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About Alexandra/Jena - ADOPTED!!

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Current Size: 25 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 30 Pounds
  • Current Age: 14 Years 3 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Update: My pretty little one has a new home which includes a Mommy, Daddy and two tiny 4 legged brothers! Her Mom has named her Jena which I think is a very pretty name for a pretty girl. We're very happy for Jena.

UPDATE: 05-29-07 - Alexandra met her new Mommy & Daddy and two tiny little brothers and she is going home soon. Alexandra is such a special little tiny woman, has been through so much but still never ever stops wagging that tail and giving kisses. We are so happy to have found her a wonderful home where she will be a beloved baby girl.

UPDATE: 05-04-07 -- Our poor baby is still in the hospital due to severe infection which is not suprising when you see the holes in her body. Alexandra is doing so well though and everyone LOVES LOVES LOVES this darling little pup.

UPDATE: The new pictures were taken outside of the Brandywine Vet Hospital 04-26-07.

The really great news is Alexandra does not have a broken leg or ribs has I had suspected. She is severely injured but it will heal without surgery.

Her profound wound in her chest had to be cultured to see if there is an infection in there and she is on the best antibiotics for her Baytil. She is as you can see, the sweetest, gentlest little soul.

Thankfully we have been able to save her life and we are happy to do that, but until the "Non-Profit Grant Fairy" starts putting checks in our mailbox, we need to ask YOU to help defer our huge vet bills so that we can continue our work in saving dogs with these kind of injuries.

My greatest fear would be that someday I would have to say "No, I can not take anymore "broken dogs" because we have NO money to pay for their care." I do not want any dog to die over lack of money.

We are asking all animal lovers who believe in the work we do here at L&F Dog Rescue to donate. If we had 500 people donate any amount, say $5.00 or $10.00, we could raise the money to pay The Brandywine Vet Hospital sooner. Donations may be made directly to them. Their phone number is: (610) 459-0500.
Our goal is to raise $8,000
Donations can be taken on our secure website homepage:

This is our newest "broken dog" who we rescued from a shelter in VA. She is
tiny (only 25 pounds) beagle and is in the hospital at this moment. The wound on her chest is unbelievable. It is at least 3" deep and the size of a large orange. I can't say that I have ever seen anything like this so I have no way to explain how gruesome this is for her wound.

The pain must be excruciating --- yet she met me on Saturday on the transport with tired eyes but a gently wagging tail and kisses. The spirit of these dogs still amazes me. I can see she has a long road of medical treatment but we will get her well and when she is then we will begin to find her new family. For now, she just needs to rest and heal.

Alexandra has profound wounds as you can see by the hole in her neck and on her back. ~~Note the gaping wounds in her chest and back from the picture below in the shelter~~

She was found on the side of the road in a remote area in VA by a good Samaritan. He found her unable to move and yet when he knelt down to her, she wagged her tail. A true L&F Dog! He took her to the vet and had some basic medical care given, they stitched up the 7 inch gap on her back and gave her antibiotics.

Then as always, the vet's office HAD to turn her over to a shelter since they can not keep homeless dogs at their place of business. That is how we heard about Alexandra.

We have incurred over $8,000 in debt for the medical bills of our dogs like Alexandra who require surgery. Currently our other "broken dogs" are Winston, Sheila, Conall, and Ariabella.

We are asking animal lovers who believe in the work we do here to donate a small amount, say $5.00 or $10.00 to help de-fray our medical bills. NO Donation is too SMALL! We have a secure link on our homepage which
takes Discover, Visa, MasterCard and AMEX or PAYPAL.

If we had 500 people donate, we could raise the money to pay Brandywine Vet Hospital sooner. Donations may be made directly to them, also. Their phone number is: (610) 459-0500.

We are proud to be one of the few rescues in Delaware that provides medical care for what we call "broken dogs." We are only able to do that thanks to Dr. Brad Gray of the Brandywine Vet Hospital. It's through his skill and dedication that these dogs are made whole. He performs the operations and gives the dogs the necessary medications to help them heal.

For their recovery, the hospital has a state of the art facility, including physical therapy in an underwater treadmill! Their kindness at Brandywine is only surpassed by their patience and generosity, though. To begin with, they provide a generous "rescue" discount. Then, they allow us the time we need to raise funds to pay off the bills. It's thanks to people like Dr. Gray and his staff that we can even consider taking in these wounded dogs. Generally, injured animals are euthanazied in kill shelters because proper treatment is so expensive. They are forced to kill healthy dogs so they can not take up space for "broken dogs" so they have no chance of surviving unless a rescue like ours takes them in.

It may not be financially prudent to take these dogs in, but we just can't say no when we know we have a wonderful Vet like Dr. Gray who can make them whole again.

In the past,we have only had (1) "broken dog" at any given time, but as things happen in rescue, we've had quite a few dogs show up needing help lately.

In most cases their injuries are broken legs from being hit by cars. We consider it our responsibility, as people, to care for these animals. After all, it was people that hurt them in the first place. It should be people that make them well again.

You can see the terrible wounds on her chest and back and I believe her leg is broken and perhaps a few ribs. Sadly, wounds like hers are usually the result of being thrown from a moving vehicle.

It still amazes me that an animal can be in that much pain and still be such a wiggle-butt! She's so happy and anxious to be friends. I can't imagine what this poor dog has been through. She is in the hospital as of 04-24-07 and being seen by Dr. Gray. Update on her condition as soon as we know.

PLEASE NOTE: Any dog/pup adopted from us must have a fenced in property either physical or Electric Fence. The fence must be installed before we will proceed with processing an adoption application.

If you need a fence for your dog, but are not permitted to have a physical fence, or chose not to, please visit our friends at Pet Stop. Mention that you saw them at our website and they have promised to send us a donation to help our rescue work.

Please Note:
We do not adopt our puppies under 6 months to people who work full-time. Part-time or work from home is OK. We do not believe in leaving infants in crates all day.

We also expect that if no one is home all day, arrangements will be made to provide the dog with at least 1 "potty break" daily. This can be through a family member, neighbor, or Petsitting service. We know that it is impossible for us humans to "hold it" for 8-10 hours, so we do not want our "shelter kids" to be expected to do so.

We have several Petsitting service companies that we can recommend:

Good Dog Animal Care - Servicing the Kennett Square PA area
Call: (484)645-3130 - Meghan and Jackie Herb

Pet Valet services include transporting to and from Vet or grooming, dog walking and pet sitting -
e-mail: or call 302-369-3074

TLC Petsitting in MD

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