Age: Adult & two puppies
We have the most exciting news! Naomi has been adopted by her foster family!
And I quote “we needed her as much as she needed us!” These are the stuff all puppy dreams are made of.
We are so happy for Naomi and her family. She has truly come so far, from starved momma caring for her two pups, to a rambunctious pup herself!
We are so happy to announce that Wynonna AND Ashley were adopted! By the same family!!
As you may remember Wynonna and Ashley came to us with their mother, Naomi severely emaciated. Wynonna and Ashley are happy and healthy puppies–mischievous and into everything, just like puppies should be. We are so thankful for the Nguyen family for giving both of these girls an active loving home!
Momma Naomi is also doing great in her foster home, but has a few more hurdles to overcome before she will be cleared for adoption.
Mama Naomi and pups Wynonna and Ashley
It is hard to believe that these are the same animals that came to us nearly starved to death. Mama and babies are both thriving in their foster homes.
Wynona and Ashley are finally able to be mischievous puppies– their fosters tell us that they love to chew, and like all puppies are learning that furniture is not their chew toy. They also enjoy napping with the entire family!
Naomi is learning to play with other dogs and is learning to fetch. Her fosters say that she is calm and loving, and that she enjoys getting her belly rubbed.
It truly warms our hearts to see these transformations. We could not do this without our supporters- the volunteers, fosters and donors all play a vital part in the recovery process for each animal. Thank you!
Momma Naomi Update
Happy news!! Momma Naomi was healthy enough to move into foster care! Thanks to Meg for stepping up and fostering this sweet lady. She continues to gain weight and is sitting at 38 pounds as of today.
We are so happy with her progress and so thankful that she can continue her healing process in a loving home.
Thanks to you all for your support. This case has touched so many hearts and we are so thankful to everyone who supports our mission to help these innocents of severe torture, abuse and neglect.
Update – Severely emaciated Boxer Mom and two pups .
Naomi – Mom is still at Blue Pearl , but is recovering from the blockage surgery . Naomi came in at 30 lbs . looking like a skeleton then she shut down due to blockages from eating corn cobs to stay alive . She dropped down to 26 pounds . Today she hit 30 pounds , so we are going back in the right direction ! Our worry was that after that surgery her gut would leak . That has not happened ! This girl is amazing she sits and gives paw and just loves human touch . We are hopeful that she will be released to a foster home soon . Naomi still is so thin , so she will have a lot of monitoring and stay on a steady food schedule .
The pups Wynonna and Ashley are in their foster home and are thriving on being held and loved . They are eating well and gaining slowly .
Remember all 3 dogs were body scale 1 of a 1 to 9 scale .
Their progress will be monitored by Dr. Amanda Brown at Hopewell Animal Hospital. Our thanks to Wynonna and Ashley’s fosters Cheryl Noggle and Rick Jervis . The pups are getting so much love there and lots of snuggle time .
Foster homes are also needed . For a foster application go to our website as well . Having a foster pre approved many times determines whether we can take a case or not. We simply most have a safe place lined up when our animals leave the hospital . A place to heal and be loved until their forever home is found ….
All of us at The Arrow Fund want to thank you for all that you do . From sharing posts , praying , volunteering, fostering , transporting , donating and everything in between. From our hearts thank you . These animals that we take in have no one now have a family – The Arrow Fund Family and you are a part of our family ….
Peace to you all ,
The Arrow Fund
Update – Emaciated Boxer and her two pups – all body scale 1 dumped in the heat and left to die .
Mama, Naomi continues to recover after a very serious surgery that involved blockages from eating corn cobs – just to stay alive . She had 5 pieces of corn cob removed . Today Naomi is showing improvement . She is eating great -but has lost weight . We are trying to determine why she is experiencing weight loss . Naomi is still under 24 hour care at Blue Pearl .
The pups Wynonna and Ashley have left the building ! They are with their wonderful fosters Cheryl Noggle and Rick Jervis . The Vets felt since their immunities were down that to get them out of the hospital would be best . They were eating well and numbers were holding steady . They even will go back and forth with Rick and Cheryl to work . They have started to play a little . This is a miracle – they were so close to death upon arrival .
Please note Mama needs her rest . She indeed did see her pups while at the hospital. We are doing what is best for all at this moment . We sure hope to have a reunion in the future .
Please keep this family close to your heart – they are still very thin and by no means out of the woods yet . But we have hope .
The Arrow Fund
Update – on severely emaciated
Boxer mom and 2 pups
Mom- Naomi really took a turn for the worse today and required emergency surgery . An ultrasound was done which showed several blockages .
From trying to eat anything to survive …. Here is what we found
Mom – Naomi had 4 pieces of corn cob in her stomach and one piece of corn cob in her jejunum ( the part of the intestine between between duodenum and ileum ) causing blockages . They also took fluid off her stomach . She received an albumin transfusion due to low protein levels . Low protein levels can happen with severe malnutrition . The next week for her will be critical – this type of surgery can possibly produce leakage in the gut . So she will monitored closely . So thankful she came through . 🐾
X- Rays were taken of the pups which showed small pieces of what may be corn cob as well . The Vets seem to think they will be able to pass these objects on their own . We certainly hope this is the case
Naomi and her pups Wynonna and Ashley are being monitored 24 hours a day . All three are so sweet . It was such a stressful situation sending Mama in for such a serious surgery being skin and bones . Please keep this special little family close to your heart .
Donations for our many cases are needed . We hate to ask , it is just a reality . Our Vet expenses are very high , as you can imagine . Donations can be made on our website thearrowfund.org and checks may be mailed to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127 Prospect , Kentucky 40059 .
Foster applications are also on our website . Having pre-approved fosters is a factor when determining if we can take on cases . So fosters literally save lives …
Our thanks to each and every one of you . Because of your support we can help these innocent victims of such extreme cruelty , abuse , and neglect .
The Arrow Fund
The Arrow Fund
Update – Severely emaciated Boxer Mom and 2 pups
Day 3 – all have taken a step backwards .
The pups Ashley and Wynonna after having transfusions upon intake were improving . Now their PCV values
(packed cell volume) are dropping again .
Ashley (the dark pup ) is at 12 and is currently undergoing another transfusion . Wynonna ( the red pup ) and Mom Naomi both have low numbers and may need transfusions as well . They are being monitored very closely . All 3 are suffering from diarrhea. The pups are estimated to be around 3 to 4 months old . Their weight is fluctuating between 6.5 and 7.5 pounds, which is tiny . Their growth was most likely stunted due to malnutrition from gestation to birth to present and poor mama went through pregnancy and nursing while starving herself . This is just horrid !
We saw a rally yesterday in their condition , now a decline . They have been getting very small amounts of canned food several times a day . They were tolerating it well . Their diarrhea is being addressed with meds.
Mom and pups need love , light , and prayers at this time .
They are all critical.
Donations would be appreciated . The Arrow Fund has many under our care at this time . Our expenses are great . Please donate on our website at thearrowfund.org , if you are able . Checks may also be mailed to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127 Prospect, Kentucky 40059 .
We sure appreciate your support as we try to help these innocents that have been subject to so much horror . Let us band together and make a positive change against abuse .
Humanely yours ,
The Arrow Fund
A shout out to all of our fosters, volunteers, and supporters ! From our hearts , thank you…. <3 [/toggle_item] [toggle_item title="July 22, 2016"]
The Arrow Fund – Starvation
Mama – Naomi, Red Pup – Wynonna , & Dark Pup – Ashley
These animals were spotted laying on the side of the road in Johnson County , Ky . with a small bowl of water . Which leads us to believe that they were intentionally dumped . The Arrow Fund was contacted by a very caring Crystal who resides in Johnson County and we quickly went into lifesaving mode . Volunteer Pilot Valerie Allen flew down for The Arrow Fund and promptly picked up Mama and babies to get them to us . They were and still are in critical shape .
Upon arrival at Blue Pearl – the pups were immediately put in oxygen tanks . Their gums were white . PCV levels – (packed cell volume ) were checked . Wynonna was at 10 , Ashley was at 9 , and Naomi (Mama) was at 20 . Very Low . All immediately received blood transfusions . It was a very dangerous situation getting transfusions and being so very weak and starved . There was no alternative . We were pleased that they are still with us !
All also had very low phosphorus levels – this happens many times with prolonged starvation . So phosphorus supplementation was given to all three . Thankfully this morning their phosphorus is climbing . All three had lice and will be treated topically once dermatology is consulted .
Regarding Emaciation – Mama and babies are all body scale 1 . On a scale of 1 to 9 – 1 is the lowest number they can be and still be alive . They are all on IV fluids . Another PCV test will be done today to determine if other transfusions will be necessary .
They have been offered water – no food yet . They will be put on a scheduled plan of eating many very small meals a day . Their weak bodies need to be reintroduced slowly to processing food , since they have gone so long without it .
I told them of the love ❤️ from all over the world for them . This will be a long road of recovery for all . Tests are still being done .
The Arrow Fund has many cases . Donations are always welcome . They can be made on our website at thearrowfund.org or checks may be mailed to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127 Prospect, Kentucky 40059 . Foster applications are on our website as well . We need dedicated fosters to continue our lifesaving work . Fosters literally save lives .
I want to say the pictures do not really capture how thin these animals are . It is just devastating . But as thin and sick as they , they try to wag their tails and give us love . Well , now It is our turn as The Arrow Fund and supporters to show them what real love is ! ❤️
Thanks to all for your support !
We simply could not do what we do without you …
An update will be done , as we know more …. We are watching over them closely .
Humanely yours , 🐾
The Arrow Fund
CODE RED – IN ROUTE NOW
SEVERELY EMACIATED BOXER MAMA AND 2 PUPS DUMPED IN THIS HEAT IN JOHNSON COUNTY, KY. PILOT VALERIE ALLEN IS BOARDING PLANE SOON TO FLY TO BRING THESE PITIFUL BABIES AND MOM TO THE ARROW FUND FOR CARE. I WILL THEN MEET AT AIRPORT UPON RETURN TO LOUISVILLE AND TAKE TO BLUE PEARL.
We are naming the Mom – Naomi, the red pup – Wynonna, and the dark pup – Ashley.
They are all lethargic and have pale gums. Please wish Valerie and these precious animals safety on their flight(s). Valerie and Jeff Allen have come to the aid of The Arrow Fund many times to fly to get critical animals to safety when timing is critical.
I also want to acknowledge two Angels helping The Arrow Fund who would like to remain anonymous. We are so grateful.
A shout out also to Crystal for picking up these babies and contacting us.
The Arrow Fund has 29 animals in our care – this will put us up to 32. Donations are always appreciated. Our medical bills are high. Donations can be made at thearrowfund.org and checks may be mailed to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127 Prospect, Kentucky 40059.
***** Fostering saves lives -literally. Foster homes for these three will be needed. Foster applications are also on our website. *****
Thanks to each and every one of our supporters. Together WE CAN and DO make a difference in the lives of these precious, forgotten innocents. Please join us in our fight.
The Arrow Fund