Mickey Malarkey

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Feb 22, 2018:

We had to say goodbye to Mickey today. Cancer once again has taken a beagle from us. Our love and deepest appreciation go out to Catherine & Bill of Sheba's Haven who gave Mickey such a wonderful life in the country these last few years. Mickey loved to steal things and hide them on the grounds. No doubt more of Mickey's treasures will surface by spring thaw. If only he could have been there to greet them. 


May 1, 2015 eblast:


It happened back in Feburary - one of the coldest Februarys we've ever had. It was Friday the 13th to be exact, when OSPCA Officers accompanied by police entered a property at 401/Trafalgar to rescue 28 dogs (mostly beagles) and 10 rabbits from the cold. They also sadly recovered 2 deceased animals. The dogs were all outside, including a litter of puppies and 4 pregnant females. Their water bowls were frozen solid. There was no adequate shelter to keep warm so they huddled together.


Since then, the dedicated team at the Oakville-Milton Humane Society have taken on the daunting task of providing veterinary care for the multiple victims of this horrendous case of hoarding. In fact, some of the puppies have already found loving adoptive homes thanks to their efforts.


But there are other survivors of this nightmare who need specialized care. That's where we come in. The shelter reached out to us about Mickey and Shasta.


Mickey is 6 to 8 years old. He has a heart condition known as Pulmonic Stenosis. It will likely shorten his lifespan.


Shasta is 5 to 6 years old and mostly blind. She's been diagnosed with a condition known as Progressive Retinal Atrophy/Degeneration (PRD). Currently, she may be able to make out some shapes in the light but is completely blind at night.


We'll be heading to the shelter this weekend to meet these babies. We've already confirmed a spot for Mickey to join the rest of our palliative care beagles at Sheba's Haven. We're sure fellow heart patient Jude can't wait to show him around. But we still need to secure a loving, experienced foster home for Shasta.


So here are two more examples of why your support matters so much to us. Whether you apply to our Foster Program or you give financially or both - you make a life-saving difference for these very deserving dogs.