April showers bring May flowers! Everyone in Rocky Point experienced some showers the past couple months, but we are not complaining. It has been the dry desert and a drought, and we are blessed to have the water and rain. It has also started puppy season – spring time! There are baby fish, baby birds, baby rabbits, baby kittens and of course, puppies. So it is a fun, exciting time, although also a very overwhelming time at Barb’s Dog Rescue.
We have been fortunate to have several rescues in the US and even one in Canada helping us, as we inevitable get overloaded. Therefore, we are able to respond to the calls when there is a special needs or hurt or injured dog. We have had a great deal of dogs and puppies found in the desert, obviously dumped. One mom dog had been trying to protect her puppies and, whether due to the environment, the coyotes or whatever, tragedy befell her babies, and she was found sitting by her dead pups. We found her, a huge Rhodesian Ridgeback/Lab, a wonderful home with a Cave Creek retired couple who spends all their time loving on her and taking her on walks. All thanks to Barbs big heart!
One other case was sadly the opposite, and the mother was found dead next to her puppies which were hidden underneath her. She must have fought off some creatures and thankfully saved her pups, losing her own life in the process. All the pups are spayed/neutered, dewormed, microchipped, given all their vaccinations and vet checked. These little ones have, thankfully, all been adopted out to great homes in Arizona. There are many stories like this and we can use your help more than ever. We have already adopted out a record 220 dogs since January and having you come by, spreading the word about Barb’s Dog Rescue and of course, any and all donations – big or small – are appreciated!
There was also Frenchy rescued close to a popular restaurant in town, Frenchy’s – go if you haven’t been! Saved by a good Samaritan, he now lives (picture below) in Pinetop half the year and Scottsdale the other half.
This is where your donation of dog food, monetary help or even coming by to help socialize the dogs is crucial. We are a 501c3 so everything is tax deductible.
We would not be able to help any dogs or puppies without your support and all donations are greatly appreciated. Donations can either be dropped off at the rescue, mailed to P.O. Box 116, Lukeville 85341 or at www.barbsdogrescuerp.com. We can also coordinate donations to be transported from Phoenix or Tucson to Rocky Point. The phone number for Barb’s Dog Rescue is 1-480-264-1162. Please visit us on our Barb’s Dog Rescue Facebook page as well for updates, pictures and news.