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Address:Foster homes throughout Chicagoland, Wood Dale, IL 60191
English Pointer - Wiconi Aka Coni - Medium - Young - Male - Dog
Wiconi aka Coni (Connie) is a GORGEOUS Lemon and White American Field Bred English Pointer. He was confiscated last July from his owners that left him tied out in 100 degree heat with no water or shelter. Upon arrival to the vet --he had a temperature of 106 and was lucky he didn't die. When he arrived in foster care- he was very sick as he was very neglected by his owners- was loaded with worms and sadly is recovering from two tick borne diseases. He is also deaf- whether that is a manifestation of the heat he suffered or from the Rocky Mountain spotted fever he was also fighting- it doesn't seem to affect him at all! He is a very happy boy and as many dogs don't listen to their owners anyways- with some very good food training and hand signals- this fella should make a magnificent pet. He is doing GREAT in foster care very playful- fetch is his game!! Here are some new photos of him from Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151006726101923.418099.101389461922&type=3> . Due to the fact that these dogs have come from shelters or abuse or neglect situations, and unless we have tested these dogs on upland birds and feel they are confident and ready to work as a hunter with families where they will be trained with kindness and patience, we will only adopt to pet homes. All adoptions include vaccinations, fecals and deworming, microchips, spaying or neutering, collar, leash and an information adoption packet. All dogs and puppies are also tested for Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever via a $100 blood test. On average nearly 83% of our incoming dogs and puppies from the Midwest are testing positive to one, two or all three tick borne illnesses. If caught early- these diseases are highly treatable. Infected Dog and Deer Ticks are all over the Midwest and United States and these diseases often go missed yet are epidemic. Left untreated- dogs may suffer horrible painful joints, brain damage, chronic allergies, and if the disease progresses- death. All IBR dogs in foster care are learning to be crate trained, housebroken, socialized with other dogs and loved on by their human foster parents. Adoption fees are used to cover vetting expenses and special need dogs' vetting care. Our adoption guidelines also require non-smoking homes and safe fenced in yards. If you are interested in adopting this pet through our rescue organization, please go to the ADOPTING A FRIEND <http://www.illinoisbirddogrescue.org/adoption_procedure.html> section to read about our pre-adoption policies and vetting protocols.
Others Ways You Can Make a Difference Shop for 2010 custom calendars, mugs and T-shirts at our Café Press <http://www.cafepress.com/ibrescue/> fundraising website and choose merchandise featuring Pointers, Setters, Hunting Dogs or Friendly Mutts. All of our calendar stars are rescued dogs that would have been euthanized in shelters across the Mid-West had IBR not stepped in to save them. Your support does make a difference!! Help offset the high cost of our vetting bills via the Petfinder.com Sponsor-A-Pet link. Illinois Birddog Rescue has always prided itself in not turning away any sick and injured dogs; animals that most shelters would have euthanized. We have saved many dogs with heartworm, tick borne illnesses, broken legs, missing legs, blind dogs, a new deaf puppy, dogs suffering from Parvo and especially senior dogs that may need expensive health care to help them get ready for adoption. In February of 2006, in one weekend, we brought in 20+ dogs from the Boat Mountain Tragedy <http://boatmountianclan.blogspot.com/> , and that depleted our emergency funds. Your donation will not go unnoticed. In addition to helping save lives, when you donate your name will be added to the Illinois Birddog Rescue Donations and Rescue Sponsor List <http://www.ibrdonations.blogspot.com/> . Become an IBR foster home and help give a rescued dog or puppy a second chance at a new happy life. The work and dedication of the current IBR foster families can be seen by clicking HERE <http:
Breed: English Pointer
Petfinder ID: 24196944
Pet has been spayed/neutered
Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc | Addison, IL
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