Monday, December 12, 2011

Elaine Jewell, Animal Rescue Foundation - Mississippi

Dec 11, 2011:  Some of Rescued Dogs Have to Be Euthanized

by Paulo Salazar 

It's a classic case of dog hoarding that led to the rescue of more than a 100 dogs that were living in less than suitable conditions.
Tuesday, Noxubee County's Elaine Jewell had more than 100 dogs seized from her non-profit organization called Animal Rescue Foundation. She claims she took the animals in to help but quickly got overwhelmed.
Authorities from the Humane Society of the United States say as many as 200 animals could have been living on the property. Sadly Saturday, 14 of those rescues had to be euthanized because the were in such bad shape from medical or behavioral needs or both, according to Lydia Sattler, Mississippi director.  Some have undergone surgery and others are being treated for diseases and various injuries.
Jewell doesn't face any charges, however she will be subjected to monthly monitoring for future animal hoarding..."  Link

Dec 11, 2011:  Humane Society seizes more than 100 dogs

Jessica Bakeman

More than 100 dogs - some covered in bite wounds, suffering from broken bones, or with itchy or swollen skin - were rescued this week from a home near Macon that was meant to be their refuge. 

Elaine Jewell, president of a 14-year-old nonprofit organization called Animal Rescue Foundation, intended to care for and shelter unwanted or stray animals at her home but became overwhelmed.

Personnel from the Humane Society of the United States, who led the rescue Tuesday, seized 108 dogs, and rescuers are still trying to capture five others. They estimate at one time as many as 200 were living on the property.

Of those dogs, 16 had to be euthanized because their injuries or illnesses were not treatable or they were aggressive and dangerous, having never been touched by humans.

Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is treating 10 others, including a dog with a painful ear infection and another whose femur had been broken and hip dislocated for what looked like weeks. That dog required surgery..."  More


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Beaverton Vet Clinic said...

Good luck to your foundation. The helpless creatures deserve love and care just like all of us humans.

Anonymous said...

I thought I'd share some good news on this. I live in the Fort Lauderdale area and we have a great shelter run by the Broward County Humane Society. I visit the shelter every couple of weeks - I have no affiliation.

Many of these dogs from Mississippi were brought to this facility. It's clean, air conditioned and the kennels are among the best you'll see anywhere. Many volunteers spend time with the dogs individually to help keep them "socialized".

Today I saw "I'm Adopted" signs on the kennels of many of the Mississippi dogs. They were all clean and seemed very content. The story of the rescue is on the Kennels of the resucued dogs - so I know which ones are new guests.

For those that care this is a great outcome for these dererving dogs. Many are adopted, and many more will be. They seem very well aclimated already.

Merry Christms to them!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous...are you sure these are the dogs there? The dogs from Animal Rescue Foundation did not leave the shelter in Macon, Mississippi until after the new year as they were in no physical shape to travel. The last report on these animals were that they were to leave about mid January. Nothing more has been mentioned regarding them.