I first found out about Hennessy on Sibernet-L, a web based chat group for people owned by Siberian Huskies. We had just lost Maya and were absolutely devastated. This little girl, Hennessy, was in dire straits. She had been turned in to a shelter in NYC 4 days after she sustained serious injuries, supposedly from falling from a slide that some children had put her on. She had no treatment. She sustained two pelvic fractures and her tail was broken close to the base. She was not walking and was incontinent of urine and stool (can you tell I'm a nurse?). Husky House Siberian Husky rescue answered the call and pulled her from the shelter. The orthopedic veterinarian they took her to recommended euthanizing her. Lorraine and Mary Ann and the rest of Husky House had a really hard time with this. They agreed to make the decision the next day. Hennessy was put on IV fluids and pain medications. In the meantime, I read Lorraine's post on Sibernet-L and this baby's picture went straight to my heart. We had to help her. We have vast experience with special needs/disabled dogs, including those partially paralyzed with no control of bowels or bladder. One of these dogs we adopted at age 6 and she lived to be 17 years old. I begged Lorraine to let us adopt her, that we would care for all of her needs and love her just the way she was. Thankfully, Lorraine agreed. She told the surgeon to go ahead and operate to see if fixing her pelvic fractures would help her walk again. Lorraine said she would call the next day after surgery. I was a bit concerned when she called early in the day, but the news was good. Hennessy had experienced a miracle - she could walk and pee on her own. She still has no bowel control, but that may come with time. The surgery is not needed now and little Hennessy/Aiyana should be on her way to her furever home with us here in Tennessee. We are honored that Husky House hs allowed us to adopt this sweet baby. She will have the best of care and more love than she can handle. She will never worry about anything ever again. Her new life will be all sunshine and roses. Thank you to all who have wished her well and prayed for her. Part of her will always belong to each of you. We have decided to name her Aiyana. It is Inuit for blossoming flower, which we believe she is. Thank you for visiting Maya's Legacy website. We hope you will visit again soon.
Bob with Aiyana the day we picked her up after transport. Lucky us!!
Aiyanna (04/14/11) Aiyana went back to the vet for a checkup to find out what is causing her diarrhea (she has had it since we picked her up) The vet said there is nothing much can do for it, it is the result of the damaged nerves, (sigh). Other than that, she is doing great!
Forever Home Farm
Bob & I have always loved animals, so when we bought our farm (which we named Forever Home Farm), we were able to indulge our desire to help as many needy animals as possible. As a result, nearly all our animals are rescues - dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, a mule, and goats. Some are rehomed, some are here forever. We are supporters of rescue and of adopting shelter animals.
Aiyana and Penny playing.
Please go to our new page to see and read about the newest addition to Maya's Legacy. She is Tala, a one year old female Wolf Hybrid who was abused in her former home. She will only have good things happen from now on!
Tala is a one year old wolfdog who was rescued from an abusive home. The owner said she destroyed everything. The last straw, according to him, was when she reportedly tore up a package that had been delivered by UPS. He planned to take her out and shoot her. My friend Elaine knew about her (then named Julie) and told him not to shoot her, that she knew someone she thought would want her. (Guess who? Yep, us!) She called me last Friday night 04/15/11, and we agreed to take her. We picked her up Saturday (my friend's son met us in Paris, TN, with her) and we took her to the vet with Kodiak. She was covered in ticks, had hookworms, and was due for her vaccinations. The good news is, she is already spayed and was heartworm negative. She was treated for ticks and hookworms, had vaccinations and an overall physical exam. We kept her crated the first night so she and the rest of the pack could get acquainted with less stress to all involved. We carefully introduced her to the rest of the pack Sunday morning, and all went well. She and AIyanna have become good friends and play pals. It is so good to see her play-bowing and running around with the others! It will take some time and lots of love, but she will overcome her fears here with us in her furever home. By the way, she had not chewed on nor destroyed anything since she has been here. Perhaps because she is not bored and gets attention with positive behavior. We renamed her Tala (a Native American word for wolf) to help her forget her abusive past and the name that would connect her to that. We are happy to have this sweet girl in our lives and our home.
Maya's Legacy continues with the fostering of Misha, a purebred Siberian Husky and her 6 mixed breed puppies. Misha was left behind when her family moved from McMinnville, TN. Pregnant, she started living at a trailer with other dogs. She had her babies about 9 weeks ago (today in May 19, 2011). The person who lived in the trailer wanted them gone. I received an e-mail from Teresa, a friend on Sibernet-L about this little family. I forwarded the e-mail to Amy with A Pathway to Hope northern breed rescue. She got everything arranged but could not find a foster family. Well....guess who volunteered! That's right, us. We couldn't help it, we had to help this little family. We picked them up from a volunteer transporter who brought them from McMinnville, TN, to Nashville, TN. None of the babies look anything like a husky, but they are adorable none the less. We will get them vetted and their planned transport to NJ is June 4 & 5. I will be adding pictures to their page soon.
We have a new addition! Kai (Keyser, pronounced Kaiser) was within a few days of being PTS in a shelter in Kentucky. He is a two year old purebred Black and White Siberian Husky. He is not dilute black, he is BLACK! He is an active 2 year old who loves attention, food and walks. Please go to the "Our other huskies" page to see him. Thank you!/