Help make room for Project Hope

Project Hope in Houston is returning to active status following a hiatus this summer. Many dogs had been saved from distemper this spring through the use of Dr. Al SearsNDV serum. The goal of the project has been to treat and document the recovery of distemper dogs. However, before they can return to treating dogs, Project Hope needs to find homes for these two special pups. Brindy is a distemper dog saved with the serum, and Millie was found on the streets and seriously injured. They need homes immediately. So, if you can help, please contact Jane Ward with Project Hope at or Ed Bond at Photos and brief descriptions follow.

Brindy, left, a distemper survivor, with Millie.

Millie needs a home.

Here are photos of Millie, a boxer mix puppy, and Brindy, a we-are-not-sure mix puppy.  They are like twins–and great playmates.  If someone can only take one or the other, I understand, although it will be kind of sad since the two puppies are bonded.

Millie was found wandering with a bottom jaw broken in two places.  The hinges were intact.  After surgery, she is good as new.  She has a little tiny tooth in the wrong place and lost just one bottom canine/has all of the rest of her teeth top and bottom.  Her mouth looks normal and functions fine.

Brindy had Demodex and distemper.  That was back nearly four months ago.  She has the cutest underbite and enamel hyperplasia from being a distemper survivor but you can’t tell unless you pry open her mouth. I was working on the distemper project with Dr. Alson Sears, and Brindy was a recipient of the serum. Using Interceptor daily, per Doc Sears as well, she was cleared of mange and has a beautiful brindle coat with a red sheen.  We have her on a maintenance dose twice a week.  This will need to continue until she is a year or so old. I can go and buy it and send enough along if that helps.

Both puppies are about six-seven months old. They are all people and all dog friendly.  Upbeat, happy, love life puppies.  Ideally, they would stay together in an active home.  Millie especially needs to go out and play, run, etc.  They both loved to keep me company in the kitchen/be taste-testers when I cook and play tug, keep away, etc. very well together especially.  The just gravitated toward each other.

For three or four hours, they are in a playpen (4 foot high) or Millie is crated and Brindy playpen’d but they aren’t able to go a full day without going out/attention.  They are not yet leash-trained.  I have been sick for awhile and now is recovering from a life-threatening case of anemia.

Brindy was spayed at 8 wks (unfortunately the shelter did it before we got involved) and Millie has not been yet.  She just had her first heat.

Thank you!


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