Unfortunately we did not get the outcome we wanted. A neighbor called me today and recognized Tegres on the side of a busy highway. He had been hit by a vehicle at some point this morning. The only consolation we have is that it looks like he probably died instantly. My husband and I are completely heart broken over this as we treat our fosters like our own babies.
Thursday Sep 8 @ 5:00pm our foster basenji Tegres escaped out of the garage in the cedar bluff area near bob gray road. He is a 2.5 year old brindle/white neutered male. He has a black collar with white polka dots. He didn't come with tags and had not received his tags from the rescue yet and we do not know if he is microchipped. He is a very sweet boy but may get snappy if youtry to grab at him. Anyone who is in the area please keep an eye out. We have driven around, posted flyers, put flyers in mailboxes, talked to kids at the busstop, talked to the garbage men, posted on fb, craigslist, and linkedin. I called the emergency vets and am working on the local vet clinics as well. Our shleter requires that you come to the shelter to look for your stray so I'll be checking there after work. Please crosspost this to any lists you may be on!
Thanks for all the input. I'm calling as soon as the vet opens at 8:30 today. The lump doesn't feel like it is attached to the skin. It is more to the side than one of her mammary glands. The timing really concerned me to since it seems to have come up in a day or two. My older dog has fatty tumors and another one of my fosters has cysts and this lump doesn't really feel like any one of those two things. I'll let you know what the vet says. Thanks!
I noticed today that my foster dog Zoe has developed this weird lump to the side of her abdomen. We went to the vet last Thursday for vaccines and it wasn't there then. My husband says he first noticed it yesterday. It's oval shaped and squishy. Does anybody have any thoughts or had something like this come up? Otherwise she is acting fine. We are going to call the vet in the am but I thought I'd see if anyone had any ideas about what might be going on! I attached some pics of it.
I wanted to let you know that i did hear back from the person who posted the Craigslist ad. He sent back a really nice reply that said he was still making some tough decisions in regards to his father and that if he decided he needed any more help he would let me know. He at least has all the info to contact BRAT and my email if he has any more follow up questions.
I have been trying to catch some feral kittens over the last couple of days. I fed them a couple of nights and mornings and set a trap last night. We caught the big papa cat and he is off to the vet to get neutered. I haven't seen the kittens in a couple of days and I'm thinking mama cat might have moved them. Does anybody know how far she might have moved them? I'm setting the trap out again tonight so I was hoping I might get a kitten or two (there were three a couple of days ago).
The message below was sent out through the BRAT-chat today. I didn't see that anyone else had posted it here so just wanted to get the word out. If anyone hears or comes across anything you can contact me or anyone with BRAT, we have the info to contact him.
Last night I come home to a burglarized home just outside of Atlanta. The
house is destroyed. But worst of all: my 4 year old blk and white male
named woody was stolen. They took time to take his leash with them yet
throw his tags on the floor.
How can someone steal my dog. Or any dog for that matter?
If anyone in the Atlanta area comes across a blk and white male PLEASE LET
Hi Amy. It's great that your looking to adopt a basenji who needs a home. Since basenjis are sighthounds they tend to chase anything that's small and darts out in front of them…kinda like my cats do when they are playing. I have a three year old who came from a breeder as a puppy who is fine with my three cats but he has always lived with them. On the other hand, I've had several fosters come through and they haven't had any problems with the cats although I would have only trusted one of the fosters at home alone with the cats. The other two have had a tendency to want to chase them. You can find a basenji through BRAt that has lived with cats but the other poster is right...just be patient because not all b's that are being fostered play nice with kitties :D.
Good luck with your search. BRAT is a great organization with lots of great volunteers who can help you find a basenji...that will also get along with your cats.
Thanks! During the reception the dogs were crated right outside the reception room. Well Manning can't have a plastic tray in his crate because he destroys them so we left it out. Of course he didn't want to miss out on all the fun so he knocks the wire crate over and climbs out through the bottom part that has square holes he can fit through. We are all inside dancing when I look over and what do I see? The saddest looking basenji face staring at me through the glass doors. Luckily he just wanted to be inside with all the people so he waited until I ran over to open the door and bolted inside.
Manning wakes up in a nasty mood if he finds toes in his face. Unfortunately at night he likes to curl up under the covers near your feet. I've had a couple of bites to my heels when I disturbed him during the night but nothing that did more than sting. Although there is nothing like waking up to the sensation of an angry basenji sinking his teeth into your ankles!:D
I have attached pictures of Tyson's rash. These images are at its worse. It has significantly improved with the hydorcortisone cream.
I'm glad you posted those. My foster Cairo has been licking the same area and has developed a rash that looks exactly like the one in Tyson's pics. We were trying to figure out what the heck it was and what we could treat it with topically that he wouldn't just lick off. I guess we will get to make a trip to the vet as well.
That stinks. I still say some people should leash their kids! <joking>Seriously, I know how you feel. If something like the pit bull incident happens before we get to the park you can forget Manning behaving in any way appropriate once we get there. We had a kid (and I mean little kid) one day who kept wanting to pet Manning while we were eating out on an outdoor patio downtown one day. Manning is pretty tolerant about kids petting him but this unsupervised child went from gently petting him to grabbing his ear all the sudden. As you can imagine he was not pleased. Luckily I had him on a short leash and was watching him closely so I yanked him back as soon as I saw her grab at his ear. It wasn't like we could get up and leave since we hadn't paid yet. Sorry to hear that you had to deal with both the unsupervised dog and child in the same trip.</joking>
I just got another p-mail from my Dogster pal. Thought I'd give you an update of what she wrote. Copied with her permission…
I wanted to let you know that my husband went up to the lady's house with the intention of picking up the two Basenji's that were left, but one of them was totally and utterly scared of everyone (including the owners?) and wouldn't come out from where it was hiding. My husband said that they had tried to get her out before he got there and that she had bitten someone. So he sadly left with only one dog, Harley, a female who is 5 years old. He asked for vet records and was basically informed that she had none. He said the conditions were pretty disgusting, feces and etc. everywhere. He also said that it appeared to be a breeding operation, and that the woman sounded like she was getting into breeding MinPin's (she had three of them, that he saw at least).
Also of note is that he said Harley's teats were enlarged, and when he asked the lady if she had just had a litter he was informed that she had not had a litter for 2 years. We are taking her to the vet tomorrow to be fully vetted/heartworm tested, etc. and hopefully they will be able to determine if she is pregnant or not, and if not then we will schedule her for a spay too. If so, then we got more than we bargained for but at least the puppies will be well-cared for and not used for making money! He said Harley has a great temperament and just acted as though she were exhausted. She has slept most of the way home. They haven't arrived home yet but I expect them within the next few hours.
I'll keep you updated!
She also said that once the dust settles, she'll probably set up a dogster page for her too.
Thanks for the update. It sounds like such a sad situation. It is good to know that your friend was able to help at least one of the dogs.