Francesca resuced!

June 9 Update:

Skin scrape came back negative so we get to hug and love on her now! Hooray!
She got her rabies shot and more medicine for her eye too. When she goes in to get spayed in a month Dr Panko can fix her eye which healed split causing the lashes to keep irritating it. He’ll check for mammary tumors then too but after palpating them he thinks it’s just callus related due to having mange for all these years. 10 years is a long time to suffer. Please don’t look the other way, help an animal in need if you see them suffering. No living being deserves to suffer and animals can’t get help unless we step in. Be a doer in life, not a by-passer.

June 8 Update:

Francesca got another medicated shampoo bath yesterday. Now we’re off to the vet today to check her skin and see if she’s mange free. She’s much more comfortable than she was in the streets but she still has that stray dog walk and stance where she seems to be looking in every direction to make sure she’s safe and nobody is going to hurt her. I can’t wait till she finally realizes that she’s safe and can be content for the rest of her life. Please donate toward Francesca’s vet bill at www.t-bar.org or PO Box 1107, Brenham, TX 77834. She still needs shots, spay and biopsy’s on her mammary tumors.

June 1 Update:

It’s been a week since Francesca came to us. She’s been to the vet and was prescribed doxy and ivomectrin to fight the mange, heartworms and skin and eye infection. She is better but she didn’t get this way overnight so it’s going to take some time for her to fully recover. We’ll take her back to the vet next week for another skin scrape and check up. Hopefully she can get her shots then too.

She was living in a depressed area with a large stray population where residents don’t have the means to take them all in, so they feed them in place.

She has sarcoptic mange, an ulcer in her eye and skin infections, but she will fully recover. We’re treating her for all of that and then we’ll go back for shots and to check for tumors and get her spayed. She is off the streets for the first time in 10 years. If you’d like to donate to her care you can donate through Paypal or mail checks to:

True Blue Animal Rescue

PO Box 1107

Brenham, TX. 77834

Rescued Dog Cletus

Dale is comforting Cletus at the vet today to let him know that we’re here for him no matter what. We accepted him into TBAR in October 2016 and he had skin issues then. We had his skin scraped and he tested negative for any mange or mites so the vet treated him for skin infections and he improved. When we stopped the antibiotics it all came back worse than ever so we went back to the vet for more testing and it turned out that he had an aggressive yeast infection. He was itchy, scabbed up and swollen. We then started an aggressive antibiotic fight against this infection and this is Cletus today. His infection isn’t gone but he’s winning the fight. We have another months worth of antibiotics and special shampoo to bath him in. Hopefully he’ll get a clean bill of health when we go back next month. It’s been a struggle but he’s worth it. Please donate toward Cletus’s vet bill www.t-bar.org or PO Box 1107, Brenham, TX 77834

Foster homes needed June 2017

These pups need foster homes. Their mama was a stray and had 10 babies. We’d like to split them up into several different foster homes. They’ll have first shots and be ready to go in a few days. If you can foster one or two, email us at help@t-bar.org
If you can’t foster or adopt, please share.

Donkeys need a home

These two donkeys need homes! One is a girl and one is a boy. Please contact True Blue Animal Rescue if you’d like to adopt a donkey or two. help@t-bar.org or 936-878-2349

Ginger Update: Stitches out

We’re happy to let you know that Ginger, the horse with all the belly cuts, got her stitches out and is doing well. She does have open wounds that need to be cleaned and monitored but she should heal completely in a few more weeks. Please donate to help pay her vet bill by going to www.t-bar.org and using our donate link or mail a check to PO Box 1107, Brenham, TX 77834

TBAR Rescue Horse: Guy

Meet TBARs newest horse, Guy. He was found homeless in Washington Co and when nobody claimed him the options were to either send him to auction which would most likely end with slaughter or try and find him a home. His time is running out but we haven’t given up yet. Help us keep this one out of the kill pens! If anyone is looking for a sweet, young horse that would make a great pasture pet or horse to train to ride, email help@t-bar.org or call 936-878-2349.

UPDATE: Foster home found!

Rescue Dog: Stella

One of our wonderful foster homes went to Brenham Animal Services to volunteer and bring some donations. While she was there she met this beautiful dog named Stella. Poor Stella had some tumors on her side and belly, she was heart worm positive and she’s not a young dog so her chances for adoption were non existent. Shelli took pictures and together we tried to network for a foster home. Shelli already has a house full of pets and knew it would be a challenge to take her home but when nobody offered to foster or adopt Stella she decided to go back and get her and do the rehabilitation so she’d be healthy and have a better chance of being adopted. 

Here’s Stella now. She’s spayed, on heart worm treatment and her tumors have been removed. As soon as we get the results of the biopsies and she’s fully healed she’ll go up for adoption. Thank you for saving a life Shelli. This may not make a difference for all the dogs but for this one dog, it made ALL the difference. Save a life, foster or adopt.
www.t-bar.org

UPDATE: Stella’s tumors were benign except one and Dr. Philips got all of that one out so she is cancer free and will go up for adoption soon!!

TBAR Rescue Horse: Ginger

Ginger was caught up in a fence wire that cut her belly open in several places. Thanks to some fast acting rescuers who got her to the vet to be stitched up she’s healing and doing better. She’ll be at the vet for another week to be monitored while her injuries begin to heal before she takes another trailer ride. The owner could not keep her so True Blue Animal Rescue committed to rehabilitating her but we need your help to pay the vet bills. Go to our website and make a donation to help Ginger. Make a note to let us know that your donation is for Ginger’s vet bill. www.t-bar.org

8th Abandoned Horse in 2 Months

Meet the 8th abandoned horse that has come into True Blue Animal Rescue in the last two months. We’re thankful that law enforcement calls us instead of sending them to auction but this many horses in a short amount of time is a challenge. We still need more foster homes and donations to help with their vet care, email: help@t-bar.org

RIP Captain

Original Post (Jan 14): Captain just came into TBAR last week and after a week at the vet and a teeth floating he went to his foster home. As you can see he’s in good spirits and eating his alfalfa cube mash but he went down this morning and hasn’t been able to get up. He wants to get up but doesn’t have the strength because he’s so malnourished. Please pray for Captain to get up. We’ve done it before so let’s do it again! The power of prayer and healing is powerful!

Update January 15: We got him up, got him loaded and on the way to the vet. Yes, it’s sad that he was starved and abandoned but thanks to a lot of amazing rescuers this horse is up and on the way to the vet. There are a lot of great people in the world!

Update January 17: Melanie and Lauren spent all day with Captain today! We started feeding him a One n Only mash and going into the evening he started gaining some strength. He was up standing and walking around. He even gave Melanie a One n Only bath. He is not out of the woods yet so prayers are still needed!

Keep praying, Captain has refeeding syndrome http://www.starvinghorses.com/Refeedingsyndrome.html
This syndrome can be fatal but we all know that the power of prayer and the action of rescuers can beat the odds. If you can visit Captain at Brazos Valley Equine Hospital at 6999 Hwy 6 in Navasota, please do. Help feed him some One and Only mash (we left a bag of it there for him) and help him get up on his chest to eat (or find someone to help) They are busy there and might not be able to give him all the individual attention he needs so it’s up to us to make sure he’s getting food regularly and being pushed up on his chest and lifted to stand. The more we go the better his chances are. I’m going after work too. Comment here with a picture if you go see him

Updated January 17: Just got here to sit with Captain. He is resting. Vet said he does this after he eats to rest and digest, and then perks up. Amy and I will sit with him for a few hours. He is not out of the woods yet, but his fighting heart is still beating!! PRAY!!!!!! -Teresa

Updated January 17: Captain lost his battle the morning of January 18, 2017. He died knowing how much we all loved and cared about him. Thank you all for going to see him and for praying for him. The only thing wrong with him was that he had been starved. I pray that together we can end needless suffering like this for all animals and humans too. — at Brazos Valley Equine Hospital.