This came from Setter Rescue. There's a German Shorthaired Pointer
in that situation :-( Can anyone close by help, even if to id the
In a message dated 10/8/2007 12:50:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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Sent: Monday, October 08, 2007 12:05
Subject: Russian Llewellin Setters in
I live in Little Rock, AR, and do bird dog rescue - I have
volunteered for ACES and IBR in the past, but now work independently
trying to place sporting breed dogs with various rescues across the
country. I discovered a terrible breeder/trainer situation here in
Arkansas through a "free to good home" ad. This guy has 21 dogs on
chains with little or no shelter. Brittanys, Setters (supposedly
"Russian Llewellins" - but who knows), and a gsp.
All covered in ticks - but most actually look pretty healthy otherwise -
except for "Dot", the mother to 7 puppies 6 months old. I took her
Thursday night - had her vetted Friday morning - she is skin and bones,
covered in fleas and seed ticks, has hooks, whips, heartworms, and is
terribly anemic. We spayed her Friday, but won't do the hw tx until
we get some weight on her and get her worms treated. We have started
her on Doxycycline for pre-hw tx. I am not sure why this particular
dog wa s in such poor shape - I don't think they liked her very much
because she is gun shy and afraid of men. She is the one that is
supposed to be the Russian Llewellin. She is a tricolor - or will be
when she grows some hair!
At any rate, this guy has the seven puppies - 4 males, 3 females -
all look to be blue beltons, some pretty dark ones. He is going to
try to get $50.00 each for them - but I bet I could talk him out of them
for next to nothing - he was very interested in the rescue concept and
said he just wants them to go to good homes. He has a hunting outfit
but didn't raise any birds this year, and I sure didn't see any of his
apartments occupied - I think they are having some financial issues.
He is also trying to sell some of his Brittanys.
These poor pups are living in filth - I will attach some
photos. Would you be interested in getting them? Or Dot the
Mom? if so, I can get them, have them vetted, and we can work on
getting them to you. I hate to think of what their futures hold
where they are... I will help financially as much as I am able to -
could even front the vetting money and get paid back upon adoption.
Please let me know - I can't these poor babies off my mind, and
winter is coming. i offered Dot to ACES, but not the pups.
They said they were too far away to help - but I will foster Dot until she
thanks so much
Little Rock, AR