Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. -- Anonymous
Our Purpose is to rescue and re-home existing Lethal White Australian Shepherds. Our Mission is to ensure, through support and education, a positive environment and successful life-long union for those adopted. Our Vision is to prevent, and ultimately eliminate, Merle-to-Merle breeding of Australian Shepherds through continuous efforts to EDUCATE!
The Milo Five
4/23/04 The Milo Five are here safe and sound. They were "vet checked" on Thursday, April 22, 2004 and also received their 2nd booster. They have all been given names and we will identify and name each pup in the very near future, so please bear with us. Their beginning in life has not been good, but we plan on changing all of that. The Milo Five were born from a deliberate Merle-to-Merle breeding and the breeder called the local kill shelter to come and get them when they were 3 weeks old (they are now 6 1/2 weeks old). Just so you know, the Milo Foundation did speak with the breeder and he plans on breeding more of the same...he just doesn't care. Someone at the kill shelter contacted the Milo Foundation (named after the director's blind and deaf Lethal, Milo) about the pups, and after spending 4 days at the shelter, they were transported to the Milo Foundation. They never spent a day there, instead going directly into foster care at their Vet Tech's. Transportation was arranged (thanks to Sue Trapp of STAAR) and Paula (aussielads partner) and soon, they were on their way. They arrived on Sunday, April 18, 2004 and are currently staying with partner Kelly (who's working on fattening them up). To date, we have 2 foster homes, each taking one pup.
The pups were vet checked on 4/22/04 and it was determined (to the best of our knowledge at this time...should our opinion change, updates will be posted) at this time that ALL are deaf with slight vision impairments, but can see quite well.
All pups will receive 5 sets of boosters (2 down, 3 to go) due to the fact that they were abandoned at such an early age (our Vet's recommendation). Before adoption, they will be current on vaccinations and spay/neutered. Check back for information on how to adopt one of these adorable pups.
Original Intro: We were contacted by Abbie Reiten in California (on 4/7/04) about a litter of 7-week-old Lethal White pups; 4 males; 1 female (all deaf/sight impaired). They were dumped at The Lake County Shelter in Northern CA and rescued by Lynne Tingle, the director of the Milo Foundation. Thanks to the efforts of many they will be arriving on Saturday night (4/17/04). We really need foster homes to help care for these precious babies. Please check back for pictures and information. We will update as soon as possible.
Here's a few pics of their arrival in AZ. More pictures and details to come, please check back soon!
A special thanks to Sue Trapp, STAAR Rep who got them to San Bernardino, John, who drove them all the way from San Bernardino to Blythe, and Paula (aussielads) and Kristie, who brought them home.
DONATORS FOR THE MILO FIVE
Eva Vichules (AZ)
Jan Hinkley (CA)
Valerie Hastings (CA)
To learn more about each pup, please click on individual pictures!