Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Iniki.......

So the other day I talked about fostering. I have also featured many of our foster homes and the wonderful job they do taking care of Husky Haven dogs. So today I am highlighting another one of our fosters with a very special dog, Iniki.
Pretty girl, don't you think!!!!!
Our friend Denise and her husband have been fostering for us for awhile. They took in Carleton, and got him a wonderful home, and then they took in Captain Jack. When Iniki came along they also made room in their home for her. So you might ask why she is special or different......let me tell you her story. A little over a week ago this girl was found lying on the side of the road by a couple, they saw what bad shape she was in and called the SPCA ambulance. She was picked up and taken to the SPCA, where they assessed her injuries. It was determined that her back right leg had been degloved, this is when all the skin is torn off the underlying tissue and the blood supply is completely shut off. In her case there was only one option........

She had to have her leg amputated up to her thigh. I know it looks horrible, and it is, but it was the only way to save her life. The crazy thing is that as soon as she went home with Denise, she wanted to play with their dogs....of course she can't right now, she needs to rest and get well, but you would never know from her demeanor that anything had ever happened. I know you can't tell well from the pictures, but she is small and painfully skinny at only 24 pounds!!! Of course, she is also heartworm positive and her fur is very orange from exposure....someone treated her very badly.
Jack and Iniki waiting for a treat!!!!!


Husky Haven has had their share of very terribly treated dogs this last year, with Trooper, Murray and now Iniki. Trooper is doing very well, in fact I will be taking a video of him soon. Murray, well you know he has a long way to go as does Iniki. So, I'll do what I always do and ask for any donations you can spare for any of these dogs, especially Murray and Iniki. Please go to Husky Haven , click the PayPal and help in any way you can......thank you!!!
Have a great evening.....
Some really happy endings next time, I promise.

14 comments:

  1. Thank you, Beth, for featuring our little Iniki. She is such a joy and her enthusiasm and sweetness is really touching. Overall, she is very calm and accepting of her recovery limitations. I don't have to crate her much during the day. I mostly just leave the cone on her, so she doesn't lick and chew at her staples, and as long as she can have someone in her line of sight, she is quite content to stay still. It hurts to even imagine what she's been through and it is remarkable that has nothing but love and trust to give. I am so fortunate to have all these dogs in my life. My husband, Ron, is the voice of reason but, he falls in love with these dogs just as quickly as I do.

    Denise

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    1. Thanks you D for taking such great care of her and the Captain too!!!!

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  2. She is so sweet. She will be the color of her head when she blows all that bad coat and gets he new one in. She will be BEAUTIFUL!!!---PAT

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    1. She is great, really will be a beautiful color!!!

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  3. We hope Iniki gets well soon and finds a loving forever home. Looking forward to some happy endings.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks Molly...talk to you soon!!!!

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  4. Just made a $10 donation as I think that is a beautiful cause! Wish I could do more! Thanks for sharing this story!! You sound like a wonderful human and Max sends licks!
    Max's Ma and Max
    www.bestpupintheworld.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you both for your donation and kind words!!!!

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  5. Thank you for all the work you guys do for these beautiful babies. May she heal well and be back to playing very soon. It's amazing how well they adjust to life as a tripawd. Will share your blog story over on my FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page too!

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    1. Thank you...she is adjusting well. Thanks so much for mentioning her on your blog, really appreciate it!!!!

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  6. It's hard to believe it has only been a week and a half with Iniki in our house. She has gotten her staples out and is moving around much better with each passing day. She has even mastered the doggie door. Watching her run is a treat, but nothing compares to listening to her tell me a story. She is quite a talker.

    Ron (aka Denise's husband)

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    1. She is so wonderful... considering what she's been through....don't think many humans would be so forgiving!!!

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  7. I've been able to meet Captain Jack (who is such a sweetheart!!! Full of life and energy) and I'm hoping Ron and Denise will bring Iniki so I can meet her as well!! She seems to be so strong with having to deal with everything she's been through.

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    1. The Captain is a wonderful boy...when I was there he hung around for hugs and kisses!!!

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