Oops…we did it again!
another beagle to our Beagle Repair Shop!
The timing isn't so good to take on more right now.
What else is new? Although we did raise a fair amount of funding at WOOFSTOCK and SLOBBERFEST, that funding has already been
spent (stay tuned for an update on Blind Joey coming next).
But that's how the beagle biscuit
crumbles. We take on the expensive cases, as you know. Money comes and money goes, but we keep going.
Thanks to all of YOU.
So we took
a chance at the highschool dance. We held out our hand to little Madison. How could we say "No" to that face?
We heard about Madison at WOOFSTOCK when our friends from Toronto Animal Services approached us there.
"We've got another beagle for you!" they exclaimed.
"Ugh!" we exclaimed back.
knee-deep in beagles and expensive surgeries!" we explained.
"But," we said slowly and painfully, "Why don't you email us about her and we'll see what we can do."
She was another little heartbreaker that we couldn't possibly turn our backs on. Madison had returned
to Toronto Animal Services after 8 years. She'd originally been transferred from Ohio back in March, 2008. She was only a
pup back then and adopted quickly.
ending…or so they thought.
By May 2016, she'd come full circle, brought back to
the shelter - this time as a 'stray'. It didn't take long to identify her. But it soon became clear that her original adopter
in 2008 had taken good care of her. There was a paper trail of costly medical intervention after she suffered 2 disc injuries
and needed surgeries at VEC. They also came across a notation about possible seizures. TAS staff were successful in tracking
down her original adopter. Sadly, her adopter had given her away to an older couple at some point. Strangely enough, it was
an elderly woman who brought her to the shelter last month claiming she'd found the dog wandering the streets.
She even knew her name. We can only speculate on the
But there is something we know for certain. Madison deserves a chance at happiness with a family who
will never desert her again. But, given her uncertain health, she first needed a rescue group to swoop in and gather her up.
We did just that last Thursday! And we're so glad we did. Madison has been to our vets for our full medical work-up and all
looks great! For now, we just need to watch for seizures. There's a possibility this may have been inaccurate information.
We're very hopeful for her! In the meantime, she's having a ball in her foster home that she shares with an old cat named
Mr. Blue and a dynamic beagle boy named Joe. Before Madison came along, this was Faith's happy foster home before we lost
her to cancer.
As lovely as Faith was to us,
Mr. Blue wasn't a big fan. But things are looking up for Mr. Blue...
thing Madison did upon arrival was give Mr. Blue a big Hello kiss on his nose!