My News Years resolution for 2011 was to pursue my dream which is animal rescue. I decided to follow my true passion and quit waiting.
I was prepared to file all my necessary paperwork for my 501 c3 and work on my website and get everything up and running before I rescue any dogs.
Well two weeks later I got a plea to rescue my first yorkie who was a stray at the Kern County Shelter in Bakersfield. I remember when they brought her out to me, I wrapped her up in a blanket and put her in the kennel in the back seat and headed back to San Diego where my veterinarian was waiting for me. I named her Alexis since she did not have a name. I was so worried the whole way home. She never lifted her head once, she was in bad shape.
She had not had a bath in what appeared to be over a year. She had so much feces stuck on her it required 4 baths to get her coat clean, free of oil and soiling. The vet determined she was about nine years old. She had a severe case of pneumonia. She stayed on antibiotics for 10 weeks, had her teeth cleaned and one pulled which was causing discharge from a large infection in her gum and nasal cavity.I knew this tiny little thing was a fighter and I was determined to see her through. Once she started feeling better, her personality sure came out. She is a loving little soul. Full of energy and has a personality larger than life. She is now in a wonderful furever home where she has a new yorkie sister.
She will have an incredible furever life full of love and will feel safe and secure.