Foxie–Red Baby in Kentucky

On November 22nd, Lynne of Safe Hands Rescue in Minneapolis first told me about a 10-12 week old red heeler girl called “Foxie” at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter in Stanford, KY. I found out about her late on Friday night and she was scheduled to be euthanized on Monday morning. She was found wandering alone as a stray. Can you imagine?

Katie of Homeward Bound in Minnesota agreed to take her. Lynne knew of a transport that was going through Lexington, KY on Tuesday and could probably bring Foxie all the way to Minnesota.

On Saturday, Melissa, the local volunteer in Stanford, offered to pick Foxie up from death row on Monday morning and take her to the vet clinic, where Melissa works. On Monday, Foxie was treated by the vet, recevied her health certificate, and was boarded there until Tuesday evening. Melissa reported that little Foxie was enjoying playing with her new blanket. She apparently never had a blanket before.

Melissa supplied a small kennel for Foxie to travel in. Linda from the AuCaDo Forum picked Foxie up from the clinic on Tuesday afternoon and took her to meet up with the transport. Linda spent a couple of hours with Foxie, letting her play before she got on her long ride to Minnesota. She reported:

Foxie was an absolute doll! I picked her up early enough so she could romp and run before her long journey. She kept my 21 year old daughter and I thoroughly entertained for a couple of hours while we waited for Foxie’s ride home. My daughter wanted me to call Margie and tell her we lost Foxie so we could just keep her. Someone is going to have an exceptionally nice ACD! I’d love to hear about her as she goes to her forever home!

On Wednesday evening, I heard from Katie of Homeward Bound:

She’s here! Adorable does not even begin to describe her, either. She is so tiny! Has the ACD spunk already, is absolutely hilarious to watch play.

We’re grateful to Margie and Tama for adding Foxie to their transport to Minnesota.

Melissa had also asked if we could help with any of the other dogs that were running out of time on death row. Homeward Bound offered to take a border collie puppy called “Speck” and a beagle-lab mix called “Sassy”. It was a tough situation because Melissa was at the shelter on Tuesday morning and they were already shaving dogs for euthanasia. I hadn’t been able to get her an answer about whether we had transport for them, but she knew that Homeward Bound would take them, so she made a quick decision to save their lives. We hoped they would be able to go along on Foxie’s transport, but that didn’t work out. We also had a tentative offer for transport for them the following weekend. I paid to have them vetted and they are being boarded in Stanford until their transportation is worked out.

Soon Foxie will be posted for adoption at Stay tuned about Speck and Sassy as we work on a plan to get them to Minnesota. I hope to have postable photos soon too.

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