This organization & its mission has been inspired by a puppy named Ally, a Golden Shepard puppy who was rescued on September 4, 2015.
After her rescue by a good Samaritan, the chain of events for this beautiful puppy did not go so well.
Immediately after the rescue, Ally was adopted by most amazing home any of us can imagine. The new mommy Stefani rushed Ally to a random Pet Hospital as her regular vet did not have any openings that day. According to vet, Ally was 10-12 weeks old at that time. Ally was examined and x-ray led to diagnosis that the bulge on Ally’s skull was an old broken skull injury that healed wrong. It was also concluded that Ally did not have any neurological injuries stemming from the head injury.
Greedy vet vaccinated Ally with DAPP despite the fact that vaccines are only for healthy animals and Ally's immune system was severely compromised prior to the vaccine due to the fact that she was skin and bones. After receiving Parvo and Distemper Ally developed Parvo. Left me wondering about the vet's integrity as I felt they knew exactly what they were doing and hoped once Ally got sick from Parvo she would receive expensive treatment at their facility.
Ally was taken to another vet for treatment of Parvo. After being there several days and not eating, Stefani and vets debated doing only humane thing and putting Ally down as she was not eating and could not sustain without food.
With all my holistic knowledge (18+ years on humans and some 5+ years on pets), I decided to intervene. (I always intervene when I feel I could help an animal in any way).
Stefani and I exchanged several texts and one text led to another and then I received most shocking text from Stefani telling me she would pay for Ally’s current vet bill and she wanted to surrender her to me as she felt with all my knowledge I could help save her. I was on route out of state in less than a week but agreed to take Ally and care for her until Stefani returned from out of town, several days later. Stefani was also leaving town and had nobody that would know how to take care of Ally.
And what a journey it was... After picking Ally from vet, knowing she has not eaten in about a week and getting discharge instructions from vet, I felt so hopeless. Stefani and I agreed not to give Ally vet prescribed antibiotics for another 10 days as we felt that would kill her.
I reached out to all my Holistic Doctor friends for extra guidance, friends in other healing arts, friends in rescue, friends for emotional support...
That first night with Ally, was so hard on me emotionally. She seemed as she was slipping away... and I did not want to lose her. I talked to Ally hoping she would understand. I said I was sorry for bad humans that hurt her... I said she is loved by her new mommy, that she has wonderful home waiting for her and from here on she would be so loved and cared for. I told her I loved her and I risked so much by just having her there and exposing my doggies to this terrible disease... I asked her to fight and give us humans a chance to show her we are not all bad... but the saddest part was me telling her that I would also understand if she was suffering too much and wanted to cross the rainbow bridge and go back home...
Ally looked at me as if she understood every word that I uttered. Tears were rolling down my cheeks as I walked away from her to let her rest.
My boyfriend and I took turns caring for Ally around the clock. I took naps on the couch and every time he would wake me up I would jump asking if Ally was still with us. Every 2-3 hrs Ally was given nutritional support and nutrients, manuka honey, bentonite clay to remove particles of dead parasites trapped in her intestines from being de-wormed with harsh chemicals which left particles of dead parasites floating in her intestines that were producing ammonia gas and were making her even sicker than she was from parvo... I also gave her probiotics to counter all the side effects of antibiotics that she was given at the vets office, colostrum for nutrition, pedialite, coconut water, chicken broth... Ally kept drinking water on her own. Her condition was slowly improving, but she was still not eating but was receiving nutrition through high doses of colostrum. Now I believe that is what made her pull through and I was so thankful for all the guidance by my Doctor friends.
Four days later when Stefani returned I asked for little more time with Ally so I can stabilize her even more. The 5th and last day in my care, Ally showed improvement and I had really hard time opening her jaw to administer nutrients with medicine dropper. Her strength improved significantly despite the fact it has been about 10 days that she has not eaten real food and was surviving on colostrum. When Stefani came to pick up Ally from my home I was literary 10 hrs away from my flight out of state and not even packed !
I hoped I would not overwhelm Stefani with my instructions, as I organized all the supplements, supplies and everything she would need to continue caring for Ally.
While out of town, Stefani and I kept in touch and she continued the treatment plan for next 2 months. While I was out of town Ally started to eat on her own and felt better. She loved her siblings, 2 cats and a big dog. And she had two little wonderful boys who loved her as well.
A month later I went to visit Ally and she was doing good. She was slowly gaining weight and loved her tummy rubs. It took a total of two months to get her totally stable where she no longer had any side effects from Parvo.
I kept in touch with Sefani and monitored Ally’s progress. I was told Ally’s skull was growing and developing normally and she was no longer a sick puppy. Ally is now 5 yrs old and remains happy and healthy. I visit her a few times a year.
It is this fur baby Ally that pushed me further into animal rescue and healing world.... I knew I had a challenging road ahead by pursuing Doctor of Animal Naturopathy Degree but in the end it would all be worth it as I would be able to save many more animals.
Rescuing pets, healing them physically and emotionally, finding them loving homes and changing their lives from sad, sick and injured to happy, healthy and thriving...