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We wish there were perfect homes for every husky in need. The truth is, there just aren’t. Some of our guests, we know, are permanent. If a foster dog becomes “unadoptable” for reasons of health, age or behavior (other than dangerous biting) we do not euthanize him or her, even when faced with high medical bills or a lifetime commitment. As long as they are pain-free and can still enjoy life, we will provide them with ongoing love, shelter and medical care.
This commitment comes with a high price tag. While our foster caregivers are all volunteers and not compensated in any way. The feeding and medical care must be financed from our nonprofit group’s limited funds – which are also needed for vet exams, vaccinations, medications and spay/neuter for ALL of the foster dogs in our care. Unfortunately, as with anything, money plays a key role in determining how many huskies we can help.
Aero came into the rescue physically sick from starvation and neglect. This poor senior Siberian had been harmed in so many ways and yet he began to trust once again.
Aero, also known affectionately as Bobo, has recovered physically though we fear his past abuse and neglect has taken it’s toll. He does, however, remain food aggressive (no doubt!) and will not be adopted for this reason. He is fed separately and has no other apparent issues other than some stiffness and perhaps a bit of senility.
Aero is happy, finally. And we are happy to have him. He will be a loved member of MaPaw for what we hope is a very long time.
Callie has been on medications for epilepsy almost her entire life. When she first joined MaPaw, it was our hope that we would be able to regulate her medications and control the seizures so that she could find a furever home. Unfortunately, her seizures were so frequent and so severe that the decision was made to make Callie a permanent resident of the MaPaw family.
She has been with us for a little over 2 years now and she has been making progress with her medications. She is not in pain, but you can certainly see that she has suffered brain damage from the multiple grand mal seizures she has experienced.
Jack found his way back to MaPaw just 2 years after being adopted. We will never understand why his family chose to abandon him at a local shelter instead of contacting us when they could no longer keep him. Fortunately, the shelter realized he was a MaPaw dog and contacted us immediately.
Jack was quite sick when he finally made it to the farm. His hind end was very weak and arthritic. He is on medication to help with the discomfort of arthritis and blood work points towards cancer. After lengthy discussions with his doctor, we’ve decided that we will let Jack enjoy his life and not subject him to invasive procedures and/or surgery.
Jack has settled into his routine and spends much of his time napping on his nice, warm bed.