Success Stories

Bao LI

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Bao-li got his Muffin’s Halo and his daddy thanks you!

Backstory
This blind boy was adopted from Angels Among Us Pet Rescue.

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Woody

Backstory

Las Vegas Cocker Rescue saved Woody from a kill shelter in Las Vegas after they determined he was loosing his sight and would not be a candidate for their adoption program and would be put down if he were not rescued. Woody loves to go for walks and play at the park, but tends now to just hang very close to his permanent foster Jamie. Indoors he has the tendency to knock into things when he gets excited and wants to play because of his failing eyesight (100% loss in left eye and 90% loss in right)

 

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Cadet

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Thank you Angel Muffin for this great legacy you left behind…. “Just wanted to send a quick update on Cadet. He was ADOPTED today!!!! Thank you again for helping him out with his very own halo!!!”

Kristy M.

Backstory

“Cadet is currently waiting for his forever home at the Cleveland Animal Protective League. We are unsure of his story as he was pulled from our city pound. He is an amazing and fantastic boy!!”

Kristy M.

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Candi Cane

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Here’s Candi head up high outside!!!????THANK YOU ANGELS!

In January I took my little girl, to her vet, cause she was drinking a lot and having accidents in the house, which she never did! So she has diabetes and she was losing her eye sight, as of Jan 12, she was completely blind!!

 

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“Angel” Trooper

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My heart is broken into a million pieces. For a year we have completely changed our lives forever & for the better. Yesterday our baby trooper crossed the rainbow bridge. As much as it hurts and we were not ready to say goodbye he was in terrible shape. They didn’t think he would make it a few months let alone a full year. He definitely was THE definition of a rescue at least for me anyway. I cannot explain how truly grateful I am to everyone who donated months ago to help him get an MRI to confirm our biggest fear & then to support us along the way. Our lives won’t be the same without him but I know he is better than he has ever been & knows the love we had for him.
Backstory
We found trooper in the bed of a truck in the middle of winter (20 degrees). We immediately brought him to the vet. I had thought he may have had parvo because he was so weak he couldn’t open his eyes or mouth & was also extremely skinny. Troopers gums where also white as can be. The veterinarian started him on fluids and had the girls syringe feed him every 3 hours. Once they took him off of the fluid they realized he wouldn’t drink water so they started giving him water via syringe. The next day my husband and I brought him home. Trooper was so bad off that he could barley even walk. We even did water therapy with him to get his legs stronger. One day when I went to feed trooper I noticed he started hitting my hand with his mouth so we smashed some can food up and let him lick it out of a bowl. After about 2 weeks of not getting any better and not gaining any weight we brought him back to the vet. At that time our veterinarian told us he could have hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain). I immediately started crying trying to figure out where to go from there. My vet then advised me that an MRI which would give us answers would be about $1,500 on the cheap side. I have a good friend that owns a rescue so we decided to put on a fundraiser. In the mean time we continued to try to make him stronger and continued soaking/mashing food and administering water to him thru a syringe. In a short period of time we came up with the money and made an appointment for our sweet rescue. About a week after our appointment I got the most terrifying phone call, it was true he had fluid on his brain. So now we wait, we wait for the day he goes to the rainbow bridge but until then we keep him comfortable and not let him be in any pain.
Trooper sleeps a lot but in very active when awake and even tries to run around our home.

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Bonzy

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“Good Morning Silvie!
Bonzy aka Bonny Jones loves his halo it has really helped him. He is able to run around and play without having to worry about knocking into anything. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful tool for disable animals.”
Kindly,
Rita

Backstory

Bonny Jones, 3 year old Shih Tzu with one eye. We actually rescued him from the streets of Hermosa Beach, CA. He was roaming around a dumpster and was a total mess. He was badly emaciated, dirty, matted and was crying in pain. We took him to our vet to discover he had a horrible infection in his right eye. The vet had no choice but to remove the eye completely. After rehab and lot’s of care he survived the horror that once was. It is exactly 2 years this month since Bonzy Jones came into our lives. He is a lovable pup with tons of energy and because of that, he tends to bump into walls quite often. Recently he was playing and ran right into the door frame, he hit the side of his face where his eye used to be so hard that it caused an internal pocket infection to form. Luckily we caught it just in time and he is was treated with a slew of meds. It’s been one week and he is back to his lovable, playful self.

 

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Koala

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“My service dog has changed my life. Your amazing generosity can allow me now to return the gift and to change her precious life.”

Susan R.

Backstory

“I originally adopted Koala, who was a stray, from a high kill shelter. Sadly, although she was a “designer dog” (a Schnoodle) she was so terrified, she just sat in the back of her tiny cage shaking, so no one wanted her. She had just gotten kennel cough when I saw her. This virus is the excuse the overcrowded kill shelters use to “euthanize” dogs, citing them as “diseased”. I rescued her in the nick of time.

Over 35% of dogs alert naturally. Koala is one of these gifted dogs. Soon after I adopted her several personal tragedies happened, including the disappearance and death of my beloved mother. The grief and stress I experienced prompted some severe medical episodes, the severity of which I had not experienced in years. But Koala was right there and began instinctively alerting and intervening in my episodes on her own. She was a literal life saver. Heaven sent. After I saw her gift, I had her trained as my medical alert service dog. She goes everywhere with me. Knowing that she will alert me at the early onset of an episode and do the tasks needed to prevent it from getting worse has opened up my life in ways I can not describe.

Sadly, in the past few weeks Koala has rapidly lost her sight. Witnessing this amazing, sweet pup so scared and confused breaks my heart. I too am scared–how can she look out for me when she can’t see? How can she go everywhere with me and take care of me when she is so scared of bumping into things or falling off something? All of the (many) vets I have taken her to tell me that Koala is very smart and will still be able to do her job once she becomes accustomed to her “situation”.

Muffin’s Halo will allow Koala to gain confidence and feel more in control of her environment. Second Chances and the beautiful Silvie Bordeaux’s Angels can allow Koala and I to get our lives back. Thank you Silvie and Your Angels for your consideration in helping the being who has helped me so profoundly.”

With gratitude,
Susan R.

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Blake

 

Backstory

“Blake aka Bambi was pulled from a high kill shelter in Clinton Arkansas by Fuzzy Hearts Animal Rescue of Fairfield Bay of whom i am a board member and foster mom for.

Blake was abused and neglected all his life and came into the shelter with diabetes and a heart murmur and also blind . The shelter knew he was blind but didnt know about his heart murmur or diabetes until i pulled him for rescue and got him to the vet.

He was badly emancipated ..Literally skin and bones .I have worked with a diabetic dog before and have been trained to give insulin injections so i would not give up on this sweet boy.

I’m learning at this time to work with him on his blindness ..He does constantly bump into everything and keeps his nose skinned up and his head banged up . He is so smart and brave though . He has learned to climb up the steps by himself so he can follow the sound of my voice back inside after potty breaks .He is still fearful of moving around alot but he goes from front door to his kennel in the kitchen or to the doggy bed by my computer desk with no prompting, So he has learned his way around my home.

Being his foster mother i am praying that we can work with him thru his blindness and find a loving family to whom that doesn’t matter .he deserves all the love he can get after his horrible life .

A Muffin’s Halo would be sure to give him more independence and self confidence to keep him from hurting himself. I also feel it would help him find an adopter. Please help me give this sweet boy a second chance at life and love.:
Roxie B.

 

Pixie

 

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“Pixie received her halo from her angel today and she would love to thank u from the bottom of her heart she will take a little time to adapt to its as she’s a nervous dog all the time . But she sat nice for a picture . Thank u again”
love pixie and Jackie

Backstory

After Pixie started to hide and jump at close objects and constantly bump into things I took her to a ophthalmologist and he confirmed our theory she have sever juvenile cataracts I started to google and speech the web and came across this organization pixie also has slipping patellas and sever allergies so we see the dermatologist for this all up she’s on 3 tablets a day and two eye drops I would love a halo for her to see if it will return some confidence in her .

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Dorothy

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“Little Dorothy’s recovery is going well. Muffin’ Halos donated this to help Dorothy learn to navigate without hitting her face.”

Pamela W.

Backstory

“Dorothy was found as a stray in Providence, RI. She was held for the 5 day stray hold, no one came to claim her.

One of our board members, Trisha volunteers at the Providence Animal Shelter each week and when she met Dorothy, she fell in love and knew we needed to help her. Trisha took her to an eye specialist who confirmed she was indeed blind in both eyes and diagnosed her with having Hyphema & Phthisis Bulbi in her left eye and Glaucoma & Cataracts in her right eye which is causing her pain.

The doctor recommended having both of her eyes removed to rid her of the pain. We are hoping to have the surgery scheduled this coming week. We were hoping to get a Muffins Halo to help Dorothy along as she is bumping into things. ”
Pamela W.

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