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11th Hour rescued a sweet mama and her 2 puppies that were dumped in the Corpus Christi, Texas, shelter. Something about her picture and videos, the way she was so proud of her puppies, and so gentle and submissive despite what people have done to her, really grabbed our attention. Just like we always do, we took a leap of faith and took her despite not knowing any of her health history and recognizing the danger of taking puppies this young from a shelter environment.
Mountains got moved, volunteers sprung into action, a foster was found, and transport from Corpus all the way up to San Antonio was arranged. Basically your every day miracles with dog rescue happened and they were safe and now belonged to someone again. It wasn't a day or two later before the sickness lurking inside them showed itself and the puppies were rushed to the vet, unable to keep food or water down and with unending diarrhea. We didn't know if little Lance and Lacey were going to make it. After a week at the vet, Lance was released and safe back in foster again. But little Lacey still struggled. Near the end of the second week of her hospitalization, she required emergency surgery for an intestinal intussusception. She hung on for a couple days and then sadly passed away at the vet, never getting to find her way home.
Meanwhile, we found out that their mom Cindy Lou, although doing well in her foster home, was heartworm positive. This poor little family just cannot catch a break. Lance is continuing to improve and is striving in his foster home. He will be arriving in New Jersey in late November and we hope to have a home lined up for him when he gets here.
Lance is a 3-month-old cattle dog mix, currently weighing approximately 9 pounds as of 10/11. He probably will not be a big dog, we are estimating around 30 to 35 pounds. If you are interested in meeting Lance when he arrives please fill out an application now. This sweet boy is perfect.
In addition, if you would like to make a Donation in his sister Lacey's memory you can do so by visiting our website at www.ehrdogs.org. Please make sure to earmark it "in memory of Lacey". All donations to 11th Hour Rescue are 100% tax-deductible.