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1 January 2015 - 9:12 pm
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Sally, let us know what kind of transport you find for him, or if you need help finding him a ride.

As for how he was found. Yeah, I agree it is odd that someone cared enough to take care of the amp. All that matters now though is that he is finding his way to you. Lucky boy!

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2 January 2015 - 11:55 am
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Hello Sally,

Here is a link with transport resources that Liz Marshall has posted on her blog, it could be useful in arranging transport for Franklin, though Ruff Love may als have some recommendations, if you scroll down you'll see many transport links. She also has a link to info on Coonhounds :)!

http://www.liza.....ow-to.html

Looking forward to seeing him next week through your pictures :)!

Alana

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Hugs, the Tripawd Coons: Cooper (Redbone Coonhound) and Cinta (Maine Coon Cat) and the Quadripawd Colby (Golden Retriever).

Read all about our adventures here:

http://cooperci.....ipawds.com

 

Virginia




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2 January 2015 - 12:23 pm
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Thank you Alana and Jerry for transport support! And I'll check out the Coonhound links as well! Thank you!

Yeah, the more I think about the LONG drive, what a scaredy cat I am when it comes to driving outt of my 45 minute circle, with a scared dog in the car, with HUGE possibilities of getting lost, old car with a LOT of milesge, old driver with a lot of mileage....scary!

The coordinator said they hadn't used transports before but she would ask at a meeting Saturday. Maybe I coukd send her these links on the transport and see of they would consider one of these

More updates soon!!!!

MUCHO LOVO!!!!

You don't think his back leg looks weird in the photos, do you? It doesn't matter at all except I just want to be prepared for any known challenges. So far, I have virtually no additional info. other than what's on the site. I have submitted specific questions.

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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2 January 2015 - 1:00 pm
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Hi Sally,

From what we have seen, Coonhounds have a funny way of sitting (sort of straight up and skinny like a statue) and it makes their hind legs look funny (in an insanely cute way).

That being said, even if there was a 'compensation' happening with his rear legs it might not be a big issue. Our Cooper has a bullet lodged in his rear left leg (it is his front right that is amputated) and it does not seem to hinder him at all (and he is four years old so older than Franklin). It may become more of an issue as he gets older but we'll cross that bridge when we get there! Though I hate thinking about his previous life that saw him shot not once but twice...

Alana

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Hugs, the Tripawd Coons: Cooper (Redbone Coonhound) and Cinta (Maine Coon Cat) and the Quadripawd Colby (Golden Retriever).

Read all about our adventures here:

http://cooperci.....ipawds.com

 

Virginia




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2 January 2015 - 1:13 pm
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Awww....tha n ks again Alana. We tripawd people..or some of us anyway...get a little too hyper at the first hint of anything..real or imagined. I'll have him thoroughly checked out by my vet anyway, just in case there is something I need to treat him for or just be aware.

Ive been trying to get on that site you gave me...it starts showing up and then I get some sort of alert "crap" from GODZILLA telling me FIREFOX has crashed and I have to click on to send a crash report!

Now, I get this every now and then...I hit "restart" on their alert and it goes back to the site I was on. In this case, it just keeps crashing everytime I try and get on that site!

Being computer stupid is TORTURE!!! Anyway, I'll keep trying when I get back from work tonight.

YAY FOR COONHOUNDS!

A bullet in his leg??? OMD!!! How coukd anyo e???????

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Hi Sally,

Here is the list, copied from her web site to help out (does it show that I'm all excited that you are adopting a fellow tripawd Coonhound?): by copying it it lost the actual web links though, but wit the names you could google them (or perhaps someone knows how to copy them from her site with the links?).

And yes, Cooper's story is pretty sad, shot by his previous owner, neighbors called the cops, owner relinquished/abandonned him, put in a the pound (i.e. high-kill) with his leg dangling. Luckily angels then intervened and Samantha Holton of Girard Lifesaver Rescue got him out and operated, a foster family rehabilitated him for two months, and Liz Marshall networked him which is how he found his way from Georgia to Montreal and our home and hearts :)!

We only found out a few months later that he has another bullet in his rear leg - our vet thought he was walking a bit stiffly on it.

Does not seem to bother him at all though given how he runs and plays, and we have him on a good supplement plan and do aqua-physiotherapy with him (he hates water btw nlike our Golden) :)!

TRANSPORT---How to find for pets
List of Transport options - posted on Facebook Sept 2013
Nationwide list assembled by Nancy Ayles - Facebook note from 2010
Facebook group for every state (this one is for Georgia)
Animal Transport Resources - Facebook community
Animal Transport Assistance for Precious Lives Needing Urgent Help - group created by Nong Obieta
How a Volunteer Transport Coordinator and Volunteer Drivers help - Cherry Harley Transports
Roads of Hope - website for volunteer transport
Kindred Hearts Transport Connection
Rescue Road Trips
My Buddy's Coming Home
C.A.R.E. - Colorado Animal Rescue Express
PetEx Rescue 'n Transport
Peterson Express Transport Services, LLC (P.E.T.S.LLC)
ARF (Animal Rescue Flights)
Canine Rescue Flights
Pilots n Paws
COMMERCIAL AIRLINES:
Tip: Ask if airlines have petsafe programs. They should offer specially-designed plane compartments that are pressurized the same as passenger cabins are and on the ground, both plane and warehouse facilities should be climate-controlled for the safety of your pet. To ensure comfort in any weather conditions, pets should be the last cargo loaded and the first cargo unloaded from the plane.

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Hugs, the Tripawd Coons: Cooper (Redbone Coonhound) and Cinta (Maine Coon Cat) and the Quadripawd Colby (Golden Retriever).

Read all about our adventures here:

http://cooperci.....ipawds.com

 

Virginia
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2 January 2015 - 4:42 pm
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Hi, Sally! (Sorry for delayed response...I'm so with you on the tablet issues, btw.) My advice: Ask Ruff Love if they have any volunteers heading up north over the weekend -- if you can do a weekend day -- who might be able to meet you part way or half way. Offering to make an extra donation above the regular adoption fee may help if that's doable for you.

If they don't have a volunteer who can help, ask them if they work with any of the Carolinas-based transport groups like MAMAS on the Move, Paws to the Rescue, Mutts & Mittens Manor, or SARA Alliance. Trust me, it's *much* easier to get the rescue group liaison to work their individual contacts with the transport groups who run the right Saturday routes in their region. (I just spent the better part of two days trying to get Fannie Mae from an off-the-beaten path location to a location where she could connect with an existing transport. My hat is off to the people who do this and make it look easy!)

Back-up option: If handoff can be arranged to take place on a Sat. or Sun., I can post to the NC transport group and see if someone could at least shorten the drive for you by 60-90 miles or so (but most volunteer drivers work with one of the groups I mentioned above, so not all of them can do multiple runs).

Please do keep us posted!

Deb and Angel Lexie* Diagnosed at age 13. Tried radiation first; wish we had amputated upon diagnosis (even with lung mets). Joined Club Tripawd April 2014 & Lexie loved life on 3 legs! Advice: Start physical therapy as soon as your vet clears it, especially hydrotherapy if available :-) See Lexie pics here.  

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3 January 2015 - 7:40 am
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aww sally! I have been away for a while because of the holidays..I am SO happy for you!! I cant wait to see pics of Franklin coming home :) I am really happy you found a rescue that was willing to work with you. :)

xoxo Lori and the fam

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3 January 2015 - 3:48 pm
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Sally...OH MY DOG I am so happy for you! Franklin will be a great addition. He is so beautiful with his big soulful eyes. Myrtle will have a great time with him.  Can wait to hear more.  As for the how and why, don't make yourself crazy. Happy Hannah brought him to you for a reason, trust her.

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I can't wait till you get him home! I wish I lived South, so I could help. The coon hound sit. Maybe that is what Daryl does. His meerkat sit. He is, we think part some sort of hound. He sure can howl if he wants. His tongue is spotted also. I worry too, I lift him up and down a lot. Thank goodness he only weighs 45 pounds. Hugs, Lori, TY, C,l and Daryl

TY GUY, Best Black Lab ever! Diagnosed  and had amp in January, 2014. Kicked MRSA's butt. Earned his angel wings on April 16, 2014. Run Free my boy and don't forget a shoe. Ty is a proud member of the " April Angels". Ty sent us Daryl, a Tripawd rescue in Sept. of 2016. Daryl is 5 +or -. We are also Pawrents to Chandler, a Border Collie mix who is 15 and 1/2, Lucy, a Corgi who is 7, 2 minis, 2 horses, and a feisty cat named Zoe. Zoe had a non skeletal Osteosarcoma removed in July 2015. No Chemo, she was at least 16. She is going strong although she is now completely blind. She is now close to 20 and her hobbies are eating and sleeping in front of her personal heater. 

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12 January 2015 - 10:11 pm
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HA!!! After almost six hours in a car your eyes would look a little bloodshot and whacky too! You should see my mom's eyes!

WAIT!!!! I just siad..."MY MOM"......MYYYYYYY MOM.........IVE GOT A MOM...M.O.M. ....MOOOOOOM!!!!! I've got a MOM!!!!!"

Hop over to TRIPAWDS ALUMIN.....you'll find the thread...yeah.......

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Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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12 January 2015 - 10:22 pm
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OMD, Sally...I looooove him! He is the luckiest boy in the world to get you as a mom! Happy Hannah and Lexie and all their friends are smiling down on you and Merry Myrtle and your new Tripawd boy.

Lots of love...can't wait to hear more and see more pics! :-) :-)

Deb and Angel Lexie* Diagnosed at age 13. Tried radiation first; wish we had amputated upon diagnosis (even with lung mets). Joined Club Tripawd April 2014 & Lexie loved life on 3 legs! Advice: Start physical therapy as soon as your vet clears it, especially hydrotherapy if available :-) See Lexie pics here.  

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12 January 2015 - 10:22 pm
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Ohhhh sally! This made my day! I can't wait to see videos of him and myrtle! Xoxoxo!

Virginia




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12 January 2015 - 10:51 pm
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Dang Lori and Deb!! You guys are wuick!!! Ohhhhh you can bet there'll be a lot of pics! Can't wait to film his first puppy latte!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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I just missed this last night. I got on to look because I knew it was Gotcha Day. He is sooooo cuuuute!!! Going over to TA to see more pictures of this handsome boy! Hugs, Lori, Ty, L c and D

TY GUY, Best Black Lab ever! Diagnosed  and had amp in January, 2014. Kicked MRSA's butt. Earned his angel wings on April 16, 2014. Run Free my boy and don't forget a shoe. Ty is a proud member of the " April Angels". Ty sent us Daryl, a Tripawd rescue in Sept. of 2016. Daryl is 5 +or -. We are also Pawrents to Chandler, a Border Collie mix who is 15 and 1/2, Lucy, a Corgi who is 7, 2 minis, 2 horses, and a feisty cat named Zoe. Zoe had a non skeletal Osteosarcoma removed in July 2015. No Chemo, she was at least 16. She is going strong although she is now completely blind. She is now close to 20 and her hobbies are eating and sleeping in front of her personal heater. 

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