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A mid-year hello! From Glen Highland Senior Sanctuary & Rescue
Here’s hoping both two-legged and four are doing well finding joy this summer! So much in the news is discouraging  so we wanted to share the very GOOD news of our efforts… We are changing lives  of Border Collies  together, one by one Thanks to your support  & caring hearts Here’s hoping both two-legged and four are doing well finding joy this summer! So much in the news is discouraging  so we wanted to share the very  GOOD news of our efforts…  We are changing lives  of Border Collies  together, one by one Thanks to your support  & caring hearts

No matter how long a Border Collie lives under the Glen Highland banner,
you can be rest assured they are receiving top-notch medical care, a life tailored to their exact needs, along with heaps of love everyday to make their hearts soar.
And, of course, plenty of ball tosses!

Photos of Asher, Lindy and Ripley
Stories of Asher, Lindy and Ripley
Mick's story
Dublin's story
Chaning lives, one by one
Meet all the rescues
Sanctuary life includes celebrating lives well lived
Hunter, Sadie and Jude
You help us give life back to wonderful senior dogs. Please help us help them!
Help us bring in the herd! For every $1000 raised, a sheep goes into the pen! Together, let's herd all 25 sheep into the pen!
Donate now! Let's double the dollars!
Being in the right place at the right time to help 11 border collies in trouble

Glen Highland was well suited to quickly solve this dilemma based on our decades of experience.

The lives of these dogs were nothing normal… they lived outside full-time, going anywhere at any time day or night… and while they were certainly happy good-natured Border Collies from all that freedom, their underlying illnesses went untreated for a LONG TIME - at least 2 years based on the available vet records - including tick-borne diseases and deadly heartworm.

It’s impossible to even understand what they ate except cheap dog food and whatever they found based on all the carcasses on the property. They drank rain water, green with algae, in whatever containers they found. While they clearly survived, the neglectful care takes a toll on any dog.

Photos of tex when we first met himEven puppy TEX suffered. At only 7 weeks, his lethargy symptoms turned out to be lyme, transferred ‘in utero’ from the mother. He is being treated for lyme as per Cornell Vet Hospital’s recommendations, working with our local vet. In all our history of hundreds of rescue puppies, we have never come across a 7 week old lyme positive pup.

DELLA, TUCKER & TROOPER all need to undergo a four-month heartworm treatment that includes painful injections of strong medicine and 100% exercise restriction to prevent blood clots as the worms break apart into the bloodstream.

Photos of Della, Tucker and Pup TexHowever, as “almost seniors’ Della age 9 & Tucker age 8 are not strong enough. Their bodies need a LOT of healing first...

Besides heartworm, Della had numerous litters while also positive for lyme and ehrlichia. Vet notes described her as ‘off and lethargic’ but she went without help. And, she had a serious uterus infection that almost killed her when we met her so she had to be raced to surgery. Plus, a very enlarged mammary mass was removed at that time.

Prior to rescue, Tucker underwent intense surgery on his backend and front legs for a compound fracture. Though repaired, heartworm was discovered and treated but the after care protocol wasn’t followed so the treatment was useless. There is measurable risk to a second heartworm treatment. He also was never treated for lyme or ehrlichia and he needs an orthopedic evaluation since he is still lame on one back leg, presumably due to pain.

Della and Tucker will remain with Glen Highland until we are sure they are able to undergo treatment and eventually be adoptable.

They are now getting real rest inside overnight, eating high quality food, and honestly, living a life suited to their mature age. Now, we can really see their fatigue emerging.

Now three months old, pup TEX has promising labwork showing he has cleared the lyme and is close to ready for adoption.

One-year old Trooper was transferred to another rescue for care and placement and Glen Highland will pay for his treatment. Two adults and five puppies were able to be adopted.

Long-term foster home needed for Della and Tucker!
Senior Care is a complex oversight process. Our goal for each border collie:  Forestall the  progression of illness and give more quality time
Photos of Asher and Dougie
Medical challenges, life-saving diagnostics and solutions
ALMOST EVERY BORDER COLLIE COMING TO US HAS MEDICAL NEEDS…
Seniors, in particular, are emotionally fragile and confused aside from their physical issues.
So, their mental state is the key to any success with their health. We must tackle physical, emotional and mental needs all at once.
One Border Collie at a time... we make it right. Thanks to you who support our work... this is possible
Help us bring in the herd! For every $1000 raised, a sheep goes into the pen! Together, let's herd all 25 sheep into the pen!
DONATE NOW! Help us reach $25,000 to get the $25,000 match!
Thank you for caring AND HELPING GLEN HIGHLAND  CONTINUE TO HELP BORDER COLLIES, ONE BY ONE
Thank you for caring AND HELPING GLEN HIGHLAND  CONTINUE TO HELP BORDER COLLIES, ONE BY ONE