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Jada Rosie was used for breeding and as a bait dog before her previous owner, who was charged with animal cruelty. A handful of medical issues has plagued this sweet girl, who people say “…to know her is to love her.” The shelter described her condition when she first arrived as “horrifying.”
Jada was slated for euthanasia on July 17 and rescued just in time. Upon rescue, they learned she had an immune system disease that caused her body to attack her own blood cells. Her status is improving and as soon as the red blood cell levels are normal she will be spayed and her rotting teeth will be removed. In addition, Jada has two blood parasites and hook worms that she is fighting and treated for (which is slowing her improvement). Jada gets blood work done every three weeks, and the bills are mounting up. But Redemption Rescues is not giving up!
In addition, due to the mistreatment by her previous owner, Jada regularly works with a trainer for improving her dog-to-dog interaction and potty training. She is making great strides, but they are hoping to get her surgeries taken care of soon.
Despite Jada Rosie’s hard life, she is absolutely wonderful according to her foster family and rescuers. Jada’s foster parents, Estee and Andrew, recently lost their dog handsome, and have fully committed to Jada’s recovery, treatment and training. Thank you, Estee and Andrew, for being heroes to Jada.
Jada is one of Bear’s Angels, a recipient of medical funding/help from The Tortorella Foundation. If you, too, would like to contribute or for more information on Jada, please visit Redemptionrescues.org or visit their Facebook site here.
Volunteers, good samaritans and animal lovers in the Houston area have been tirelessly and compassionately working to help the animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
Diana Davidson is the wife of John Davidson, president of hockey operations with the Columbus
Blue Jackets. Davidson and a small group traveled to the Houston area and met up with the Montgomery County Animal Shelter (MCAST) in Conroe, Texas, to volunteer her time and energy to help the animals in need.
The volunteers and staff at MCAST are working around the clock help to these affected animals. The Tortorella Foundation sent a donation that will help with spaying and neutering of 125 dogs that have been rescued/helped at Montgomery County Animal Shelter.
There are more ways to help than monetary donations. These organizations often
need volunteers and supplies.
Please contact Montgomery County Animal Shelter of Texas here to donate or to find out what they need. Alternatively, find out what your local shelters are doing to help the displaced animals from this natural disaster.
EMA, Tortorella ’s beloved family dog, recently passed from an aggressive lung cancer. Ema was not just a member of their family — she was an inspiration for many of their own rescue efforts and their support of animal rescue groups in need of support.
Boris is a 2-year-old Terrier mix boy and is off-the-charts friendly and equally smart. He’s got puppy dog eyes that will melt your heart! Boris is not a fan of other dogs, so he’d like to be your one and only. And he’s a big guy, so bigger kids around 16 and older would be a good fit for him. To learn more or to go meet Boris or e-mail the SPCA of Westchester at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boris is a part of the Tortorella Foundation sponsored “The Way Home” program. Boris and all of the SPCA of Westchester’s animals can be seen at www.spca914.org and the SPCA of Westchester is located in Briarcliff Manor, NY.
SPCA of Westchester’s “The Way Home,” funded by the Tortorella Foundation, provides special training and abundant TLC to shelter dogs who require extra time to learn the skills and behaviors they’ll need in a forever home. For More Information about the SPCA of Westchester, visit www.spca914.org
Suruluna – Saving the Hearts and Lives of Rescued Dogs offers homeless dogs a loving environment, rehabilitation and training that other shelters and rescues cannot provide. To Learn More visit www.suruluna.org
Dogs Playing for Life – A unique program that trains shelter staff and volunteers how to use dogs’ natural love of play to accurately evaluate them and enrich their lives. For more information, visit dogsplayingforlife.com
AmberLynn was pulled from a rural NC shelter in February by Juliet’s House rescue. AmberLynn has had major health issues and several times she stopped eating or would vomit each time she ate. She drank a lot of water, then usually threw that up. She would sporadically be lethargic and seemed to be in pain when trying to get up. On May 11, 2016 AmberLynn was taken to Greensboro Veterinary Hospital for tests and stayed overnight. Radiographs were done and showed a foreign object in her abdomen (possibly a small nail). A Greensboro Vet recommended an ultrasound, which was done at Happy Tails Vet in Greensboro. After a slew of tests, including one for breast cancer, and throwing up bile,
AmberLynn went to Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Cary NC. There she was diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatitis, and started on insulin. AmberLynn’s bill at VSH was $2,753.60 plus her previous testing.
And there are more costs coming. The Tortorella Foundation agreed to pay $50 a month for the next six months to help with her insulin and diabetes-related medical costs. To help contribute to pay off AmberLynn’s medical bills you may make a donation to The Tortorella Foundation’s paypal or directly to Juliet’s House at email@example.com … please note that you would like the money to go to AmberLynn, if you so choose.
Adopt Me animal rescue is not afraid to take sick animals, aging animals, injured animals or animals located halfway across the country! In fact, on a gloomy Tuesday in February, Adopt Me Animal Rescue out of Wisconsin cleared out a rural North Carolina high-kill shelter with the help of local volunteers and fosters. No dogs would die that day on their watch.
So when they came to The Tortorella Foundation requesting help with their “intake facility” — aka a large, uninsulated garage in Wisconsin — the foundation jumped at the chance to help. TFF paid for the insulation and related materials, installation (the part that didn’t require lots of volunteers) in addition to the paneling to eventually make the facility more finished.
In one weekend, Adopt Me’s volunteers did the bulk of
the work & the facility was warm for their next intake — that large group of dogs from NC that was saved in February.
The garage is insulated and almost finished with the new walls and it has already provided far more warmth than Adopt Me has had on intake and adoption days.
“It is amazing. It was so nice to have all the room and it is keeping the heat in so well!” said Adopt Me Animal Rescue founder Anne Shapiro.
The Tortorella Foundation would like to thank Animal Life Inc for rescuing two severely neglected dogs from a horrible situation in Harnett County, NC.
Pictured are Willie, a puppy with a severely injured leg, possibly mange and worms, and his mother. It is thought the puppy may have been hit by a car and did not receive any medical attention from his previous owners. Willie & his mom, Eden, were rescued by Animal Life Rescue (in North Carolina) and a slew of animal lovers who came together to save these two dogs. Eden and Willie were quickly taken to the vet, where Willie was diagnosed with a dislocated elbow and broken leg. His injuries, at this time, aren’t surgical — but he may lose his leg if he continues to struggle with it in 6 months. Within a week both Eden and Willie have started to gain wait, relax a little and start their medical treatments. Both dogs tested negative for heart worm!
The Tortorellas agreed to sponsor much of the vet care, including emergency vet care if it is needed, through our program Bear’s Angels … the Tortorellas would like to personally thank Bryan Rouse, Winnie Paul, Toby Leone and anyone who helped get these dogs to safety.
If you would like to contribute to help Willie & his mother’s vet care, please visit www.animallifeinc.com/donate.html … make a paypal donation to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please earmark Willie).
Eden is still in need of a foster as she is currently in a short-term foster situation. Please contact Animal Life Rescue if you are interested in fostering this wonderful dog. She is estimated to be 1-2 years old, is heart worm negative and has shown absolutely no signs of aggression to date.
UPDATE: Willie has been adopted! He is a foster failure. Eden is healthy and looking gorgeous and is working with a trainer to prepare her for being around other animals, as she was likely kept outside on a chain for most of her 5-6 years. Below are some updated photos of these beautiful angels.