Calvin has been adopted!
Calvin was one of two dogs that was rescued from deplorable living conditions last summer: Several dogs lived in a small enclosure among dead and dying dogs, as shown in the first picture below. Calvin was diagnosed with demodectic mange. Special thanks goes to Jamie F. for stepping up to foster Calvin, to Animal Dermatology for treating Calvin, and to All Pets for providing Calvin with his vaccinations and other routine medical care.
Calvin is also a very timid dog, but this did not stop Jamie from falling in love with this cute dog. Julie recently adopted Calvin, who is now living the live of luxury.
We love happy endings!
Foster and Adoption Team
The Arrow Fund
Update – Calvin
Calvin came to us early June – he was in the video that we posted with dead dogs pinned up with starving and wounded dogs.
The first picture is Calvin as we found him on that dreaded property . The rest are pictures showing how Calvin has come back to life through love, security , and medical attention. Please consider fostering for The Arrow Fund . Applications are on our website at www.thearrowfund.org – much needed donations can be made at the website as well.
His wonderful Foster Jamie Foley wrote this and YES Jamie is Calvin’s Forever Mama and we could not be more thrilled !!!!!
– please read her words:
How fostering Calvin has changed both of our lives…..
I want to share a guy who deserves the love and attention. This guy, Calvin, is a young mix breed who came into my life Mid June of this year, via The Arrow Fund. I’ve always been a bully breed lover, so taking on a little guy wasn’t exactly what I had planned but man, how he won me over. Our first meeting was kind of a mix up. I was given the wrong name of the dog to go meet for a potential foster. I think Calvin knew I was really supposed to be there to meet him, he did everything thing he could to get my attention while I visited with the dog kenneled next door to him. As I left my visit, I remember thinking to myself that fostering the dog I had been sent to meet did not feel right, I did not feel I was the right foster for him….and I remember thinking about that little dog next door that did everything he could to get my attention. A few days later my phone rang, the mistake had been caught and I was informed that Calvin was actually the dog in need of a foster home. I said yes! Something about that guy, his eyes, his persistence in getting my attention that day, made me feel that fostering him was exactly what I was supposed to do. He has kept me smiling and laughing ever since. I do not know the hell that was Calvin’s life prior to The Arrow Fund rescuing him, I can only look at the pictures, hear the stories and imagine. Some people do not understand the love and compassion others have for animals…”it’s just a dog” right. I am thankful I am not one of those. Every one of my dogs have been a rescue of some sort and I must say, they truly do make the best companions. Calvin was my first “official” foster…my first dog who was given everything he needed by a rescue, I just provided a safe, loving home. Watching this guy come out of his shell and truly become a dog has been unbelievable. For anyone considering fostering, I urge you to do it. Everything is provided for you, except for the loving home…that is your responsibility. I want to thank Rebecca Eaves and her foundation, The Arrow Fund, for all she/they do for so many abused and neglected animals in our community. And to this guy, Calvin, you pulled a fast one on me. I think you knew from day one, while I was visiting with your kennel neighbor Rudy, that I was going to foster you, going to fall in love with you, and going to make you a forever part of my crazy home. You have so much still to learn, as do I…but that is what life is all about! Please support you local rescues and please visit thearrowfund.org to research and inquire about fostering, adopting, donating, and making in a difference so many animals lives. Thank you again, Rebecca Eaves. You truly are an inspiration.
UPDATE – CALVIN
CALVIN CAME FROM WHITLEY COUNTY, KENTUCKY . HE WAS KEPT PINNED UP WITH DEAD DOGS AND OTHER SEVERELY NEGLECTED AND DYING DOGS . CALVIN WAS EMACIATED , MULTIPLE SKIN CONDITIONS , EAR INFECTIONS, AND MULTIPLE PARASITE INFESTATION. SEVERE NEGLECT !!! CALVIN IS LEARNING TO TRUST NOW. HE IS IN HIS FOSTER HOME, AFTER A LENGTHY STAY AT BLUE PEARL .
We want to thank Jamie Foley for opening her home up to Calvin .
Calvin is still skittish with loud noises , new people, and new places . This is understandable after living the hell he did. He was pinned up with dead and dying dogs . Needless to say , he did not get any love there ! Calvin is however playful with Jamie’s other dogs and is cat friendly .Calvin ‘s skin condition was very bad and he has had frequent visits with the Dermatology Vets . He is improving and now has just a few hot spots . This will be monitored and we may try a different food in a few weeks to rule out allergies. Calvin is still getting medicated baths every few weeks and he gets drops in his ears .
Calvin loves to run laps in Jamie’s back yard and loves to hop and jump ! Jamie said he looks like a deer while playing and romping ! He never had a chance to run while with his abuser , pinned up like he was ….
Calvin is calm when crated and sleeps in Jamie’s room with the crate door open. He is doing well on house training issues too, just a few accidents . That is amazing considering his conditions and living outside before we got him. The next step for Calvin is to be neutered .
We took two dogs from Whitley County – Calvin and Rudy . We will have an update on Rudy in the next few days .
Update on Calvin ~ Rudy and Calvin both will see the Dermatology Specialists tomorrow and be evaluated. Both have received medicated baths, and are being treated for internal parasites. We are pleased to say that both are Heartworm Negative. Calvin is still anemic . Rudy has a discharge coming from both eyes, so this will be evaluated . Rudy also has elevated liver values and elevated white blood cells. Blood work was sent out on both dogs to run a complete tick panel , the results should be back in about 5 days.
These babies are adjusting to actually getting medical care , love, and food on a regular basis. The hell these dogs have lived in is unimaginable .We know their medical care will be extensive .
THIS BOY WHO WE HAVE NAMED CALVIN CAME TO US TODAY FROM CONDITIONS THAT ONLY NIGHTMARES ARE MADE OF…. HE CAME FROM WHITLEY COUNTY -MANY OF YOU SAW THE VIDEO TODAY . DEAD ANIMALS ROTTING AMONG THE LIVING. THEY RELEASED ONE ANIMAL TODAY – THE ARROW FUND TOOK HIM IN. CALVIN IS COVERED IN SORES – MOST LIKELY MANGE – HE IS ANEMIC – BODY SCALE 4 OUT OF 9.
Tomorrow the others will be picked up from the home and surrendered. Animal Control will be in close touch with us if another needs our help. Other rescues have joined efforts to help these innocent animals.
The Arrow Fund is in need of adopters of available animals, in need of fosters so that we can continue to help these innocent victims , and donations. The last two months our Vet bills exceeded our incoming donations. This is a pattern that we can’t continue and still keep helping at the rate we are taking them in. Our cases are costly and take time to heal. Please help us any way that you can. Donations can be made at our website at www.thearrowfund.org and checks may be mailed to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127 Prospect, Kentucky 40059.
Please keep Calvin close to your heart .
Thanks everyone for supporting us. What a day…
Goodnight ~Rebecca~The Arrow Fund~