Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Reba has been adopted! 08-01-2006

Female about 0 old.

New Reba Pictures!

Reba on June 22, 2006, complete with a smile! Her swelling has gone down and her skin is beginning to heal. She's eating well (but only things that cost over $8 -- so, say $5 chicken thighs -- no way. But $8 chicken breasts, yep, yummy!)

Update: 6/20: Reba stopped eating for an entire day and we thought for sure we would lose her. She couldn't be coaxed to leave her crate for more than 24 hours and it seemed like she had given up the will to live.
We're happy to report that this morning Reba ate chicken for breakfast, and ate her lunch. And she wagged her tail! This poor girl is just a skeleton. If she continues to eat, we've at least got hope we can help her. Rebel is doing much better than his sister, mainly because they were kept in the same kennel at the shelter and Rebel ate all of Reba's food. His skin condition is still very bad, but improving.

6/17/06: Reba came to her foster home from the hospital today. Her bill for one night and all her medications was nearly $800. And this is just the beginning for this girl. Her beautiful golden brown eyes shine from her swollen face, and her soft golden ears are about the only part of her body that can be petted without making her bleed. Reba and Rebel are really counting on your tax deductible donations to become the beautiful and happy puppies they deserve to be. If you imagine that Coastal breaks even on their medical treatment for dogs like Reba and Rebel, you're wrong. We spend sleepless nights balancing just what we can and can't do to help, and everything we do counts on your donations. If you can't have a foster dog in your home, if you can't look at the pictures of these suffering animals, you can make a financial contribution toward caring. Don't wait, they need you today.

6/16/06: Reba and Rebel Need Help Now!
Tonight Reba will spend the night in the hospital, on fluids, antibiotics and getting constant care. Although both she and her brother are in horrible condition, Reba is far worse. We're very concerned that Reba won't make it, but we will never, ever give up! If you remember Sabrina's story, you'll know we can save Reba and Rebel with your help! This is Reba. These photos, as painful as they are to look at, don't show the reality of the pain and neglect these siblings have suffered. Like Sabrina, they are both about a year old, but not fully grown as they should be due to poor nutrition and utter neglect. And like Sabrina, more of their bodies are covered with sores than they are with fur. The photos here just can't show the full horror of Rebel and Reba's condition. It must be like being burned alive.

Just look at Sabrina's before and after photos, and you'll see how quickly a miracle can happen when we have funds for medicine and veterinary care.

This is Rebel. Both Reba and Rebel have been starved to the point that they've been overcome by demodex mites, a naturally occuring opportunistic mite that gets out of control when a dog is left starving, filthy, compeletly uncared for, and its immune system is compromised and devastated. A secondary infection sets in that these dogs will literally die from if they don't receive treatment.

We can help Reba and Rebel, but they need your contributions. One day of vet care for Reba alone is over $500 dollars. What we see is these two dogs, happy and healthy and living with loving families who buy them toys, Christmas presents, take them to dog beach and on vacations.

Both Reba and Rebel can be those happy and spoiled dogs, but right now, they need your donations to get there because of the irresponsible, hard-hearted people that have been responsible for them up to the day they came to Coastal, and to you as our supporters. Let's change their fate together!

We are asking all of our supporters for donations of any size to help buy the expensive medicines, daily bathing, supplements, high quality food and foster care that Reba and Rebel will require through three months of care to overcome this neglect.

And we are convinced that if you can help, in three months you won't recognize them as ever having been anything but happy and well cared for.

Please, Rebel and Reba need our help today. If you've ever considered making a donation, now is the time to help these two babies!

Please help Reba today by making a donation to Coastal German Shepherd Rescue in her name. We're hoping that in a couple of weeks, we'll have good news to share about Reba, but right now we're counting on your support to help her.

The minimum adoption donation for adults is $375 and the adoption donation for puppies is $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.