Rescue Journal

today was a too much day...each animal deserves their very own entry but it is just too much....

Carol  ·  May 3, 2014

so...i will just start at the beginning and go thru the day...

ginger the 6 month old pot belly pig arrived right on time at 9 am. she is a sweet, sweet little pig and very cute too. ginger seems to be making the adjustment to saints really well. she really likes our food, has mastered the art of burrowing deeply into a pile of fresh straw, wags her tail when mo sings to her and is really friendly to all. i think the only thing she wasn't too happy about was i wouldn't let her free to explore yet today..i was too busy to supervise and i want to make sure she is well settled so she will be safe.

chloe the feral cat escaped out of her cage by 10 am. this was a disaster because she still really needs both her pain and antibiotic meds...that mouth surgery was massive. luckily renee helped me re-catch her this afternoon so she is safely back in her cage. i think i will make it a new rule..caged cats are not to be touched..leave them for me to is too hard to re-catch the sketchy ones who slip p[ast the unwary and it stresses them out needlessly re-chasing them around when they get loose too soon.

chris brought us a new old dog..he is recently retired from a breeding kennel..very arthritic and needs a far softer life than living in retirement in a cement kennel. i have already started him on pain meds and we need to start cartrophen injections asap soon too. his name is rudy and he in a 7 yr old unneutered english bulldog with a fungating tumor on his testicles. not sure if we can safely do the surgery to neuter and remove the tumor..he is pretty old for a bulldog but i will get him in and see what our vets say. he is not good with the other dogs or cats and is currently living in the medical room until i think of something better for him.

johanna came to pick up the sweet 3 remaining chi's, they were so very happy to see her. it was so very sad that it was tashi's ashes and not tashi waiting for her here...such a very sad homecoming for johanna.

oliver the third is doing far so good. he really likes walks. i did not have time to try to blend him in with any of the house guys..maybe tomorrow i will be able to.

lynne lost jelly her foster dog today...she has been quite ill for the past few days. jelly had a highly aggressive cancer removed when she came here and it looked like it had returned again. i am so glad that jelly ended her life in a home of her own. she was originally abandoned in a camp ground and i don't think she ever forgot how terrible that was for her. she was determined to permanently attach to a person of her own who would never abandon her again. lucky for jelly, lynne gave her the home that she craved. rest in peace jelly, you were a very good dog and greatly loved by many, especially lynne and KO.

jesse was euthanized today. he has been getting so weak lately, i think life was getting pretty hard...he was pushing 17 now. luckily our vet was able to come and do a home euthanization for him so he passed away at home feeling safe. renee was with him and brought him chicken strips and a hamburger, they had a really special bond. mo spent the morning with him because they were great friends too and lynne, erin, renee, and i were with him as he passed on. ahh jesse, you were one of our saints had such a strong in peace good dog.

welcome to the new saints and gentle journeys to our much loved saints as they move past us into the great beyond.

hugs to all who loved today and lost.



God Speed..Good you..miss free be happy..visit often

shelagh f

jelly was a nice girl and it was great she ended her days at your home Lynne. So sorry about Jesse too for all the staff and volunteers


i also want to express my symathies to all those close to jesse. he surely had a lot of life and determination in him rip jesse.


Off topic: the Green Thumb Plant Sale is still on today and next Saturday and Sunday. So if you want to kickstart your gardens check it out.


Jelly was one of my favorites when she was there. Always greeting (and almost knocking you over) when you came into the gate when she was in the yard. Sorry bout your loss Lynne


and thankyou carol for trusting in me to give a home to such a great dog she truly was a gift from the angels.


i have never had a dog like jelly and probably never will again. she was such a loving sweet dog; . she would always love having her head scratches and belly rubs. she was content to just be with someone, be it me or jon or ;ko or erin she truly was a great dog and i am so blessed that she came to be with me. she will always have such a special place in my heart. you know, the dog that pulls on your heartstrings and never lets go thats my jelly. i will always love her rest in peace my jelly bean i will never ever forget you. you are what love is all about

Lenore Henry

Lynne, thanks for giving Jelly a special home for the time you had her. I am sure in her heart she knew she would never be abandoned again once she found you. I am so sorry to hear about Jesse's passing today but comforted to know she was surrounded by those who loved her.


Hugs to you Lynne and to Renee......sweet dreams Jelly and Jesse you were both lovely dogs.

another Doreen

Sad about Jesse and Jelly and Tashi. From what I've read about them, they were all very special.
At least the new arrivals have a chance for some happiness at S.A.I.N.T.S.
That sure does seem like a very busy day!
Take care of yourselves too.


This was one of the hardest days for me. Jellybean was such an amazing dog, I am so sorry Lynne. My poor Jess, he was one of the best dogs I have had the privilege to know and I love him so much. You have no idea how much you will be missed my handsome boy.


Still in shock. Jellybean was such a good girl, she adored lynne and lynne adored her. And Jess, I can hardly imagine saints without him. What a fuckin day.


My deepest sympathy to Lynne and Renee. Thank you for all the love you gave Jelly and Jesse. You made up for all the traumas in their past.


So sorry to hear of Jelly and Jesse. They both were good dogs and very loved. RIP sweet babes.


Lynne, so sorry to hear about Jelly. You gave him a home of his own and love. He was a lucky boy. And so sad to hear about Jesse. RIP both special souls..