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2023 IS OUR 27th YEAR AS DAZE OF CAMELOT ANIMAL SANCTUARY IN MOSES LAKE, WA
ALTHOUGH WE PREFER THAT YOUR DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO OUR VETERINARIANS, YOU CAN NOW USE PAYPAL TO HELP SUPPORT THE ELDERLY, ABUSED AND DISABLED ANIMALS THAT WE TAKE CARE OF! WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT THE ANIMALS THAT COME HERE, AND SO YOUR DONATIONS ARE CRITICAL TO THEIR CARE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
YOU CAN ALSO DONATE THROUGH YOUR CHARITABLE GIVING ORGANIZATION BY CLICKING BELOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
ALL DONATIONS SHOULD GO DIRECLY TO:
Pioneer Veterinary Clinic
827 Sharon Avenue
Moses Lake, WA 98837
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO...
Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal sanctuary located in Moses Lake, WA since 1996. We became a non profit in 2005 We rescue elderly, abused and disabled animals of all types, and WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT. Once we accept an animal it remains with us for the rest of its life. Because of they type of animals that come to us our Veterinary bills are extremely high. As we do not adopt out we have very little "income" from the animals that call us "home". All donations should go DIRECTLY to our Veterinarians.
We have received animals from owners, shelters and Veterinarians in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, Hawaii, North Carolina and even Taiwan.
All donations are appreciated far more than you can realize - and there is no donation that is too small !!!
********IN LOVING MEMORY OF WOLFIE SHUTTLEWORTH********
********IN LOVING MEMORY OF BENNY THE FERAL BENGAL********
Benny came to us from Maui, Hawaii at the age of 16 in mid 2016. He spent the first 6 or 7 years of his life in a cage at a breeders house. He was then rescued by a Maui sanctuary, where he spent then next 10 years inside, in a room, with 2 other cats. Benny remained feral his entire life. He had never felt the warmth of the sun on fresh grass, or laid peacefully in the grass and dirt.
Benny was flown to us in the last days of his life. Unlike dogs, who can be re-homed at any age, cats cannot. They will most often choose to die. Knowing this, we decided to let Benny, for the first time in his life, enjoy the summer sun and warm grass. He would walk close to visit with us when we were outside, and he loved being with our other outdoor cats. But his favorite spot was under the evergreen tree, where the sun shone through the branches. Every morning while walking the dogs in the yard, Benny would sit peacefully, in the sun, watching. His eyes were filled with awe and wonder - experiencing that which he never had before. The outdoors.
As the days passed Benny began to let us get closer and closer, touching his tail, then his head. And then one day he let us pick him up. Because he was feral (wild) nobody had ever held Benny before. He had never experienced ear rubs, and gentle touches. And he purred.
*****ANSWER THE PHONE MARIE!!!*****
Many years ago, when we were new in rescue and had llamas and alpacas of our own, we were asked if we could help trim the nails
of a llama owned by an elderly lady. After our initial meeting with Marie (Margarete) Hunter we loaded our llama chute onto the truck and headed to her home. Her llama was a large white guy who shared her back yard with her other beloved critters.
We loaded him into the chute, which was no easy task as he had never been in one, and proceeded to get his feet back in shape, and trim some of his long wool. Marie stood with us the entire time, talking to the big man and calming him. Nobody was spit on! Once the trimming was complete Marie invited us into her house for refreshments and a snack. Marie was from Germany and had the most wonderful accent, and as it would turn out a great love of animals and a superb sense of humor.
From the living room we were able to see her large room of birds. All kinds of birds. Parakeets, canaries,
parrots, finches - all of which were housed in immaculate cages and chirping up a storm. Moving about the
house were her beloved Pugs, each one carrying a baby pacifier in its mouth. Once we finished our snack we moved to her living room where we sat and talked. Marie asked her dogs if they would like a snack, and that's all it took. They lined up in front of the sofa like a small army - pacifiers still in their mouths. As Marie took a single snack and gave it to the first pup, he ate it and moved to the other end of the line. We chuckled. The next dog received its snack - and proceeded to the other end of the line. As each dog received its treat it picked up its pacifier and moved to the other end of the lineup! This continued until each pup had received two treats.
As we sat talking the telephone rang - and from the Bird Room came the command to "ANSWER THE PHONE MARIE!". One of Marie's parrots was instructing her as to the proper procedure when the phone rang. This was the beginning of a wonderful relationship with Marie.
***PINKY - 2 WEEKS OLD AND FOUND IN THE ROAD***
When we (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) saw this post 9/17/23, we offered our help, and were called to
pick this baby up. Pinky (we named her) appears to be about 2 weeks old. As you can see, her eyes were glued
shut and one is infected.
Once home we gave her a flea bath, a drop of amoxiclav (antibiotic), a drop of Karo syrup, terramycin in both
eyes and of course formula. She was a hungry girl. Pinky is resting in her kennel on a heating disc,
accompanied by her stuffed mamma bear.
If you would like to help us with the medical bills for PINKY please mail or phone a donation IN ANY
Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794 OR donate above
at the yellow donate button.
We do not adopt out and so do not have income from the critters we take in. Thank you so much for
helping us save the critters!
UPDATE 9/21/23: Pinky is doing very well now. One eye seems to be okay, while the other eye remains very
questionable and might require enucleation (removal) in a couple of months when she is older and stronger.
We are continuing to apply terramycin eye ointment in both eyes twice daily, but there doesn't seem to be a
need for antibiotics any more. Other than the one bad eye she is doing very well, and meows loudly when it
is time for her next feeding!!!
***STEVIE - FOUND IN AN ORCHARD - WITH NO EYES***
Stevie came to us (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) 9/17/23 after being found with her two siblings in an orchard
in Chelan. They are about 4 months old. Stevie has no eyes, with possibly a very small globe in one socket. She was
vaccinated and wormed today, and will have a double enucleation (eye removal) and spay very soon to remove any
remains of eye globes and to prevent infection if sockets were left open. Stevie is a very loving little girl.
If you would like to help us with the medical bills for STEVIE please mail or phone a donation IN ANY AMOUNT to
Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794
We do not adopt out and so do not have income from the critters we take in. Thank you so much for helping us
save the critters!
***BELLA - OLD WITH ROTTEN TEETH - THEY DIDN'T WANT HER ANYMORE***
Weighing in at a Whopping 5 pounds little Bella came to us (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) mid September 2023 when her family didn’t want her any more. Bella is 10 years old, and her teeth are terrible. We always have an exam immediately for our incoming critters that are old, to make sure they don’t need heart meds or a special diet for failing kidneys. Today,
9/20/23, Bella had a much needed dental, which resulted in having 18 teeth pulled. She will eat much
easier now, and be in better health long term. She will be on antibiotics for 10 days and pain meds for
several days. The cost for Bella’s exam and her dental was $1,200.
If you would like to help us with the medical bills for BELLA please mail or phone a donation IN ANY
AMOUNT to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794
We do not adopt out and so do not have income from the critters we take in. Thank you so much for
helping us save the critters!
***PUSSPUSS - FOUND TOO LATE, BUT WE HAD TO TRY***
We were called by Pioneer Veterinary Clinic September 14, 2023 regarding a cat that was brought to their office by a person that found her. The person said the cat had been a stray for a long time. The cat was in very bad shape. Pioneer Vet asked if we would take ownership of the cat to allow treatment. Of course we said yes!! She appears to be an older girl and is suffering from an old wound in her hindquarters. The wound was full of maggots. She (PussPuss) was very underweight, and
very dirty. She appeared to be on her own and suffering for a long time. Dr. Maier admitted her
as an inpatient and immediately began IV fluids with antibiotics and gave her a Capstar to kill
the maggots and fleas. When we have a critter in the hospital I always visit them at least twice
a day. When I did so with PussPuss she seemed unable to move, but she purred when I pet her
and talked to her. It was acknowledged immediately that her prognosis wasn't good - but we
had to try.
UPDATE: It is with a very heavy heart that PussPuss passed away. The doctors at Pioneer
Veterinary Clinic did all they could to save her and keep her comfortable during her last days.
She didn't die alone, outside. She was warm and knew that she was being cared for. This one
was really hard for us. All we can ever do is try. PussPuss is now running healthy and free at
***MAGNOLIA - BLIND AND CEREBELLAR HYPOPLASIA***
Update: I am going to add that we have several blind cats - born blind, both eyes removed, etc. Magnolia does not act like a typical “blind” cat. I believe there is something else involved. Something isn’t quite right with her brain. She is safe here. She will be loved here.
You might have seen the Facebook post day 9/4/23 with the picture of a found, young cat, in
distress. We (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) responded and picked her up. Once home
we named her Magnolia, vaccinated her and gave her food, Karo syrup and water. Although
she ate and drank normally the odd gait that the people who rescued her had noticed was still
there. In addition she showed signs of neurological damage. We guessed a possible broken
pelvis, which would account for an unsteady rear end walking as well as head trauma. We did
not administer pain meds in case there was head trauma, but decided to wait until her visit at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic.
Today (9/6/23) Magnolia was examined and X-rays taken at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic. The good news is that her pelvis is not broken. It is believed that she has mild cerebellar hypoplasia which accounts for her unstable walking. We have 5 CH cats that vary in intensity. Magnolia’s is very mild. CH doesn’t get better - and it doesn’t get worse.
Magnolia is blind. Her eyes are in good shape, and so the blindness comes from a problem in her brain. She will need to be an indoor kitty due to her inability to see.
The cost for Magnolia’s X-rays and exam today was $280.
If you would like to help us with the medical bills for Magnolia please mail or phone a donation IN ANY AMOUNT to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794 or donate above at the yellow donate button.
We do not adopt out and so do not have income from the critters we take in. Thank you so much for helping us save the critters!
***LUNA - FELINE IDIOPATHIC AGGRESSION***
UPDATE 9/5/23: Luna is doing very well here. He lets me feed and water without any signs of aggression (so far). He is enjoying watching the outdoor cats come in and out of Kamp Kitty to eat and sleep. We would never trust him inside the house, but if he tolerates us for several months we will open the doors to his enclosure so he can join the other outdoor cats.
Luna will spend the rest of his life with us (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary). The picture of Luna with a bow
was while he lived very happily for the first two years of his life. Six months ago that changed. He suddenly,
unprovoked, began viscously attacking all human family members. Doctors reported the family to CPS
To protect their children, their beloved family pet Luna had to go. A local rescuer stepped up to rescue him,
but he would throw himself at the cage trying to attack. Veterinarians were contacted and it was proposed
that Luna had just snapped. It is uncommon, but it happens.
We were contacted by the rescuer for our thoughts. They didn’t want to euthanize Luna, but his future looked dim.
Our research turned up a condition called idiopathic aggression which cause can’t be determined through behavior history or medical exam. They may bite repeatedly and remain in a state of negative arousal for extended periods of time.
Today, 9/3/23 we went to pick Luna up and bring him to Daze of Camelot. We have rescued “many ” extremely feral and fractious cats in our 28 years. Although not feral, Luna would be approached as such.
Once in a crate we took Luna home, where he will be housed in a VERY large cage inside Kamp Kitty. He will be
able to visit with our other outdoor cats , feral and otherwise, as they come in and out to eat and to sleep at night,
to get out of inclement weather, and stay warm in winter months. If his behavior changes over the coming
months or years we will open the doors to his enclosure and allow him to join the others. Luna is safe.
We want to thank his family for reaching out for help, to the rescue that took him in and looked for a safe haven
when they realized his condition was serious and irreversible. Luna is safe.
If you would like to help us with the care for Luna please mail or phone a donation IN ANY AMOUNT to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794 or donate above at the yellow donate button.
We do not adopt out and so do not have income from the critters we take in. Thank you so much for helping us save the critters!
***AUGUST 2023 ENDS WITH MULTIPLE RESCUES***
We (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) have taken in 4 “needy” cats this past week.
Pippa came to us 8/27/23 from a neighborhood where 14 kittens had been killed by dogs.
She is a petite girl, about 6 weeks old who arrived with an upper respiratory infection and
infected eyes. We started her on AmoxiClav and terramycin immediately and she is
We were called by the municipal airfield to rescue Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum 9/1/23 as
they were on the runway and were doomed to die. Apparently it’s quite common, but we
reached them in time. Both received vaccinations today and are scheduled to be neutered
We also received a phone call from Pioneer Veterinary Clinic 9/1/23 asking if we would take
a tiny kitten that had been brought in. Of course we rushed there to pick her up, and named her Weezle.
She weighs in at only 8 ounces and is very tiny and underweight. She has an upper respiratory infection
and both eyes are infected - BUT it appears that one eye is gone. Weezle is on AmoxiClav and terramycin
and we are feeding her kitten formula by syringe. Once she is older and stronger she will need surgery to
remove any remnants of the globe that was once an eye, and suture the area closed to prevent future
If you would like to help us with the medical bills for Pippa, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and little
Weezle please mail or phone a donation IN ANY AMOUNT to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon
Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837(509) 765-6794 or donate above at the yellow donate button.
We do not adopt out and so do not have income from the critters we take in. Thank you so much for helping
us save the critters!
***HAZEL - FOUND WITH A DANGLING LEG***
Hazel came to us (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) August 17, 2023 after being found with a front
leg that was dangling, and in need of amputation. She was taken to another rescue, who sent her to us.
We took her immediately to Dr. Courtney Redding at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic for X-rays, SNAP test,
vaccination and a medical evaluation. We are also treating her for ringworm, which apparently is quite
rampant in kitties this year. We are estimating her age at 3-4 months. Her amputation was performed
August 22, 2023 and she is home recovering. Hazel is a beautiful little girl with a gentle personality. Once
she has recovered from her amputation she will also be spayed.
The cost for Hazel’s amputation, vaccine and X-rays is $900.41.
If you would like to help us with the medical bills for Hazel please mail or phone a donation IN ANY AMOUNT
to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794, or you can donate
through PayPal for Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary.
We do not adopt out and so do not have income from the critters we take in. Thank you so much for helping us save the critters!
***SCRAPPY - FERAL KITTEN NEEDED EYE REMOVAL***
We (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) were contacted August 2, 2023 about a kitten with a bad eye in
Soap Lake. Although they called other rescues, nobody was willing to help. One told them they don’t deal
with feral cats or kittens. We are naming this little one Scrappy.
While waiting to hear from Pioneer Veterinary Clinic for the date of his eye removal Scrappy
was on AmoxiClav antibiotics at our home, and was vaccinated as he seems healthy other
than needing his eye removed. Scrappy is young enough to be tamed, and after he has recovered from
his surgery he will go to Hands n Paws rescue for adoption. We receive no income or compensation for
him being adopted out by Hands n Paws.
The total cost for the surgery for Scrappy was $604.00.
If you would like to help us with the medical bills for Scrappy please mail or phone a donation IN ANY
AMOUNT to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794. You can also donate
by PayPal for Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary.
We do not adopt out and so do not have income from the critters we take in. Thank you so much for helping
us save the critters!
***KARI - ANOTHER KITTEN EYE REMOVAL***
Little Kari is one of the many that was brought to us while we were working the Warden fireworks stand for the Sand Scorpions ( our only fundraiser every year for 13 years). She’s a little girl, and full of love. Although other rescues were
asked to take her, we are the only one that accepted her. Today (July 18, 2023) was her day!! Her eye has
been removed, and when a little older we will have her spayed. Then she will be ready to go to Hands N Paws
for adoption. We receive no money for her adoption. The cost for Kari’s surgery was $559.29.
If you would like to help us with the medical bills for Kari please mail or phone a donation IN ANY
AMOUNT to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794 .
We do not adopt out and so do not have income from the critters we take in. Thank you so much
for helping us save the critters!
***ELDERLY BONDED PAIR FROM TACOMA PIERCE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY***
The Elderly Bonded Pair from Tacoma Pierce County Humane Society that came to us (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) June 10, 2023 after sitting in the Tacoma shelter for over 7 weeks because they were old and needed to
be adopted together finally had their dental appointments this week. When the Tacoma Pierce
County Humane Society took them they came from a home of neglect and abuse. Prince adjusted
quickly once here, but little Pua was very afraid for about 2 weeks. She now realizes that she is
safe, will never face abuse again, and is still with Prince who she is bonded with. They were both
in desperate need of a dental. The odor from Prince’s mouth was horrible. But that ended today.
Our Vet said that Prince’s mouth was one of the worst they have seen. Both dogs are on antibiotics
and pain medication. The dental cost for Pua was $720 and the cost for Prince was $975 , totaling
$1695 for the two dentals.
If you would like to help us with the medical bills for Pua and Prince please mail or phone a donation
IN ANY AMOUNT to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794.
We do not adopt out and so do not have income from the critters we take in. Thank you so much for
helping us save the critters!
***COMPANION ANIMALS FOR ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENTS***
A reminder to those new to our Facebook posts (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) or to our web site (www.dazeofcamelot.org), we provide companion cats and small dogs to residents in senior living
facilities. If you have a family member in an assisted living facility that allows small pets, and they
would like a companion, please contact us. We provide State required vaccines and medical before
entry, and we will provide continued medical and vaccines while your relative has our critter. Currently,
and in the past, we have provided companion animals to residents in Monroe House, Pioneer Village,
and Brookdale Hearthstone. We will also provide their food if asked to. The cat or dog continues to
belong to Daze of Camelot, and will be returned to us if your loved one’s situation changes. If your
loved one is in need of a companion critter while in a senior living facility we are happy to try and help.
***JULY 2023 FIREWORKS STAND AND 7 RESCUES***
We (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) would like to once again thank the Sand Scorpions for letting us help to run one of their fireworks stands for the 13th year. As many of you know, this is our ONLY fund raiser every year. This year (2023)
we will be blessed with another donation of about $2,000 from the Sand Scorpions for our hours at their Warden
fireworks stand. During the 6 1/2 days we were there we were brought 7 cats needing critical medical care. (We
always have carriers and emergency supplies in our car) TURTLE requires both eyes removed. SPARKY requires
antibiotics, eye medication, and being fed with a syringe for a couple weeks . We believe we were able to save her
eyes, but we are waiting for the final outcome. FREEDOM is being treated for a broken leg. Amputation does not
appear to be necessary at this time. KARI requires one eye removal and antibiotics and eye medicine while waiting
for her surgery. CASPER is an older male Tomcat with an upper respiratory infection. We are treating him with
MOMMA CAT and 2 babies.
FOUR TWO WEEK OLD KITTENS that were brought to us by Warden Animal Control.
All 7 cats are receiving their set of 3 vaccinations. All 7 cats have appointments at
Pioneer Veterinary Clinic to be spayed.
Thank you for keeping you fur babies safe during the fireworks. We always stay
close to watch our horses, donkeys, goats and outside resident critters during
fireworks week. We always remove the picture posts regarding fireworks and critter
care immediately after the 4th, but we repost the same photos every year. We hope you save these photos to your
library and post them on your page.
Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary is a forever home for elderly, abused and disabled animals OF ALL KINDS.
We do not adopt out and so we have no income from the critters that come to us.
All donations should be mailed or phoned to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837
***SIMONE - BABY KITTEN FOUND ALONE, STARVING AND EYE NEEDING REMOVAL***
We (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) were contacted Sunday, June 11, 2023 by a couple that found a very small kitten the previous day with an eye that was protruding, and needed to be removed. Although they contacted other rescues nobody was willing to take the baby. When they sent us a photo we knew we had to step in. When we took
her we told them that we weren’t sure if we could save her. Although they were able to feed her milk
she was dehydrated, terribly thin and quite lifeless. Once home she (Simone) was not willing to take
formula and had to be forced to take the bottle. We gave her a flea bath, a drop of Karo Syrup, a
drop of antibiotics, and applied terramycin to her one remaining eye. Simone was tucked into a small
carrier with soft blankets, a heating disc, and a stuffed animal to snuggle with. We continued feeding
her every 3 hours until we could get her to Pioneer Vet the following day. Once there she was wormed,
given medication to soften her stool (which she will be taking at home every 8 hours for several days),
given sub Q fluids, and put in the incubator for several hours. When Simone is healthy enough her
eye will be removed. She loves to be held and sleeps peacefully when tucked under our chin.
Tuesday morning she woke up meowing and was ready for formula! Although she is still
critical we are hoping she will remain strong enough to continue improving and be able to
have the eye removed soon.
If you would like to help us with the medical bills for Simone please mail or phone
a donation IN ANY AMOUNT to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave.,
Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794 above on the donate button.
Thank you so much for helping us save the critters!
***OLAFFE - A GENTLE GIRL THAT WAS SHOT***
Olaffe came to us (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) from
Mattawa the first week of June 2023. She had been a stray for a short time but had recently started limping and was unable to use her left front leg. The lady that called us was unable to find anyone to help. She graciously
drove the cat to us in Moses Lake. We took Olaffe to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic the following day.
Examination and X-rays revealed that she had been shot. Her leg needed to be amputated.
Surgery was performed and we brought Olaffe home. She is a gentle girl that is recovering well.
The cost for Olaffe’s amputation and X-rays was $1,250.
If you would like to help us with the medical bills for Olaffe please mail or phone a donation IN ANY
AMOUNT to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794
OR donate above on the donate button! Thank you so much for helping us save the critters!
***RITZIE - BORN WITH NO EYES***
Ritzie came to Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary June 5, 2023 after being found wandering in Ritzville. Her rescuer took her to a Veterinarian who said that she was born with no eyes, and is about 7 weeks old. He offered to euthanize her, but the rescuer refused, and called us. Ritzie is taking antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection. She is a lovable little
girl with lots of spunk. Because her eye sockets remain open, it is necessary to surgically close them to
prevent future infections. If you would like to help us provide for this surgery donations can be mailed or
phoned to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794 .
We currently have 4 cats with no eyes. We don’t consider them “disabled” as they all get along and get
around without a problem. Our blind dogs do as well! It just takes a little time to adjust if furniture is moved!
****MIDNIGHT - SUFFERING ON THE STREET WITH BADLY BROKEN LEG****
May 2023 has been incredibly busy so far, and we are only half way through the month. We (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) received a cerebellar hypoplasia kitten (Fidget), a kitten we netted that was in the engine of a FedEx truck (Axl Rose), a feral cat (Mayo) hit by a car with a terribly broken pelvis, AND 5/17/23 we were called to rescue yet another cat that was hit by a car. This kitty will be called Midnight. Midnight suffered a very badly broken rear leg. We rushed him to Pioneer
Veterinary Clinic first thing in the morning, and his leg was amputated. BUT Midnight had apparently
been on the street, suffering, for some time. Dr. Courtney Redding found that he was wafer thin, suffered
terrible road rash and infection, AND has a badly injured front leg also. The front leg isn’t broken but it
will take a long, long time to heal. Even though his staples from the amputation will be removed in 10
days he will remain in one of our medical kennels for quite some time while he gains weight and his
front leg attempts to heal. The cost today for Midnight was $1,130.
If you would like to help us with the medical bills for Midnight’s amputation please mail or phone a donation IN ANY AMOUNT to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794
Thank you so much for helping us save the critters!
***MAYO- FERAL WITH BADLY BROKEN PELVIS****
We received a call May 16th about a cat that had been hit by a car, and looked like it had one or two broken back legs. The person that called tried to get the cat, but it appeared to be feral. Dale and I headed to the location with our net and carrier, where the cat was leaning against a fence. Dale is the net expert and approached the cat slowly, but as he got closer the cat bolted along the fence line. The first attempt to net failed, but Dale ran, and fell flat to drop the net over the cat and secure it.
I came running with the crate but was afraid Dale was hurt. He wasn’t. We loaded the cat (now called Mayo)
into the crate and headed to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic. X-rays were taken, pain meds administered, and
because he was loaded with fleas he received a capstar (to instantly kill fleas) and a dose of Frontline.
Although he suffered no broken legs, Mayo’s pelvis is terribly broken. We have treated MANY critters with
a broken pelvis over the years. It requires kennel rest with little to no movement for 6 to 9 weeks. The question
for Mayo though was if the pelvis was so badly broken that he wouldn’t be able to pee or have a bowel
movement. Leaving him at the hospital for two or three days would reveal the answer. We could express his bladder if needed but if unable to go to have a bowel movement we wouldn’t be able to help him. May 18th Mayo remains in the hospital and is receiving meds while being observed. We are hoping to bring him home by the 20th. His charges so far are $350. If you would like to help us to help Mayo please mail or phone ANY donation amount to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837
Thank you so very much!
****COCCIDIOSIS , GIARDIA, AND BACK YARD BREEDERS****
Enter Maggie. Maggie is a French Bulldog…commonly known as a “Frenchie”. The average cost to buy a Frenchie puppy is $2,000 - $3,000.
When Maggie left the local backyard breeder she had diarrhea. The diarrhea turned to bloody
diarrhea. She was rapidly losing weight from her already small body.
Maggie’s new owner took her to the Vet where it was discovered she had coccidia, which is a
specific parasite that requires extensive medication. It is highly contagious. It can come from
contaminated water, eating feces that is contaminated, and ground that has been contaminated
Coccidiosis can cause severe diarrhea, abdominal distress, vomiting, dehydration, and in severe cases death. Maggie
suffered from all of it. She was placed on several weeks worth of medications to cure the coccidia.
Although the diarrhea improved it didn’t stop, and she didn’t gain weight. Maggie’s new owner was unable to continue caring for her diarrhea, and the mounting Vet bills and medications .
They were considering euthanasia. That’s when we (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) stepped in, and Maggie was released to us April 26, 2023. Maggie weighs only 10 pounds!
Dr. Courtney Redding (Pioneer Veterinary Clinic) took X-rays, added probiotics, switched Maggie to a specialized diet and drew blood for two specific tests, Addison’s Disease (negative) and a specialized test that would take 14 days for results to be returned. Maggie was also placed on Royal Canin Gastrointestinal diet. Her medication is ground up and added to SMALL meatballs which we give her throughout the day in hopes she will absorb the medications before she poops it out. We are hoping to save her.
If you would like to help with Maggie’s continued care donations can be mailed or called to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794.
If you buy from a breeder please check with THEIR veterinarian before purchasing to make sure they have vaccinated the puppies, the mother dog is healthy and cared for, and if they have any concerns about hip dysplasia, or other hereditary matters. Your dog’s life, and possibly the life of other dogs in your house depends on it.
UPDATE: For those of you that are following little Maggie’s journey we have news this morning. The good news is the coccidia is gone. The bad news is we are now switching to meds for giardia . We are still using 16 disposable pads daily, feeding Royal Canin Gastrointestinal canned with constant meds every 2-3 hours. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS ORDERED DISPOSABLE PADS FOR MAGGIE. I’m sure our UPS and FedEx drivers hate us, but your kindness is SO very appreciated. I will be sending out receipts as soon as I have time. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT MAGGIE CAME FROM A BACK YARD BREEDER!! FRENCH BULLDOG. DO NOT SUPPORT BACK YARD BREEDERS!!
MAGGIE'S JOURNEY CONTINUES:
For those who are following Maggie’s journey you will recall that she came to us (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) from a lady that rescued her from a back yard breeder. She was very sick when rescued. Her diarrhea is so intense that we have been using 32 disposable pads daily for several weeks. (Thank you so much to everyone that has donated pads) We were able to cure the coccidia and have moved on to battling giardia for the past week. We changed medications and she seemed to be doing well - eating and gaining weight, still diarrhea but not as runny. Today Maggie is unable to take any of her numerous medications, drink or eat without vomiting immediately, and her diarrhea is the consistency of water again. We are up to over 32 disposable pads a day. This morning (May 8, 2023) she was admitted to the hospital.
If you would like to donate to Maggie’s continuing medical expenses please mail or phone donations to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794.
We will not give up on Maggie. PLEASE do not buy from and support back yard breeders! By the time your puppy shows symptoms it might be too late to save them!
JUNE 5, 2023: Maggie has now been fighting this for over 2 months. Her medication has once again been changed, as has her
diet. The blood appears to be gastrointestinal, and she is taking sucralfate and omeprazole. The blood is lessening and although her diarrhea isn't as bad as it has been for so many weeks, it is still diarrhea. She has once again been xrayed and CT scanned. Dr. Redding has discussed Maggie with a laboratory. Her medical bills are rising rapidly, but we will not give up on her. Her spirit is good, and she loves being held and giving kisses. Please donate if you can....
****OREO - BADLY BROKEN LEG****
We received a message April 18, 2023 about a cat that had been showing up for food for some time, but had been unable to use one leg for over a week. We set a live trap and were able to trap him (Oreo) that evening.
The following morning we took him to Pioneer Vet where X-rays showed that his leg was in
extremely bad condition. Because treatment would take anywhere from months to a year, with
no guarantee that an eventual amputation might be necessary, we decided to amputate now.
Looking at his picture you can see that this old man has had a long, hard life. That changes now.
Oreo will spend his remaining years as an indoor boy.
The charges for Oreo’s amputation and hospital care are $1,890.60.
If you would like to donate toward Oreo’s amputation and medication please mail or phone a donation in any amount to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794
No donation is too small and all donations are tax deductible. Thank you so much!
****THOMAS AND FEATHER****
Thomas and Feather came to Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary within 2 days of each other - both requiring surgeries.
THOMAS was found on train tracks, in the country, by two younger boys March 31, 2023. He was blind, and when they spoke and picked him up he clung to them. One eye was already gone. The second eye was infected and blind.
While waiting for his surgery we administered Amoxi/Clavamox antibiotics, terramycin, and sterile eye
wash twice daily. Both eyes were removed April 10, 2023 and he was neutered.
FEATHER was dumped at a farm in the county April 2, 2023. She appears to be less than a year old.
She was underweight and a large portion of her tail appeared to have died.
Perhaps from freezing. She is a mild mannered little girl that was in
desperate need of help.
Her surgery was April 7, 2023 at which time she was spayed and her tail
Both kitties are on antibiotics and pain meds and are healing well.
The cost for Thomas is $733.37.
The cost for Feather is $633.96.
If you would like to donate please send or call all donations to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic,
827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509)765-6794
No donation is too small, and all donations are tax deductible. Thank you so much!
****A MIRACLE FOR MIRACLE****
****TWIZZLE AND STIX****
Twizzle and Stix came to us (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) in late January 2023. It is believed that these two babies have Feline Swimmer Syndrome. This showed up in Twizzle and Stix when they were 3 weeks old. They
came to us at 8 weeks of age. Their Vet appointment with Dr. Courtney Redding at Pioneer
Veterinary Clinic is February 6th. We will post the outcome at that time. Even though they
are “disabled” they get around without assistance and are happy little kittens.
Swimmer syndrome is a congenital condition that can occur in young kittens, causing the
legs (typically the hind limbs) to splay laterally. It typically won’t show up until the kitten is
about 3 weeks old.
The kitten may have a frog-like posture, with the hips jutting out to the side of the body and
the feet facing sideways, rather than placed underneath the body. . Many kittens are born with
swimmer syndrome, but they are very commonly euthanized, even though the condition is
treatable THROUGH EARLY INTERVENTION and physical therapy. If you’ve recently rescued
a kitten with swimmer syndrome, don’t be discouraged. Act quickly, and you may be able to
make a lifelong difference for the kitten’s mobility.
UPDATE: Twizzle and Stix were treated by Dr. Courtney Redding at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic.
While under anesthesia their legs were straightened and they were put in casts. They
returned every 2 weeks for 6 weeks to have the casts changed and xrays taken to re-
evaluate their progress. The procedure was a total success and casts were removed. After
regaining their ability to walk "normally" Twizzle and Stix were transferred to Hands N Paws
to be adopted into a home of their own - together!!
Miracle was found at a private home by a local rescuer the night of March 10, 2023 after it was thought she was hit by a car. The following morning the rescuer called us (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) asking if we would take medical responsibility for her. We met them at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in Moses Lake where Miracle was given to us, and was examined by Dr. Dick Maier. It was determined that Miracle had a broken jaw and needed one eye removed. As it was a weekend surgery would be performed Monday March 13th. We brought Miracle home for the weekend so we could syringe feed and water her and give pain medications.
Surgery was performed March 13th by Dr. Jennifer Brown at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic. DAMAGE WAS FAR GREATER THAN WE THOUGHT.
Her eye was removed, her lower broken jaw was wired and will remain so for about 6 weeks,
she IS PREGNANT, BUT her upper jaw hard pallet is also broken in half (this can’t be wired).
We are hoping that the bone underneath is not damaged. THIS IS NOT A FOUR DAY OLD INJURY!
Miracle has been suffering for awhile.
Although cats can eat when the bottom jaw is wired from a break, the fact that her upper pallet
is also broken severely restricts her ability to eat on her own right now. We will be syringe feeding
Miracle a special diet until she is able to eat by herself. During her recovery Miracle will have her babies. She will be very capable of raising them.
The cost for Miracle’s surgeries was $678.
UPDATE: Miracle had 2 babies that were born March 28. Because we were anticipating that she would need help, we were there. Unfortunately Miracle had no interest in delivering or caring for her kits. We were able to remove them from the sacs, clean them and warm them. THEY WERE TOO SMALL!!! We began feeding them every 3 hours immediately, put them on a warming disc, but knew their care was beyond our capabilities. A wonderful friend who rescues baby kits (Arlene Bowman) came to pick them up that night, and fed them every 2 hours until they could be transported to Dave Buster Rescues in Yakima, WA the next day. As of April 3rd the larger baby is doing well and gaining weight. It is still not known if the little one will survive. Dave Buster Rescues is a SPECIALIZED RESCUE for newborn kittens that have no mother or need help. These two were born premature and needed far more than a nursing mother to take over their care. They are being fed every 1-2 hours and are residing in an incubator.
Miracle's sutures have been removed from her eye removal, but she still has about 4 more weeks before the wires are removed from her lower jaw. She is still unable to eat on her own, which is due to her upper palate being broken, as critters are able to eat with lower jaw wiring. We are feeding her AD with a syringe twice daily.
****SEVENTEEN - THROWN FROM A CAR ON HIGHWAY 17****
December 3, 2022. This little girl was thrown out of a car on Hwy 17. A concerned person
picked her up and called us. We took her to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic where she was diagnosed
with a broken jaw. Her surgery was performed immediately by Dr. Brown. We named her Seventeen.
Her jaw will remain wired for six weeks, and she will be spayed once she has healed.
BE AWARE!! THERE IS A LOCAL RESCUE THAT IS POSTING FUNDRAISERS FOR ANIMALS THAT
ARE NOT THEIRS - MONEYCOLLECTED IS NOT BEING GIVEN TO THE VET TREATING THAT ANIMAL.
POSTS MADE BY DAZE OF CAMELOT ANIMAL SANCTUARY AND SANDI KEAN-CASEBOLT ARE THE
ONLY LEGITIMATE FUNDRAISERS FOR THIS ANIMAL.
****HANNAH - 13 YEARS OLD AND DUMPED IN FREEZING WEATHER****
Early December 2022 we (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) received a call from a local landlord
about an old dog that had been abandoned at one of his rental properties- FOR THE SECOND TIME.
The dog, Hannah, was now13 years old. She had lived at this property for over 10 years with a
previous renter. When therenter moved, he left her.
A new renter moved in and accepted Hannah as part of their family - until they moved 2 years
later - and also left her.
By now she was at least 13 years old. The weather had been way below freezing with over 8 inches
of snow on the ground for over a month. The landlord brought Hannah food and water, but she was living outside in terrible winter weather.
Shelters have been full for over a year. Rescues have been full for over a year due to all the critters being dumped. Could we help? Yes.
Hannah is a gentle soul that asks for nothing. She will live out her days here inside, on soft beds, with other “ancient ones” to keep her company.
****FOXY - DUMPED AND LIVING WITH FOXES****
Early December 2022 we (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) were contacted by a local
rescuer about a dog that had been living with foxes for over a month. The fox family
(called a skulk!) was being fed by a caring person, and the stray dog had been lucky enough
in the freezing temperatures to have been accepted by the foxes, invited into their den, and
allowed to share the food they were receiving.
All shelters have been full for months. All rescues have been beyond full for over a year due
to all the animals that are being dumped. Could we help? Yes.
Traps were arranged, timing was set for feeding time, and we joined the rescuers
that contacted us and the caregiver to get the dog to safety. Foxy (who we named for
obvious reasons) went easily into the large trap, and was transported to our home, where
she is happily living and waiting for her spay date in March 2023. Thank you, Jack and
Sheri DeRam, for contacting us and for stepping in to save Foxy. Rescue is very often
accomplished by more than one person, more than one rescuer. It’s what we do as rescuers. We are rescue.
***DOUBLE WHAMMY WEEK!!!***
Monday (November 14, 2022) we (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) went to Soap Lake to watch our youngest grandson play basketball. Found in the bushes a kitten 8-10 weeks old. The kitten has a broken jaw AND badly
broken right front leg that required amputation. We loaded him into a carrier,
called Pioneer Vet to schedule an early morning drop off, and took him home.
Wednesday (11/16/22) Dr. Brown wired his broken jaw and amputated his badly
broken leg. Critters are sooo resilient. He will heal and be a new boy. His new
name is Connor.
At the same time we dropped this little one off we also dropped off Peanut to have
his eye removed. You might remember
his picture from an earlier post, but after a few weeks of treatment we were
unable to stabilize and save his eye. He is
now ready to lead a normal, healthy life as an indoor kitty.
The cost for these two is:
Peanut eye removal $681.11
Kitten (Connor) jaw wiring and amputation
Total for both $1,940
Daze of Camelot does not adopt out critters that come to us and so we have no “income” from them. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation toward these two surgeries please mail or phone Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794.
If you prefer you can use PayPal and PayPal us!
NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL AND ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Thank you so much!
BE AWARE!! THERE IS A LOCAL RESCUE THAT IS POSTING FUNDRAISERS FOR ANIMALS BELONGING TO OTHER RESCUES THAT ARE NOT THEIRS. - MONEY COLLECTED IS NOT BEING GIVEN TO THE VET TREATING THAT ANIMAL. POSTS MADE BY DAZE OF CAMELOT ANIMAL SANCTUARY AND SANDI KEAN-CASEBOLT ARE THE ONLY LEGITIMATE FUNDRAISERS FOR THE ANIMAL(S) IN THIS POST.
****KACIE - DUMPED AND LEFT TO DIE****
Kacie was found by a passerby in November 2022, shivering and alone after having been dumped by her owner in the middle of nowhere. The Good Samaritan tried to rescue her, but she was terrified and
wouldn’t let him near. He was unable to get anyone to help him, but knew she would
die if left as the temperature was close to zero -and she was beyond skinny.
So he contacted us (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary).
Because the location was so far away and night was coming we contacted Bob
with Res Q Angels in Yakima. Bob immediately loaded up and headed to the site, while the person
that found her stayed with her to assure her help was coming. Once he arrived Bob was able
to catch her and get her into a cage for transport to Kennewick, WA where we would meet
him (75 miles) and bring her to Daze.
We named her after the man that found her and took the time to care.
Rescue is often accomplished by more than one person, more than one rescuer. We work together
to save lives. It’s what we do. We are rescue.
***STRATFORD - LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN***
We (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) were called yesterday 9/15/22 requesting help for a kitten with a bad eye. After seeing the picture of the kitten, we immediately picked the kitten up, had the owner sign a release, and headed to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic. This kitten was obviously in critical condition. Surgery was performed this morning (9/16/22).
We named the kitten Stratford, and he is in critical condition following his surgery. The cost
of surgery was $350.
Unfortunately, little Stratford was not strong enough to make it through the trauma of such a
serious surgery. He spent time in the incubator at the hospital, but his little body was too far
gone. If we had been contacted earlier, we might have been able to save him. Little Stratford
was only about 4 weeks old.
***TWO KITTENS FROM TACOMA PIERCE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY***
Fey and Rhy came to Daze of Camelot from the Tacoma Pierce County Humane Society in Tacoma, WA after we were asked to take them to save them from probable euthanasia due to being deformed and not adoptable. Fey and Rhy had their Vet check Saturday 8/27/22. We are going to wait and see how Rhy’s malformed front leg progresses over the next few months. Best case scenario is that he uses the leg without creating sores. If sores and infection become apparent we will amputate. Dogs and cats do great with 3 legs. We have done dozens of amputations
over the years. His other front leg, though somewhat bent, does not look like it will present a problem in the future.
On the other hand Fey’s diagnosis is different. The circled portions of the attached X-ray are Fae’s kneecaps. As you can
see both kneecaps are not even close to being in place. To correct her deformity and enable her to lead a normal life
surgery is required on both legs. Dr. Rischen travels to Pioneer Vet Clinic (PVC) from Tri-Cities weekly to perform
specialized surgeries for PVC patients. X-rays are being transmitted to him for his estimation on cost and effectiveness
of performing this surgery. If deemed helpful we will post a GoFundMe for surgery costs. This surgery can not go on our
Vet bill but must be paid directly to Dr. Rischen at the time of surgery. As GoFundMe pays a month after moneys are
received, surgery will be scheduled accordingly.
UPDATE 8/29/22: We received the estimate for Fey’s surgery to be done by Dr. Rischen from Tri-Cities, which would
be performed at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in Moses Lake. Again, the surgery fee would have to paid directly to Dr.
Fey’s luxating patella (times 2) is at level 4 out of 4. Because of this the surgery on each leg would be extremely challenging
and would encompass 3-4 hours PER KNEE. In addition, Dr. Rischen feels the surgeries might not be feasible.
The cost PER KNEE would be $1500 to $2000 - and again, he believes it might not be feasible.
Because Fey was born like this she has learned to adapt to her disability.
If complete recovery was deemed probable we (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) would run a GoFundMe in an attempt
to pay for her surgeries. But because success in the outcome is questionable we have decided not to ask for donations for
Dr. Redding (Pioneer Veterinary Clinic) agrees with our decision, and feels that little Fey has adapted to her disability, and will continue to do so. And so our little froggy looking girl will continue to be happy the way she is !
***BLACKIE - DUMPED IN YARD WITH MAJOR INFECTION***
We (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) found Blackie in the driveway mid July 2022. As one side of her face appeared to be swollen we made an appointment with Pioneer Veterinary Clinic for treatment of an apparent abscess. Several days later the abscess was lanced and antibiotics started. The odd thing about it was that when the abscess was lanced the pus was BROWN. It was possible she would need a dental to help resolve the infection. BUT within a week her face began to swell again ~ quickly. We took Blackie back for an emergency dental
the following day. Later that day Dr. Courtney Redding called to give us details of the truly horrific dental procedure.
The abscesses had indeed been caused by Blackie’s dental issues. Several of her teeth literally broke off at the gum line,
but the roots remained and needed to be removed. In addition, a good portion of her jawbone had been eaten away
from a prolonged infection and the infection had traveled into one of her eyes. At the end of a long dental procedure
Blackie had 3 teeth remaining. We brought her home with continued antibiotics, and pain meds. The total cost to help
this girl found in our driveway was $1,250.
Those that are familiar with us (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) know that WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT AND HAVE NO INCOME FROM THE ELDERLY, ABUSED AND DISABLED CRITTERS THAT CALL US HOME. WE ARE A 501c3 NON PROFIT SANCTUARY and rely on TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS to do what we do to provide a final home for those that come here. This is our 26th year doing this in Moses Lake, WA. This includes 3 paralyzed wheelchair dogs, several critters that receive insulin twice daily for diabetes, several that receive seizure medication twice daily, critters that are on heart medication, special diets for kidney failure critters, amputations of one or two legs, two cats that required both eyes removed, dogs that have been used as bait, a colony of feral cats, and multiple critters thrown away because they were “too old”. EVERY CRITTER THAT COMES HERE TO LIVE IS SPAYED OR NEUTERED AT INTAKE. ALL RECEIVE VACCINE BOOSTERS AND AN INITIAL NEW CRITTER VET APPOINTMENT.
Please help us to be able to continue saving the lives of those that have been thrown away, or lost their humans that passed away or were unable to care for them any more.
NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL AND ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Donations can be phoned or mailed directly to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794. They will take your information and we will send you a tax receipt.
Thank you so very much!
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***CHAOS - DUMPED IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE WITH KIDNEY FAILURE***
Who dumps a 13 year old Chihuahua miles from houses and civilization, down an untraveled dirt road? This is where little Chaos was found mid May 2022. When we (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) saw him on Facebook we immediately responded, and went to get him.
It was obvious that he was both dehydrated and not well. He was trying to be brave, but his little body was sick long before he was dumped in the middle of dirt, cows, no grass and no water. Dumped like garbage.
The first blood panel that was run showed that Chaos was in major kidney failure. We knew that
dehydration can cause this, and so we waited patiently over the next few days hoping that his IV
fluids and medications would start to turn him around. Day 4 at the Vet he ate a couple bites, but
couldn’t muster the energy to really eat.
We always visit the critters that we have at the Vet as it seems to make a huge difference in their
desire to survive. With each visit Chaos seemed to understand that although he had been left at
the hospital, he hadn’t been thrown away again. We could see hope in his eyes.
Today is day 5 at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic for Chaos. His bill so far is over $800. If he survives he will be on a specific kidney diet for the rest of his life. We can do that. It’s what we do.
NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL!! WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT THE CRITTERS THAT COME TO US, AND SO HAVE NO INCOME FROM THEM. We are a 501c3 non profit animal sanctuary and all donations are tax deductible. You can mail or phone a donation to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794. Or donate through PayPal at the top of this page.
UPDATE FRIDAY 5/27: We brought Chaos home two nights ago. So he is no longer on IV fluids. His blood levels were lowering each day but were still high But he still was not eating. He is taking a medication to coat any possible ulcers caused from his ongoing kidney failure. Yesterday we added Royal Canin liquid kidney diet. He is able to hold down 5ml at a time without vomiting. We are giving him this every 2 hours as he continues to hold it down. Please keep little Chaos in your thoughts and prayers. He didn’t deserve to be dumped like garbage. None of them do…
UPDATE FRIDAY 5/27 3:00. His little body couldn’t do it. Chaos is at Rainbow Bridge. I have no words…
***ROCKET MAN - BACTERIAL INFECTIONS***
*****LADYBUG, 14 YEARS OLD AND DUMPED ON THE STREET*****
*****JACK - ABUSED BY OWNER*****
March 2022. Jack, (Previously named Demon by the owner that abused him), finally received his leg amputation March 16, 2022. If you missed his story in our earlier posts on Facebook we (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) were asked by the Tacoma Pierce County Humane Society in Western Washington to take Jack (previously named Demon) after he had been abused by his owner. The problem was that they couldn’t release Jack to us until the case went through the court system. Jack’s
abuse case went to court in Tacoma, and his owner subsequently lost an appeal. At that time we rushed
over Snoqualmie Pass to bring Jack “home”.
For many months Jack dragged a leg that was entirely useless. He was given two antidepressants
twice daily to combat his fear. We have weaned him off of those meds and he is now a happy, well
When we picked him up from Pioneer Veterinary Clinic after his amputation he came bounding into
the waiting room and jumped into Dale’s arms, whining sounds of joy and gratitude. It never ceases
to amaze me how resilient animals are after such major surgeries. He dashed across the parking lot
(on a leash) and made a huge jump into the back of the car.
Thank you so much to everyone that donated to Jack’s GoFundMe when we ran it. You graciously covered his surgery expenses!! Further donations toward his recovery and the care of our other critters can be sent to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave, Moses Lake, Wa 98837 (509) 765-6794
March 2022 As I stood at the office to Grant County Animal Outreach I listened to the soulful mourning of the small Border Collie wandering between the desks, squatting to pee, drinking water, then resuming her mournful wandering. I’m told that she was seen being turned out of a car in a town 40 miles away, where she was picked up and brought to the shelter.
She was terrified. The staff named her Lady. I took her home to foster her for the required 3 day hold
with the understanding that we (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) would adopt her if nobody claimed
Everyone knew that nobody would.
Her teeth were in excellent condition which is unusual for a dog this age. Her coat was clean with no
mats and her nails were trimmed. She had been someone’s companion. Perhaps her owner passed
away and nobody wanted to care for the deaf and blind girl who peed constantly. LadyBug cried and
shook in fear.
We put a ThunderShirt on her which calmed her almost immediately. ThunderShirts have the same effect as swaddling a baby. Within 24 hours she claimed a Kuranda Bed as her own , which surely soothed her old bones. She loves being led outside by leash to the grass and is learning the route without bumping into much any more.
LadyBug’s Vet exam showed a major heart murmur but her lungs were good. No heart meds needed at this time. BUT her bloodwork revealed that she has major diabetes. This was my fear as I watched her drink and pee. She is now comfortable living with us and is getting two insulin shots daily to help control her diabetes.
If you would like to help with the cost of monthly insulin, and blood exams three times monthly for LadyBug donations can be mailed or phoned to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794.
Rocket Man came to us (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) during the last week of March 2022 as his humans were no longer able to care for him. As antibiotics were not working for him a culture was taken and sent out to the labs. The results came in yesterday (2 1/2 weeks later) and showed that 4 different bacteria had grown. One of the bacteria doesn't respond
to Clavamox, so the doctors are adding a second antibiotic to his regimen starting today. The second
antibiotic must be closely regulated, or it can cause detached retina in cats. Rocket Man has to be seen
at Pioneer Vet once a week for quite some time to monitor this infection. He's a good boy, but it is a
two-person job twice daily, with him wrapped tightly in a towel, to administer his oral meds, eye meds,
and wipe down his open sores to ensure they remain open and draining. He has a strong will to live
and can make it through this long ordeal with the proper meds and care. If you would like to help with
the cost of Rocket Man’s continuing care donations can be mailed or phoned to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic,
827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794 or through PayPal,
No donation is too small. Every $5 adds up!!. This is our 26th year in Moses Lake. We are a 501c3 non-profit animal sanctuary for elderly, abused and disabled animals of all kinds. WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT AND SO HAVE LITTLE TO NO INCOME FROM THE CRITTERS THAT LIVE HERE. All donations are tax deductible. Thanks so much!!
*****FOR THE LOVE OF QUILLE*****
The first sighting of Quille was approximately February 12, 2022 high atop the Vantage hill at the Grandpa Sets The Horses Free rest area. Two dogs - both full of porcupine quills. I don’t know who was able to get the first dog. Apparently it came right to them. It was safe. The second dog ran.
I became aware of the situation one week later. Several rescues, from Yakima (about 60 miles away west), Soap Lake (50 miles east), Moses Lake (50 miles east), and Olympia (175 miles west) were coming as they could to try to catch and rescue the dog that I chose to call Quille.
Bob from Res Q Angels in Yakima spent several nights at the rest area over the weeks following, hoping, to no avail.
She would come close enough to take food, but not close enough to touch. She wouldn’t go into a trap.
She avoided catch poles and drop nets. Her face was swollen with porcupine quills and my heart was breaking
During my first week the weather was 6 degrees at night, warming into the mid 20’s during the day. I tried to arrive by 8:00 a.m. before tourists and passers by stopped to walk through the sage brush to look at and photograph the Columbia River Gorge hundreds of feet below. People would see Quille and feed her remnants of food from their pockets and cars. As they tried to get closer she ran. Across the endless span of sagebrush. Some would follow her, thinking they could coax her and catch her. This only drove her further away until she would eventually cross the I90 highway. Sometimes she crossed where there was a median. Sometimes they followed. When they gave up and left she crossed back to “her” side of the freeway and eventually wandered back to the rest area where there would be more people, more food, and more attempts at rescue.
Throughout the days that turned into weeks we, the rescuers, learned her routine. She claimed the Vantage rest area as “home” because this is where she would have been dumped. By her owner. She returned there, as dogs always do, waiting for her beloved owner to return for her. Surely they would. Surely it was a mistake that they left her there. Surely…
Early into the rescue she began to be sighted in the area of George. About 12 miles east. As rescuers we learned her routine. She would sleep at the Vantage rest area and then travel EVERY DAY to George (12 miles) and another 3 miles to Exit 151 and the Shell station. She gladly accepted tidbits of food from both passers by and rescuers, but nobody could touch her. Then she headed back 15 miles along I90 and the Frontage Road to the rest area. Surely her owner would come back where he left her. She needed to be there when he arrived. Surely..
As Sheri and Keith, two hard core rescuers said, the should haves and what ifs are haunting. We individually would name her, Maria "Quincy", Sandi "Quille", Bob "Valentina", Sheri and Keith "Mustang" and another would call her "Porky".
Without exaggeration the above rescuers drove thousands of miles over a several week period. Trying. Hoping. Praying. For Quille.
The gas stations would call when she was there or sighted. One of us would scramble to get there before she left. But even when we did she couldn’t be caught.
On one early morning arrival I sat with her for about 4 hours. I dispersed bits of canned food which she
gratefully accepted. I talked. She listened. Once the tourists started to arrive at about 10:30 she took off.
They, too, fed her. And followed her. Across the sage brush, onto the freeway. I knew the routine and knew
my chances for that day were done.
March 1st, 2022. I sit overlooking the Gorge below on a warm, sunny morning. The snow was completely washed away by yesterday’s rains and the warming weather. I am sitting in the spot where she has always been seen. Always accepted food from people. Always kept out of reach. The cans of unopened food that I left 3 days ago are untouched. She hasn’t been here. There have been no sightings from the other rescues for several days. This will be my last visit. My heart is broken. I pray that she trusted someone in her miles long journeys from here to there and back. I pray that wherever she is, dead or alive, that she is at peace. If she is alive I pray for a happy
home. If she is dead I pray that her Soul is flying free. I pray she knows that there were humans that cared. I pray.
March 5, 2022 3:00 - Maria and her husband from Olympia were the first to see her on February 12th. Today
they came for "one last try", and closure. And they found her. Deceased. We all know that she is at peace now.
We know she is running free and happy again at Rainbow Bridge. There are a lot of tears today being shed by
a lot of people who were involved in the search and rescue for the past 3 1/2 weeks. Quille was probably
loved more than she has ever been loved in her life. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all
creatures here below. We will remember you forever Quille.
***HAWKEYE - IN THE SNOW WITH EYE HANGING OUT***
During the first week of February 2022 we were driving out of town and happened to see two cats in the snow, along the side of the road. We stopped immediately and picked up both cats, placing them in the carrier that we always carry in the car. The smaller kitten had one eye hanging
out, and the second cat, which was a little older, had blood coming from its mouth, and was unable to close his mouth. We headed to our
Vets at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in Moses Lake. It was determined immediately that the little kit with the eye hanging
out would need an enucleation (eye removal) but the surgery would need to wait about a week as he also had an
upper respiratory infection. We named this little one Hawkeye. The second, somewhat older cat was in far worse
condition. Although we initially thought that his jaw was broken, it wasn't. His mouth was so terribly inflamed that
it was bleeding. The doctors thought it was caused by a caustic substance that he had gotten in his mouth. He was
immediately admitted to the hospital, where he remained for 5 days, with his blood work showing extreme kidney
failure. We named the black kitty Jett. Jett is currently at home with us receiving daily antibiotics and eating
KD canned kidney diet for cats. After a week at home Hawkeye returned to the hospital for his eye removal and neutering. He continues
to do well and is a very happy little man. Once Hawkeye is old enough he will be transferred to one of our rescue partners to be
adopted out. We do not adopt out and trust one of our rescue friends to find safe and loving homes for the critters that come to
us that are two young and healthy to spend the rest of their days with us. We receive not compensation of any sort for this,
other than knowing that these little souls are able to find a forever loving home of their own. This is why we depend on your
donations to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in Moses Lake, WA to enable us to continue doing the work that we do.
***BLINKIE - FOUND WITH ONE EYE MISSING***
When the call came in from another rescuer about a cat that had been found in Quincy, WA - about 30 miles from us - that was missing an eye and was in need of rescue, we told them that we would accept the cat immediately. The cat was brought to us in Moses Lake, and an appointment was made with Pioneer Veterinary Clinic. We named the kitty Blinkie, and her appointment was set for the next day.
Once the doctors examined her, the surgery was set for the next day. Surgery was completed and Blinkie came home the same
day. As the surgery was more complicated, her spay was scheduled for several weeks later, while she recovered from they eye
surgery. Meanwhile, we began her vaccinations. Blinkie remained with us for several months so that we could
complete her spay surgery, and ensure that all vaccinations were given. When all was completed Blinkie
went to Hands and Paws in Moses Lake to be adopted into her forever home. When a critter comes to us
that is too young to spend the rest of their life with us, we place them with one of the rescue partners that
we know and trust, to be adopted into their forever home. We receive no compensation of any kind for
this. We do not adopt out, and we trust our known rescue partners to find a loving, safe home for these
BIG MAMMA - LIVING WITH A HUGE TUMOR
Big Mamma came to us from a local shelter in October 2021 where she had been living for over 6 weeks. As you can see, she had a HUGE tumor on her belly, as well as several mammary tumors. Her new dog exam at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic revealed that the large tumor was indeed cancerous. Within a few days she was back at Pioneer Vet to have the large and small tumors
removed. Big Mamma came home after an extensive surgery to remove the one very large cancerous
tumor on her belly, and several smaller mammary tumors. She’s looking pretty sleek, don’t you think.
It will be a two week recovery for her, but she will be so much healthier! UPDATE: Two weeks have
shown great improvement from her surgery, but she is looking at another
two weeks for full recovery.
lf you would like to help with her surgery costs please call donations to
Pioneer Veterinary Clinic (509) 765-6794. No donation is too small.
Thanks so much!!
MAX - OUR WONDERFUL DISABLED LLAMA
Max came to us October 16, 2021 from a wonderful man who had been caring for him after his owner died. Max has had a hard life. We believe his left front leg was broken at one time. He cannot use it. His right front foot is in terrible, painful condition. We gave our llama chute away 3 years ago, but were able to devise a sling to lift him so Dale could trim his feet a little. Max is old, but he seems to know we llove llamas, and is very patient. We ordered him a coat for the winter as his wool is sparse. Our large animal vet, Dr. Sruti Sreerama came November 3 for his exam, vaccinations and pain meds. Max has lots of straw to lay on in his little barn, and goats to keep him company.He got his
West Nile and Covexin vaccines. Boosters in a few weeks. She thinks he had a dislocation in the shoulder area a long time ago
that wasn't treated. She also thinks he was born with a form of dwarfism which would explain some of his "deformities".
He's in good health and we have Bute to give him for pain during the very cold days when winter arrives.
PUMPKIN - HIT BY A CAR AND LEFT TO DIE
Pumpkin was rescued off of the road late September 2021 after being hit by a car and dragging himself to the side of the road. Luckily he was seen by a member of Lost and Found Pets of Grant County and he was taken to Pioneer Vet in Moses Lake, where it was determined that he has multiple fractures and displacement of his pelvis, and a fracture of his sacrum. Due to his extensive injuries L+FPOGC asked us to take him. He is now with us at Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary. He is unable
to urinate on his own and needs his bladder expressed 3 times daily. The good news is that he feels deep pain
in both rear feet, which indicates that he is not paralyzed, and that there is hope for him being able to regain
the use of his bladder. Dr. Morrison told me we are looking at 3-5 months minimum before we will know the
outcome. He came to us (Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary) for his many months of rehab, medications, and
expressing his bladder 3 times every day. It’s what we do to try to save a life. Pumpkin is a good boy and puts
up with being manhandled for his bladder even though it must be extremely painful due to his broken pelvis.
He will be making frequent visits to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic to monitor his progress in pelvic and bladder
conditions. If you would like to donate toward his care all donations can be mailed or phoned to Pioneer
Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794 for Daze of Camelot Animal
Sanctuary. NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL! We are a 501 c 3 non-profit animal sanctuary. WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT AND HAVE NO INCOME FROM THE CRITTERS WE CARE FOR. All donations are tax deductible. you would like to donate Thank you so much!!
HOPE FOR HOPE
Hope came to us from the local animal shelter during the last week of September 2021. She came from a drug house. Hope had been living in agony with rotten teeth for years. She has horrible sores around her eyes, nose and paws from her living conditions. She is estimated to be about 8 years old. Hope had an emergency dental at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic where they removed 23 teeth. She will be on antibiotics and medicated creams and shampoos for some time. The current charges for Hope’s medical care are $1,000.
BUT…Dr. Maiers was contacted by AN ANONYMOUS DONOR, who has pledged to match all donations made to Daze of Camelot between now and November 1, 2021 UP TO $5,000!!
We are a 501 c 3 animal sanctuary for elderly, abused and disabled animals of all kinds. WE DO NOT ADOPT
OUT AND HAVE NO INCOME FROM THE CRITTERS THAT COME HERE. Our Vet bills run on the average of
$20,000 every year because of the type of critters that call us home. Eyes are removed, legs amputated,
seizures, kidney and heart failure, cerebellar hypoplasia, cancer, paralyzed and in wheel chairs (we have 3
right now), just to name some of what we deal with daily.
If you are able to donate ANY AMOUNT it will be doubled by the anonymous donor. No amount is too small!!
If you prefer, donations can be mailed or phoned to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake,
WA 98837 (509) 765-6794. Please indicate your donation is for Daze of Camelot.
We are a 501 c 3 non profit animal sanctuary, and all donations are tax deductible.
This is a huge opportunity to help us lower our bill, so that we can continue to help the elderly, abused and disabled. What you see on Facebook and on our website www.dazeofcamelot.org is only a small portion of those that we help, and that call us “home”. Thank you so much. Or donate here www.PayPal.me/dazeofcamelot
Perhaps you saw him on Facebook August 2021. He was being fed by several neighbors in the area. He wanted to go inside their houses, but wasn't allowed to because of his condition. Nobody stepped up to help him. We tried to get him one evening, but he took off. We returned the following morning as we knew he was used to being fed and were able to get him with a net. Loading him into a cat carrier we immediately took him to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic for emergency care. We named him Ziggy Stardust.
Because of his condition we knew we needed to start with testing for FIV and FELV (Feline Aids and
Feline Leukemia). Both tests came back positive, but that didn't stop us. We have cats that are FIV
and/or FELV positive. They can live for years and can live with other cats as long as they don't fight
and inflict wounds. Because his condition was quite bleak we also ran a blood panel. It wasn't good.
His red blood cells were so low that he would require a blood transfusion at WSU. The problem was
because of his FIV and FELV the blood transfusion would probably not help him. It was also
determined at that time that he was bleeding out internally - perhaps from a tumor. At this point we
knew there was nothing we could do to help or save Ziggy Stardust. The doctors told us he would
probably not survive the next 48 hours.
We were absolutely heartbroken, but we knew this: the last, and most loving thing you can do for your companion animal is to set them free when it is time. It was time. We held Ziggy Stardust in his last moments, and whispered promises of Rainbow Bridge and a new and healthy body waiting for him as he crossed through the veil. At one time Ziggy Stardust was a big and beautiful boy. Siamese we believe. Someone dumped him. We don't know that he will be waiting for US at Rainbow Bride. We don't know that he will be waiting for the owners that dumped him. But we do believe he will be waiting for the people that fed and talked to him during his last sick and lonely days outside. It is times like this that we are sadly reminded "you can't save them all". But we can try.
ALYCE - SHOT AND LEFT TO DIE
We saw the picture of Alyce on Facebook, August 2021posted by someone about 40 miles from us. The photo showed a sad looking kitty, dragging her front leg. Everyone wanted to help, but nobody was able to. We asked if someone was able to pick her up, so we would come get her. Two kind souls in the town did indeed get her, and met us half way to make the exchange.
We immediately took her to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, here in Moses Lake. Her leg was x-rayed to show that
the leg was broken. SHE HAD BEEN SHOT, WHICH CAUSED THE BONE BREAK, AND BULLET FRAGMENTS
REMAINED INSIDE, AND CAN BE SEEN ON THE X-RAY. Due to the severity of the break, and the remaining
bullet fragments it was determined that her leg needed a full amputation.
The amputation was completed and Alyce came home to us with antibiotics and pain
medications. She will live out her life here, inside, and never have to worry about her
safety again. She is a loving girl, is healing well, and seems very appreciative of her
safety and regular meals.
If you would like to help with the medical bills for Alyce ($1,400) please mail or phone your donation to
Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794.
No donation is too small, and all donations are tax deductible!! Thank you so much!
COOKIE - PARALYZED AND LIVING OUTSIDE
We received a call from Cookie's owner in Mid May 2021. He didn't know what happened to her, but 3 year old Cookie had become paralyzed in her rear end several weeks prior to contacting us. Cookie was living outside, and her owner was unable to care for her. We immediately left to pick her up.
Upon arriving we noticed that she was not only living outside, but living on gravel. Her back legs were raw
from dragging along the gravel and dirt, as was her tummy. Nevertheless, she met us with a smile.
Cookie is a small girl, and is now living inside. She loves to go out on the grass, where she drags herself
happily along. Cookie is now one of three permanently paralyzed dogs that call Daze of Camelot Animal
Sanctuary home. Cookie is also scheduled to be spayed September 1st.
Meanwhile, it was time to order Cookie a wheelchair!
For over 20 years we have purchased our doggie wheelchairs from Eddie's
Wheels in Massachusetts. They are expensive, but they are absolutely the best
and last forever.
It took about 3 weeks for Cookie's wheels to arrive once we took all of her
measurements and submitted them to Eddie's Wheels. But we knew the wait
would be well worth it! Once we placed her in her wheels she was off and
running in less than 3 minutes! Look at that smile! As the weather cools this fall we will be taking Cookie for more outdoor walks.
Our weekend trip to visit friends in Spokane found us returning home with a week old KuneKune piglet that was the runt of the litter. At one week of age she was one fifth the size of her siblings. What this meant in regards to her survival
was that at any moment there would not be room to eat on one of mamma’s teats. If she didn’t get crushed,
she would starve.
The two young girls loved her, and the family decided to send Precious home with us, where she could be bottle fed and nurtured until she was strong enough to return to Spokane, and the little girls that love
her. Everyone understands that Precious might not make it, but she is a fighter.
Bottle feedings are every 3 to 4 hours until she learns to eat from a bowl, gets bigger,
and is able to last longer between feedings. Precious lives inside in a large straw filled
crate with her stuffed bear. At night she has a microwaveable heating disc under her straw. We have a
small, covered wire pen outside where she is enjoying the warm weather during the day.
Precious little Precious.
LIBBY - THROWN AWAY AT 14 YEARS OLD
PRECIOUS THE PIGLET
THROWN AWAY AT 14 YEARS OLD - meet little Libby. We were contacted this morning (5/4/21) by a shelter that received a 14 year old cat from the owner two weeks ago, stating they were moving and couldn’t take her. It’s a pretty well known fact that people don’t go to a shelter in search of elderly animals to adopt.
As the days passed it became apparent that Libby was not only in her golden years,
but also suffered from mild seizures. We loaded up a carrier and went immediately
to pick Libby up and bring her home.
She has an appointment tomorrow at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in Moses Lake for
bloodwork, which will show if her organs are healthy enough for seizure meds.
We currently have 4 critters that require seizure medication twice daily. We are hoping
that little old Libby will be healthy enough to take these meds also!
UPDATE: Libby's bloodwork came back as unsatisfactory. It appears that she is also
in kidney failure. She is feeling much better now that she is taking seizure meds, AND
she is now eating specialized food for kitties with kidney failure. We are hoping that
her time with us will not be too short - meanwhile, I think she knows she is loved!
BELLAMARIE - SHOT IN THE HEAD 3 TIMES BY OWNER
March 26, 2021. The white shepherd was in our yard in the evening. Dale recognized her and loaded her up to return her to the house we had always seen her at - always tied to a tree, throughout the snow and cold - ONE MILE AWAY. The owner asked Dale if he wanted her. He said he “shot her in the head 3 times 2 weeks ago with a .32, but she just wouldn’t die. “ Then said he was going to take a hammer to her head. Dale had him sign a release form, and brought her back home.
We immediately called Pioneer Veterinary Hospital, told them that she appeared okay, but we wanted
an X-ray of her head. While at the Vet one of the employees recognized the dog, and said they had seen
her running down the road, covered in blood, a couple weeks ago.
Her exam showed that she is blind in one eye now, and deaf. She is only one year old. She is a loving
girl that craves attention, but cries when her head is touched. She is safe, loved, and will never have to
fear for her life again.
Her X-rays show that aside from losing sight in one eye and losing her hearing, she has a fragmented
disc. X-rays are being sent today to a radiologist for further evaluation.
This is what we do at Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary. This is why for 25 years we have always asked
that all donations be sent DIRECTLY to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic. 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 765-6794. Your donations go directly to saving the critters that come here to live out their lives
NO HOME AND A BROKEN LEG
Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary was called during the last week of February 2021 by an elderly couple that had rescued an older cat from their neighborhood. They thought that she (Mamma Kitty) might have a dislocated leg, but were unable to take her to a Veterinary hospital. Mamma Kitty was lying in their living room when we went to pick her up. As soon as she was lifted I knew we were not dealing with a dislocation, as her leg was dangling. We immediately transported her to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic where x-rays were taken and an exam was performed.
It was determined that the leg was broken, and had been broken for an extended period of time.
Because of this, it was not possible to set the leg, but amputation was required. In addition it was
discovered that she had a mammary tumor and an upper respiratory infection. Her leg was set in
a temporary splint, and she was sent home with us to take antibiotics for a week prior to surgery
due to her respiratory infection. Surgery was performed on March 3, at which time her leg was
amputated, the mammary tumor was removed, and she was spayed. She is now home with us,
and recovering well. The cost of Mamma Kitty's surgery was $799.50.
If you would like to donate toward Mamma Kitty's surgery, please phone or mail a donation to Pioneer
Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794 and let them know your
donation is for Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary. NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL!!! All donations are tax deductible as we are a 501c3 Non-Profit. Thank you so very much!!!
A CUPCAKE FOR CHRISTMAS 2020
Christmas is always an emotional time at Daze of Camelot. It is the time of year that many people take their "ancient ones", their older critters that have lived with them for years and years - to the shelter. They trade them in on a "newer model", a puppy, kitten, or simply a younger animal. It is the time of year that we head out in search of those that have been dumped in their greatest time of need - their golden years.
This year we didn't have to go far. A local shelter contacted us to say that an older man had to release his
precious dog, Cupcake, as he was no longer able to care for her because of his age and underlying health
issues. We left immediately to pick her up.
Cupcake is said to be 12 years old, although our guess is she might be a little older. Her new dog exam at
Pioneer Veterinary Clinic revealed that she was in good health for her age, albeit a little overweight, well
about 5 pounds overweight, which would mean she needed to lose about half of her existing weight!
Our guess is that Cupcake ate with her beloved human at mealtime. Although her heart and lungs were in
good shape, her mouth was not. It appeared that all of Cupcake's remaining teeth would need to be
removed as her mouth was in bad shape. Her dental was scheduled for February 1, 2021.
If you would like to help with Cupcake's dental costs please mail or phone a donation to Pioneer Veterinary
Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794. All donations are tax deductible, and NO
donation is too small. Thank you so very much!!!
Bug came to Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary in September 2020 from another rescue at the tender age of about 9 weeks old. She came to us as a kitty with severe cerebellar hypoplasia or CH (bobble head), but was also quite sick. Once we received her we immediately made an appointment for her with Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in Moses Lake. Looking at her Vet records from the previous Vet, our Veterinarians decided to look much further into Bug’s symptoms. A specialized blood test was run, and it was determined that Bug not only had CH, but also very severe herpes, bordatella, and mycoplasma. She was placed on several specially ordered medications, that would be required for several months.
Truly curing a cat of mycoplasma infection is very difficult, and most protocols involve the use of long-term courses of alternating antibiotics for many months.
Feline hemotrophic mycoplasmosis (FHM) is the name of a relatively uncommon infection of cats.
In the past, this disease was called feline infectious anemia or hemobartonellosis. With this disease,
the cat's red blood cells are infected by a microscopic blood bacterial parasite. The subsequent
destruction of the infected red blood cells results in anemia.
As of December, Bug remains on medications that appear to be really helping her. She visits her
doctor at Pioneer Vet every 30 days and is growing and getting healthier. Her cerebellar hypoplasia
is not curable, and she will remain wobbly forever. We have 3 other CH cats and one CH dog that have
been with us for many years. As Bug continues to feel better she is becoming more active, and loves
snuggling. She has even started playing with her sister kitties.
If you would like to help us with Bug's medical expenses, donations can be mailed or phoned to Pioneer
Veterinary Hospital, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794. All donations are tax deductible, and no amount is too small. Thank you so much!!!
BLU - IN THE DRIVEWAY WITH A COMPOUND FRACTURE
Early November 2020 brought an unwelcomed sight to our front yard. Standing in the driveway was
a grey cat with a dangling leg.
Picking her up for an inspection revealed a bone sticking out of the skin - a compound fracture!!
We immediately loaded her into a carrier and called Pioneer Veterinary Clinic to advise them that
we were on our way.
Due to Covid-10 restrictions we were not able to go into the clinic, and so dropped the kitty off with them, knowing that she was in excellent hands. A short time later Dr. Morrison called to say that Blu
(because of her color) would require a complete amputation of her rear leg. The muscle had completely deteriorated and there was no way to save the leg. Surgery would begin in a couple hours, and Blu would be ready to go home the following morning.
Blu is an amazing girl with a quiet and loving temperament, easily taking her pain meds and accepting lots of petting. The total costs for surgery and care are $1,500.
If you would like to donate toward the care of Blu, please do so by calling Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, (509) 765-6794 or mailing a donation to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837. Let them know that the donation is for BLU at Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary - or donate above. No donation is too small, and all donations are tax deductible. Thank you so very much!!!
Meet Bolt - Paralyzed and Can't Urinate
Bolt came to Daze of Camelot from the Seattle area in July 2020. Nobody is really sure what happened to
him, but he came home limping one day, and then lost the use of his back legs. His owners rushed him to
an emergency clinic, where surgery was performed on his back. Unfortunately, the surgery did not give him
back the use of his legs, AND he was then unable to urinate by himself and needed his bladder manually
expressed 3 times a day.
When Bolt's owners contacted us we had them fax his records to our Vets at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in
Moses Lake for review. We were hoping that intense physical therapy would help to restore the use of his
bladder. But the doctors didn't think so.
We then had them contact WSU and fax his records to their veterinary hospital, hoping they would be able
to recommend treatment to restore his bladder. But the answer was the same - it wasn't going to happen.
After all avenues had been researched, we agreed to bring Bolt to Daze of Camelot to live out his life. A
wheelchair was ordered from Eddie's Wheels (the only company we use for critter wheelchairs), and they
arrived July 14th.
The photos show Bolt walking without his wheels, and the "new and improved" Bolt, who will be able to run
like the wind with his wheels on. His bladder will need to be manually expressed 2-3 times a day for the rest
of his life. But that's what we do here, save lives! He is in no pain, and is a very happy and loving boy!
Atreyu - Severe Seizures and Blind
Atreyu is a young kitten who is only about 8 weeks old. He was found huddling under a school bus about 3 hours from us June of 2020. During the first week that his rescuers had him, they noticed that he appeared to be blind as he travelled primarily along walls. But the most unsettling discovery was that he began having seizures. Taking him to their local vet provided no assistance, and there appeared no place else to turn - so they called us. The following day we travelled to pick him up, and took him immediately to our Veterinarians at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in Moses Lake. During the 3 hour trip back to Moses Lake Atreyu had 3 seizures, and they were major seizures. He was admitted to the hospital, hooked up to IV fluids and started on a regimen of phenobarbital to help control the seizures. A full blood panel was run, and it was determined that his electrolytes were quite low. As the next few days passed further blood panels revealed that his electrolytes were returning to normal - but the seizures continued.
Although his seizures have become less frequent, he is still having them. Because of his young age
and blindness there is a possibility that we are dealing with a brain tumor. At this point we are continuing
to treat him symptomatically for his seizures. We are hoping that time will allow his doctors to further
adjust his phenobarbital and bring his seizures under better control. Through all of this Atreyu remains
loving and tries very hard to enjoy being a kitten.
LILLY - THROWN AWAY WITH CANCER
We were contacted during the first week of May 2020 about an elderly Chihuahua that had been wandering a neighborhood. A caring resident picked her up, then roamed the neighborhood looking for her owner. No owner was found. After calling us for help, we agreed to take her.
We informed the shelter that she was with us, but nobody called them looking for her.
She appeared to be quite old and had massive mammary tumors, so we headed to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic to see if she was a candidate for surgical removal of the tumors.
Before running blood work it was suggested that x-rays should be taken to look at the extent of the tumors. Unfortunately, because the tumors had not been addressed in time the cancer had spread to her lungs, and they were absolutely full of cancer. It was agreed that surgery was not an option, and there was no need for blood screening.
We took little Lilly home, with the knowledge that her stay with us wouldn't be very long. A month later we are monitoring her breathing, and eating. She is a lovely little soul that someone threw away, but she knows that she is loved once again.
CASSIE - FERAL NO MORE
Early March 2020, one of the employees where Dale works told him about a little Husky that had been running
close to the Dog Park for a couple weeks. Although nobody was able to catch her, the family was feeding her in
their unfenced back yard.
She would come to eat, but was afraid to be touched.
A large live trap was brought in and baited with yummy roasted chicken, trap lever was covered, and the wait
was on. But as is so often the case with feral animals, she was wary of the trap and was able to step over the
lever, get the chicken , and leave. She never went in again.
As the family watched her over time they noticed that other dogs that were running loose began to breed her. Not good.
Animal Control came to help and was able to herd her into a neighboring back yard and catch her. She was then taken to the shelter. Once this occurred the family called us again with an update. Knowing the she was feral, and would not be adoptable, we immediately contacted the shelter and were able to take her home the following day. We immediately called Pioneer Veterinary Clinic and she was spayed the following day.
All was fine for the following week. But one morning Cassie (the family that was feeding her called her Casserole) was unable to stand up. We immediately picked her up and took her to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic. Blood panels and x-rays were taken, both of which showed nothing out of the ordinary. Cassie was unable to urinate on her own, which required her bladder being expressed daily.
As day after day went by she continued to eat small amounts, but was still unable to stand or urinate. The five doctors at Pioneer had never seen anything like these symptoms, but were unwilling to give up on Cassie. They consulted with a neurologist and with the State. The suggested possibility wasn’t good. It was suggested that a possible cause was Paralytic Rabies, otherwise known as Dumb Rabies. If this was the case she would die very soon. But our doctors continued to treat her symptoms and held out hope. It had now been about 10 days.
Then came the phone call - Cassie was able to take a few steps on her leash AND she was staring to urinate on her own! Two days later she was walking perfectly and urinating regularly. She was ready to come home, with two more weeks of medication.
We simply cannot express our never ending gratitude and confidence for the doctors and staff at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic. They never waver in their compassion and devotion to both animal and owner.
OUR 2019 CHRISTMAS RESCUES
Every Christmas we try to rescue one critter that has been thrown away, or lost its home due to age, disabilities, or loss of its human companion in other ways. 2019 was extreme for us during the rescue process. This year we rescued 5 shelter pets (4 dogs and 1 cat) that had been in the shelter for some time, and were not being looked at due to age, disabilities, or temperament, and one elderly dog that was losing his home. Two of these rescues need medical attention and one needs to be neutered. If you are interested in helping us with these critters, all donations should go directly to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794 Thank you so much!!!
JINGLES - LEFT IN A BOX ON OUR DOORSTEP
October 2019 - As I opened the front door to go check on some of the critters, I found a covered box sitting at the door. Nobody had knocked. They must have parked along the road and quietly walked down the driveway to place the box at our door. Not the first time this has happened. Not even the dogs had barked. Opening the box, I was horrified to find a kitten, approximately 8-10 weeks old, in horrible condition. Looking at her lying motionless I assumed she was terribly sick or badly injured. When I gently picked her up I saw that her jaw was very crooked, and she looked even worse than I imagined. I loaded her into a carrier and called Pioneer Veterinary Clinic to tell them I was on my way.
When she was examined it was confirmed that her jaw was indeed broken, and had been so for some time, as the smell of infection had already set in.
Jingles was admitted to the hospital with the understanding that she would be on IV fluids and antibiotics for at least two days before surgery would be attempted.
After two days surgery was performed and it was determined that Jingles' jaw was broken in two places - once in the front and once in the back. She will be at home recovering for 8 weeks, eating only canned food, and will return at that time for another anesthetic to see how her bones are healing.
WE PROVIDE COMPANION ANIMALS TO RESIDENTS IN NURSING HOMES AND ADULT CARE FACILITIES! Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary has provided residents in adult care facilities and nursing homes with companion animals for several years. The facility contacts us and asks for a dog or cat for a particular resident. We do all the Vet care prior to them going to the facility, and also any Vet care that might be needed while the companion animal is living with his/her human companion. This is a great comfort to many of the residents as they are able to have their "own" critter for as long as they can. We try to provide elderly animals (which we specialize in!), and we also provide them with food if necessary. It is usually with tears of joy that they accept the companion animal into their room, life and hearts. We are very humbled to provide these residents that are in the last stages of their lives with constant companionship.
BUDDY - THEY WERE GOING TO SHOOT HIM
Mid March 2019 we received a call from a man asking if we had room for an older horse. He was being picked on by the other horses, who weren't allowing him to eat, and the man was going to shoot him. Although we were very crowded with horses, we felt we had to help this poor soul.
The following day we loaded up up the trailer and headed out to take a look. Although his picture doesn't really show his condition, this old man was very thin with all of his ribs showing. In addition to his tremendous weight loss, he was scarred from head to tail with bites from other horses, and deep cuts on all of his legs from being run through fences. We loaded him up and brought him home.
Unfortunately, putting him in with our other geldings proved unsuccessful, as they didn't allow him to eat. We moved him into an area that held an old mare, Bridgette, and they immediately formed a friendship. Buddy is a very gentle soul, and is enjoying being able to eat hay and senior grain without incident. It will take him awhile to regain his weight, but we are hoping to have that weight back on him before winter.
LOLA - THE 2 A.M. TEXT FOR HELP
The text came in at 2 a.m. March 31st. A woman had rescued a chihuahua 6 weeks earlier from a very bad situation, and the little dog was pregnant - very pregnant - and had been in labor for over 24 hours. After calling every vet in town, nobody would help her without payment in full, which was not a possibility. The little dog was her only pet and best friend and she she was frantic. Could we please help!
We explained that we are unable to help with medical bills for others as we don't have funds to do that, and asked her to text me a photo of the little dog, which she did. The little dog was HUGE with pups, and obviously miserable. I explained that the only way we could help was if she was willing to sign the dog over to us, and give up ownership. I also informed her that there was a good possibility that the pups were dead as she had been in labor for so long, and that without a Cesarean section she would likely die too. She immediately replied that the little dog had lived a terrible life, and she just wanted her to live. After calling our vet I texted her telling her to meet me in town asap. 15 minutes later we were loading Lola into my car with massive tears, and I headed to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic where Dr. Brown, the anesthesiologist, and vet tech had already arrived and were waiting. By 3:30 Lola was under anesthesia, and being prepped for surgery (photo), and then moved into surgery.
Lola had six puppies, with one blocking the canal which prevented her from being able to deliver. That pup was dead, and the vet tech and I worked furiously to revive the remaining five, at which point they were placed in the incubator. 45 minutes later Lola had been freed of her pups, spayed, and placed in the incubator with her babies. Although she was still quite drowsy she recognized that they were her babies, and reached a paw to them. A very shirt time after the pups were snuggled up and nursing, and by 6:30 a.m. I was headed home with Lola and her brood. As always, I cannot express my gratitude for Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, and their exceptional staff!!
Because of the very special bond between Lola and her rescuer we would like to return her to her "mom". But we cannot do that unless her surgical bill is paid in full.
Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary is a 501c3 non profit sanctuary for animals of all kinds. As of 2019 have been serving Moses Lake, WA and the surrounding communities for 24 years. WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT, and so receive little to no "income" from the critters that call us their forever home.Because of the type of animals that live here, elderly, abused and disabled - our medical expenses are very high, and we have always asked that all donations go DIRECTLY to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic. We receive ELDERLY, ABUSED AND DISABLED animals from Veterinarians and rescues all across the US, Hawaii and even Taiwan.
Won't you please help us pay for the surgery that saved the life of Lola and her babies. All donations are tax deductible and can be mailed or phoned in to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837, (509) 765-6794. No donation is too small!! Please share far and wide to help us pay for Lola's expenses AND return her to her rescuer.
****ORANGE - DESERTED IN THE DEAD OF WINTER****
.Orange came to Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary the beginning of March 2019. He was left behind to fend for himself when his family moved - in December. During the following 2 1/2 months he lived in sub zero temperatures here in Moses Lake. Two
neighbors fed him and put out a carrier for Orange to take cover in. We were called during the first week of March, and immediately went to his rescue. Although the wonderful neighbors fed him well, they were unable to bring him insidedue to other animals. Orange was not neutered, HAS NO TEETH AND WAS MATTED TO THE SKIN.
We immediately took him to Pioneer Veterinary Hospital where he was neutered and shaved. It was determined that he also had PNEUMONIA. He was matted so badly that he was put on pain meds for his skin after shaving, and of course antibiotics. In spite of all this, he is a VERY loving old man. He is inside, eating 2 cans of food plus crunchies every day, and taking his meds like a champ!If you would like to donate toward the care of Orange, please send or phone donations to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794. No donation is too small and all donations are tax deductible. Thanks so much!
Tiny came to us in mid February 2019. Her human mom had passed away, and because her dad suffers from Parkinson's, he had to give Tiny up and move across the country to live with his daughter. Tiny had been adopted by her mom and dad 10 years ago after being attacked by a coyote - the huge scars of which she still bears on her back. Because she was very afraid, and elderly, she was deemed unadoptable. Tiny refused the slightest interaction for the first 10 days. Then, one evening, she simply jumped onto the couch - and it has been smooth sailing for Tiny ever since. Sometimes they just need compassion and time. We give them both. Welcome home Tiny!
****TINY - SHE JUST NEEDED TIME****
A VALENTINE FOR CHICO
We were contacted by the local shelter in February 2019 regarding a little Chihuahua whose elderly human had passed away. The family didn't want to keep the little old man, which is quite typical As he was having no luck being adopted locally he was transferred to Spokane, in hopes that that thathe would find a home there. But little Chico was so distraught that he was snapping at everyone, and was deemed unadoptable, and returned to Moses Lake.
When we brought Chico home he was indeed untouchable - but that has never stopped us! Within 24 hours he was on Dale's lap, snuggling and getting ear rubs. Thanks Grant County Animal Outreach for giving this little man another chance at life - with us!!!
LIL'BITS - HIT BY A CAR, AND LEFT FOR DEAD
Lil Bits came to us from a Washington shelter during the first week of October 2018. She had been hit by a car, and then taken to the shelter, who in turn took her to a Veterinarian. X-rays showed that she had a severely broken pelvis, and a badly broken leg.
Several days later Lil Bits came to us and we immediately took her to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic. Her x-rays were sent to a specialist for review due to her extreme injuries. Unfortunately, the news was not good. Because of the type of fracture on her rear leg, the surgery should have been done within a day or two of the accident. It was now too late.
Lil Bits is resting comfortably at our home, in a small cage, while we wait for her broken pelvis to heal over the following 6-8 weeks. She will never have normal mobility, and likely will be in pain off and on for her life - BUT she is a sweetheart and very loving.
We will be ordering her a mobility cart from Eddie's Wheels in the very near future, and will be running a GoFundMe to help pay for her existing medical bill and her wheelchair.
MISS MOLLY - DIAGNOSED WITH MEGAESOPHAGUS - NEEDS SPECIAL FEEDING CHAIR
Molly came to Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary about 4 years ago (2015) from a shelter in southern California. She had been used as a bait dog, and had been in the shelter for over a year. With the help of some wonderful people in California, Molly was shipped to us to live out her days. You will never find a sweeter girl!
Recently we noticed that every time Molly eats or drinks she vomits. She was losing a lot of weight.
Several days ago (January 2019) we took her to our Veterinarians at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in Moses Lake. She is still there. Blood Panels and xrays were taken, and the xrays were sent to a radiologist. The news wasn't good. Molly has Megaesophagus - and pneumonia (from aspirating food and water into her lungs). I've read about megaesophagus over the years, but have never had a dog or cat with it.
Long story short, Molly cannot eat or drink without vomiting while in a normal standing position. She has to be standing upright on her back legs to eat or drink, and should remain in that position for about 10 minutes after eating or drinking.
There is a special chair called a Bailey Chair that patients can be put in to eat and drink, (which is somewhat like a high chair). We have reached out to a manufacturer of these special medical chairs to ask if they will donate one to our Molly. As most of you know, we do not adopt out, and so have little to no income from the critters that live here - elderly, abused and disabled.
Molly remains in the hospital on IV fluids, 2 different antibiotics, and other meds. The first order is to save her from the pneumonia.
Won't you please donate directly to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794 to help us save Molly. The staff will notify us of your donation, and we will send you a tax deductible receipt. NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL. Thank you so much!
LITTLE HOPE - KICKED IN THE HEAD AND INTO THE ROAD
Hope is doing very good after having both eyes removed yesterday. She was brought to us last Thursday, July 26th, after someone saw a man kick her into the road. We didn't think she would live, but she is a fighter, and yesterday, July 31st, 2018 she had both eyes removed at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic. We brought her home that afternoon, and she was excitedly eating and drinking - and purring up a storm! She will be on antibiotics for the next 10 days, and pain meds for the next 3 days. Her stitches will be removed in 10 to 14 days.
The love and trust that these abused animals show after being so horribly abused by humans always amazes us.
The If you would like to donate toward her surgery please phone or mail ANY AMOUNT to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Avenue, Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794 and tell them the donation is for Hope with Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you so much, and please share!
Little Hope, after being kicked in the head and left for dead, and a few days later, after having both of her eyes removed.
***BUDDY - HIT BY A CAR AND LEFT FOR DEAD***
Buddy came to Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary in mid July 2018 when; he had been rescued after being hit by a car in Wenatchee, WA. Buddy suffered a broken jaw, crushed nasal cavity, torn retina in both eyes (which left him blind), and a gaping hole in the roof of his mouth.
When he came to us he was unable to eat very well, and as food entered the hole in the roof of his mouth it caused him to sneeze the food out of his nose. This also caused a tremendous sinus infection. Buddy was terrified of being held, in part because he was now blind, and in great discomfort.
His initial visit to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in Moses Lake revealed the holes in his soft pallet AND hard pallet. His reconstructive surgery was scheduled for a week later. During that week he received antibiotics to help control the infection, and we fed him blended canned food, which he was able to lap up more easily than eating crunchy food. He continued to sneeze out his food as it entered the holes in the roof of his mouth, but it seemed less painful, and he was able to retain a fair amount of the blended food.
His surgery was July 20th, and he came home that evening. At this time Buddy is doing well. We are currently feeding him AD, and giving him antibiotics and pain meds through a feeding tube inserted in his neck which goes into his stomach. We have done this on numerous critters over the years, and it is a blessing to be able to feed them this way.
Buddy is expected to make a full recovery, although there is nothing we can do about his crushed nasal cavity at this time. He is beginning to trust us, and looks forward to spending evenings and mornings on the sofa, where he also receives his feedings.
Buddy's treatment was expensive, but we believe he is worth every penny! He is an absolute love!!
Buddy is healed and ready to start a new life! His nose will never be normal, but he is now able to eat and breath normally.
TILLEY - NOBODY KNEW SHE WAS DEAF
Tilley came to us by chance as I was heading for my car from work in early spring 2018. A passerby pointed her out to me as being lost. I was able to pick her up and head to my car, where I usually have a small carrier. She became agitated, but I was able to get her into the carrier and head home. Nobody knew at that time that Tilley was deaf. Nobody but Tilley.
We estimated Tilley to be about 6-7 months at the time. At first she resided in a large holding cage by our living room, where we could watch her and make sure she was healthy, and she could watch us. Although she didn’t seem to mind the cage she wasn’t comfortable being touched or held. And she didn’t respond to being talked to when she was awake or asleep.
The first “odd” thing we noticed was her meow - which wasn’t a meow at all, but an odd combination of a screech and a howl of distress. Major distress. Fearing that she was indeed in distress from being in the cage we released her to join the family.
She seemed to be most content basking in the sun in an upstairs window. Nevertheless, the intense screeching continued. Day and night.
There wasn’t a noise that bothered her, but touching her unannounced whether awake or asleep terrified her. This called for the old banging of the pot and spoon trick while she slept. Nothing. She was deaf.
Thus began the process of gaining her trust and becoming her friend. She hated being held, but I insisted on 30 seconds, then a minute - encouraging her with soft pets. Knowing that she was deaf I put my mouth to her ears and her neck and spoke to her so she could feel the vibrations. It stopped her in her tracks!
Tilley and I became closer and closer as I continued the routine. And then five weeks later it happened - she purred!! I can’t tell you how happy I was. I was happy that I had finally broken through, but most of all I was happy for Tilley. I don’t think she had ever purred before. I think she had lived a life of fear, never knowing love and probably being mistreated due to lack of understanding.
Now Tilley goes out of her way to find me and be held and petted. She snuggles into my face and waits for the vibrations of my voice on her ears and neck. And she is happy.
Oh, and the extreme screeching continues. Sometimes it is followed by the tiniest meow, sounding like a newborn kitten. I’m certain it is because she is deaf. But at least now we know, and understand.
SHABOOM - SWALLOWED A SEWING NEEDLE AND THREAD !
Shaboom came to us mid January 2018. She had the unfortunate experience of playing with a needle and thread at her guardian's home. The needle became stuck, and her guardian realized that her sewing needle had disappeared from her chair. She called us asking for help. Because we are not financially able to provide medical care for other people's animals, we asked her to sign over Shaboom to Daze of Camelot, which she did - with tears in her eyes.
We immediately took Shaboom to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, and an hour later she was in
surgery having the needle and thread removed. The following day we did a GoFundMe to
try and cover the cost of the surgery. If we could do this, without having to add it to our
bill, we would be able to return Shaboom to her elderly owner. Later that evening we were
stunned to find that one wonderful person had donated the
entire cost of the surgery. The following day little Shaboom
was returned to her guardian! A total blessing for us, the
guardian, and Shaboom!
We have been greatly blessed over the years with donations to
help us care for our animals. This generosity was extended
this time to help us care for, and return, a helpless kitten to
her elderly guardian!
PHOENIX - LOST IN HER OWN WORLD
Phoenix came to us in October of 2017 from the Spokane, WA area. It is so hard to describe this precious little soul who is only 9 months old. When she was younger, her head was caught in a slamming door, and she suffered non reversible braid damage. When taken to a Vet, her owner was told that she had little chance of surviving. But with the love and care of the family's little girl - she did. But then hardship befell the family and they were forced to rehome her.
Phoenix circles and wanders aimlessly when on the ground, usually characteristic of blind animals. But our Vet says she isn't blind. When sleeping she twitches in a way that mimics seizures, but we don't think they are seizures. When you look into her eyes there is a lack of recognition - and yet she recognizes my voice and rises from her bed to immediately find me.
Phoenix has a strange attraction to water. Small water bowls are tipped over immediately as she insists on standing in them. She now has a large and very heavy metal pot which she still insists on standing in, but without tipping it over. In the middle of the night I can hear her in the bowl. Although she loves to be held, she will only sleep in her kitty bed on the floor. Comfort comes by tucking her head under her chest and forming a standing ball. We don't know how long Phoenix will choose to stay. Sometimes animals like this mercifully leave on their own. But there is no reason to euthanize her, as she appears comfortable with her disabilities.
My thoughts on this little waif: A very fragile soul is she that winds of fate have brought to me.
A Will O' The Wisp indeed. Lost in the depths of her world. I imagine her life as being seen through a haze. When awake she paces and circles endlessly...perhaps in search of the light. Perhaps in search of the dark. She is not blind - except to this world. Who knows what dreams pass through her when asleep. Memories of a more normal life - where butterflies flew, and flowers grew. Perhaps demons and wizards and dragons of olde. I pray that one day faeries will carry her off in her sleep. Over The Rainbow Bridge. To a world of love and peace.
Jasmine came to us in April of 2016 at the age of 15 years as her family was no longer able to care for her. She is a solitary kind of girl, and prefers to live alone, and so she lives in our bathroom.. Dale made her a wonderful wooden bed that sits under the window sill and rests on the bathroom counter. She loves her new life, and looks forward to a snuggle every evening.
A few days ago (November 2017) we noticed that Jasmine's lower jaw was swollen and she was having difficulty eating. We immediately took her to our Vet and discovered that she had a broken jaw!! We were in shock. On occasion she has experienced something that we now feel was small seizures. We think that she was sitting in her bed, or on the counter, had an episode, and fell to the floor. At 16 1/2 years of age her bones are quite fragile.
Jasmine had surgery the following morning to repair her broken jaw. We also ran blood work to prepare her for seizure meds. Jasmine has a "unique" personality, but we love her dearly.
If you would like to help with the cost of her surgery please send or phone a donation of ANY AMOUNT to:
Pioneer Veterinary Clinic
827 Sharon Avenue
Moses Lake, WA 98837
AMOS - LEFT ON OUR DOORSTEP WITH AN EXPLODING EYE !!!
We found Amos on our doorstep, in a carrier, early in the morning of January 2017. It isn't unusual for people to "dump" critters at our house in the middle of the night, especially if they have severe medical issues. Amos did. One of his eyes had exploded. We have no idea what happened to him, but we assume he got into a fight and his eye was damaged - but never taken care of.
An after hours (Sunday) visit to our Vet (Pioneer Veterinary Clinic) confirmed that his eye had indeed exploded, and needed to be removed. His surgery was quite lengthy and included being neutered and a badly needed dental. Amos spent two days in the hospital before coming home where he received extreme antibiotics along with pain medications for two weeks. Although he was quite thin at the time he arrived, the surgery and medications brought him back to good health and he is thriving.
***FOR THE LOVE OF CATERPILLAR***
October 23, 2013...As most of you know, Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary does not adopt out, thus we have little to no income from the animals. We care for the animals that come here for the rest of their lives. The expense is huge. But we wouldn't change a thing!
We often get calls asking us to help with medical expenses for someone else's pet, but we are not able to do that.
But then the call came in from a friend to say that she had run over her little boy's cat - Caterpillar. The little (almost) 4 year old had loved Caterpillar since the kitty was 8 weeks old. He had slung him over his shoulder, carried him under his arms, cradled him lovingly, and hauled him around their yard in the back of his "tractor". I have seen first hand the love that these two, boy and cat, have for each other. The only hope for saving Caterpillar was for us to step in. The family released ownership to us and Caterpillar was rushed to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic to receive the care he needed.
Caterpillar had a broken pelvis (which just requires kennel rest) and a severely broken back leg that required pinning. Although the surgery was successful he was not able to urinate on his own. Doctors were unable to insert a catheter, and so his urine was being drawn out by needle twice daily. Doctors hoped that this was the result of severe trauma, and that it would correct itself over time with rest and medication.
Every day I picked the young man up and took him to the hospital to visit his beloved kitty. The response was always the same - Caterpillar got up immediately, came to his little man, and they spent 30-45 minutes cuddling each other. Pretty remarkable for a little boy of his age.
Approximately 11 days after his initial injury we were devastated to learn that we would not be able to save Caterpillar. Although the pinning of his broken leg went well, he developed a urinary condition that required a specialist, and we were unable to provide the help needed to save him. This had to be one of the most heart wrenching events that we have experienced. I believe the photos pretty well tell the story.
***MACINE - STEPPED ON AT ONLY 5 WEEKS OF AGE!***
Little Macine came to us at the tender age of 5 weeks old from the Seattle area in January of 2012. When Macine's mother was hit be a car and killed, the owners gave little Macine to a faily with several children. After living there for only a few days, one of the youngest children stepped on Macine's head. For the next 24 hours the family tried desperately to help her, but she cried endlessly, couldn't eat, and developed a bubble on the top of her head that continued to get larger and larger.
When the family realized they weren't able to help her they called us, asking if we would consider bringing Macine to Daze of Camelot. Of course, we said "yes". Once here, we immediately too Macine to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic for an evaluation. The swelling was severe and it was uncertain if she would survive, and if so if she would be "normal". Macine received injections twice daily to help reduce the swelling, but there existed the possibility that she would become comatose, develop seizures, or not survive the injury. When put on the ground she walked in endless circles as do animals that are blind. We feared the worst for her eyesight, and possibly her mental status. As she seemed unable to eat or drink, her meals were prepared three times daily in a Vitamix and given to her through a syringe. During the first three weeks here she received all of her meals this way, and lived in our incubator. After this time Macine gradually became able to slurp down her "mush" from a bowl if she was held - otherwise she would fall into it. This means of eating continued for several more weeks before she was able to stand on her own at her bowl.
At this point we felt that little Macine was ready to graduate from the incubator into a playpen. When we moved her into her "new room" we also offered her crunchy puppy food and a bowl of water. It only took a few days for Macine to rise to the task and begin eating like a big girl! She continued to live in her playpen for some time, but was allowed to run around the house with the other dogs when we were present to watch her. She seemed quite normal in most ways, but really enjoyed walking on her front feet with her back end up in the air!
Several years later, Macine remains a beloved member of our family, enjoying her full freedom with her "brothers and sisters" in the living room. She will never be "normal", but is so very dear to our hearts. She looks forward to her lap time snuggles every morning and evening, where she curls up and sleeps.
TEN YEAR OLD BASIL WAS THROWN AWAY BECAUSE HE IS DEAF
Gentle Basil was thrown away by his owners in 2017 because he is old and deaf. He sat in a Spokane, WA shelter, waiting for a miracle. Then it came. He was adopted. But his miracle didn't last very long. Once his new adopter realized he was deaf he was returned to the shelter. Basil had been thrown away twice - once by his original family, and then by his new family.
When we first met Basil he still had hope. In spite of being let down by several people in his life he still had a wag in his tail and hope in his eyes. But we knew, as did the shelter, that he had little hope of finding a forever home.
His age and the fact that he is deaf were not in his favor. But when we went to meet him we knew - we knew that he would fit in perfectly at Daze of Camelot. And so, on this wintery day in January of 2017 Basil climbed into our car for the two hour trip home. He was very nervous, but eventually settled into a much needed sleep. His new dog exam the following day revealed that he also has a fatty tumor. Not serious, but at his age it needs to be watched closely.
Basil is a mellow old man who still has some spunk in his step. Welcome home Basil !!
***SISSY - RECEIVED A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY WHILE OWNERS WERE AWAY***
April 2010 - Adorable Sissy weighed in at just over 3 pounds. All was wonderful in Sissy's life until her family went of vacation for a week, and she was left in the care of someone else. Nobody knows what happened to Sissy, but when her family arrived home she was stretched out on the floor having seizures. Rushing her to the only Vet that was able to squeeze her in for an appointment, she was misdiagnosed and given damaging medications.
When Sissy came to us she was having constant seizures that lasted a mere 5-10 seconds. When she stood she was terrible unstable, and would stumble around until she found a corner, where she immediately became "stuck" - unable to back out. She was unable to eat kibble, as it would fall from her mouth - and if not held carefully above the bowl she would fall into the water, nose first. During all of this she would fall to her side, or onto her back, and have another short seizure.
We took Sissy immediately to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic where all symptoms pointed to an injury to her brain - perhaps from falling or being kicked. From past experience with this type of injury we knew that she needed to be isolated from the other animals in a small area, where her only option was to receive minimal activity. A small area was arranged for her where we could keep a constant watch on this precious little girl. Over the next few days Sissy spent the majority of her time sleeping, remaining awake for a mere 2 hours each day. During her time awake she continued to get stuck in the only corners she had access to, and continued having seizures. It was time for another trip to the doctor.
Once it was determined that we were seeing the continuation of seizures and her apparent inability to focus her attention, eat normally, or stay awake it was decided that we would try administering anti seizure medication. Within 2 days the seizures that were tormenting Sissy completely disappeared AND she began to remain awake throughout the day. And although we continued having to hold her during feedings, she was able to eat and drink her food without much difficulty.
Not knowing how much damage her brain received from the constant seizures, we wouldn't know for quite some time what the full extend of her recovery would be. She remained a very loving little girl, trying her darndest to return to a normal life.
We continued to care for little Sissy for several years. The other critters here realized how fragile she was, and were always extremely gentle with her. She passed peacefully after some time, but left a definite impression in our hearts. We will see you at The Bridge Sissy!
POPCORN WAS THROWN AWAY AT HER GREATEST TIME OF NEED !!!
Won't you please donate to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic and help us help the animals.
Popcorn is a soulful little girl, whose eyes were asking for help.
Little Popcorn came to us from a Washington shelter in 2016, where she had been thrown away at the tender age 0f 12 years. The first thing you noticed when you walked into a room with Popcorn was the horrible smell. Shelter staff said that she is unable to eat anything but very soft canned food. A quick trip to the Vet confirmed that the odor was indeed coming from her mouth. Every tooth in this little girl's mouth was rotten and causing her extreme discomfort - not only when she eats, but constantly.
In addition to needing ALL of her teeth removed, Popcorn had several mammary tumors that needed to be removed. Once she recovered from her surgeries Popcorn settled in quickly, and enjoys eating, drinking, and sleeping her days away!
PILOTS AND PAWS BRING HUGH TO MOSES LAKE
Pilots and Paws delivered another elderly dog to us in July 2016 from a high kill shelter in Southern California. Hugh was brought to us at the Moses Lake airport after being transported by 3 separate pilots from Southern California to Moses Lake. The final leg of his flights was provided by Dr. Lynn Harbinson, a Veterinarian and pilot from Richland, WA. She flew to Medford, Oregon to pick him up from the second pilot, and then brought him to us in Moses Lake. It was a journey of several hours for Dr. Harbinson and her daughter, but they arrived smiling.
Pilots and Paws is an organization of private pilots who use their aircraft to transport animals across the United States to rescues and sanctuaries that have agreed to take them. The journey from Death Row to Freedom is usually accomplished by numerous stops to transfer the animal from one pilot to another. THERE IS NO FEE FOR THIS TRANSPORT. The pilots do this for their love of animals and their desire to help save lives.
Hugh was taken to a high kill shelter in the Los Angeles area by his owner because he was too old to be needed any more. He came to us blind and deaf, but in good health. A scenario that we see all too often. But the shelter staff loved him so much that they asked a local rescuer to try to find him a home. We were called, and the search was on to find transport. Hugh is the third dog brought to us by Pilots and Paws.
GARY - 9 MONTHS OLD, TWO RUPTURED EYEBALLS AND SEIZURES
Gary came to Daze of Camelot just before Christmas 2015. He was the loving companion of a 10 year old boy and 7 year old girl. Their mom found Gary when he was just 8 weeks old. His eyes were infected and he was sick when they found him. Although they applied medication to his eyes in an attempt to heal them, they only got worse, and eventually ruptured, leaving Gary blind. Unfortunately he continued to have infections in his eyes, which they were unable to treat.
And then, a few weeks before Christmas, Gary began to have seizures. Nasty seizures. That's when they called us. Of course we were happy to accept Gary into our family, and he immediately got along with the other kitties here.
The day he arrived was his first visit our Vet, where he received his prescription to control seizures and a complete examination. Once his seizure meds were leveled out and we were sure they were under control he was able to undergo surgery to remove what was left of his eyes. This surgery also prevented Gary from suffering from further eye infections.
All Better !
One question that we asked, as did some at our Vet office was "who names a cat Gary?". Well we certainly didn't have the answer, but one of the ladies at the clinic gave as good an explanation as we could think of...Gary is the little snail on Sponge Bob Square Pants cartoons. As his companion children were 7 and 10 years old we thought it made perfect sense!
The cost for Gary's surgery was extreme. These are the types of surgeries, daily medications for life, and treatments that we encounter all the time. Won't you please make a contribution in ANY amount directly to our Veterinary bill at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in Moses Lake? (509) 765-6794 All donations are tax deductible. Thank you so much from the animals at Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary!
AS WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT THE ANIMALS THAT COME TO LIVE HERE WE HAVE NO "INCOME" FROM THEM. YOUR DONATIONS IN ANY AMOUNT MADE DIRECTLY TO PIONEER VETERINARY CLINIC ENABLE US TO CONTINUE TO HELP THE ANIMALS. WON'T YOU PLEASE PHONE IN A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION IN ANY AMOUNT TO (509) 765-6794 OR BY MAIL TO PIONEER VETERINARY CLINIC - 827 SHARON AVE., MOSES LAKE, WA 98837. THANK YOU!!
It was a hot Saturday afternoon in July of 2012 when we received a call that there was a horse wandering in the desert a few miles from us. After getting direction for the location we headed out in the truck to take a look. An hour after searching the area offered no sign of the horse, so we stopped at a few area homes to gather more information. We were told that the horse had been loose for about 2 weeks, and that nobody could get close enough to touch it. Several of the locals had called the shelter, but apparently any attempts to rescue the horse were unsuccessful. We headed home, wondering if the horse was still alive. Temperatures had been in the upper 90's for almost a week, and there were no ponds to drink from.
MUNCHKIN - LEFT IN THE DESERT TO DIE
The following day we decided to drive once again to the area. Pulling into a turnout along the dirt road, we searched the landscape for signs of life. Soon, a head popped up from behind the crest of a hill. It HAD to be the horse in question! The horse was moving in our direction, but was no doubt unaware of our presence. Dale climbed quietly out of the truck, halter tucked behind his back. and moved forward about 100 feet. As the horse had not yet seen him, it continued to move in his direction, and didn't seem to see Dale until almost upon him. Dale spent the next hour or more talking to an moving closer to the horse. Each time he was within arms length the mare would simply take a few steps away. She was indeed very
emaciated, and looked longingly at the canal which ran through
the area. With steep concrete banks and deep, fast moving water,
it would mean sure death if she tried to get a drink.
After several hours of Dale trying to befriend her, we needed to come up with a better plan. Remembering that one local said the horse came every evening for carrots left on the ground, and that they had a fenced yard behind their house, we began herding her
to the house and into the back yard. Another hour and Dale was able to get close enough to get a
rope around her neck, and ultimately put a halter on her. At this point it was obvious that she had never had a halter on, nor had she been led by a rope. As Dale calmed her, I moved the trailer to the area so we could attempt to load her up....attempt !
The next 45 minutes was comprised of numerous attempts and methods of loading her into the trailer. On the final attempt she reared up and hit her head on the trailer, leaving a deep gash. We immediately called out large animal Vet, Dr. Sruti Sreerama of Moses Lake Veterinary Clinic, for an emergency visit where we stood, knowing that the horse would need sutures, and a sedative to continue. Once at our location she did a thorough exam, sutured the wound, and remarked how "lucky" the horse was to be alive in the heat we had been having. As the newly named "Munchkin" was still quite drowsy from the sedative used for suturing the wound, we decided to use it to our advantage to try to once again load her into the trailer. This time we were successful, and once the sedative wore off we headed home.
We later learned that someone had taken her into the desert and dumped her in 100 degree weather with no food or water to die because they didn't want her any longer. It took almost a year for Munchkin to trust us enough to let us touch and pet her. Today Munch is a beloved member of our family and enjoys being brushed, having her hooves trimmed by our farrier, and sharing a small pasture area with her little sidekick Ella.
DANGLES - FOUND AT THE COLLEGE WITH A LEG BARELY ATTACHED
We were called to the college to rescue this little girl in November 2017. Her leg was hanging
by a thread. We immediately took her to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic where she was taken right
in to surgery. Doctors think she was caught in a fan belt, and her leg was amputated. They
said that she had been like this for a while as the wound was full of maggots. I just can't imagine the pain she must have been in. We named her Dangles, as her leg was dangling and all bones were exposed.
When nobody claimed this little girl we brought her home, BUT we found her a wonderful home immediately. She is now a very pampered indoor girl, with several "sisters" to share her love with, a new name, and a wonderful human mom!!
MELO - 10 MONTHS OLD - NEPHROTIC SYNDROME
Little Melo was on Death Row in Southern California when he was rescued and brought to Washington in May 2016 by Ginger's Pet Rescue in Seattle. Although he should have weighed 12-14 pounds little Melo weighed a mere 6 1/2 pounds. We headed to Seattle, where Ginger gave little Melo to us to care for.
We immediately took Melo to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic for a complete exam due to his extreme weight loss, in spite of his excellent appetite, and constant coughing. Melo was skin and bones. X-rays showed that he was suffering from pneumonia, and blood work showed that there might be another problem. We took him home with antibiotics, and waited for him to start gaining weight. It didn't happen. Returning to the Vet a few days later, we ran more blood work and urine samples. Two days later the results were in...
Unfortunately, little Melo suffers from a rare kidney disorder called Nephrotic Syndrome. There is no cure for this, we can only treat the symptoms for the rest of his life..
Melo is now an extremely active and happy little man. Because we don't know if Melo was born with this condition or developed it sometime during his short 10 months - we don't know how much time he has with us, as the expected lifespan for this condition is 1-2 years.
In the meantime Melo is having a ball and certainly enjoying life. When his condition worsens we will not let him suffer, but will be with him at the Vet as we set him free and send him off to Rainbow Bridge.
PEARL - TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Little Pearl came to us from another rescuer in October 2015. The rescuer was unable to place her in a new home due to her "odd" behavior. She found the little dog listed on Craig's List - which is probably the most horrific place to list any animal needing a new home - especially dogs and cats! At any rate, she picked the dog up and brought her home. After a couple days watching this little girl she was certain that the dog could not be adopted out to a new home. And she called us.
When we arrived to pick her up she sat calmly in her little cage. We loaded her up in the car and headed home. That was the easy part...
After arriving home we placed the cage on the floor and opened the door - inviting Pearl into her new home. While laying down, she immediately threw her head back and began snarling and barking viciously! Each time we spoke to her or moved toward her she returned to this frenzied state, never facing us, but always throwing her head backwards. We had honestly never seen anything like this before. We considered the possibility of seizures - but we have had many seizure dogs and this did not resemble anything like the
seizures we had seen in the past. And so we decided the best course of action was to leave her cage door open and allow her to proceed at her own pace. Each time we passed by we spoke to her softly and offered a hand to smell, which resulted in the same reaction. But later that evening we noticed that she had allowed Kringle, one of our disabled cats with a deformed lower jaw, into her kennel. Pearl had accepted a friend.
Over the next couple days Pearl began to venture out of her kennel, even allowing us to come close to her. Sometimes this occurred without incident, and other times she assumed the old stance - throwing her head back while snapping and growling. She slowly began allowing us to touch her, while she sat patiently, as long as we didn't make any sudden moves.
We will never know what happened to little Pearl in the past, only that she was extremely lucky to be found on Craig's List by another rescuer. If she had been picked up by someone else or taken to a shelter it probably would have been the end of her story. We knew that her safe haven will always be in her kennel, but we hope that Pearl will learn to trust us over time and allow us to hold her and cuddle her. At this point in time we believe she received a traumatic brain injury by being hit or beaten. Or possibly she had been given street drugs. Whatever the cause, she will be loved and cared for in our home for as long as she lives.
Pearl is a tiny girl, and we believe there is a soul longing to be loved inside.
TIFFANY - OUR SECOND PARALYZED, WHEELCHAIR DOG FROM TAIWAN
Tiffany came to us during the summer of 2015. Just like Marvel (shown further down the web site), she came from Taiwan, is paralyzed in her hind quarters, and had a wheelchair from Eddie's Wheels.
Tiffany was very timid when she first arrived here. No doubt she wasn't sure what her destiny would be. Dogs are regularly trapped and butchered for food in Taiwan. Often they are chased with machetes by locals, for food, and are killed or receive horrific injuries. Animal Rescue Team Taiwan (ARTT) rescues as many of these poor creatures as possible, treats them with the best medical care they have, and then sends them to a rescue in the United States. They are indeed a blessing to the dogs of the region.
Unfortunately the veterinary care in Taiwan is not as good as that in the US, and most of the dogs need further, extensive care, once they arrive in the States, as did Marvel. Tiffany is beyond surgical help to restore her ability to walk. But she does have feeling in her hind legs, and needs to receive physical therapy to help ease her discomfort. It took Tiffany a few months to feel comfortable in her new home, but she became a loved, and loving member of our family, enjoying ear and neck rubs daily.
BABY - DESERTED IN 102 DEGREE WEATHER
Little Baby came to Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary mid June 2015 after being found by a caring person, wandering in the country in 102 degree weather. They took her into their home and sent out inquiries, looking for her owner - but of course nobody showed up to claim her.
Realizing that they were unable to care for her extreme medical needs they contacted us asking if we would take her. Of course we said yes.
We immediately took Baby to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic where she was promptly admitted, awaiting surgery the following morning for the massive mammary tumor. During surgery it was discovered that Baby had two other mammary tumors needing removal and that she needed to
be spayed. All tumors were removed, she was spayed, and treated for a slight ear infection. It is believed that little Baby was a breeder - constantly being bred for the sale of her puppies. When her mammary tumor became so large that she was unable to produce and feed puppies, she lost her .
usefulness. And was let loose out in the country to fend for herself. Because Baby was too young, and now healthy, to stay at Daze of Camelot we asked our Veterinarians to look for a home for her - where she could spend her remaining days being loved and cherished. Something she had likely not experienced in her brief 7 years.
We do not adopt out animals that come to us, and receive no money or other compensation if we are able to place them in a home of their own, The surgery that saved Baby's life and enabled her to look forward to a loving, healthy life cost $796. Because we do not adopt out or have "income" from the animals here, we rely on donations to continue helping Baby and other elderly, abused and disabled animals that come here. Won't you please help us to help them! All donations should be sent directly to our Veterinary Clinic:
Pioneer Veterinary Clinic
827 Sharon Avenue
Moses Lake, WA 98837
NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL - AND ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
REINDEER - LEFT UNATTENDED FOR TOO LONG
When the call came in August of 2011 that Reindeer was in desperate need of rescue from the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho area we really didn't expect to find her in the condition that she was in. We were told that her hooves were seriously overgrown, but we have rescued foundered horses in that condition several times over the years. Treatment usually takes a year or more, as our farrier slowly trims the hooves twice monthly until the horse can walk without pain, then regain a somewhat normal life. But it didn't appear that Reindeer's treatment would be that easy.
Unfortunately Reindeer's feet had been uncared for over such a long period of time that it might have caused malformation of the leg bones, AND she was only 5 years old!! Her hoof trimming began immediately, and we awaited results of x-rays to assess the bone damage. But, through all of this sweet Reindeer was trying to trust us, which was a huge step after being allowed to suffer s much at the hands of humans. In addition to her other problems Reindeer was terribly thin.
The initial examination of Reindeer showed that there was far more damage than we anticipated to her feet. Not only were her feet in serious condition - all 4 feet - but also the first 3 joints of all 4 legs. She was in extreme pain. But we were giving her daily pain medication to help. The initial visit by the farrier was unsuccessful. We next had to schedule a hoof trim to be
done at the Veterinarian office, where they would lay her down with a total anesthetic. This was necessary as she was unable to stand with one foot being held for trimming.
Katie Merwick of Second Chance Ranch in Elma, WA stepped forward to graciously help Reindeer. Katie sent her special farrier to Moses Lake to treat Reindeer. After having a Vet anesthetize her, he spent several hours AND THREE DIFFERENT SAWS cutting away at
Reindeer's hooves. It was absolutely incredible to watch. The farrier anticipated that it would take her 2-3 months to recuperate, having to retrain her tendons and muscles into their new positions. BUT...the following day Reindeer was not only up and moving well, but asking to be with the other horses.
Stephanie and Karen, two wonderful women in Moses Lake that are friends with Katie, offered to take Reindeer under their protective wings, and give her a foster home. Once relocated to their home she was also renamed - Pixie!! Pixie was greatly loved by Stephanie and Karen and will never again have to fear for her safety or her health.
TAFFY - A LESSON IN SKIN CANCER FROM THE SUN
Having been in rescue since 1996, we still find there is a lot to learn. When Taffy came to us in January of 2009 she was a healthy girl of about 1 year of age. Being much happier outdoors she soon became an outside cat. When Taffy's nose began to blister and get crusty during the summer of 2013 we took her to our Vet. It was at that time we learned two things: first - Taffy had skin cancer on her nose; second - this is not uncommon in animals of all types that are white. As a result of learning this Taffy immediately came inside for the remainder of the summer, which didn't exactly please her, but it was necessary due to the extreme summer heat in the desert of Eastern Washington. We tried to appease her dislike for the indoors by letting her outside for a few weeks at a time during the overcast winter months, but brought her inside again in the spring - where she
impatiently waited for winters. As the years passed it was interesting to watch little pieces of her nose actually fall off. It didn't seem to bother her very often, but when it did we took her to the Vet for antibiotic treatments. Taffy passed away in the summer of 2017. Because of Taffy we learned a very valuable lesson about white animals - dogs, cats, horses. The sun is not their friend. We have since had white horses suffer from skin cancer too. When warned about the dangers of being in the sun - please take it seriously. Skin cancer is a real threat from over exposure. Rest in Peace little Taffy. We loved you dearly !
JASPER - RESCUED FROM THE FIGHTING RINGS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Jasper (Jazzy Boy) came to us from Southern California in late 2008. His spirit was warm
and loving, but he was unable to join one of our packs because he was rescued from a fighting ring in Southern California. He was used as a "bait dog". He came to us with scars from the wounds he received from other dogs. Because he had been used as a bait dog he was very aggressive if in the same area as another dog. He was used to trying to defend himself. Jasper enjoyed his own area of the yard, separated from the other dogs by a chain link fence, so they were able to "visit" through the fence. He loved to run loose on the back acre and chase the illusive Rock Chucks.
After almost 4 years here we were finally able to let Jazzy Boy enter into his own "pack". He had learned to trust the dogs on the other side of the fence, and spent his final years playing and enjoying life with his "friends".
MARVEL - BEATEN BY HIS OWNER HE SUFFERED TWO BROKEN LEGS
Marvel came to us in August of 2013 from Taiwan, with both of his rear legs broken. Well, let's say that they had been broken some time earlier, and had healed, but they had healed incorrectly. We were told he had been beaten by his owner, and was close to death when he was found. The people that rescued him took him to Animal
Rescue Team Taiwan (ARTT) where he was nursed back to health, but both of his rear legs remained broken - and "healed" in their broken format. ARTT contacted Ginger's Pet Rescue in Seattle, WA who in turn contacted us, asking if we would accept Marvel. One week later we picked him up at SeaTac International Airport from his long flight from Taiwan. We were met by Taiwanese dignitaries that thanked us profusely for taking Marvel into our care. Needless to say, we were shocked and thrilled at their interest in little Marvel.
As you can see in the photo, one of his legs healed completely straight, without the ability to bend. This made it extremely difficult for Marvel to walk, as he had to negotiate dragging that leg beneath his belly. To make matters even worse, the remaining rear leg had healed in such a way that the only was Marvel was able to use it for walking was to push himself along with it - but he did. As you can imagine, this made it quite difficult when it came to walking, but also sitting and sleeping.
Marvel maintained a gloriously happy spirit in spite of his circumstances.
After radio graphs and examination at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic were completed it was determined that there would be no "fixing" the leg that wouldn't move. The bone was actually
twisted in the shoulder socket - and was set that way. And so the decision was made to amputate that leg, ($1,500)and then center on fixing the remaining broken leg. I was able to sit in on this surgery, and I must say it was quite involved because of the way the bone was twisted into the socket.
And although it was a lengthy surgery, the leg was successfully removed and Marvel returned home with us the following morning. A new man - well, little man.
One week after the amputation we took Marvel to physical therapy for an assessment of the remaining broken back leg. Our hope was that even though the broken bone had "healed", physical therapy would .