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Arnie

One day as our doctors worked late into the night; a very unique case was reported to RESQ. A bunch of youngsters, dressed to the nines, obviously in the midst of a partying spree or a pub crawl, brought in a young male Labrador who was quite sick. Kudos to these young Samaritans who understood the importance of bringing an ill animal to safety. We took the dog in and named him Arnie. 

Arnie had a bout of tick fever that he has recovered from beautifully. He is high on energy, like most dogs of his breed. He gets along with younger female dogs but does get territorial with males. He is curious and playful and we feel like he would do exceptionally well in a single dog household where his energy can be challenged and channeled well.

If you'd like to adopt this young Lab, all you need to do is fill out our Adoption Typeform under the Adopt tab.

Mona

She may not have the stature of a Lab but she sure has the spirit of one!

Mona was found roaming the streets, completely emaciated and covered in ticks and fleas. Her left eye was sunken in the socket and had a greenish discharge as well. We think Mona has been abandoned over fear and misinformation during the COVID-19 lockdown, one among the scores that are collateral damage during this worldwide pandemic. Of course, we now know that animals cannot transmit the virus but the damage was already done. Needless to say, we took Mona in and began her treatment.

Unfortunately her injured eye has remained at a reduced size even after healing completely. It does not impede her quality of life and she is now perfectly healthy. She has a vivacious personaloty and can get along with most other animals and all people! We think she would make for an excellent family pet; well suited to even smaller homes or apartments, given her shorter size.

If you would like to contribute towards Mona's expenses while she is with us at RESQ, you can check her sponsor profile on our Sponsor tab. If you would like to adopt this wonderful girl, fill out our Adoption Typeform, what are you waiting for?

 

Ron

Ron the Retreiver is a sweetheart who deserves to know that he's not been given up on just because he fell ill!

 

He was rescued from khadakwasla where he had been abandoned; tied to a tree with a rope. His abdomen was so distended that his rescuers earlier thought that he was a female! Turned out, he was suffering from a condition known as ASCITES, which is the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity. The oddest thing is that the fur around his abdomen was already shaved. Perhaps his previous owners had taken him to a vet for an X ray or an ultrasound and decided to abandon him and leave it up to fate because they could not afford or did not want to bear the costs of treating his condition. 

Ron is a very friendly boy and has not objected to our vets examining or treating him, even though he must be in tremendous pain. Our doctors have extracted close to TWENTY LITRES of fluid from his abdomen cavity in just the initial week that he arrived. The good news is that we expect this lovely dog to make a complete recovery, as he is already showing good response to the treatment that has begun. Although he is middle aged, he is very alert and active and will require a family that can provide him with plenty of exercise and activity. Please fill out our Adoption Typeform if you would like to give Ron a forever home!

Vaara

So gentle, who'd believe what she was really trained for!? A few days ago the Forest Department in Baramati caught some people hunting wildlife who also had a "hunting dog" with them. Along with the individuals she was taken into custody too as she was present there, but very quickly they sent her to us at RESQ CHARITABLE TRUST because she needed to be looked after and cared for.
 
While she is extremely obedient, she is extremely gentle and we are convinced she can't hurt a thing (she was completely unreactive to the other dogs, chicken, ducks and other animals we have). Hounds like her don't really hunt/take down animals, they're used in different ways as sight hounds to draw animals out for hunters. Well who knows? As of now she is at RESQ and when the legal matters clear, she deserves to go to a new home.
 
If you would like to adopt this beautiful girl, a stalwart individual of one of India's indifenous dog breeds, all you have to do is fill out our Dog Adoption Typeform!

Niko & Mickey

"A few days back I was asked - Is there a solid answer to 'Why do pets get abandoned?'

Well, 99% times people get pets home for the wrong reasons; everything stems from that"

-Neha Panchamiya

 

Two old pet dogs, a Labrador and Golden Retriever, were kept locked in a place while a prominent family in Pune battled their personal mammoth-scaled legalities. After months of being neglected, they finally made their way to the RESQ Rehoming Centre yesterday...where they are finally safe and will be looked after. They will get plenty of loving interaction, walks, veterinary care, good food and the attention they've been denied for over a year, possibly more.

 

The truth is, we too are struggling in the challenging times and taking in abandoned animals and their responsibility is a commitment. These dogs are old, their chances of adoption are minimal unless there's a family out there whose willing to adopt not just 1 but 2 senior dogs. We know that rehoming these dogs is going to be hard, but after hearing about their plight, we decided that if they were sent to us, we would open our doors to them because they had bleak chances anywhere else.

 

"To sum up their personalities; Niko may be intimidating to look at because he's just a shaggy mountain of pitch black fur, but once you get to know him, he's nothing more than a gigantic teddy bear, ever ready with his generous licks and doggie smile. Mickey is a lot more conscious than his brother and will take time to open up and trust us and we are giving him time while he figures out his new environment."

-Dr. Indrakshi Banerji

 

They have a few good years left ahead of them and they need your help! If you would like to adopt either Niko or Mickey (or maybe both of them!) please fill out our Dogs' Adoption Typeform at the soonest!

Eddie

"3 pet dogs abandoned in a home for weeks, 2 alive rescued, 1 dead amidst COVID-19 Lockdown in Pune. The Coronavirus did not do this, unspeakable human negligence did.

The RESQ team got a report on the helpline that three dogs were in a bad condition after being abandoned in a home for days… When we reached there, we were horrified. We got a strong ammonic and rotting smell from the balcony above the house in which the dogs were and saw below us a terrace filled with feces and urine that hadn’t been cleaned for weeks.

One dog, an old Pug, who seemed to have bled out of his mouth, lay dead and completely stiff. The second, a Labrador Retriever, had a broken water pot stuck around his neck. The dog must have been so thirsty that it jumped on the clay water pot to get water and may have stuck his head in for the last sips and gotten stuck in it. Obviously, he had managed to break the pot by thrashing around, but the neck of the pot remained stuck in his neck. The third dog, a young Golden Retriever, was found cold, scared and covered in ticks. Both the dogs that were alive were completely emaciated and so thin we could count their ribs.

Animals cannot speak but today was one of those times when I could see in their eyes and in the wag of their tails how happy they finally were.

Fear brings out the worst and best in people. In the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, while everything is on lockdown, we at RESQ are functioning on bare minimum staff…if there are animals to be rescued, we still have jobs to do.

As of now, the old pug received a decent burial after his tragic death, it’s the least we could do for it. The dogs have been medically examined, treated, been given a bath, cleaned, fed food and are currently resting safe at RESQ Centre now"

-Neha Panchamiya, Founder, RESQCT

If you would like to take Eddie home and give him a second chance at love, please fill out our Adoption Typeform.

Buckley

"3 pet dogs abandoned in a home for weeks, 2 alive rescued, 1 dead amidst COVID-19 Lockdown in Pune. The Coronavirus did not do this, unspeakable human negligence did.

The RESQ team got a report on the helpline that three dogs were in a bad condition after being abandoned in a home for days… When we reached there, we were horrified. We got a strong ammonic and rotting smell from the balcony above the house in which the dogs were and saw below us a terrace filled with feces and urine that hadn’t been cleaned for weeks.

One dog, an old Pug, who seemed to have bled out of his mouth, lay dead and completely stiff. The second, a Labrador Retriever, had a broken water pot stuck around his neck. The dog must have been so thirsty that it jumped on the clay water pot to get water and may have stuck his head in for the last sips and gotten stuck in it. Obviously, he had managed to break the pot by thrashing around, but the neck of the pot remained stuck in his neck. The third dog, a young Golden Retriever, was found cold, scared and covered in ticks. Both the dogs that were alive were completely emaciated and so thin we could count their ribs.

Animals cannot speak but today was one of those times when I could see in their eyes and in the wag of their tails how happy they finally were.

Fear brings out the worst and best in people. In the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, while everything is on lockdown, we at RESQ are functioning on bare minimum staff…if there are animals to be rescued, we still have jobs to do.

As of now, the old pug received a decent burial after his tragic death, it’s the least we could do for it. The dogs have been medically examined, treated, been given a bath, cleaned, fed food and are currently resting safe at RESQ Centre now."

-Neha Panchamiya, Founder, RESQCT

If you would like to adopt Buckley and prove to him that love deserves a chance, all you need to do is fill the Adoption Typeform

Ashton

This ole boy was found abandoned in Wakad. His looks and demeanor remind us so much of our dear Grandpa Lucky, that we just melted at the sight of him and decided that we would make him one of our own.

Ashton was paralyzed and unable to stand. He would lie in one spot and soil himself. His condition was absolutely pitiful; but then we started treating him. After a strict diet for weight loss, effective pain medication and laser therapy, Ashton is absolutely revving to go! He walks independently now, and is very motivated by the company of women. Especially women who will give him his favourite treats!

This adorable old timer is now part of RESQ, but we wouldn't say no to anyone who would be able to give him a happy home. Come say hi to him sometime, we're sure you will fall in love with him, as we did!

Happy

Seven months old and unable to walk… Happy's story has not been a happy one so far.

Happy the Golden Retriever did not ask to be born like this. Insatiable consumer demands (because that's what dogs are to some people; just consumer goods) and indiscriminate breeding, has left Happy with bilateral hip dysplasia. His hips are just too shallow to support and anchor his legs. Happy is not even a year old but this poor soul is in severe pain when he tries to get up and walk. And if his physical hurt was not enough, Happy was ABANDONED by his previous owners, undoubtedly because they could not or did not want to deal with a dog which couldn't lead a normal life.

Everyone here at RESQ is trying their utmost best to ensure that Happy does not have to live in pain and distress. He gets supportive pain management, plentiful supplements, a good diet, lots of exercise, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and above all else, loads of love. You too can help Happy improve his chances of walking and living a normal life if you choose to make him a part of your family!

Pegasus

Pegasus was brought to RESQ with a wound on her leg caused due to friction with rope. The harsh texture of rope cut deep into her leg, creating a large wound, which did not take long to get infested with maggots. 

This beautiful pony was in excruciating pain when she was first admitted. Several hundred maggots were removed painstakingly from her wound. She was started immediately on pain relief and antibiotics. 

Her wound is slowly taking a turn for the better and she isn't in as much pain now.

If you're interested in adopting this beautiful horse, contact us on info@resqct.org for more details!