Special Needs

Elderly Brittany rescued from Hurricane Harvey Flood Waters

Elderly Brittany rescued from Hurricane Harvey Flood Waters

A good Samaritan rescued a, 21 lb, 14-yr-old Brittany female from the aftermath of the Hurricane Harvey Flood in Houston. He took her to the Freeport Veterinary Medical Center where BRIT found out about her. She was in very rough shape with a severely matted coat, starving, and unable to stand. Our awesome transport volunteer Bill (also from Houston) took time away from his own flood restoration work to make the long drive to pick her up and take her to an interim foster home with Dr. Samantha Pulliam, a vet in Navasota, TX. After a thorough examination by our Dr. Pam Saliba we’ve learned she has a heart murmur, suffering from a little dementia, a mouth full of rotted...

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Urgent Need: Margie

Urgent Need: Margie

Calling all BRIT Super Heros! We received a call from a West Texas shelter to save a dog that was 30 minutes away from being euthanized.  Margie was owner surrendered because she needed surgery. We rushed her to our vet in Granbury where a 2.3 pound fatty tumor was removed from “arm” pit. The surgeon also removed a polyp from her ear and extracted two rotted teeth. While at the vet clinic it was discovered she was heartworm positive.  She is a sweet Brittany blend who needs your financial support and a loving home.  UPDATE 4/3/17: Thank you so much for your support for Margie. She is in recovery from the tumor removal surgery, the ear polyp removal, and the...

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2016 Year End Update from BRIT

2016 Year End Update from BRIT

Dear fellow Brittany lover, It’s heartbreaking to find Brittanys who no longer have a home, a place where there’s always shelter, food, love, attention, special treats, playtime … where they are treasured members of the family. We believe all Brittanys deserve a chance to have a loving forever home. In addition to rescuing healthy Brittanys, we’ve pledged to save ALL Brittanys including the elderly, abused, abandoned, pregnant, and those facing euthanasia due to severe injuries. (See examples on back.) Some believe these severe cases are not worth spending the money to save them. We disagree. If you feel the same way and believe these sweet playful companions deserve a...

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Young Female Brittany Shot in East Texas

Young Female Brittany Shot in East Texas

UPDATE: Posted on August 2, 2016 by Pattie Nitschke Pebbles aka The Wiggler!  We met with Dr. Beam and Pebbles the wiggler at the Alvarado Vet Clinic this morning. He shared that Pebbles’ gunshot wound was the 2nd worst he has ever seen. Despite a large amount of shattered bone, he is DETERMINED that this Brittany will recover 100% and keep her leg.   After witnessing the bandage changing procedure documented below and a lengthy consultation with Dr. Beam and his surgical staff, it was decided that the best course of care for Pebbles would be for her to stay in the vet hospital for the next six weeks so THEY can change her bandages every five days. Here is the...

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URGENT Foster Home Needed for Annie Oakley

URGENT Foster Home Needed for Annie Oakley

Help, I’m pregnant and homeless! My name is Annie Oakley and I’m a two-year-old Brittany female. I got myself lost and no one came for me. Animal control in Oklahoma picked me up and kept me in the shelter-lock up for a couple of weeks before BRIT found me.  Surprise! I’m in a “family way” with no family to care for me. Turns out I’m due in 2-3 weeks.  I’m looking for an immediate foster home so I can settle in with the family for a couple of weeks before my sweet puppies arrive. I’m great with other dogs and a very affectionate (obviously) girl.  Can you be my BRIT Hero?  Contact Pattie if you can foster, virtual foster,...

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Near Fatal Dog Attack – Help Rocky Recover

Near Fatal Dog Attack – Help Rocky Recover

Recently a woman was out walking and happened upon a young puppy being viciously attacked by eight other dogs who were biting him and pulling him from multiple directions. The rescuer was able to run the other dogs off and rush the puppy, who we’ve named Rocky, to a local animal emergency clinic.  Rocky was covered in puncture wounds on all four extremities, head, neck, ears and belly. He had a large open wound on his belly requiring 20+ staples to close. Because the trauma of the open wounds caused infection and significant anemia, the puppy is still in the hospital on IV fluids and antibiotics. Our vet feels Rocky will recover from this ordeal but since he is...

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