JUNE 2015 UPDATE FROM THE BOARD
June has been a difficult month. We transported Gibbs from North Carolina to Florida where he could be seen and treated by specialists. He had surgery on 6/24 to repair the fistula which was connecting his bladder and bowel. He was recovering in a 24x7 hospital and was due to come home on the 29th when it was discovered that the sutures closing the bowel failed. Stool was entering the peritoneal cavity. We approved an additional surgery to repair the bowel, however Gibbs began to fail. The surgeons did not want to proceed with his condition deteriorating so in the end, on June 27th we had to make the decision to help Gibbs to the Rainbow Bridge. Gibbs' foster mom held him and kissed him and told him how much he was loved by so many people and he was now going home where he would be healthy and could run and play with his yorkie brothers and sisters. He rested peacefully in her arms as he passed. Gibbs can be found on our Rainbow Bridge page.
Sadly, on June 12 we lost little Bailey who was being fostered in Florida. He had stopped eating and was seen by his vet to determine what was wrong. It turns out he had a fast-spreading squamous cell carcinoma that began at the roof of his mouth down his trachea. It couldn't even be biopsied without risk of bleeding into his trachea. The vet believed he had only two weeks at best to live and there was no possible correction to this cancer given its location. We made the decision to help Bailey to the Bridge. You can read more about Bailey on our Rainbow Bridge page.
United Yorkie Rescue is looking to grow our foster homes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. If you have a big heart and are willing to open up your home to foster a dog in need, please complete an online Volunteer Application and we'll be in touch with you.
Check out our adoptable pups on Looking for Love to find your perfect companion. If you are interested in a dog not located in your state, please note that we do not ship dogs via air cargo. Out of state transport guidelines are explained on our online adoption request form.
Can you imagine forcing your pet dog to live his or her entire life in a small wire cage with no human companionship, toys, or comfort, and little hope of ever becoming part of a family? That is what life is like for a puppy mill breeding dog. Help us stop this cycle of cruelty that contributes to pet overpopulation and the suffering of countless dogs by adopting your next pet. There are many places you can adopt your next pet, such as an animal shelter, humane society, or a rescue organization. Click on our Looking for Love link and check out all the beautiful Yorkies in our foster program. If you don't see what you are looking for, we recommend visiting www.petfinder.com. You might be surprised to see all the pets available in your area. Remember: Adopt, Don't Shop!
United Yorkie Rescue
UYR is in need of foster homes. We have many more requests for surrender than we can handle. If you would like to become a UYR foster person, please, fill out a "Volunteer Application."
Video of little Henry's recovery! This is just one of the miracles our foster moms perform everyday.
UYR could not continue to rescue Yorkies in need without the help of our donors. To date we have rescued: 2,462 Yorkies and Yorkie mixes. Our vetting costs to date are: $1,262,453!!
Any amount is truly needed and appreciated. A $5.00 donation allows us to purchase Heartworm prevention for a month for a rescue. For $30.00 we can rescue a Yorkie from a shelter that would otherwise be put to sleep. Won't you please consider joining the list of donors on our page to help us continue to save our beloved breed?
If you would like to make a donation to our organization, please use the following PayPal button! Or, send a check to our treasurer at the address below the Paypal button. We are an approved 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. IRS rules for Donors
C/O Carl Sullenberger, Treasurer UYR
3924 Miami Avenue
Lorain, OH 44053
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If you need to surrender your Yorkie or mix, please, use this link "Request To Surrender Form" to contact to contact a UYR representative. Please complete this form in its entirety, including a photo if possible. A representative will be in contact with you as soon as possible to make arrangements or refer you to another rescue if we do not have members in your area.
Read about Ozzie, our first liver shunt pup, on the Yorkie Tales page. See a happy ending to a serious medical condition. Your donation can make a BIG difference.
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FOREVER OURS - 09/01/2011
UYR currently has 6 Yorkies in the Forever Ours Program. These 6 Yorkies will remain with UYR for the rest of their lives. They receive vetting care as needed and this care is provided by UYR and your donations.
Total cost of vetting to date for our 6 Forever Ours Yorkies is: $31,322.49!!
We are happy to say that most of these costs have been covered by donations for the special little ones. Donations for each one are still needed to have money available for their continuing care needs.
We are always looking for people who would be interested in being a 'Sponsor' to one or more of our Forever Ours Yorkies! As a sponsor you will become a cherished person in this dog's life.
You would receive communications about your sponsored pup and your name would appear in their story on the Forever Ours page. If you are interested please contact Carl Sullenberger at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, visit our Forever Ours page!!!
In Lieu Donation - 08/11/2007
We have had many requests for a way to make a donation to UYR in lieu of gifts for family and friends on birthdays and other special occasions. We listened and have designed a special card that we'll send to your loved one. Please, be sure to include to whom and what you're designating the donation.
To make this thoughtful gift, contact: email@example.com.
To make any donation, use the Paypal button below, or mail a check to:
United Yorkie Rescue: In Lieu
C/O Carl Sullenberger, Treasurer UYR
3924 Miami Avenue
Lorain, OH 44001
We appreciate the overwhelming generosity of our donors! The members and Yorkies of UYR say THANK YOU!!!