HAMR was formed not only to rescue and rehome Husky and Malamutes but also to educate, therefore we have created this page to show you continuous updates of our Pups in Progress. You will get an insight on pups that you haven’t seen yet which we have rescued as they go through lots of love and care getting them ready for their furever homes.
BOSS is also a recent newcomer to the HAMR family after being picked up from a vet clinic where he had been left for euthanasia on the 21st of December 2017. Luckily for Boss, the vet knew who to call to ensure this did not happen.
The only thing we can see that is in any way ‘wrong’ with Boss is that his nose is crusty, has no pigment and is sore to touch. We suspect he may have either Collie Nose or Discoid Lupus. Boss will be getting a skin scraping done which will be sent for analysis to confirm what treatment he will need and then he will be ready for his new home.
JAXX is a recent addition to the HAMR family, only coming in on the 17th of December 2017 after being surrendered.
Unfortunately due to the extremely matted condition of his coat, he had to be shaved. We are still unsure if he is a fluffy or wooly coat yet (leaning towards fluffy) but hopefully, we will find out once his skin and hair follicles start to repair and grow his coat back. We are hopeful but we suspect it may never grow back due to having been shaved numerous times in the last 8 years of his life.
Jaxx also presented with what, at the time, the vet suspected was intervertebral disc disease, lumbosacral disease and hip dysplasia.
After x-rays, all of these possibilities were ruled out, thankfully but leaving us confused as to why he moved so oddly, so we sought the help of a physiotherapist.
It turns out that Jaxx has never developed the necessary musculature required to move in a ‘correct fashion’. So he is now seeing a physiotherapist on a fortnightly basis and is in the care of a very conscientious foster carer who is following the Physiotherapist instructions to the letter to get this boy to a place where he can be adopted and live a happy and fulfilling life of being able to go for walks without falling over every tiny bump, including his own feet and legs.
KADA came to us on the 2nd of September in 2017 after being surrendered.
Kada is a fluffy coated Malamute and unfortunately her extremely poor coat condition contributed hugely to her behavioral issues that came with her.
Touching Kada used to hurt her. She was matted in so many places that even moving in certain ways caused her pain.
It took a week of after hours grooming sessions to free her of all her excess fur and matting.
Once free of her old life, we started working on her trust of people and that being touched wasn’t going to cause her large amounts of pain.
Kada is still a work in progress, as you can probably understand, some behaviors are easier to overcome than others but her amazing foster carers are working hard on getting her to a place where she can get to the vet, without having a meltdown because a complete stranger needs to check her over.
LADY came in at the same time as BOSS from the same vet under the same circumstances on the 21st of December 2017. Unfortunately when Lady came to us, she came into season, so we are currently waiting until she finishes her season so we can have her sterilised. Then this beautiful girl will be ready for her new home.
SHILOH came to us on the 5th of May in 2017 from the pound.
She had been declared a dangerous dog due to allegedly killing a cat with another dog.
Since coming into HAMR’s care, Shiloh has shown no threat to the cat she currently lives with as well as another Husky and wonderful foster family.
We have been going through the motions of having her dangerous dog declaration over turned and are so close now, so keep your fingers crossed that our last hurdle will see her freed from her dangerous dog declaration.
Zeek our most recent HAMR family addition came to us on the 14th of January 2018 and went straight to the vet.
He came to us needing immediate attention to his ears as he had very severe hematoma’s to both ears and a severe ear infection to also, both ears.
Zeek had his surgery on the 15th of January and is in recovery with an amazing foster home who are ensuring that he has the most optimum recovery possible.
Zeek will need weekly vet trips for the following three weeks to ensure his ears heal in the best and quickest way without any complications.
Once his ears are given the all clear, Zeek will undergo an intensive grooming session to ensure that all grass seeds, lumps and bumps are discovered. This may mean another surgery to remove any that have embedded but we’re taking it one step at a time. Keep your fingers crossed for this very brave boy.