Ground Control to Major Applegate, we have found a home!
It comes as no surprise that Angie Fenton-Applegate is an animal lover, and a supporter of The Arrow Fund. She rescued Zeke, Coco and Stevie Ray from The Arrow Fund and she is now adding Major to her pack. We are overjoyed to see Major adopted and cannot wait to follow his antics on My Life With Zeke! Major will have 3 doggie siblings (Herbie, Yoda and Jake), a kitty brother (Wally) and a human sister (Olive) who he is already very fond of. Thank you to Angie and Jason for choosing to rescue and for adopting sweet Major.
Major came into the rescue in March of this year emaciated, with parasite infections and just severely neglected. He had resorted to eating rocks and gravel. (http://thearrowfund.org/major/). It truly is amazing what a little love can do.
In addition to adopting Major, the Applegates have also chosen to pay it forward and sponsor the adoption of Otto who has also been with us for a while. (http://thearrowfund.org/otto) Thank you all so much for your support.
Major is looking for his forever home!!
Major the collie came to us severely emaciated and neglected, but after some TLC he is ready for a loving home. The first picture shows Major this past weekend, while the second shows him at intake. The light has returned to his eyes and he is ready to share his love with you.
Major had a great time at the MUTT STRUTT this weekend. He was the perfect gentleman with other dogs that he met, as well as with children.
Major is now available for Adoption
Major, a Collie, came to us earlier in the year from a neglect situation: he was starved to the point that he resorted to eating rocks and other inedible objects. His nutrition was so bad for so long that his skin was in terrible shape, with many lesions all over his body, and his coat was extremely thin.
According to Debbie, this friendly and affectionate dog enjoys life to the fullest, is very energetic and entertaining. Debbie is describing Major as follows: “When I first got Major, he didn’t seem to know what a ball was, or toys either. So, my favorite day was the first time he actually grabbed up a toy & started prancing with it. He was so silly & was tossing it up & catching it. It just made my heart happy that he finally was feeling better & getting some happiness.”
Update – Major- Emaciated Collie who had ingested gravel and rocks to survive .
Major is still on many small meals a day and tolerating them well . All debris seems to have passed through his system . He is still very thin , but is acting like a different dog now . He was always sweet even so close to death, but now he is so happy and just loves everyone . Major still is being treated for bacterial, yeast , and parasitic infections but looks to be improving . He is on a treatment plan with the dermatology team . This boy is loved by all . Major is still at the 24 hour emergency hospital getting lots of love and medical care .
Donations are needed . Our medical bills are astronomical , as you can imagine. We have 32 active cases to date . Please go to thearrowfund.org or checks may be mailed to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127 Prospect, Kentucky 40059.
We now have 0 fosters available . Foster applications are on our website as well . Fostering literally saves lives .
You are important to us and we want to thank you for your support ! Please share our posts and ask your friends and family to “like” us on Facebook . We CAN and DO make a difference in the lives of these victims of abuse .
Humanely yours ,
UPDATE – MAJOR – EMACIATED COLLIE
First off , thank you for being patient as we totally assessed this special boy . We are thankful that most of the debris (rocks and gravel that he ate from being so starved) in his belly has passed safely through his system. Please note that when he does get to a healthy weight we have been advised from our board certified surgeon that we will proceed with Gastroplexy Surgery to prevent GastricTorsion in his future .
The pictures do not begin to show the severity of how thin he is . His hip bones and spine are so pronounced . He is tolerating the many small meals a day to reintroduce his body to food . We also are still treating Major for severe bacterial, yeast , and parasitic infections. He is responding well.
Major is so grateful for all of the attention he is getting . He loves it all . His tail wags every time he sees someone and just loves to be cuddled . Major is still at a 24 hour a day emergency hospital where he is monitored continously . Donations are needed to help Major and the many other pets in our care. Major’s care is far from over, and we expect to incur many more expenses. Donations can be made via PayPal on our website at www.thearrowfund.org. Or, if you prefer, you can send a check to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127, Prospect, KY 40059.
We are also in desperate need of fosters. We can only help the animals in need if we have pre-approved fosters. Foster applications can be found on our website at thearrowfund.org. Fostering saves lives and we currently are turning down cases because we have no fosters . This breaks our hearts ….
We want to thank each of our friends and supporters, for helping us , help them. Working together WE CAN and DO make a difference in the lives of these innocent victims…
The Arrow Fund
UPADATE – MAJOR – SEVERELY EMACIATED COLLIE
This baby boy is in very sad shape . He is a body scale 1 on a scale of 1 to 9 . 1 is the lowest number they can be and still be alive. The matted hair on him makes him look better than he actually is. He is skin and bones -almost no muscle mass . The initial pictures that we got looked like he had a distended belly . That was part of the urgency of bringing him in last night. He very well could have died at the shelter last night if left unattended . Well, we were right . His belly was distended and after radiographs were done they showed his belly was just full of foreign substances such as rocks, gravel etc …. Basically anything he could find to eat. There was no complete blockage and for this we are grateful . Being on IV fluids have helped and caused some movement . He is being monitored closely and radiographs of his gut will be repeated today. Major is being fed many small meals a day to reintroduce his body to regular and proper nutrition.
Major is anemic and his PCV count was 21 . At 20 we start looking to transfuse , if clinical signs are present. Repeat blood work will be done to keep a close watch on all levels. An MDR1 test is being sent off as well as a full tick panel. We are pleased to announce that Major is Heartworm negative at this time.
A Board Certified Surgeon will also being giving Major a full evaluation and we will hear later today the outcome of that . Fingers crossed .
Dermatology Specialists have found Yeast , Bacterial , and Parasitic infections. His skin is just awful . A full plan is in place to combat the many skin issues . Both ears are also infected.
Major was starved for food, medical attention, love and human touch . Well Major, those day are over . Your very extended Arrow Fund family has you now and with the love and help from people all over the world, we will give you the love and help that you need .
I have asked that Hazard Kentucky look in to pressing charges , There simply is no excuse for this type of neglect. Many thanks to our transporters Kelly Noel and Joanne and her husband . Your willingness to get on the road so quickly may very well have saved his life. A shout out to Tammy Noble as well.
The Arrow Fund has 31 active cases and DONATIONS ARE DRASTICALLY DOWN. We would really appreciate donations of any amount , if you are able .
We want to thank each of our friends and supporters, for helping us , help them. Working together WE CAN and DO make a difference in the lives of these innocent victims….
The Arrow Fund
UPDATE -TRANSPORT IS FILLED – THEY ARE ON THE ROAD NOW- DONATIONS ARE STILL NEEDED FOR THE 31 ACTIVE CASES WE HAVE .
Thanks to Kelly Noel and J. Joanna for transporting !
We are naming this boy Major !
CODE RED- TRANSPORT NEEDED NOW !
EMACIATED MALE COLLIE
IT WOULD BE GREAT IF SOMEONE IN THE HAZARD , KY AREA COULD START HEADING TOWARDS LOUISVILLE, KY.
THIS IS A 4 HOUR GROUND TRANSPORT ONE WAY . AT THIS TIME THE PILOTS THAT SO MANY TIMES COME TO OUR AID , ARE NOT AVAILABLE . WE KNOW THEY WOULD , IF THEY COULD ! SO, WE ARE LOOKING FOR GROUND TRANSPORT . IF WE CAN’T GET GROUND TRANSPORT TONIGHT, WE DO HAVE A POSSIBLE PILOT ON STAND BY FOR THE MORNING ..
This is the 2nd case today – we will report on other case later.
This puts The Arrow Fund as having 31 active cases . We will report on the other case later.
Thanks to you all for your support . We need you now more than ever ! HELP US , HELP THEM….
The Arrow Fund