Rescues In Need
This page showcases different dogs that are currently
with MAGDRL and are receiving treatment and training to help them
overcome the abuse and neglect they have suffered before finding
their way to us. Each of these dogs deserves a chance and our
dedicated volunteers are working to save their lives.
Additional Photos of Piper
Piper is a 5 year old fawn female with natural ears. Piper was kept outside for much of her life and forced to endure harsh elements. She came into the rescue as an owner surrender emaciated and in poor medical health having both hook worms and heart worms. Piper has blossomed in the loving environment offered to her by her foster family and the rescue. She is currently undergoing heartworm treatment, which is going well, with an expected cost of $1,200.00. Piper is a loving girl that likes to be close to her foster family and gets along well with children and other male and female dogs in her current foster home. She is crate trained, very gentle and listens to basic commands. She would be a good fit for an active family with lots of love to give. Piper came to MAGDRL in December 2013. (5)
Piper's bills are expected to be approximately $1200.
Can you help Piper?
Additional Photos of Augie
Augie is an approximately 4 year old natural eared Piebald Dane who was found as a stray. He had no collar or microchip when found. He is emaciated at only 95 lbs. He had to wait at the shelter for 7 days before his stray hold was up and we could pull him to a foster home. Augie has many severely infected skin lesions that will need long term antibiotic treatment and care. These lesions are swollen and bleed and ooze when bumped. His foster home will be soaking them to help them heal and fight the infection. Augie had the secretions from the lesions sent for culture and sensitivity so we are sure we are treating him with the right antibiotics. He also needed bloodwork: both blood counts and chemistry. He is intact and cryptorchid (only one descended testicle) so when he is ready to be neutered, it will be a more complicated procedure. Augie is not healthy enough to be considered for anesthesia and surgery yet. His vet expenses are already over $500.00. With the cost of antibiotics and additional vetting including his eventual neuter, we anticipate his health expenses to be over $1000.00. Please help us help Augie by contributing to help cover these costs. He is on medical hold and is not available for adoption at this time. Augie came to MAGDRL in December 2013. (3)
Update 12/29/13 - Augie is continuing to improve with his course of antibiotic treatment regimen. He is completing the second course of antibiotics and will start one more final antibiotic which we hope will finish clearing up any remaining infection so that it will be safe to neuter him. He has filled out nicely and had gained 16 lbs the last time he was weighed. He is doing well with his commands and knows, "sit", "down" and "wait". He works very happily for treats. He is eating really well and can now be cut back down to twice per day feedings. He no longer requires a midday meal. Augie is still on medical hold but we are hoping he can be cleared in the next few weeks for his neuter and can then be made available for adoption. Thank you to everyone who has donated to his care, he is responding so well and we are so happy for Augie!
Update 1/27/14 - Augie's skin infections are finally all healed and he was able to be neutered. He is at a healthy weight and ready to go on to his forever home. Augie is one big puppy and he has learned how to play. He loves to play with his humans most of all. Augie gets along wonderfully with people, but he does not know how to play with other dogs and he quickly overpowers them. He would do best as an only canine or with one equal in size that is very laid back and non-reactive to his roughness. He is doing well with his commands. Augie knows sit, stay, down and come. He also knows "crate" and will walk right into his crate on command. He responds best when you have a treat in your hand! Without treats, not so reliable, so his training will need to be continued and reinforced. He is very affectionate and friendly with visitors. All he needs is a family of his own. We are so pleased with the progress that Augie has made since coming in to MAGDRL.
Update 3/1/14 - Augie is doing well and such a happy boy. He is doing so well with his commands and training. He has been walking very nice on the leash with a little bit of reinforcement when he forgets and starts to pull. Augie loves everyone he meets and has learned to play very nicely with toys. He is content to lie at your feet when you are working or watching TV. Cleaning ears and clipping toenails are a breeze for Augie. Just put a leash on him, step on it and lift his paws to clip in the back, put him in a down stay and clip his front paws, he is so good about it. Gentle swabbing of his ears with a cotton ball with ear wash on it is no problem. He just loves the attention! And a treat at the end of it is very appreciated! Augie would very much like to go to his forever home. He will make someone a wonderful loyal companion.
Augie's bills have been over $500 to date and we expect them to at least double.
Can you help Augie?
accepting donations to help defray the medical bills of our Rescues
in Need. Thank you for caring.
If you would prefer to make your donation by check MAGDRL
gladly accepts personal checks and money orders. Donations can be
made to MAGDRL, PO Box 285, Hanover, MD 21076.
All donations made from this page will
go toward the expenses for all the special needs dogs in MAGDRL's
Thank you. All donations are tax deductible.