Henry 3 Paws

Urgent Funds Needed by April 30, 2017 – $2340 CAD

Donations can be made through our website or via E-Transfer to dhanametta@yahoo.ca


Please make sure there is a Memo attached to your donation stating it is for Henry.

Henry Estimate for Prosthetic

Henry 3 Paws is a young pup found as a stray on the streets of San Bernardino in September of 2016.  He ended up at the SBC Shelter where his photo was sent to me in a private message, asking if we could help him. Of course, he is just the type we like to help!

Henry is missing a foot.  On his right leg.   He gets on without this foot just fine, but having to compensate on his one good leg, is and will continue to cause more serious issues with his shoulders and spine.  We are already witnessing a change in his shorter leg, which is starting to twist outwards – because he is putting it down for support. Henry has a very similar to one of our other dogs Nubz, who is also missing most of the same leg.  They became instant Besties, but unfortunately Nubz was not a candidate for a prosthesis.

Henry and Nubz with Santa

Henry was pulled from the SBC shelter on Sept 14, 2016 and placed into temporary foster care until his transport.  He arrived into Dhana Metta’s BC Headquarters on October 14, 2016. Yes we waited an unusually long time to post for donations to help him.  The reason for that is something which should simply never happen in rescue. Seeing the worst of the worst in human behavior and selfishness, come before the best interests of the animals being rescued.  Ego and drama is not needed when the real focus is about getting each and every animal we rescue, what they need asap.

I am truly disappointed that we had to wait this long to get Henry what he needs but now that this is behind us, we must move forward for Henry’s sake.

This is Henry’s shelter video.

Henry has already moved on, he has made new best friends – friends that are just like him!  Different but even more special!  We call Nubz and Henry “The Hoppity Twins”.   Henry just loves his friends, and is having a great time in Canada.

We decided to go ahead and get Henry’s specialist exam and xrays done upon arrival in October 2016.  We also decided to have casting made in February 2017, despite not having raised any funds specifically for Henry.   Orthopets will only hold the current casting for a total of 90 days, because his leg will continue to change the more he tries to use it.

We would hate to have to put him through getting another casting, and pay for another casting appointment.

That being said, we only have roughly 8 more weeks to raise the full amount of $2340 CAD or $1740 USD for Henry’s prosthetic leg and his house slipper, not including the physiotherapy that he will have to attend after he receives his bionic leg.

Henry Xrays 10/15/16henry first visit invoicehenry invoice casting


We hope that with this plea we put out today for Henry reaches many people and touches their hearts.   Henry is such a special little man – who holds no grudges against anyone and he wishes he will be up and running in his bionic leg by Spring!

  We would love to see Henry run, hike, and play with his friends without possible injury.  Henry just LOVES to run and play with his buddies.  But sometimes, he screams out in pain, so we know that this missing foot does cause him discomfort.  Whether it be from the shoulder, or from the actual stump – we aren’t quite sure. But we would like to nip that in the bud right away.  He shouldn’t have to wait any longer to live pain free.

henry and friends

The end product will look like the ones in these photos.
henry's prosthetc leg sample

We would like to thank everyone in advance for SHARING Henry’s story and for DONATING ANY AMOUNT towards his bionic leg!


Quinn and Samantha – A healing love story.

The veterinary care for Quinn and Samantha are up passed the 1k mark.  Please help us cover some of their expenses by donating towards their past and ongoing care. Donations can be sent directly to the Fraser Heights Vet Clinic by calling 604 588 4161 and asking for Maria or Fanny, or by
e-transfer to dhanametta@yahoo.ca, or through our website at
In September of 2016, I was asked if I could help a little chihuahua named Quinn.  She had been surrendered to a high kill shelter with her sister.  Unfortunately, her sister was adopted, and she was left behind with nobody.  Another rescue had stepped up and taken her out of the shelter, but realized within a few weeks, that Quinn was giving up on life, and refused to eat.  She had gone from a 6.5 lb dog to a 2.8 lb dog from the time of her intake, to the time she arrived at Dhana Metta Rescue Society.

Quinn upon arrival

A friend of mine, transported sweet skinny Quinn up to me personally, and when he handed her to me I was so shocked.  I wasn’t expecting her to be this thin!  She was unresponsive, unhappy, and had no will to live.  I got her home and set her up in a nice warm area, with a pod bed from Costco, those are always nice for little dogs that need warmth and safe shelter.  She curled up and went to sleep, while I prepared some food for her.

Quinn upon arrival

Quinn was challenging, because she would eat a little, then she would stop, she would eat something different sometimes enthusiastically, then turn her nose up at it the next time.  Even chicken, wieners, ground beef…. the things dog usually love to eat.  Well, I wasn’t going to let this little girl die on me.  I took her to the vet the next day and put her on Sub Q Fluids, as she was also super dehydrated.  I started her on an appetite stimulant as well.  We did blood work to make sure there wasn’t any underlying conditions causing her not to eat.  And we did xrays to make sure she didn’t have a blockage.

Quinn at vet

All tests came back normal for her.  So what was going on with this sweet dog??  I did some research and that’s when I discovered that she had a sister, and she was separated from her sister.  So my brain goes into this thinking mode.  Maybe I can somehow find her sister and reunite them?  Then maybe she will be happy and eat?

I tried to locate the sister, put some pleas out there, with zero luck.
So… instead, I looked at our little Samantha, another little chihuahua who had lived a rough life on the streets of California.  I put Quinn and Samantha together, and magic happened!!!

Quinn needs Sammy

Right away Quinn went behind Sammy and hid, almost wanting Sammy to be her protector.  She started eating every meal, sharing with Sammy.  Then over a very short period of time, there were stuck together like glue!  It was so amazing to see how important it was to keep bonded pairs together, and what could happen if they were separated.  Quinn wanted to die…. dogs feel sadness and loneliness like we do. We shouldn’t underestimate our furry friends. Quinn was healed by the love of another dog.

Quinn and Sammy

Sammy is a little chihuahua that could barely walk when we rescued her – her hind legs are so twisty with luxating patellas, but she still uses them to walk now that she is stronger.  She can’t run super fast, and she can’t jump up and down.  She sure does love her friend Quinn, sleeping, cuddling, eating!

Sammy Summer 2016

Quinn and Samantha are both so darling, and special.  They are looking for someone who is just as special as they are – a forever home without children, to stay together forever, cats are OK… limited stairs or no stairs would be great.  They like to sleep with each other, and not in human beds.  They both use pee pads and hate the cold!  But they do like to go out in good weather – for short walks, or ride around in the stroller together.

Quinn and Sammy Now

Both ladies have been spayed, chipped, vaccinated, had full dentals with extractions, had blood panels done, been dewormed.

They must stay together, their adoption fee together will be $395.  You must go to our website to submit the online adoption application at http://www.dhanamettarescuesociety.org.  A home visit is also required.

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