Apr 22, 2009

Joanie Needs Our Help!

 
I saw this today and it is just heartbreaking. I can't look at these pictures without tearing up. Please send this sweet girl all your good vibes/prayers and if you can spare a few dollars she could really use them right now. Here is her story which took place only a half hour from where we live...

Joan of Ark, "Joanie" was discovered near a roadside in Denton and picked up by Animal Services, who transferred her to Noah's Ark Animal Shelter in Gainesville.  She was nearly starved to death, dehydrated and was so weak she could not even stand up for more than a minute or two.  The vet said she was the worst case of emaciation he had ever seen in a living dog.  She has no visible muscle mass and is literally skin and bones.  We don't know how this happened, but Joanie is one tough little dachshund.  She's learning to trust people again, and has learned that everyone who encounters her now wants to shower her with love and compassion.  Because she is so thin and frail, she eats small meals throughout the day.  She will need some dental work at some point in the future, but that will have to wait until she's whole again.  Her blood work came back showing anemia, but amazingly there were no signs of illness or renal failure.  She is also heartworm NEGATIVE, much to everyone's surprise.  She is now taking short walks outside for brief potty breaks, then she settles down for a nap in her soft little bed, covered in blankets.

at All Texas Dachshund Rescue Inc. for more information or to make a donation.
We have made our contribution and we hope that it helps to improve her life.
This sweet baby deserves it!
 
 

48 Treats:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh my dog....

That poor little darling...

I'll paw Mom into getting over to her page...

Tank woo sharing this feisty little gal!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Tibby said...

Oh No!
That poor little girl! I am so glad that she is safe now and hope that she gets better soon. Thanks for letting me know about her!
:) Tibby

Lorenza said...

I can't believe it! Sure she is a warrior!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Tracey and Huffle said...

That poor little girl! Who could do such a thing?

Huffle Mawson

Lacy said...

w00f's, bless her heart...she is one little fighter...me will c what me can do to help next friday..mama says we poor this week..but she has me thoughts and prayers..

b safe,
~rocky~

GoldenSamantha said...

OMD the news that she is doing so remarkably despite her challenges is incredible. Thank you so much for bringing her plight to us. Ohhhhh. Will find out how to help her. Poor dear.
Hugsz, xo
Sammie

GoldenSamantha said...

Okay done! Didn't realize that I could click on the site. Go Joanie, go!
Hugs xo
Sammie

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

OMdoG!!!

I couldn't believe what I saw. Poor gal, I hope she will shower with love forever.


slurpy licks
Twinkle

Amber and Nala said...

Poor thing...I'm so glad they found her. :) She looks cozy in her bed and I hope she puts on some healthy weight soon. :)

Nala

Joey said...

When I see things like this, I get so sad, and then I get mad! Who could do this to a sweet little girl? But then I'm so thankful that there are so many nice people helping her. Get better soon, Joanie!

See ya!
Joey

Honey said...

Oh! What a sweetie. We hope Joanie finds a good forever home!
Much love,
Honey
www.supertrooperhoney.blogspot.com

Stella said...

Ach, and we're all on diets!

Thanks, Addie, for bringing this to our attention. I will visit her site and do as much as I can to help her.

Kisses,
Stella

Aki and Poopie said...

oh addie... oh my.. oh my...

there are no words. we're going over there, pronto..

thank u so much for letting us know about this.

drooly kisses,

Aki

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my god! This is the worst case I've ever seen in mah life too. I can't believe she's still alive too! What a strong gal she is. Luckily she was saved just in time. We are hoping that she makes a good recovery & that she filled up soon & look like any other normal healthy Dachshunds in this world.

Smoochies,
Solid Gold Dancer

Moco said...

That is one tuff gal. She deserves all the good vibes and help she can get.

♥玮倩 said...

Oh my! Poor lil girl, but at least she is strong! Thankful the people found her, hope she could get proper treatment, get well soon and finds a new home!

best regards
Vodka

Maggie and Mitch said...

We saw Joanie yesterday! Look at that smile on her face! Mom can't look at the photo without getting all leaky. She's a beautiful girl who deserves the best home ever!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Pipa said...

My God. I don't know what to write. I'm going to see her right away!

Abby said...

Hi, Addie & Lucie...

Oh My...Poor little girl...

My Mom is gonna check her spare change & then go to Joanie's Website to see if she can help...

I'm soooo glad they found her...I hope she can recover & find a Furever Home...

Abby xxxooo

Ludo van Doggy said...

Those piccures be just heartbreaking. Poor, poor Joanie. We off to visit her now.

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

i can stand that... omg, the poor love. thank GOD she is finally knowing love...

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Oh, poor baby. Hope she recovers fully.

las794 said...

Good god, that's horrible! Some people ought to be put through the exact same misery to which they subject their pets!

Dina ... UK said...

Bless her, there are some very cruel people in this world.
I find photos like that very disturbing too.

Simba and Jazzi said...

Poor poor doggie :(

Simba and Jazzi xx

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Goodness, I hope she gets better soon!

Ziggy said...

Hi Lucie & Addie,

Its so sad to see a doggie in that kind of shape. I hope she is able to make a full recovery and find a loving happy family. I tagged you for two awards that are waiting on my blog. Feel free to stop by and snag em up!

Happy Trails
Ziggy Marley

The OP Pack said...

How sad, we can barely stand to look at poor Joanie. Hopefully all the loving care she is getting now will make her well and strong. How could that have happened?

Woos, the OP Pack

Fred said...

So so sad! Hope she gets better and better now. Thank you for letting us all know about this.

GSD Adventures said...

That is such a sad story.

But on a happy note - we have an award waiting for you on our latest post.

Wags,
Pruett and Daphne

Frankie said...

Oh, that is just heartbreaking. The poor little thing. I hope the rest of her life can be fit for a queen. :(

Frankie said...

Okay - we just made our donation. Thank you so much for bringing Joanie to our attention! I put a link on my blog, too.

Mason Dixie said...

That poor little thing. Must have a will to live to bring happiness to someone. =)

Chase said...

The poor Pup! I'm glad she was found though and is getting the help (and food) that she needs!

I left you an award on my blog. :-)

Sniffs and licks,

Chase

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh how sad it that.. What is up with humans these days?

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

OH my God. No!!! Poor baby. Mommy has been so busy getting ready for our Spring Flower post that we haven;t been around much this week. Frankie commented on my blog that she read about her & it made them think how upset Mommy wouold be. Mommy got hysterial just now when she saw the picture. In 5 years of rescue we have never seen a dog this starved. Too sad!! We willgo overthere right now & make a donation. God bless this poor baby.

Mona & Sarah

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Oh my goodness!! What a strong little girl!!

We can't support with money right now, but we will definitely keep her paws in our prayers!! keep us updated!

Wuv,
Gus and Waldo

Huskee and Hershey said...

OMdoG.. that poor darling!!! We have never seen a more emaciated doggie..

Do keep us updated on her condition.. we hope she puts on some weight soon.

Aki and Poopie said...

hey buddies! we just came by to solciit some prayers for our manang. she will be going to the doctor tomorrow to have her intestines checked. we are so scared.. hope everything will turn out okay...

Anita said...

Oh my God! The photos are horrible. Why people do this to the dogs? I can't understand. Today in a shelter here in my town was found a female dog in the same conditions. I hate people sometimes.

Domi said...

Poor pup! I told my girl to go make a donation to help her right now. What a tough, strong girl.

Tail wags,
Domi

Alasandra said...

Poor Joanie, we have our paws crossed that she will gain weight and find a terrific loving home. We found you via Mona & The Mommy. ~Socks, Scylla, Charybdis (cats) and Fenris (dog)

Suzuki said...

OMDog! I don't know how I missed this post. The poor baby! What a fighter, I have all my paws crossed fur her. How can anyone do that to a fur baby!
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Matilda said...

Ohhh...
I am keeping my paws crossed for her...
Matilda

Southbay Girl said...

OMG-Mom is absolutely disgusted that ANY HOOMAN would let a doggie get like this!!

velcro

Lower Haven Forge, England said...
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Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Oh my word, poor Jeannie :-( We feel so sad for her past - but very glad she is being taken care of now.

Sending lots of healing thoughts from the UK.

Minnie-Moo & Muzzle
xxx

Clive said...

We are horrified - the poor dog. We are so glad she is being taken care of now.

lots of woofs
Clive

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