We sent four Pyrs to their forever homes yesterday! Do you follow CGPR on Facebook? Like us and see even more of what we are doing in our continuing work to find healthy homes for these gentle giants. https://www.facebook.com/carolinapyrrescue/
First, the good news–Shannon went to visit Goliath this morning. He was awake, eating, drinking, and walking. She brought him several plush toys, and he went bananas. He will continue to recover at the clinic before coming to the kennels next week.
Now, the great news–you, our generous donors, have paid his bill in full in less than two days! Thank you!Goliath this morning at the rescue. He is adjusting so well. This Pyr is our miracle dog.
Yesterday, Shannon, CGPR’s president, received a call about a Pyr named Goliath in urgent need of care. Goliath’s left rear leg had been caught up in a wire tie-out, and he sustained serious injuries resulting from limb strangulation. This happened weeks ago. His wound became severely infected, and his former owners did not seek veterinary care until yesterday. In the meantime, Goliath chewed off his foot below the joint. His lower leg is a mess of exposed bone and tendons.
Once released into our care, we brought him to our veterinarian, where he is currently receiving a blood transfusion from one of the other Pyrs in rescue. Part of his left leg now needs to be amputated. The surgeon hopes to be able to save enough of his leg so that he can be fitted with a prosthetic in the future. Shannon met Goliath yesterday afternoon. He is young (under two years old) and otherwise healthy. In spite of his injuries, he is happily greeting each new person attending him and hopping around on his three good legs with a wagging tail. We are committed to providing Goliath with the veterinary care and the loving forever home he deserves.
Once again, we need your help. The estimated cost of Goliath’s amputation is $2,000. We ask for your donations to cover his care. We accept donations online through PayPal: http://www.cgpr.org/donate
On the page where you review your gift before clicking the gold “Donate” button, please enter Goliath’s name in the address box. If you would like a receipt, please enter your name and address as well. We also accept checks made out to Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue sent to 4015 Fawnbrooke Dr., Indian Trail, NC 28079. Please note Goliath’s name in the memo. We will provide updates as we learn more about Goliath’s needs. Keep checking our Facebook page for the most current information.
Goliath Update: He’s out of surgery. The infection was too severe to save his leg, and the veterinarian had to fully remove it. Goliath is awake and wagging his tail, however. He’ll recover there through the weekend.
Goliath after his successful amputation surgery 07/02/2016
Thanks to everyone who came to the first Pyrnic at our new location. With over 150 humans and 60 Pyrs attending, it was our largest Pyrnic yet. We also raised a record amount of money for the Pyrs, and we adopted out another Pyr, Silas. Thanks to our volunteers and our sponsors: Dogs Day Out, Birdsong Brewery, Coca-Cola, Junius Lindsay Vineyards, and Barks, Bones, Ink Floyd Screen Printers, and Biscuits Bakery. Wags of the tail to you all!
Congratulations to the Lunsford family and their pyr Wyatt. They brought home their first (human) baby on Wednesday, and Wyatt couldn’t be more smitten. He loves her so much it is just so precious. He is very protective… he gets nervous when someone new holds her and won’t leave her side. He has also stepped up his game guarding the house. We know they will be great friends as she grows up with her guardian big Brother Wyatt Pyr! The Lunsfords adopted Wyatt from CGPR in 2015.
In March 2016, a CGPR volunteer, Sue, picked up two female Pyrs from the shelter in Robeson County, NC. They had been surrendered to the shelter after having had many litters of puppies. Had CGPR not taken these dogs, they would not have been adopted out and were destined for euthanasia. Sue named them Faith and Hope, and she brought them to our kennels in Indian Trail, NC. Continue reading →