Update at NARC

Marcus and Charlotte have made their way to Navan from BC earlier this week, they left their fosters and flew home.  Marcus our little tan Chihuahua is ready for his home.

Lazara (a barely 6 week old puppy) was found at the lobby of our resort a few short days before we were leaving.  The maids brought her to us full of fleas, ticks, scabies and another little pest I have never seen before…  small as a grain of salt, black and crawly.  Luckily I brought my oregano and gave her a good bath when she was found to kill the pests.  She may not have lasted another day with the infestation she had…  She slept on my neck all night, chewing on my ear every few hours to wake me up for her milk.  Next morning, gave her another oregano bath to ensure all were dead and gone, gave her milk at the room and kept her with us all day.  She ate pork and chicken with water every 20 minutes to re-hydrate her.  We named her Lazara on behalf of Saint Lazaro – saint of all animals in Cuba.  She had an eye infection too but it was getting better after her shots.  Detsy a friend from Havana decided to take her home with her so we have also found her a forever home, she left with a bag of food and milk for her travel back from Cienfuegos to Havana.  The vet came to meet me in the lobby the next day to give her shots and of course, we had the other 3 doggies that hung around us vetted while we were there.  2 had owners and although Poupoune didn’t have a home, now that she was vetted we are hoping a Cuban will take her home.  The vet was so nice that he didn’t want to charge me for taking care of the resort dogs but we still gave him something to thank him, this way next time I call – he will come again!  Three volunteers of NARC travelling together, vetting and placing dogs in Cuba – quite the trip!  Wish I could do more…Lazada

Update on puppy and others

Well, god decided to keep this little puppy on earth and although we thought he wasn’t going to make it, he fought to live.  He is hopefully soon on his way to BC to live with one of our fosters and once with NARC his name will be “Survivor”.  I will add pictures to “Dogs Needing Help” page of him and the scabies dog which we is named “Victoria” for those who actually want to see the poor souls.  I know you are all curious but these pictures are real so only have a look if you think you can handle it!!!

Marcus and Anabelle were at our BC vet’s this week for their neuter/spay and are now recovering in their BC foster homes.  Hope is also recovering in her Ottawa Foster home from her spay and eye tag removal.  Bambi is with me right now but going to her new foster home tonight awaiting funds for her spay in the next few weeks, she has her rabies and DA2PP for now…  Pictures of her will be in the available soon later today.  All in all, things are going great and I see an even better future for our new arrivals!  New foster homes are always welcomed, NARC is slowly moving towards a foster based operation!

Closed March 28th to April 18th

We would like to THANK everyone that came to donate food the last few weekends – you guys ROCK! and of course our Goddy is gaining daily due to all of your help!  Our babies are sending you big Thank You HUGS!

We are closing for holidays from March 28th up to April 18thCLOSED Easter Weekend!  We only have Ace available for adoption right now but if you wish to meet him this week – give us a call!

Hope is going to the vet’s in Ottawa tomorrow, she will be spayed and have that eye tag finally removed, Bambi is also coming along for her check-up, Rabies and DA2PP!   Anabelle and Marcus are going to our British Columbia vet for their spay/neuter.  They will then be available for adoption in British Columbia until they fly to Ottawa.

We also picked up another black Chihuahua, possibly pregnant as per the vet’s so she is in a foster home in BC waiting for a flight here!

Our little puppy that was beat up had multiple fractures in his upper jaw and neck… so unfortunately we think it is impossible to save him.  On that note, we got word of a dog with Scabies who is at the vet’s for his 2 week treatments.  He is due to become a NARC dog afterwards and be transfered to BC in a foster.  I have pictures but will wait until he is better to show you the before and after… I really don’t want to make you all cry!!!


Border Collie x

We picked up a very sweet and cute border collie?  she is quite small and possibly around 6 months of age.  Will have her vetted then ready for adoption.  She is shy with strangers right now but will come around in time.

We get many calls daily from pounds to see if we can help with certain dogs, this week – the story of the puppy that was beat up to almost death… bloody and barely breathing… just pulled my heart strings.  Why do that to a 2 month old baby!?  We are looking into getting him to NARC, he had x-rays done yesterday to see if his upper jaw was broken, if so – then he won’t be able to survive and will have to be put down…  If not, we will try hard to get him to us!  But first, let’s get him vetted and better before transport!  Donations always needed to help rescues such as ourselves deal with situations like these on a daily basis – please help today!

Puppy food needed – urgently!

As many of you know, when we pick up dogs at pounds or other shelters – they are not in the best of conditions.  We often have stitching to do, hernias to remove, spays/neuters, rabies & DA2PP, dental cleaning and extractions… but most of all when they come in emaciated – what we really need is something as simple as Puppy Food to help them gain so they can undergo their surgeries.  Right now we have Goddy that came in way under nourished and although he is on 4-6 feedings daily, we often have to get new bags of puppy food to keep him and others fattening up.  Faith was one that came in like a rack of bones, although she has gained, she is still on puppy food so that her back bones stop showing.  Please donate today, a bag of puppy food or Pedigree Vitality +.  We have canned goods that were dropped of which will definitely help them but mixing it with puppy food is even better.  Here is a picture of our poor little Goddy – who is slowly now gaining but needs so many more pounds on him!Goddy

At the vet’s this week!

We picked up this gorgeous Chocolate Labrador, 3 years old and so sweet, house trained and lovable.  He is at the vet’s today to get his Neuter but also stitch his hind leg as he had a laceration when I picked him up…  He will also be receiving his Rabies and DA2PP.  I also brought Faith for her spay which she is undergoing today.  She too will be ready for adoption soon!

All is well at NARC!

Ricky, Foxy and Molly have adapted very well to their new home, they are very sweet and lovable – they certainly got used to the baby bed very quickly Ha! Ha!  Foxy and Molly prefer I go outside with them from the back door, they actually wait inside until I step out before then following me which is cute!  And then we have Scooby, I really love this dog – can’t get enough puppy loving from him.  His paw is getting better, he did sprain it on Thrusday just before his vet appointment so of course on Friday it was all swollen but it was better by Saturday.  He is now able to put some pressure on it and run around the house.  He is a very good dog, someone will be very lucky to have him!

We still need dog food, preferably the small kibbled Beneful which is what the Chihuahuas are on now mixed with canned goods.  We are opened sat and sun between 1pm and 3pm – come meet our lovely dogs as they certainly won’t last long!

Vet’s this week – New dogs arriving

Brought Scooby and Alis at the vet’s last night for their neuter/spay and Scooby for his DA2PP and Rabies.  The surgeries are done already this morning and they are recovering for the day at the vet’s.  Will pick them up later tonight and bring them home.  Some of you may remember our little Alis from when she was placed as a puppy at NARC, she came back for her spay and is definitely not little any longer Ha! Ha!

We also have our three little dogs arriving by airplane tonight at 7:30pm.  Molly – you may have seen her rescue video on facebook, Ricky and Foxy the chihuahuas.  They have been living in NARC foster homes in BC the last week awaiting their flight to Ottawa and have done extremely well.  Fosters said they were clean in the home, sweet personalities and great on walks.  These three are available now for adoption so feel free to come and meet them this weekend, we are opened from 1pm to 3pm.  Spay/Neuter, rabies have all been done during their travel to NARC.  They have travelled a long way in the last few weeks from LA to BC with road transports, now BC to Ottawa by air.  They are actually being brought to the airport now – 11:30am and on their way to the Vancouver Airport!  Quite the challenge but it was fun to get everything organized in getting them home.

Thanks Caroline for all your hard work in organizing and going to pick them up in the US; Monika for driving a great distance to pick up Molly and bring her to the kennel; Dora for picking up Ricky and Foxy from the pound and driving them to the kennel and of course Tamara for organizing the transport for all three to finally get them close so we could cross to Canada!  All in all, we made a great team, few issues on the way but we worked it all out.  Now it’s time for Mommy Michelle to step in and do some puppy loving while they get adopted lol.

Another Success Story!

I wanted to write Navan Animal Rescue to thank them for introducing our family to Oreo.  When we met Oreo at the rescue centre we were told he had a heart condition that would only allow him to live for a couple of years.  We knew he was the dog for our family and we decided to see him through his difficult times ahead.  As it turned out, at Oreo’s first veterinary check up, he was misdiagnosed with the heart condition and was a perfectly healthy puppy!  We were overjoyed!  Oreo has become a big part of our family over the years.  He has become a therapeutic dog with the Pet Access League Society in Calgary, AB.  His amazing ability to help those in need is truly wonderful to witness.  Oreo also joins me at work in the field of disability services; Oreo’s skill as a therapeutic dog helps many of my clients relax during stressful times.  I thought it was important for the volunteers at Navan Animal Rescue to know the kind of ripple effect saving one dog’s life has had.  Sincerely, Julia.
Stanghetta, Julia & Oreo

Funds needed for a special girl!

Faith has a little tag on her right eye which we would really like to have removed.  We need financial help in order to get that done for her and rescue dogs from death row at pounds.  Either click on the Paypal account and donate or send a cheque to NARC, 4388 Navan Road, Navan, Ontario, K4B 1H9.  Most of you may not know that many pounds have pull fees, many think the dogs are free for rescues but usually we pay a fee of up to $100 per dog to save them…  Would be easier taking in releases from the public but NARC has always preferred pulling dogs from death row!  Please help and donate today towards rescuing!