Mission Statement To place Beagles in need into
loving, permanent homes and to provide educational resources to help
prevent future displaced Beagles.
Our program is funded by private
donations. Your support is appreciated!
Katie is a little beagle who was found with her litter
of six-week old puppies infested with hundreds of ticks and fleas (mom
had over 1,000 ticks and each puppy had approximately 500). All
of the puppies and Katie are covered in bruises from being kicked by
their former owner. Katie also has a fractured femur that will
need orthopedic surgery. The puppies were taken by the local
humane society and are now being cared for in their foster system,
however, they could not take Katie. They thought she was too far
gone and would be too expensive to help, so she was scheduled to be
euthanized. On June 16th, CBR was contacted by a young volunteer
at a shelter in Georgia pleading for help. When we heard of this
story, we knew we had to help. We called this volunteer and
explained that it would be extremely difficult to transport a dog with
such an extreme fracture all the way from Georgia to Portland, OR.
Within minutes, we were informed that a Delta Airlines flight
attendant would arrange for the volunteer to deliver Katie to CBR-West.
We know that it will cost in the neighborhood of $5,000
to help this sweet beagle who was described as "never having a day of
love in her life until now." Katie deserves help, so we are
reaching out to you, our supporters, to help get Katie literally back
on her feet! Donations of any amount are helpful! Watch
for updates and pictures throughout her journey and her recovery once
she arrives in Portland.
the people who give so much to help the unwanted and unloved find
joy, a warm place to sleep, and a full belly.
memory of Radar & Rowdy
- In loving memory of my Grandfather. Extra hugs to Katie!
- Thank all of you so much for your care and concern for Katie!
Margaret H. - Good luck, Katie.
Lucrecia Kim B.
Heidi Ho Beagles
love of animals. Love, Crackers the Jack Russel
memory of Baby Jake O'Reilly, Mr. Shrimpy, Ms. Kitty and "the
honor of Nora, Alex and Cooper
Love to Katie ( a good Mommie and Beagle) from Tootsie a brown
Cocker Spaniel who respects and admires Moms everywhere. Feel
better soon Kate!
In memory of Tucker and Bodie
Memory of Little Darling, my first and most loved little girl.
memory of Cuddles
Nemo, my beloved beagle.
love, Hoover and Holly
Bluebonnet Beagle Rescue, "Because they are all special."
Memory of Rowdy & Maggie
luck with your surgeries and get well so. - Roger P.
C. Best wishes to Katie!
memory of Hutch
- Katie, its not much, but instead of voting on Bella, today for
the B.O.N.E.S calendar contest, Bella wants you to use the money
instead. Wish it could be more.
hugs & kisses to you, sweetie! - Nikki & Ray, and beagle, Hunter &
you will make a full recovery and from now on hope your life will
be filled with lots of love and kisses and good food!!!! From 2
happy much loved beagles Chloe and Murphy
Katie: Get Well Soon, Love Abbey.
donated this on her birthday.
honor of a beagle named Rusty Blue & a collie named Seamus who are
proud to help Braveheart & Katie.'
Katie,Beautiful little girl, be strong. Such a sweetie. Hellen,
UK. and Foxy-Roo and Caleb- beagles
Luck, Katie! - Julie C.
memory of Shamus...he lost the use of his legs and it broke my
heart. - Kandace M.
from, Elvis & Anny Franklin-2 little Rat Terriers who care.
there little girl! - Betsy S.-OKC
In memory of Lucy
the people who give so much to help the unwanted and unloved find
joy, a warm place to sleep, and a full belly. - Kathy S.
Bless Katie and her puppies. I hope that she will get well and
live a long, blessed life. - Millicent H.
Katie is in foster care and is awaiting a care plan by CBR vets. She
has a severely fractured pelvis, but is able to walk for short
distances to relieve herself. She is very sweet, quiet, tiny and
seems to love the Pacific Northwest! Watch for updates and more
pictures. KATIE THANKS all of her supporters!
Katie is settled in at her foster home and has made it clear that 'she
has arrived'. Despite her broken little body, her spirit has
fire...and she's the first to tell you. This tiny little thing has
seen two of CBR's vets who both concur that she needs more rest before
surgery can be considered due to soft tissue inflammation. A third
veterinarian visit is in her near future. Katie THANKS ALL OF HER
SUPPORTERS from coast to coast in the USA, Canada and the UK. She
says "Aroooo y'all"...after all she IS a Southern Belle from Georgia!
Stay tuned for more Katie pictures and updates.
August 3: Our orthopedic specialist/surgeon agrees with two
other vet opinions that Katie will need to wait for surgery. The
dilemma is that her fractures are so entailed that he would have to go
in and rebreak every bone in her pelvis and hips to rebuild them "the
correct way". All 3 vets feel that her mobility will be less than it
is today if they attempt this surgery at this point in time. She is
walking and her tail is wagging which amazed all of our vets, based on
her x-rays. Surgery could not be performed earlier (which would have
been optimal) due to other health issues she had that took priority.
There is no doubt that she will need intense medical support in the
future so thanks to all of you for building Katie's fund so that we
can continue to provide the necessary veterinary care to support her
needs! We will continue to post updates on her progress. We
sincerely thank all of you for supporting this sweet little Georgia
gal. She has a long road ahead of her, but she's on the right track
now. Thank you to Carrie Rountree for being Katie's voice...for
reaching out to us to try to help this little beagle who was on death
row. Carrie also helped pick off hundreds of ticks from this broken,
bruised dog. A big thanks to Kathy S. in Atlanta, who was
instrumental in helping Katie get on the plane out to CBR-West. KATIE
SENDS KISSES and thanks ALL of her supporters. Without your help,
Katie would not be alive today.
"My first time in 'the tank'! I'm cool!"
"That'll be size XS, y'all!"
"Just 3 more minutes! You can do it,
October 10, 2006:
Katie is still being
fostered until CBR's Rehabilitation Veterinarian, Dr. Bianca Shaw,
releases her. She was adopted, however, on September 17, 2006
which coincides with CBR's Race for the Cure event. Gail
Wilkening flew out to Portland to participate on CBR's race team and
while she was in town, she got to officiate 4 adoptions! Two of them
were Braveheart & Katie! Katie has now seen 3 orthopedic
surgeons and 2 general practice vets. All agree that
surgery should be postponed as her postop mobility could be less than
it is today due to the severity of her fractures. In the
meantime, Katie is a regular visitor at Back on Track Veterinary
Rehabilitation Center where she gets massage, range of motion
exercises and swims. Her visits are on the same days as
Braveheart's so they are becoming quite the celebs at their 'doggy
spa'! Treats abound as they work hard to regain normal mobility.
The good news is that Katie is in no pain at this point. She had
her spay surgery 10 days ago and has fully recovered. As soon as
both dogs are released from veterinary care in Portland, they will
pack up their bags and move to Idaho where they will be loved the rest
of their days. Oh, and we have been advised by Katie's adopters
that her new name is: "Katie Susan Denise". What an honor
to have our names incorporated into hers! Katie says THANK
Y'ALL for your support and outpouring of help! Without YOU, she
would not be alive...and that's a fact!
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