Not too long ago, Hendrick Boards partnered with Home Fur-Ever in Michigan to help save Toledo, a dog who was severely abused and hit with sticks. When we learned that the home of the director of Home Fur-Ever was devastated in a fire, we wanted to do something out of the ordinary.
Home Fur-Ever’s Rescue Director Marilyn’s house had a fire start in the furnace on Tuesday night and we are sad to announce 4 of the 6 dogs in her house didn’t make it. Baby Girl, Blondie, Sanford and Lulu passed away. Babygirl and Blonde but they were feral dogs Marilyn had for 8 plus years. Sanford was found in Detroit trying to keep up with a pack of 8 dogs over 6 years ago. He was severely injured and believe to bit hit by a car. His front leg had a big open wound with the femur bone sticking out and his back foot was completely chewed off. The vet thinks he chew off his own foot from the nerve damage from being hit. They had to remove his leg. Marilyn has taken care of him this for past 6 years as he is still skittish around people and has bonded with her. Lulu, pictured below, was found living in an abandoned garage on the street of one of our volunteers 2 years ago and was still looking for her fur-ever home. She was a volunteer favorite.
The Detroit Fire Department tried to revive all the dogs but only Maxine and Zsa Zsa made it. Maxine is one of the survivors and is currently at the vet she now has pneumonia from the smoke inhalation. Zsa Zsa was the other survivor she was rescued along with several other dogs living on the streets and hanging around some abandoned homes last year. She was heartworm positive and had a litter of puppies when found. Since that time, all of her puppies have been adopted, and she has completed her heartworm treatment and is completely healthy. As a street dog, Zsa Zsa hadn’t had much contact with people before she was rescued.
Marilyn has been rescuing dogs for over 30 years in Detroit. Marilyn is on call 365 days a year 24 hours a day. In the last 10 Years Marilyn, has played a huge part of rescuing and adopting out over 4,500 dogs and puppies. She doesn’t receive any compensation for this, she does this from her heart! Her compassion for abandoned and abused dogs is endless. It’s time we return the favor and help her in her time of need. She did not ask us to do this but the volunteers at Home Fur-Ever feel it’s necessary. While money will not take the pain and guilt away and can ease her mind. We don’t know the exact amount of damage done at this time but we know there is smoke and water damage and sadly she did not have insurance on her house. Please consider helping her in her time of need.
Hendrick Boards has created a limited-edition shirt, long-sleeve and hoody to help Marilyn in these difficult times and to help her continue her fight to save even more animals. Here is the link to the products: http://hendrickboards.com/homefurever-fire?tracking=517808417e8ff
To donate directly, go to: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/help-marilyn-of-home-furever/99576