There are not words. I take that back, there are words, I just can't (won't) post them here. I will start with a rant though: our dogs DEPEND on us - they are not disposable and their lives are literally in our hands. This is Kiki. Kiki is a loving, smart, happy, attentive pomeranian puppy. Kiki somehow broke her leg, and it's a high break to her front leg, and isn't a clean break, and it's painful. After a visit to the emergency vet, her "human" was told she would need surgery, including a bone plate, and her recovery would require crate rest. However, her "human" wanted no part of that, saying crating her was "cruel" and she "just couldn't do that to her" so she literally asked the vet to euthanize her! The vet was dumbfounded, and told her, thankfully, that he doesn't euthanize dogs for convenience, but she could sign the pup over to him, and he would get her surgery done. Seems reasonable, right? Nope. Instead, she left with Kiki, and decided offering her, broken leg and all, "free to good home" was a better option. Thankfully, an FLDR volunteer was alerted to the situation, and was able to convince her to sign Kiki over to us. FLDR happens to have a very good, long term relationship with the vet that saw Kiki, and he filled us in on all the backstory that the "human" neglected to tell us, which cleared up a LOT, as the information we were given just didn't make any sense. In the meantime, the "human" didn't even follow the vet's instructions, didn't answer his calls trying to follow up, and has resulted in Kiki's splint needing to be redone, reset, new x-rays, and the surgeon has scheduled her surgery for next week. I am still struggling to wrap my brain around the concept that literally KILLING her was the "go to option" and LESS cruel than crate rest. Seriously. UHM, NO. All Kiki wants to do is cuddle you, love you and give you kisses. Kiki is a total ray of sunshine. In no scenario did this puppy deserve to be euthanized. She deserves SO much better than her past, and we can't wait to get her out of pain, feeling better and back to puppyhood again! The last two days have been emotionally draining, and in addition to Kiki, we have take in 9 other pups, most in rough shape themselves, with more pups on the way. Kiki's surgery, and follow up care, with discounts, is almost $2000, due at the time of surgery, in addition to our vet bills for the other 11 dogs we are vetting this week. We do have a donor who has offered us matching funds that we still have available, so if you can help us help Kiki (and the other pups) please use any of the links here and we would greatly appreciate it, as would Kiki. Please like, share, react on socials, it helps more fans see our posts.Thank you so much! Please just use any of the links to donate. Please also like on socials, share, spread the word!
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Please help us save dogs on Death Row at local Animal Controls. These are dogs that can't be adopted out directly from Animal Control, mainly for medical reasons. When they can't be adopted, they need a rescue to save them when their time runs out. These pups desperately need our help, we are their last hope!
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Florida Little Dog Rescue Group rescues dogs from all over the state of Florida, but our main focus is the Central Florida area. Our volunteers live anywhere from Tallahassee to Tampa, but all of our dogs are fostered in the Orlando area. We are 100% volunteer-based, which means no overhead or salary costs. Your donation is used directly for dog care. We do not receive government funds. We are entirely supported by charitable donations.
We ensure that each dog is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tested for heartworms and other parasites, examined by a vet and treated for any known conditions prior to adoption. All known medical information is fully disclosed to new families. While awaiting adoption, the dogs live in foster homes that provide love, patience and TLC to the pups! A pup's stay in foster care could vary from several days to several weeks, depending upon the dog's conditions and needs. Unlike shelter or kennel living, fostering the pups in a home environment allows us to personally evaluate each dog for behavior and temperament issues. We are able to see how they interact and react to other animals and children, if they are house trained, like to go for walks, play ball, etc. and that makes it easier to know what type of home/family would be best suited for them!
Please note, we are not a shelter. We do not have a kennel or facility that you can visit and see all the dogs. Each dog is fostered in an individual home. We do rescue out of our private homes and in our spare time. So, you cannot come visit our dogs until you have gone through the application and interview process and we have contacted you about scheduling a visit. We do not have set "hours" and we answer all calls and emails as quickly as we can!