LAST UPDATE 8/03/01
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It seems the name CHANCE
is one reserved for rescue dogs with leg problems.
Our first CHANCE
came out of Miami Dade Animal Control. He had a broken front leg
with nerve damage. He was rescued the day when he was to be put to
sleep. CHANCE was adopted by Tony & Marie Zeak of Cocoa, FL., and
his name was changed to AIJO. His leg
was amputated and he now serves as Therapy Dog.
Go and look at Aijo at
Our second CHANCE was rescued by Maria
Burns of Ashland, Ohio. He also was taken out of Animal Control.
This Chance had a front leg completely deformed from an old injury.
Chance went to Ohio State University Veterinary School and his
surgery to correct his leg was done.
His website is
CHANCE, THE THIRD
is a dog found after he had been hit by a car.
On Thursday, July 19th, 2001 Grace received a call from a veterinary
clinic in Jacksonville. They had this dog and they were getting
ready to amputate one of his rear legs. Grace was told that all the
medical care was going to be provided for FREE by the clinic! They
asked for help in finding a home for this little dog. On this date,
Grace was not told what they had named him.
On 7/22/01 Marie Zeak
writes to Grace the following:
You should have received this when I did. According to Kaye, she
spoke with you on Thursday AM, you were not able to talk long as you
were leaving for Tampa. This is the dog that I called you about in
Jacksonville Beach, the dog that was to have his right rear leg
amputated, and they named him Chance.
They (the surgeons and staff) are taking care of all of the medical
bills etc. They just want to find him a forever home. When I talked
with you Thursday night, you told me to post his story, and that I
On 7/22/01 Marie Zeak
writes to the Gulfstream Rottweiler Club membership the following:
HERE IS THE STORY OF CHANCE, THE THIRD..
This is NOT
a plea for donations. No monies needed! PLEASE stay with me
at night someone heard a car accident, thought they heard a dog
screaming. Went to look in the rain, unable to locate the dog.
7-14 Animal Care and Control was called. They located the dog
under bushes. Small Rottweiler, both back legs injured. Rushed
to the Ocean View Animal Clinic in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Dog
had been laying in the rain for 12 hours.
Macy, this male was given immediate medial attention! All local
authorizes notified, i.e.: Human Society, lost pet columns,
etc. Somehow, someone at this wonderful clinic saw an article
with Maria Burns' "Chance". I am a bit fuzzy here on details.
A call was made to Maria, hence yesterday, I received a call
regarding this young male. The call came from two "Guardian
Angels", Kaye and Lillian from the Ocean View Animal Clinic.
the doctors, the staff. all are taking care of this dog's
medical expenses! I have been very fortunate to speak with Kaye
and Lillian. Has anyone ever felt true love and commitment
through the phone lines? Well, I have, once again! I spoke
with Grace in Tampa last night about 11:PM, and she asked me to
post this to the membership. Photos are being sent to her and
she will relay them to everyone when she returns from Tampa.
Why were we
called? The Guardian Angels at the Ocean View Clinic need a
foster home for this boy after he can be released. Naturally,
his "FOREVER HOME" is the perfect situation. They are willing
to keep him at the clinic for what-ever it takes, yet, they know
that a good loving "home" will be the best for his recovery,
when he is able to leave them. Yes, another Rottweiler with 3
legs, and a special home will be needed for this little guy.
Kaye says "He likes lots of kisses and cuddles".
We all thank
God that Maria Burns' "Chance" aka "Deeters" has found his
Forever Home. God bless you Maria. And, "Macy" with her
tremendous leg surgeries will go to her Forever home. God bless
Susie , Deborah and Lenny. And thank God that these two very
special Rottweilers will go forward on 4 legs.
male in Jacksonville Beach, FL will go forward on 3 legs, and
having the best of care that anyone could ever hope for. This
staff and the doctors HAD to see something VERY SPECIAL in this
boy!!! PLEASE think about fostering him, or even better giving
him a Forever Home. A Rottweiler with 3 legs is really not a
challenge, but a fulfilling place in one's heart.
When I spoke
with Kaye and Lillian yesterday, I asked, "What did you name
him?" Are you ready for this!
They said, "We call him CHANCE, with injuries like his, he sure
for your time. Please help with finding this special little guy
a home. I know we can "do it".
Much love to
all, Marie Zeak and "Aijo" (AKA "CHANCE") working miracles on
PH: 904-241-9833 (after 6:00PM and the ER line)
They will be in dire need of
a foster home shortly if a forever home is not located.
Everyone at the clinic is tapped out with no room at the inn
with their own animals and fosters. Kaye told me that
Chance can stay there for as long as it takes, but they feel
that he should have a more one-on-one home for recovery.
"Chance of Ocean View" is appropriate.
July 28th, Tony & Marie Zeak visited Chance!
I will try to be brief
regarding our journey to Jacksonville Beach. The clinic
is beautiful. Kaye and Lillian are true Guardian Angels.
Unfortunately we did not meet the surgeon, as he was so
busy, and we had to cut our visit short. Naturally, we
had Magic, Pete and Aijo with us. As we were spending
time with Chance, the A/C was running in the van, and
Tony went to check on things to discover the van was
starting to over-heat. So we had to start back home
minutes after we arrived, Kaye appeared with Chance
wearing his Elizabeth collar. She removed it and his
little body was just wiggling and he started giving us
the sweetest and very gentle kisses. Such a happy
little guy! And he is LITTLE. He is about 2 years of
age, yet he is the size of a 6 month Rottweiler puppy.
He is a little under 50 pounds, and needs another 15 to
be healthy. No more than 70 pounds (max) for his
height. He has the sweetest little face that I have
ever seen, and so gentle!
and I took him out to the lovely patio and even though
his surgeries were 8 days ago, he had no idea that he
was "disabled". Staples and stitches intact, he just
ran through the grass, happy as a little clam, stopping
only to wiggle and give us kisses.
We thought is was time
for him to meet "Aijo". Tony brought Aijo out of the
van. Chance pranced up to him, said, "Hi big guy, my
name is Chance, what's yours?" His little body just so
happy. Aijo made one quick snap and a noise. Little
Chance looked so sad and hid behind Tony. So, not to
stress him any further, we put Aijo back in the van.
Back inside the clinic,
several clients were coming and going and Chance was so
happy to see each person. Someone, somewhere, had to
have given this little guy love and socialization. I
cannot believe that no one has stepped forward to
Well, Grace, I did not
want to leave him. Kaye seems to think that he will be
ready to be adopted the end of next week. He is
heartworm negative, current on all vaccines. I know
within my heart that he will be a loving companion to
someone. That someone should be ready to be showered
with kisses and a wiggly butt. Chance needs
someone that will hold and cuddle him. He is a prime
candidate to share a bed pillow and a spot on the sofa
with the people in his 'forever home". He has so much
love in his little heart to give. Tony and I are so
glad that we made our journey to meet a little tri-pod
that will forever remain so special in our hearts.
pray that someone will be his Guardian Angel and give
him the loving home that a very special dog deserves.
And you have not heard the last from me regarding him.
YOU my home?
weekend we have an adoption drive with animal care and
control. Chance will be there but he won't be going
home with anyone - unless they come back at another time
and we check their situation out etc! Nothing but the
best for our boy! He was helping me clean the pet shop
yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately, he couldn't decide
whether he wanted a raw hide, a pig ear or a dental bone
so he had at least 3 of each spread out across the
floor! He's sucha sweetie.
I'll take some more pictures of him this week.
Kaye and Chance
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