CRASH IS BACK ON HIS FEET! - Alaqua Animal Refuge

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  1. sbartoldus

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    [FONT=Trebuchet MS,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif] Alaqua Animal Refuge, Inc. [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif] Press Release [/FONT]
    Crash is Ready for Adoption

    Injured Puppy Makes Speedy Recovery
    [​IMG] Freeport, Florida - Crash, the Black Mouth Cur puppy brought to Alaqua Animal Refuge in late February after apparantly being dragged behind a vehicle, was released from medical quarantine today and is now ready for adoption. Dozens of citizens sent donations in to care for Crash's expensive medical care and the cards and letters poured in. There was enough money raised to pay for all of his care and remaining funds will go towards other abused animals brought into the refuge.

    Four month old Crash arrived at Alaqua Animal Refuge when he was only about 8 weeks old and has spent the critical socialization period of his life living in a medical facility having his wounds tended to each day by our caring veterinary staff. Crash should have been experiencing life and becoming socialized to a wide variety of humans, objects, animals, situations and environments.

    Niki Tudge, Co-Founder of Alaqua explained that "Crash will now need to be enrolled into a good puppy class that offers not only basic puppy obedience but also controlled off-leash puppy play so he can catch up on his puppy education".
    The DogSmith has offered to sponsor this education for Crash. Crash's new owners will be invited to enroll Crash and themselves into a 6 week DogSmith Puppy Class and then an 8 Week DogSmith Obedience class free of charge.
    Let's get Crash truly back on his feet and fully socialized so he can live out a normal and healthy dog life.
    If you are interested in adopting Crash, please call Alaqua Animal Refuge at (850)880-6399.

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    [FONT=Trebuchet MS,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=Trebuchet MS,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif]About Alaqua Animal Refuge, Inc.

    Alaqua Animal Refuge was founded in February 2007. It is a no-kill animal refuge housing daily over 300 animals ranging from Horses, Goats and Birds to Dogs and Cats. Alaqua Animal Refuge relies on the kindness and generosity of its supporters.
    www.AlaquaAnimalRefuge.com or call 1-888-4Alaqua
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    [FONT=Trebuchet MS,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif]About The DogSmith
    The DogSmith was formed in 2007 by Niki Tudge, a Dog Trainer and Animal Behaviorist. The DogSmith became America's Dog Training, Dog Walking and Pet Care Franchise in 2008. The DogSmith exists to enhance the lives of pets and their owners by improving their relationship and the quality of the life they share, through; providing professional support and training to pet dog owners, supporting and assisting humane societies, animal shelters and rescue organizations to minimize the number of unwanted animals and by offering affordable and professional care to family pets so that pet ownership is never a burden. www.888DogSmith.com 1-888-Dog-Smith

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    [FONT=Trebuchet MS,Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif]For More Information Contact:
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    850-880-6399
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    That is awesome! We've been pulling for him and if we hadn't just adopted Brodie (who looks just like Crash) from Alaqua, we'd adopt Crash. Hopefully someone else will give him the new start he deserves.

    Thanks for the update!
     
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    :wub:what a lil' champ.
     
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    :clap: This is music to our ears!!! :clap::clap:
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    Adopter wanted for Crash!

    Lets give him a home! The dogsmith is offering free training!
     
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    We have 2 big dogs in a small, yardless place, otherwise he'd come home with me. That dog has the sweetest face. . . . .
     
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    I will foster him if needed!
     
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    he is beautiful. :wub:
     
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    wow! what a happy news. dogs are close to my heart. :)
     
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    This is Crash being taught to sit while he is awaiting adoption.

    The DogSmith has offered to sponsor this education for Crash. Crash's new owners will be invited to enroll Crash and themselves into a 6 week DogSmith Puppy Class and then an 8 Week DogSmith Obedience class free of charge.

    How cool is that!

    Anyone wishing to sponsor his adoption fee? I will personally pledge $50 towards the $150 adoption fee. He is up to date on all his shots, neutered and his education is PAID FOR! His adoption will help free up space and resources for another rescue. Spread the word!
     
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    Count me in for another $50.00! I want Crash to live a good life with someone who will show him what love is. Suz call me....267-2990.
     
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    :clap::clap::clap:

    Awesome!!! Got a PM from a potential adopter. I am ready for a happy ending and willing to go the extra mile to get it!!!
     
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    Hey Suz...its me Stephanie. Please feel free to call or come by to pick up my donation. I am home most times so give me a call. LOVE WHAT YOU DO!
     
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    Wow! sbartoldus you are so dedicated to all those lost souls. It is inspiring! Thanks for looking out for all those animals that have no voice! Your photos are amazing! Please know it makes all the difference in the world.
     
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    So appreciate the support and kindness! I will be calling on you soon! :D
     
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    :blush:

    We are blessed with a wonderful community of animal lovers! Thanks to all!

     
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    I can't stop going to this thread and looking at this beautiful dog. Can you please update us and let us know if the adoption went through? I hope there is a new dog owner out there that is thanking their lucky stars for this little guy. He is a gem! :roll:
     
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    Crash goes home!

    I am happy to report that Crash went home today. His adopted family is really wonderful and dedicated to making sure he has everything he needs. They are very committed to his training, which is so wonderful to see. I am so excited to hear updates, so I will pass them on!

    Thanks to all who helped him see this day! Your well wishes, donations, cards, and positive thoughts have made all the difference in this pup's life! :clap:
     
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    THANK YOU-THANK YOU-and THANK you again for all you do!!!!!!! I will sleep better tonight knowing this little peanut has a new start on life and a loving home. :wub:
     
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    I volunteer as a dog-walker twice a week at Alaqua and had the pleasure of walking Crash over the last few weeks. It was a bitter-sweet time yesterday not seeing him there, but so heart-warming to know he’s gone to a good home.

    Anyone looking for a good 2+ hours of daily exercise should really consider becoming a dog-walker there, it’s such a fulfilling experience walking, playing and loving these precious animals (and cheaper than the gym!).

    To volunteer, contact Debbie Hannan, Volunteer Coordinator: dhannan@aarflorida.com
     

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