Pets in Need Testimonials

 

family pets

 

Any animal placed by Amy's Acres Rescues is, by contract, to be returned to us if the animal is no longer wanted or needs to be rehomed. This is the same requirement stated on our puppy contracts. Having taken an animal into our lives, we feel it our responsibility to assure them of a good life to the end.

 

Dog
  Babe | Charlie | Duke | Jack | Marge | Monty | Rusty | Sissy |Storm | Tasha | Zeus
Horse
  Duke | JD | Jet | Lilly | Mickey | Rudy | 7 | Walker
Other
  Cocoa (vicuna) | Kyra (bobcat)

 

Charlie

 

AAKS Note 9/22/09: Charlie, an older King Shepherd female, is an example of what happens all-too-often in the “pedigreed/purebred” pet world. Because an animal (in this case, Charlie) goes to an unsuitable home/owner, the pet has behavioral problems. Then, the breeder refuses to take the dog back, refusing to be responsible for the poor choice of owner and/or training. This scenario is played out time after time every day, and because of this, our country's animal shelter/pound populations are approximately 25% pure bred canine — a very sad truth. Dog breeders are a large factor contributing to this problem, which usually leads to owner mistreatment and abandonment or surrender.

 

chalrieCharlie came to AAKS in 2007 through a rescue situation, and stayed with us for almost a year before we felt she was ready to go to a new home. When we decided to place her in March 2008, we received many inquiries and are happy to say she was placed with a family (photo at left) that was actually interested in getting one of our puppies — until they met Charlie. Though not a puppy but an adult going on seven, her new family was so happy with their choice. Charlie moved to a home 10 miles from AAKS on a 160 acre with Wood's ( “Mr Amy's Acres" smiley ) high school shop teacher and his wife. Charlie's new "dad", retired, was able to spend lots of time with her. They just just loved her and it seemed it was just meant to be, especially since her new dad's name was Charlie too!

 

But after a time it became impossible for Charlie's new owners to keep her, so we took her back, eventually placing her with an aunt of mine who lives not too far from us. This summer, Charlie was taken to the vet because of a problem she was having with her hind legs. X-rays at the veterinarian's revealed two of the discs in Charlie's spine had been fused from what appeared to be a severe injury sustained many years ago. My aunt put Charlie on all the medications the vet recommended and continued to care for her at home. My husband and I took our last visit with Charlie on a sunny Sunday afternoon in July. Charlie was so happy to see us — not surprising since we would dog-sit her when needed — and we tried to keep her from moving around too much because my aunt said Charlie needed to be kept as quiet as possible. Sadly, a couple days after our visit, Charlie could no longer get up on her own and so was euthanized. Although Charlie continued to have “issues” in her foster homes, unlike her original owner and breeder, we and Charlie's two proceeding owners cared about what happened to Charlie and were committed to assuring her the experience of a loving home. Charlie will be sadly missed, but is no longer in pain and we know in our hearts that we and her two new owners did everything to ensure her final years were spent being loved and cared for.

 

 

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