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Russell Refuge, Inc. provides temporary shelter to Jack Russell Terrier dogs and Jack Russell Terrier puppies in the northeastern United States who are no longer wanted or have been placed in public shelters. We have many dogs at the Refuge that are not pictured on our site. Please contact the Refuge or submit your adoption application to learn about our terriers.
Update From Dale
PEBBLES. Remember her name.
Pebbles... Rember her name.
Pebbles came from Town of Hempstead animal shelter. She looks fairly good in this photo, which was sent to me by Emily who is the rescue coordinator there. Pebbles (as they'd named her) was picked up on the highway. An old skinny, limping, dirty girl who was trying to fend for herself. Her medical evaluation found chronic kidney disease along with a heart murmur. It did not look good for Pebbles. I called Emily back saying I'd take her, treat her to keep her comfortable and love her until her time came. She was delivered next day. Immediate trip to vet confirmed her condition. Prognosis very poor. Treatments of fluids round the clock were given, at least helping her feel a bit better.
For four days and nights we kept up the fluids. She would dutifully lay on my towel covered kitchen counter and allow me to do it. However, it became obvious she was increasingly weakening. Despite her weakness and hind leg limp, her dear old soul would valiantly attempt to get up from a pile of comfy blankets and try to drag herself to the door to go out to urinate. It was one of the saddest things I've ever seen."Good girl, good girl Pebbles". I'd pick her up and carry her out and back in.
The last day she was limp. Rushed her to vets where three doctors said, "Her heart is going Dale". "She's taking mine with it" I thought. I held her and told her in a soft, smiling voice how beautiful she was, what a "good girl, what a good girl"! I told her she would be remembered, unlike the millions of stray dogs that wind up in a pile of unknown carcasses. She left this world in peaceful praise and love.
"Good girl Pebbles, good girl".
I ask that you think of her, remember her and know that Pebbles WAS! May she touch hearts that will consider the fate of old abandoned dogs. You WERE Pebbles!.... And you ARE an inspiration. "Good girl"!
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