Welcome to A Different Breed’s website!
We are a 501c3 animal rescue organization that primarily rescues dogs from the DFW area ‘kill’ shelters,along with taking in dogs from puppy mill raids and accepting breeder releases. We have a passion for rehabilitating the animals in our care,both physically and emotionally,and then finding them their perfect forever homes. Our rescue group cares for dogs in individual foster homes,as well as at our dog sanctuary.
Call for donation –Princess Cutie
Princess Cutie is a cocker spaniel female puppy mill rescue. At the time she was taken in by A Different Breed Animal Rescue in 2013,she was approximately 3 years old and weighed barely 15 lbs. Within a week she gave birth to puppies in a very complicated procedure that resulted in the still birth of two puppies and subsequent surgeries for Princess Cutie. ADB has managed to find a suitable foster parent,that has done miracles with Princess Cutie and has cared for her extensively. Unfortunately,at the present time she has developed an ear condition that is very painful and has resisted all treatments given to her this past year. She needs an ear operation to restore her health and the cost of such surgery is $3,200.
Our organization cannot afford this at the present time,and the foster parent would like desperately to provide this operation,but is also unable to pay for it.
We are attaching recent photos of Princess Cutie,and rely on your kindness to make this operation happen.
We would be thankful for any contribution to be marked “For Princess Cutie”and sent to either our PayPal Account or by mail to:
11700 Preston Rd #660,PMB 335
UPDATE (October 2016):
With our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jacob Worthington and the wonderful staff at Alma Animal Clinic for the outstanding care provided to our Princess Cutie. She is home now and resting,getting her strength back for the operation on her other ear.
UPDATE (November 2016):
Our sincere thanks to the Pooch Hotel and its personnel for boarding the A Different Breed Animal Rescue dogs. We could not do it without them! Thank you so much!
Sonia belonged to a couple that could no longer care for her and the dog had no place to go. She is obedient and house trained and when the apartment of her new owners was broken into,Sonia jumped the burglar and held him down with her paw on his throat until the police got there. The remarkable thing is that she did not leave a mark on the man’s throat but held him at bay. On a separate incident,a man in the parking lot was about to hit a little boy that was not related to him,and she jumped in and kept the man from hitting the child. The man in question was escorted out of the premises by security. She now helps the manager of the apartment complex to sniff out drugs.
A Different Breed organization’s role in the rescue of Spirit
Dinesha Schmidt and I went out on a call to help take some puppies from a man overrun with animals out Caddo Mills/Greenville area. A concerned neighbor had made the request. The whole neighborhood of trailer homes were overrun with loose dogs and animals everywhere. We took in 7 outdoor dogs,Great Pyrenees/Shepherd/Aussie mix pups about 7 weeks old. We also took in 5 puppies he had indoors. They are a mix of spaniel/dachshund about 5 weeks old. He would not release the mothers,but promised he was going to get them spayed. Said he had over 100 puppies last year! He also had a couple of horses,and one out front was tied to a tree and covered in blood. The dogs were licking it off her legs. He said she had been spooked by something,and reared up and came down on a metal stake. It went thru her chest and out the side of her neck. We went and looked at that poor miserable horse,and she had a hole in her chest you could put your fist into! It wasn’t much better in her neck. She had no food or water within reach. The owner was a 73 year old disabled vet,with no money,no car,etc. etc. He said he called and vets wanted $300 just to come out there to look at the horse and he could not afford that. Said he called around but no one would help him. We asked if we could try,but if someone came to help,they would want the horse released to them,and he said he would let her go. He can’t afford her anymore anyway. We took several pictures of the horse and her wounds and left. By the time we got home it was already about 7:30 PM. We emailed our pictures,posted on Facebook,and started calling rescues in the morning. The first one we called was “Beckys Hope Horse Rescue”in Frisco. They were AMAZING! They were out there within 2 hours and by the time they got there the horse was down on her knees with her head on the grass in shock and dying. They immediately took her to the vet and got to work on her! Thankfully,she is going to pull thru,but she would not have made it thru the day. She is a beautiful 2 year old Arabian/Quarter horse filly. They named her “Spirit”. I am thankful for all the animal lovers and rescues who work together to save ANY animal from suffering,but am very happy to add a HORSE to our list of saves for 2015! Joni McConnell