Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tuesday Update on Crash The Kitty

Angela has good news about Crash! Crash is well on the mend. Last week was touch and go for the adventurous kitty but since he made it through the weekend, his prognosis is hopeful. Crash has a good appetite, he wants to play, and he is not on any pain medication. Way to go Crash!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Friday Update

Dr. Rachel called today, and Edmund came out of surgery okay. Only one leg needed a pin the other has begun to heal. What a blessing!! And the breaks were not as bad as the original x-rays indicated. Yeah!

BUT.. and here is the large BUT

When they removed the bandages today, they realized he had a hernia. Not just any kind of hernia, but his intestines were down inside the leg area hernia. Dr. Rachel did her best to put things back where they belong. She may have to go back in and add a screen to re-inforce the area. Not much muscle was available to repair. This was all caused from the accident. Poor little guy. He will be staying at the vet for the weekend.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Crash Needs Surgery

Crash, our Indianapolis Kitty, is scheduled for surgery as the break in his leg is so severe that pins cannot be used. Instead, the vet will use wire to reconnect and hold together the bones in Crash's legs. Our prayers are with you Crash.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Edmund got his bandages changed yesterday, couldn't resist sending over a photo. It looks like he has little pants on.

We are using a small newborn size diaper, and so far it is working great at catching poop and urine.

He is a great little guy, doesn't complain much, just wants lots of love, food and water!

Indianapolis Kitty Needs Help!

Crash the 8 week old Indianapolis Kitty decided to try out a new Mustang. Unfortunately, sleeping on the engine was NOT a good idea. This poor kitty's legs got caught in the fan belt and the result was severe. Crash has two severely broken legs and a 6 week recovery in store. Southside Shelter desperately needs donations to offset Crash's medical expenses. Please consider donating.

If you are interested in adopting Crash, please contact Rosie at 710-3128

Monday, July 23, 2007

ASPCA Helping Investigate Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick for Dog Fighting

Southside Animal Shelter received the following letter from Ed Sayres the Presdent of the ASPCA. Please read this and feel free to pass this important message along:

Dear ASPCA Members and Supporters:
I wanted to let you know personally that we have just announced that the ASPCA is currently assisting in the federal investigation against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and three other individuals, who were indicted on July 17 by a federal grand jury in a Virginia dog fighting venture.
At this time, we cannot offer any additional details in order to protect the integrity of this investigation and the ongoing criminal process.

We have also posted new educational materials on animal cruelty at http://www.aspca.org/site/R?i=u2mTVkdc-qMymV2jA43qAA... We’ll be regularly updating this section, so I hope you will bookmark it and visit often. You will find a wealth of information here on animal cruelty, as well as a look at the reprehensible world of dog fighting.
Thank you very much for your support of the ASPCA. It is what enables us to pursue our 141-year-old mission, which is as crucial today as when we were founded in 1866—to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals. Every day, we come one step closer to being a humane community. We could not do it without you.Sincerely,
Ed Sayres

President and CEO

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Oprah Winfrey's Golden Retriever Chokes On A Ball

Sadly, Oprah Winfrey's Golden Retriever, Gracie, choked on a ball and died. Read more about it right here from People Magazine:

Oprah Winfrey, whose 2-year-old Golden Retriever Gracie died in May by choking on a plastic ball, learned a lesson from the tragedy, the TV mogul says in her magazine. Writing in the August issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, which hit newsstands Tuesday, Winfrey wonders "through my tears and stabbing pain and disbelief" how such a thing could have happened and what can be learned from the sad event. "I don't believe in accidents," writes Winfrey. "I know for sure that everything in life happens to help us live." Because Winfrey had had a late lunch with friends on that fateful Saturday, Gracie was out with her dog walker and two other goldens for their exercise. The clear ball, which belonged to Winfrey's 12-year-old cocker spaniel Sophie, was in the grass when Gracie (who wasn't supposed to play with the ball) found it – and swallowed it. "I ran barefoot out of the house and found the dog walker and one of my security guards pumping her chest," Winfrey writes about her reaction to the phone call that Gracie was no longer breathing. "Just as I reached them, the security guard looked up and said, 'I'm sorry, ma'am. We tried everything. I'm sorry. She's gone.' " Taking in what had happened, "I stood there dazed, stunned, crying – and watched as they placed her in the back of a golf cart, her still-warm body with the lipstick stain [from Winfrey's kiss beforehand] on her fur," writes Winfrey. Despite her sadness, Winfrey takes comfort in knowing that Gracie "did more living in two years than most dogs do in 12" – and that is the lesson to be gained from her beloved young golden. "This dog lived every moment as though it were her last." "Her life was a gift to me," writes Winfrey. "Her death, a greater one."

Southside Animal Shelter's new My Space Page

The Indianapolis Southside Animal Shelter has a great new My Space Page! Now Indianapolis shelter dogs and shelter cats have their pictures on a hip new page! Come visit our Indianapolis adoptable dogs and cats. Indianapolis small dogs, puppies, cats and kittens will be featured here frequently, so come by and chat with us!

Click here to view our My Space Page

A cute Story

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.
He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.
When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk on the other side
When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"
"This is Heaven, sir," the man answered.
"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked.
"Of course , sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up."
The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler asked.
"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.
As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book..
Excuse me!" he called to the man. "Do you have any water?"
"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in."
"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog.
"There should be a bowl by the pump."
They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.
The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.
When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.
"What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.
"This is Heaven," he answered.
"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said that was Heaven, too."
"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell."
"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"
"No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind."

Thursday, July 19, 2007

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