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Covert Operation Pug CUR
January 9, 2005

Getting back to what's really important to me - helping Pugs. Today, I took part in one of my rescue groups CUR's (Canine Underground Railroad). In other words, we transport needy pugs from their old "undesirable" homes, to new homes. Today we got the pugs from Manhattan up to the Mass/Vermont area.

I had the pleasure of helping "Puccini", whose owner has kept him OUTSIDE for the last 8 years. Pug ARE NOT outdoor dogs. Then the CRETAN made us BUY the dog from him instead of just surrendering so we can find him a better home. When we picked him up today, he did not come with any toys, no vet records, and the A-HOLE even had the nerve to ask if he could keep Puccini's harness and leash, the only two things that actually belonged to him in this world. I stopped along I-84 to let him go to the bathroom and I noticed there was blood in the snow, poor Puccini has some sort of infection on top of it all :( He has also never been neutered and had a bad smelly infection in his wrinkles. He'll need a lot of vet work that we'll have to pay for. Despite all of this, Puccini seems like a very happy, affectionate, inquisitive, and high energy boy.
Here is Puccini pug:

Toby is the other pug who needed helping. He was surrendered to us because his owner has Alzheimers and can no longer care for him. I felt so badly for Toby because he seemed very timid and sad :( He also had an infection in his wrinkles, was very skinny under all his wrinkles, and had some way overgrown claws which made him walk funny. Here is Toby pug:

My Leg of the CUR went smoothly, other than some humping and terrible pug-gas :) The good news is, today was the first day in the rest of these pugs lives where I know our rescue will find them safe, loving, forever-homes. It feels good to know I had a hand in that.

Toby and Puccini together

Thanks to everyone who helped! I'm so lucky to be part of this group deidcated to helping Pugs. If ANYONE wants to make a donatation to help a Precious Pug, Please go here: DONATE TO HELP PUGS

Posted by Lori on January 9, 2005 7:51 PM permalink



Ith commented January 10, 2005 6:46 PM

God, I wish I could do to people what they do to their pets. It makes me so furious I can barely see straight.

Okay, taking a deep breath to calm down here.



Mickey commented January 10, 2005 8:30 PM

Watch out, next thing ya know you'll be fostering! *G* This is just how we got started by transporting, we now have 9 dogs in the house and 5 cats. 6 of the dogs are adorable puppies who we're fostering.



Lauren commented January 11, 2005 12:57 PM

Why do people torture animals?? I hope that person gets what's due to him. Thank goodness there's people like you in the world that make a difference. I'm glad to see the those beautiful pugs went to a loving home!



Amanda commented January 11, 2005 3:07 PM

It is so hard to believe someone is so dumb to leave a pug outdoors. Gosh I did alot research before I got my Suki(my pug) and that is one of the first things they tell you. I think you are doing a wonderful thing. They are just the cutest and I bet it feels wonderful to help them out. Good luck.Lurker coming out. :)



Lori commented January 11, 2005 3:36 PM

Amanda, I wish more people were like you and did thorough research on breeds before they get one. Each one has it's own unique set if needs and people unfortunately think "a dog is a dog". I'd like to neuter that A-HOLE who left poor Puccini outside for 8 years. The good news is since he has never known comfort or Love before, he will make some luck family an excellent and loyal companion.
pughugs to you and Suki :)



Nicole commented January 11, 2005 5:36 PM

I am so glad you're doing this! It sounds very fun. I feel good knowing I got little audrey from rescue after she was slated to become a teenage mother. But alas, she was spayed, rescued and saved by us! :)
That reminds me, our city officals just passed a measure here in SF that mandates how people treat their dogs! It's brilliant! They are required to provide certain things that makes it easier for charges to be pressed in cases of animal cruelty (people were getting off because the laws weren't specific enough). We may be liberal here, but we're nuts about our pets!



kerry commented January 11, 2005 9:24 PM

What you did was so great! My dog Jackson and his sisters were rescued from the roadside by some nice ladies that run a cat rescue. The puppies were only 5 weeks old! Jackson was starving to death and sick when they found him, but, a year and half later, he's a 53lb. ball of furry energy :)



deb commented January 13, 2005 8:43 AM

What wonderful work you are doing! My heart was breaking just reading the two stories...those dogs are so adorable. Here's hoping they find warm and loving homes soon!



Nicholas commented January 13, 2005 3:07 PM

Great Job Lori! The bastard who made you guys pay for Puccini should be shot! The poor thing! And poor Toby! But it's people like you who make the world a better place for animals. The love you have for animals alone is what has drawn me to you. You have so much love to give to everyone around you. One day you'll make some man very lucky, there is no doubt in my mind. Keep up the good work. I will pray for all the rescues as well as all the other dogs out there who are in need of rescue.


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