Saturday, July 15, 2017

Live from #BFNC

I went live while at Best Friends National Conference ( #BFNC ) and I wanted to share it with you...

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Exciting Update on Dory

Exciting news to share about our girl, Dory:

Thank you to all who have donated, shared about her & donated towards Dory's care. She is such a lucky little dog and we are so, so grateful for your love.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Dory's Next Step

As many of your know, our girl Dory sustained some type of injury before she was found that lead to her one hind foot falling off the day before Joa's Arc rescued her. Between this injury, the loss of her foot and her swimmer's condition, Dory's body has been in an odd position to compensate ... causing her spine to become bit twisted (basically, she has developed scoliosis).

Though Dory's been doing AMAZINGLY well with physical therapy, hydrotherapy, laser treatments for the wound where her foot was and time in her cart to get her body use to being upright, her medical team feels the best scenario for her to truly recover will require a prosthetic. Everyone feels Dory would be standing on her own by now if she had four feet to stand on... and that her spine would align properly again with four feet holding her up. So, we are excited to share with you that Miss Dory is going to have a consult tomorrow to see if a prosthetic is possible! We are hopeful (since Dory is still young & developing) that a prosthetic would allow Dory to bear weight as her body should and so help her back re-align its self properly.

Please keep Dory in your thoughts - that we get a good report and are headed in the right direction with this for a more comfortable life ahead! We will of course keep you posted on our super girl!

In the mean time, make sure to check out and like her personal page here: https://www.facebook.com/DoryTheSwimmerPuppy/

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Dory swimming

We caught foster mom, Danielle, helping Dory through hydrotherapy today:

Thank you, Danielle, for being so good to Dory!

And thank you, Dory, for being such a little champ!

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Cricket loving life

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

It's Me, Max

Check out the article about Max here

Thank you for spotlighting our special boy, Arin Greenwood!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

We Thank You!

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Updates on Dory Here

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Introducing Dory

Have you ever heard of a "swimmer puppy"? Well here's your chance to meet one - say hello to Dory!

Joa's Arc was contacted late last week about a little puppy who just isn't quite right - her one leg was twisted underneath her with an injured foot and her other three legs splayed out, she obviously has a hard time getting around... but don't think this holds her back! Oh no, little miss Dory, who has been diagnosed as a "swimmer" pup isn't letting any disability or deformity hold her back! This spunky little pup drags her body around and thanks to a lot of people working together, Dory went right from the shelter to foster care to physical therapy with a path of recovering!

Dory has a lot of work ahead of her - including physical therapy and wound care for her damaged leg which may require an amputation depending on how the nub heals since her foot fell off. However, we think Dory has it in her to heal, build up muscles and correct her body with time, love and a lot of effort.

A great BIG thank you to Camden County Animal Shelter, Sherry for reaching out to us and the staff at Pet PT for stepping up to get us a quick diagnosis and projected recovery plan! Working together saves lives!

Click the PayPal Donate button to assist in little Dory's care.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Cricket Update

After a thorough exam by Dr Coudrai, our favorite orthopedic surgeon and Xrays, Cricket has a diagnosis! Radial Agenesis which simply means she was born with complete abscense of the radial bones in both front limbs therefore she will never be able to bear weight on her front paws. Many cats with this disability scoot around and some eventually learn to walk on their hind legs and are called "Kangaroo Cats". There is no treatment for this and it doesn't stop her from getting around, eating, playing and doing everything any two pound kitten does. She is amazing and she melted the hearts of everyone who met her. Her foster mom Emily was excited to meet her and will shower her with love!

Cricket is blessed and we are glad she is part of our Joa's Arc family.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Questions

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Introducing Cricket

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Snow storm entertainment

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Love Your Pet Day

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Happy 2 Years, Mop

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Asking for a little help

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Disabled Pups

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Joyce and Ember (FKN Violet)

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