Collin County Castaways
"Providing Hope and Second Chances for Those Left Behind"
P.O. Box 6634
Our Featured Castaway - Annabelle -
Annabelle has captured my heart and I hope will do the same to you. When writing Annabelle's biography I wanted to convey to you how special Annbelle is to me our and our rescue.
This beautfiul girl captured my heart the first time I saw her at the shelter. This red Pit puppy with big ears was perfect in every way. I was going to pull her from the shelter the first time I saw her, but a couple had started the adoption process when I went back for her. I was happy to see such a sweet girl get a chance she deserves.
About a month later I returned to the shelter to see once again those big beautiful ears. Only this time she was a little less than perfect; she had a huge mass under her skin, on her elbows, bald spots, and kept scratching herself. To a rescuer, that usually means one of two things, flea allergy or Sarcoptic mange. Sarcoptic is the contagious kind, to humans and other animals. We took her for the test and of course it was Sarcopse. I had a herd at my house and none of our fosters could take her. I had nowhere for her to go; thankfully a lady and her daughter saw the plea for her on Facebook and decided to try to foster Annabelle.
Annabelle is currently up for adoption through Collin County Castaways for as much I love her, I think there may possibly be a better home for her than mine; maybe with a little less chaos?? :)
Chained, Starved, And Abandoned~A Rescue Story ~
Leonard, Texas -
Collin County Castaways answered a call for help on a property where 11 dogs had been abandoned. They were all living on chains,emaciated, covered in fleas and ticks, and suffering with little to no water or shelter in this Texas 100 degree plus heat. We could not turn our backs and removed them all and put them in boarding at the wonderful Doggie Wonderland of Coppell as we rehabilitated, provided medical care and prepared them for adoption. A few remain in boarding as we wait for space in our foster homes open up, so donations are still needed. The girls that have moved over into foster care are truely special. They love other dogs, cats and especially children. A true testimony to the resilence of canines!
Please watch our video on our latest venture!
All of the Leonard Dogs are now safe and off their chains! We are taking donations for their care as we work them into foster homes and provide them vet care in preperation for adoption!
Friends of Collin County Castaways
We would like to THANK and recommend Shades of You Photography for the most beautiful pictures of what we think are the most special dogs...our fosters!
Amy Siniscalchi is an internationally published portrait photographer serving Dallas, Texas and the surrounding areas. Her images can be seen in greeting cards from both Avanti Press and Borealis Press. We are proud to have been voted in the top 3 of Dallas' WFAA-List for Best Portrait Photography in 2009!
Amy prides herself in capturing intimate and timeless portraits of Maternity, Newborns, Babies, Children, Families and Pets. Shades of You Photography is available to travel nationally/internationally for sessions. Amy is a proud member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP), Dallas Professional Photographers of America (DPPA), and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). Amy is delighted to be affiliated with HeARTsSpeak - a group of artists who are passionate about animals and animal welfare.
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Dallas Examiner -- Wednesday June 8th, 2011