UPDATE 8/03/01 at the bottom of the page!
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 www.gulfstreamrottweilerclub.org/rescue.htm
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 www.gulfstreamrottweilerclub.org/chance.htm
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
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 here!
7-13, late 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.
Unlike, poor 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
The 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
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.
This young 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 deserves
Thank you for your time.
Please help with finding this special little guy a home. I know we can
Much love to all,
Marie Zeak and "Aijo" (AKA "CHANCE") working
miracles on 3 legs.
Dr. Wayne Knapke, DVM
Ocean View Clinic
1210 3rd St. North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32253
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.
His name "Chance of
Ocean View" is appropriate.
Saturday, 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 quickly.
Within 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
Tony 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
We 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
YOU my home?
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.
Love Kaye and
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IF YOU DON'T RESCUE,
Gulfstream Rottweiler Club is in need
Please, send your donation to our Rescue Fund
Gloria Alayon, Treasurer
3840 SW 121 Avenue
Miami, FL 33175
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