recovering well and were able to go home to finish fighting off this illness. Unfortunately, Sentaro was getting septic and since the Parvo was proving to be too much for him, we at the rescue felt it to be the most humane to let him go this morning.

We didn't get a chance to really know you yet, but you will be sorely missed and you were greatly loved, little buddy.

Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Zip, Zap and Sentaro vs Parvo

Wednesday and Thursday this past week, our rescue picked up these three brothers from Garland, TX. The two creams were at the shelter, positive for mange, and the B&T was found by a resident. They're all, unfortunately, the product of terribly irresponsible breeders, who decided to not take care of them and dump these 7-9 month old pups in the middle of nowhere. Besides mange, these puppies have hookworm, roundworm, scabs, and just recently, Parvo.

Parvovirus, for those that aren't familiar, is a particularly nasty disease that has an 80% fatality rate and causes gastrointestinal tract damage as well as a few other things. In laymans terms, these poor dogs get the worst intestine destroying flu, to say the least. All three of them right now are fighting for their lives at two different vets, and we, the Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas, need your help.

Our rescue has gotten by in the past with privately donated funds, but these guys need a fighting chance and unfortunately, our pockets are not endless. Even you can only spare $5, it would mean the world to us and to these puppies. Our PayPal email is and every little bit helps.

If you decide not to donate, that is also okay. Please only support responsible breeders and keep your animals up to date on all of their vaccinations.

(Next up are those pictures and cookie recipes I promised. Stay tuned!)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ALMOST there

The Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas has been Incorporated by the State of Texas and just last night, Nicole and I finished up the paperwork to file for our 501(c)3 (nonprofit) after working on it off and on for the past few months. We just need the heads of the rescue to sign, write a check, and mail it to the Feds to get approved.

Goodness, it was a lot of work and full of legal jargon. I don't think we would have come close to have comprehended it and finshed so fast without the help of Paula from the Tri State Shiba Inu Rescue. You are awesome, Paula.

Next step is to curb Koji's allergies that recently started up and to make another tin of cookies this weekend for a Shiba in need. I'll be sure to get pictures and recipes up, as well as more info about Keido. Feel better, buddy.