Here we will list special animals in need of extra care and rehabilitation. Please check back frequently to learn about our sweet dogs and cats who have been given a second chance at a loving home and comfortable life.
Please donate to help us cover their extensive vet bills!Circle of Friends Animal Society P.O. Box 1235
Greensboro, GA 30642
Current Pets in Need:
We got Furby into our rescue on a Thursday night, saw she was having immense trouble urinating and seemed very uncomfortable, and had her in the vet Friday morning. They diagnosed her with massive bladder stones and scheduled her surgery for the following Monday (3/11). Her teeth are in poor condition, so she will also need dental treatment. Furby is a very sweet little girl. She is likely a Papillon mix (with lhasa or similar) and about 8.5 years old. Despite the pain she must be in, Furby is well mannered and gentle. She gets along with dogs large and small, and would probably be fine with cats as well. Young children may startle her, but dog savvy kids would be okay.
Update, 3/11/13: Furby had her surgery and is doing SO well! The stones the vet removed from her bladder were startling. There were two and together they were larger than a golf ball in size. They took up almost all the available room in her bladder. Furby also had two teeth in the front of her mouth removed, and got the plaque removed off the others. She’s feeling great and it shows! (below are the stones, with a penny for scale. Poor thing!)
Birdie is a really sweet, good natured Boxer mix (possibly with Lab and Rottie?). She has had a rough life so far, but things are already improving for the sweet girl! Birdie is heartworm positive. Her fur is in poor shape and she has some sores on her skin, too. Birdie’s outlook on life is wonderful- she is happy as can be and totally unaware of her health problems.
Gabe and Grant
Gabe and Grant are two King Charles Spaniel mixes who have found their happy path into Circle of Friends! They are sweet and loving little dogs who have shared many experiences together… Unfortunately another thing they share is heartworms. Both little guys will need to go through heartworm treatment before they are adopted. Heartworms treatment will cost a few hundred dollars per dog, even with our kind vets’ discounted services. Circle of Friends believes that a positive heartworm test is no reason to turn away a dog, and with the HIGH prevalence of heartworms in our region of the States, we usually have at least one heartworm positive dog receiving treatment. Once they are free of the parasites, both Grant and Gabe will be healthy and ready for their new start. Will you help them get there?
Nestle (on the left) has had a rough start to life. She and a littermate were severely neglected and kept in horrible conditions without a chance for exercise or escape from their own feces. Because of her poor nutrition and confinement, Nestle’s front legs jut out at extreme angles. Because of her unsettling appearance, she was passed by at animal control (don’t worry- her littermate was adopted!). Despite her awkward gait, Nestle loves to play and run (hobble?) with the other puppies at her foster home. Thankfully with proper feeding and exercise, her legs should straighten up and she’ll be ready for her new start to life soon!
Wyatt is a small black Lab mix, and was a feral stray until last week. He was scavenging in rural Georgia, and as far as we know had never had a home. At the beginning of November, someone shot him in the front leg with a rifle, which caused a horrific injury. A Circle of Friends volunteer spotted Wyatt a few days after he was shot, hobbling painfully along the edge of a road. Even from a car, his injury was frightening, with a wound straight through his fragile leg and the bone exposed. His face showed his pain and fear and he would not come to anyone. We were terribly worried that he would collapse in the woods before we could rescue him, but someone was looking out for Wyatt. Our dedicated Greene County Animal Control officer was able to catch him a humane trap the next morning.
At that point, Wyatt became one of the special-needs pets that Circle of Friends rescues. His leg was far too badly damaged to be saved, so it was amputated. His medical bills will total around $1,000 and he has a long road ahead of him, but he’s made a lot of progress already. Can you help?
There are several easy ways to donate for Wyatt’s care. You may click on the PayPal buttons throughout this site, his Chip In page (link above), via check to COFAS: PO Box 1235, Greensboro GA, 30642, or directly to the vet office caring for Wyatt. If you would like to donate directly, call Durham Veterinary Clinic at 706-453-7448. Clinic hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, and Saturdays 8m – 12 noon EST. Closed Sundays.
Recent Pets in Need:
Calvin is a sweet, rambunctious puppy who came to COFAS in poor condition. When he arrived he was missing fur on 50%of his body, with a secondary skin infection and a heavy parasite load. Thankfully he did not have mange, and his hair loss was in part due to a flea allergy as well as stress. His tendons in his legs were in poor shape as well and he suffered from rickets, requiring a temporary leg splint for support. He is now free of parasites and his coat is growing in nicely. His legs are strengthening up and he’s on his way to finally getting a good start to life!
Chloe is a small German Shepherd Dog who is receiving some important medical attention in our care. She came to us with a medium sized tumor on her side, which was removed during her spay surgery. The biopsy was sent off to the University of Georgia Vet School for testing. Thankfully, the tumor was benign, but the healing process has been slow for her surgery. Chloe feels wonderful despite the twice daily bandage changes, swelling, and the huge e-collar she has to wear to prevent her from irritating the surgery site.
This is Budweiser, a sweet-natured Beagle mix who was picked up as an injured stray by our local animal control officer. No one claimed him, no one wanted to adopt him, and the shelter had no budget for medical care, so they asked for our help. His leg was beyond saving, but he’s going to be just fine! If you’d like to donate for the cost of Budweiser’s amputation surgery and medication, Bud would be most grateful!!
Delta is a young Dutch Shepherd who was in danger of euthanasia in a Florida animal control. While she was in the facility, she was turned down by a potential adopter and another rescue group because of her heartworms, but Circle of Friends took her in for treatment.
Harrison is experiencing hair loss on his back and haunches. It may be a thyroid issue, but we’ll need to run tests to find out. We’ve sent a blood sample to UGA Vet School for a possible diagnosis, and hope to have a treatment plan for him soon.
Strider is experiencing Demodex mange. It’s not uncommon in young dogs, but his treatment will take about a month and a half, during which time he will have to remain in foster care.
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