Posted on Dec 08, 2013
By Ellie Laks, Founder of The Gentle Barn
Rakki (Japanese for Lucky) was attacked by a coyote and lay dying in a horse pasture across the street from The Gentle Barn, Monday morning. He had his back ripped open and his neck torn and was clearly in shock when we found him, so we rushed him right away to the animal hospital for emergency surgery.
He made it through the surgery, but is still in the hospital recovering and will need care for a while. We are trying to find his family, if he has one, but until we do he is getting the best care and is getting better and stronger every day. He is such a nice guy and deserves to be taken care of after his terrifying ordeal. It is only because you support our work, that we are able to be there for animals like Rakki! To support The Gentle Barn, so we can give him the best possible care and so we can be there for other animals just like Rakki, please visit: www.gentlebarn.org. Thank you!
On Sunday, while we were open to the public, we were approached by a woman who said she had rescued a litter of puppies and they all were sick with Parvo. She said she had been working with a veterinarian for days but they were getting worse and that three of them had already died. Of course we agreed to help! We have spent this week giving them fluids to keep them hydrated, Sun Chlorella to boost their immune system, and holding them to give them something to live for. Our three-part system has not failed us yet, and they are already feeling better. They are Chihuahua-Corgi mixes and are so tiny and cute! When we started helping, they were so dehydrated, listless and would not eat, but now they are eating, playing and wagging their tails. YAY!
This week we found a kitten next to our front gate, who was put into a small cat carrier and thrown over our fence. She was really upset and afraid when we found her. She is now in a foster home and we are working on finding her a new permanent family. We apologized to her for the cruel way she was abandoned and told her we would make sure she had the best life from now on, with a family who would love and care for her forever.
If you are interested in adopting a new family member, please contact us.
If you didn’t have a chance to donate on Giving Tuesday or Wednesday, today is just as good! Please consider a gift to The Gentle Barn to support our essential work of rescuing and rehabilitating animals that nobody else will take. We cannot do this work without you!To support The Gentle Barn, please visit: http://www.gentlebarn.org/donate/donate.html