A 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Animal Rescue EIN#20-3572229
Member: Washington State Charities Program: Reg. No. 24774/Charity No. 1478235
Member: American Humane Association: ID No. 100003594
Member: Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies
Member: Adams County Pet Rescue: Since 2007
Member: KHTC - Kindred Hearts Transport Connection: Since 2015

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:As of June 21, 2010 Daze of Camelot will no longer respond to requests from the public to rescue stray / lost / or otherwise unidentifiable stray animals. This includes instances involving lack of response by the animal shelter and/or animal control officers. Please keep in mind that we do not adopt out animals...

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- From time to time people tell me, "Lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "That's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, time spent, or cost involved for "Just a dog." Some of my proudest moments have come about with "Just a dog." Many hours have passed with my only company being "Just a dog," and not once have I felt slighted. Some of my saddest moments were brought about by "Just a dog." In those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "Just a dog" provided comfort and purpose to overcome the day. If you, too, think it's "Just a dog," you will probably understand phrases like "Just a friend," "Just a sunrise," or "Just a promise." "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person. Because of "Just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. For me and folks like me, it's not "Just a dog." It's an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day. I hope that someday people can understand it's not "Just a dog." It's the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "Just a man or woman." So the next time you hear the phrase "Just a dog," smile, because they "Just Don't Understand." ... Author Unknown

Grief is the price we pay for love" - Queen Elizabeth

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring, it was peace. (Milan Kundera) IN LOVING MEMORY OF SYDNEY. A VERY SPECIAL SOUL INDEED

The Humane Society of the United States offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a PUPPY MILL operator for illegal animal cruelty. Persons wishing to report a valid tip are encouraged to call 1-877-MILL-TIP and your information will be kept confidential.

The HSUS also offersA REWARD OF UP TO $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in DOGFIGHTING or COCKFIGHTING. If you have information about illegal animal fighting in your area, you can call HSUS’ animal fighting tip line at 877-TIP-HSUS and your information will be kept confidential.

PLEASE REPORT SUSPECTED PUPPY MILLS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OR COMMUNITY TO THE HSUS BY CALLING 877-MILL-TIP (645-5847) or by email at: www.humanesociety.org/forms/report_a_puppy_mill.html"

Benny came to us from Maui, Hawaii at the age of 16 in mid 2016. He spent the first 6 or 7 years of his life in a cage at a breeders house. He was then rescued by a Maui sanctuary, where he spent the next 10 years inside, in a room, with 2 other cats. Benny remained feral his entire life. He had never felt the warmth of the sun on fresh grass, or laid peacefully in the grass and dirt.

Benny was flown to us in the last days of his life. Unlike dogs, who can be re-homed at any age, cats cannot. They will most often choose to die. Knowing this, we decided to let Benny, for the first time in his life, enjoy the summer sun and warm grass. He would walk close to visit us when we were outside, and he loved being with our other outdoor cats. But his favorite spot was under the evergreen tree, where the sun shone through the branches. Every morning while walking the dogs in the yard, Benny would sit peacefully, in the sun, watching. His eyes were filled with awe and wonder - experiencing that which he never had before. The outdoors.

As the days passed Benny began to let us get closer and closer, touching his tail, then his head. And then one day he let us pick him up. Because he was feral (wild) nobody had ever held Benny before. He had never experienced ear rubs, and gentle touches. And he purred.

As the days grew shorter with the coming of Fall, we could see that Benny's days did too. He continued to let us hold him, and we believe he felt our love for him. Knowing that his time was very short, we brought him inside, which he willingly accepted. We told him about Rainbow Bridge, and how he would soon be healthy and free. Free to run in the tall grass - chasing butterflies and rabbits. Free at last.

Everyone that comes here is loved dearly. But Benny was special. Very special. Rest in peace little man.


WINTER IS COMING! We would love to have donations of a Kitty Tube for our feral cat colony!www.thekittytube.com All donations are tax deductible, and we will gladly send you a tax receipt!!


RICK TINCANI - Much loved husband, lover of animals, and good friend. Taken too soon from this world. He will remain forever in our hearts.

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil...Psalm 23:4







This kitty was in a box at our door when I got home from volunteering at the food bank. Thank heavens it wasn't a hot day or he probably would have died in the box! I thought it was a compound fracture, but his Achilles' tendon has been severed and has apparently been like this for several days. Dr. Maier said amputation is the best treatment as he would never have sufficient use of this rear leg otherwise. He will also be neutered at the same time. 

 We have had dozens of amputations done over the past 21 years as Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary and I am always amazed at how resilient animals are. He will be running and playing again soon!!  The cost for amputation, medication and neuter will be approximately $950.  Won't you please help us help this little man? Donations can be sent directly to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837 or phoned in to them at (509) 765-6794.
  Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary is a 501 c 3 non profit sanctuary for elderly, abused and disabled animals of all types. This is our 21st year as DOCAS, and about our 11th year as a non profit.  WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT AND SO HAVE LITTLE TO NO "INCOME" FROM THE CRITTERS THAT LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES HERE.  Thank you so much for you help!!



We found Amos on our doorstep, in a carrier, early in the morning Sunday, January 29th. It isn't unusual for people to "dump" critters at our house in the middle of the night, especially if they have severe medical issues. Amos did. One of his eyes had exploded.  We have no idea what happened to him, but we assume he got into a fight and his eye was damaged - but never taken care of.

An after hours (Sunday) visit to our Vet (Pioneer Veterinary Clinic - 827 Sharon Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794 ) confirmed that his eye had indeed exploded, and needed to be removed. His surgery was quite lengthy and included being neutered and a badly needed dental. Amos spent two days in the hospital and is now at home with us and receiving  extreme antibiotics along with pain meds for the next ten days. Although he is thin, he seems to be in good health and a friendly boy in spite of his medical dilemma.

Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary (DOCAS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal sanctuary. We rescue elderly, abused and disabled animals of all types, and WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT.  Once we accept an animal it remains with us for the rest of it's life.  Because of the type of animals that come to us our Veterinary bills are extreme.  As we do not adopt out we receive little "income" from the animals that call us "home".  2017 is our 21st year as Daze of Camelot in Moses Lake. 

All donations are tax deductible, and NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL! Won't you please help. Thank you so very much!


Gentle Basil was thrown away by his owners because he is old and deaf! He sat in a Spokane, Washington shelter, waiting for a miracle. Then it came. He was adopted. But his miracle didn't last very long. Once his new adopter realized he was deaf they returned him to the shelter. Basil had been thrown away twice - once by his original family, and then by his new family.

When we first met Basil he still had hope. In spite of being let down by several in his old age he still had a wag in his tail, and hope in his eyes. But we knew that he had little chance of finding a forever home. His age and the fact that he is deaf were not in his favor. But when we saw him we knew...we knew that he would fit in perfectly at Daze of Camelot. And so, on a wintery day in January 2017 Basil climbed in our car for the two hour trip home. He was very nervous, but eventually settled into a much needed sleep. His new dog exam the following day revealed that he also has a fatty tumor. Not serious at this point, but at his age it needs to be watched closely. He is a mellow old man, and is settling in very well. Welcome home Basil !


Little Popcorn came to Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary from a Washington Shelter in late September, where she had been thrown away at the tender age of 12 years. The first thing you notice when you walk into a room with Popcorn is the horrible smell. Shelter staff said that she is unable to eat anything but very soft canned food. A quick trip to our Veterinary Hospital (Pioneer Veterinary Hospital - 827 Sharon Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794) confirmed that the odor was indeed coming from her mouth. Every tooth in this little girl's mouth is rotten and is causing her extreme discomfort - not only when she eats, but constantly. In addition to needing ALL of her teeth removed, Popcorn has numerous mammary tumors on her stomach that need to be removed.

Popcorn is a precious little girl with soulful eyes that ask for help.

Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit sanctuary for animals of all types. We are family owned and run with NO paid positions, and have been taking in and caring for animals since 1996 in Moses Lake. In addition, WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT ANIMALS AND SO HAVE LITTLE TO NO INCOME FROM THE CRITTERS THAT LIVE HERE.

Won't you please help us to help little Popcorn live out her remaining years in comfort. No donation is too small and all donations are tax dedictible. Thank you so very much from Dale, Sandi, and little Popcorn!

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As Daze of Camelot Sanctuary we are unable to afford medical care for animals belonging to others, as we get very little in donations to care for our own critters. But, we are asking for donations today to help a young lady save her beloved cat. Any donations made here are tax deductible, as we are a non profit, and we are the ones you are sending the money to. We will gladly send you a tax receipt, but all money donated will go to Jewellie to save her precious kitty "Todd".

Todd is a young cat at only 3 years old, but he has a terrible problem in his mouth. It is called feline stomatitis, and in short - his gums have rejected his teeth. This causes great pain when eating, drooling, and terribly enflamed gums. Although medication can be given to ease the pain, it is only temporary. Stomatitis cannot be cured, and will last Todd's lifetime.

We have known Jewellie for about a year, and watched her trying to care for her precious Todd. She is a young lady that works, but is not able to afford the surgery that Todd needs to free him from a life of pain. You see, Todd needs to have all of his teeth removed. Although that sounds very severe, cats and dogs do just fine without their teeth. They are able to eat normally, and in this case Todd will thrive, gain weight, and live an otherwise normal life.

We believe in the love that Jewellie has for her cat. And we also believe that she and her cat Todd deserve to experience the caring that people can offer to help them. There is no doubt in my mind that this young lady will provide a loving home for Todd for many, many years. Won't you please help her save him from his pain.

No donation is too small, and because you are donating it to us, and we to her, all donations are tax deductible, and we will gladly send you a receipt. Thank you so much!

UPDATE...Thank you so much to everyone that donated to save Todd!!! His surgery was successful and he is now happily at home with is mom Jewellie!


Pilots and Paws delivered another old dog (Hugh) on Sunday, July 2016 from a high kill shelter in Southern California. Hugh was brought to us at the Moses Lake Airport after being transported by 3 separate pilots from Southern California to Moses Lake. The final leg of his journey to Moses Lake was provided by Dr Lynn Harbinson, a Veterinarian and pilot from Richland, WA. She flew to Medford, Oregon to pick him up from the second pilot, and then brought him to us in Moses Lake. It was a journey of several hours for Dr Harbinson and her daughter, but they arrived smiling!

Pilots and Paws is an organization of private pilots who use their own aircraft to transport animals across the United States to rescues and sanctuaries that have agreed to take them. The journey from death row to freedom is usually accomplished by numerous stops to transfer the dog or cat from one pilot to another. THERE IS NO FEE FOR THIS. The pilots do this for their love of animals and their desire to save lives.

Hugh was taken to a high kill shelter in the Los Angeles area by his owner because he is too old to be needed any more. He is now blind and deaf, but in good health. A scenario that we see all too often. But the shelter staff loved him so much they asked a local rescuer to try to find him a home. Tina Raborn called us and the search was on on to find transport. Hugh is the third dog sent to Daze of Camelot by Pilots and Paws.


Little Melo (Meelow) was on death row in southern California when he was rescued and brought to Washington in May 2016 by Ginger's Pet Rescue in Seattle. Although he should weigh 12 to 14 pounds little Melo only weighed 6 1/2 pounds. We headed to Seattle where Ginger gave Melo to us to care for.

We immediately took Melo to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic for a complete exam due to his extreme weight loss and constant coughing. In spite of his excellent appetite, Melo was skin and bones. Xrays showed that he was suffering from pneumonia and blood-work showed that there might be another problem. We took him home with antibiotics and waited for him to start gaining weight. It didn't happen. Returning to the Vet a few days later we ran more blood work and urine samples. Two days later the results were in...

Unfortunately, Little Melo suffers from a rare kidney disorder- NephroticSyndrome. There is no cure for, we can only treat the symptoms and keep Melo comfortable and happy (he is an extremely happy little boy!) until this blood disorder becomes unable to be controlled. At that time we will set him free to go to Rainbow Bridge. The expected lifespan with this condition is 1-2 years. Because we don't know if Melo was born with this, or if he developed it sometime during his short 10 months, we don't know how much time he has with us. But when the time comes we will not let him suffer.

Melo will be going to Pioneer Vet monthly to have his blood-work and urine rechecked. He will be on a prescription dry AND canned food plus two medications for the remainder of his life. If you would like to help with Melo's medical bills and food won't you please call in a donation to our Vet. No amount is too small! Thank you so much!

Pioneer Veterinary Clinic
827 Sharon Ave
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 765-6794


Gary came to us just before Christmas 2015. He was the loving companion of a 10 year old boy and 7 year old girl. Their mom found Gary when he was just 8 weeks old. His eyes were infected and he was sick at the time. Although they applied medication to his eyes in an attempt to heal them, they only got worse, and eventually ruptured, leaving Gary blind. Unfortunately he continued to have infections in his eyes which they were unable to treat.

And then, a few weeks before Christmas Gary began to have seizures. Nasty seizures. That's when they called us. Of course we were happy to accept Gary into our family, and he immediately got along with the other kitties here. The day he arrived was his first visit to our Vet where he received his prescription to control seizures and a complete examination. Once his seizure meds are leveled out and we are sure they are under control he will undergo surgery to remove what is left of his eyes, which will prevent the continual infections that he suffers from.

One question that we asked, as did some of the people at our Veterinary office was "who names a cat Gary?". Well, WE certainly didn't have the answer, but one of the ladies at the clinic gave as good an explanation as we could think of...Gary is the little snail on Sponge Bob Square Pants cartoons. As his companion children were 7 and 10 years old we thought it made perfect sense!

UPDATE: Gary is doing very well on his seizure medication and will have surgery to remove what is left of his eyes next week (January 28). All donations can be phoned in to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic (509) 765-6794. Tell them it is for Gary with Daze of Camelot. They will take your address and we will send you a tax receipt. Thank you so much!!!

Gary had his surgery yesterday, and although he looks a little rough today he is now on his way to being much healthier! Soon his fur will grow back and he will once again be a very handsome boy! The cost for Gary's surgery was $500.83. Donations in ANY amount are greatly appreciated, and should be sent of phoned in to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic.


Little Pearl came to us from another rescuer in October 2015. The rescuer was unable to place her in a new home due to her "odd" behavior. She found the little dog listed on Craigslist - which is probably the most horrific place to list a dog needing a new home. At any rate, she picked the little dog up and brought her home. After a couple days watching this little girl, she was certain that this little dog was not able to be placed in a new home...and she called us.

When we arrived to pick her up she sat calmly in her little cage..We loaded her up in the car and headed home. That was the easy part!

After arriving home we placed her cage on the floor and opened the door, inviting Pearl into her now home. While laying down, she immediately threw her head backwards and began snapping and barking viciously. Each time we spoke to her or moved toward her she returned to this frenzied state, never facing us but always throwing her head backwards. We had honestly never seen anything like this! We considered the possibility of seizures - but we have had many seizure dogs and this did not resemble anything like a seizure. And so we decided the best course of action was to simply leave her cage door open and allow her to proceed at her own pace. Each time we passed by we spoke softly to her and offered a hand to smell, which resulted in the same reaction. But later that evening we noticed that she had allowed Kringle, one of our disabled cats with a deformed lower jaw, into her kennel. She had accepted a friend!

Over the next couple days Pearl began to venture out of her kennel and allow us to come close to her. Sometimes this occurred without incident, and other times she assumed the odd stance - throwing her head backwards while snapping and barking. She slowly began allowing us to touch her, while she sat patiently, as long as we didn't make any sudden moves.

We will never know what happened to little Pearl in the past, only that she was extremely lucky to have been found on CraigsList by another rescuer. If she had been picked up by someone else, or taken to a shelter, it probably would have been the end of her story. We know that her safe haven will always be in her kennel, but we hope that Pearl will learn to trust us over time and allow us to hold and cuddle her. At this point in time we believe that she received a traumatic brain injury by being hit or beaten, or possible possibly by being given street drugs. Whatever the cause, she will be loved and cared for in our home for as long as she lives. She is a tiny girl, and we believe there is a soul longing to be loved inside!


Tiffany came to us during the summer of 2015. Just like Marvel (shown further down the web site), she came from Taiwan, is paralyzed in her hind quarters and has a wheelchair from Eddie's Wheels.

Tiffany was very timid when she first arrived here. No doubt she wasn't sure what her destiny would be. Dogs are regularly trapped and butchered for food in Taiwan. Often they are chased with machetes by locals, for food, and are killed or receive horrific injuries. Animal Rescue Team Taiwan (ARTT) rescues as many of these poor creatures as possible, treats them with the best medical care they have, and then sends them to a rescue in the United States. They are indeed a blessing to the dogs of the region!

Unfortunately the veterinary care in Taiwan is not as good as that in the US, and most of the dogs need further, extensive care once they arrive in the States, as did Marvel. Tiffany is beyond surgical help to restore her ability to walk. But she does have feeling in her hind legs, and needs to receive physical therapy to help ease her discomfort. It took Tiffany a few months to feel comfortable in her new home, but she has now become a loved, and loving member of our family. She looks forward to neck and ear rubs daily, and moves from one bed to another so we can keep her bedding clean.



Little Baby came to Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary mid June 2015 after being found by a caring person, wandering in the country in 102 degree weather. They took her into their home and sent out inquiries, looking for her owner. But of course nobody showed up to claim her.

Realizing that they were unable to care for her extreme medical needs they contacted us asking if we would take her. Of course we said yes. We immediately took Baby to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic where she was promptly admitted, awaiting surgery the following morning for the massive mammary tumor. During surgery it was discovered that Baby had two other mammary tumors and that she was not spayed. All tumors were removed, she was spayed, and treated for a slight ear infection. It is believed that little Baby was used as a breeder - constantly being bred for the sale of her puppies. When her mammary tumor became so large that she was unable to produce and feed puppies - she lost her usefulness. And was thrown out in the country to fend for herself - or die.

Because Baby is too young, and healthy (once healed) to stay at Daze of Camelot we asked our Veterinarians to look for a home for her - where she could spend her remaining days being loved and cherished. Something she has likely not experienced in her brief 7 years. And they found someone.

We do not adopt out animals that come to us, and receive no money or other compensation if we are able to place them in a home of their own. They surgery that saved Baby's life and enabled her to look forward to a loving, healthy life cost us $796. Because we don't adopt out or have an "income" from the animals here we rely on donations to be able to continue helping Baby and the elderly, abused and disabled critters that live out their lives here.

All donations are tax deductible and NO amount is too small. Donations should always be made directly to our Veterinarians at:

Pioneer Veterinary Clinic
827 Sharon Ave
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 765-6794

This is a picture of Baby in her new home! I guess she is getting spoiled already!


Chief is a wonderful, pure bred German Shepard who was purchased by his past owners from a local puppy mill. Many of the pups died from Parvo Virus shortly after they were adopted out we are told. Luckily for Chief his new family took him directly to the Vet for vaccinations, even though the breeders told them he had been vaccinated. So Chief had a good start on life thanks to his new family. But as Chief began to grow they noticed that he was having a lot of trouble walking, and he was beginning to bump into things. X rays showed that he has hip dysplasia - which would have been passed on from his mother and father. Responsible breeders will not breed dogs with this disorder, so that it is not passed along. Unfortunately, puppy mill breeders are not concerned about the welfare of their breeding dogs, or the puppies that are born and sold - their only interest is in the money these poor dogs make for them.

As Chief grew bigger his visits to the Vet also revealed that he is going blind from hereditary issues, and that he is Cryptorchid - he has one testicle that never dropped. Although his family wanted to get him neutered the cost was too high, as this condition adds another $100 or more to the already expensive surgery of neutering a German Shepard. THERE ARE NO LOW COST SPAY AND NEUTER CLINICS IN MOSES LAKE. THE CLOSEST LOW COST CLINICS ARE IN SEATTLE, WA - A 4 HOUR DRIVE AWAY!

His family soon came to the conclusion that they were no longer able to care for Chief due to his increasing medical needs. They were devastated. In mid March 2015 they asked us to bring Chief to Daze of Camelot to live out his life. Although we typically do not accept dogs this young, his only alternative was euthanasia - to be put down. This was not acceptable, and he came to live with us.Chief has now been neutered at the cost of $415. He will remain on medication to help with the discomfort from his hip dysplasia, and there is a possibility that we will take him to an eye specialist in Spokane or Seattle in the future if we are able to raise the necessary funding.

If you would like to help with the expensive current and upcoming treatment of Chief, please send or call a donation in ANY amount directly to our Veterinarian at:

Pioneer Veterinary Clinic
827 Sharon Ave
Moses Lake, WA 98837

All donations are tax deductible. The veterinary staff will give us your information and we will send you a tax deductible receipt. NO donation is too small !!!

And please remember when you are looking for your next companion animal:




Little Buster came to us in March of 2015. His owners were tired of listening to him cough.

Buster suffers from congestive heart failure, and a collapsing trachea. Either one of those conditions alone is enough to cause the little man to cough, but when you put them both together it increases the coughing. Buster was on medication when he came to us, but the sound of his coughing was more than his owners could bear. Buster is a happy little boy and very mild mannered. Yes, he does cough a lot, but we have others with congestive heart failure or collapsing tracheas, and we are used to it. And so you see, Buster fits right in with our group ! His favorite spot is on the back of the chair, where he can observe the others without being bothered.

Buster is in desperate need of a dental cleaning, which will probably involve having a few teeth pulled. If you are able to donate, even $10, toward his dental work it would be greatly appreciated ! Many people don't know that when a dog or cat has infected teeth it affects their heart...and Buster already has a serious heart condition. Cleaning his teeth would be an enormous help to his health. If you can donate please phone or send a donation directly to our Veterinarians at:

Pioneer Veterinary Clinic
827 Sharon Ave
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 765-6794

Thanks so much for helping Buster get healthier in his new life!


Thirteen year old Kron came to us in February with an enormous tumor on his front paw. The tumor was so large that it was necessary to give him medication for a week prior to surgery in an attempt to decrease the size of the tumor to allow enough skin to cover the area for suturing. Because Kron had not yet been integrated into one of our packs, and because this was a large open wound, it was necessary to board him at our Veterinary office for a week so that the other dogs wouldn't bother Kron or the tumor.

Surgery was done the following week, and Kron came through like a champ! A week later his sutures were removed and he is running with the big dogs!


It was only November but Gideon was picked up by the Police in a local town, wandering the nighttime streets in 20 degree weather.

They took Gideon to our local shelter, where he was warmed up and fed. The little old man sat in a cage for a couple days, and then we were asked if it was possible for Gideon to live with us. Of course! We waited the two remaining days to see if his family showed up or called to claim him, but as is all to often the case - nobody did. We took him immediately to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic where a Senior Panel blood test was drawn. He was on the thin side, and somewhat confused - but he was old. The doctor estimated he was about 15 years old, blind in one eye from cataracts, deaf, and looking for a lap to sit in. We took him home, where he found his spot on the rug, then later that evening in our laps!

The following morning Gideon's blood work came back, and it wasn't good. He was in severe kidney failure. Kidney failure isn't like liver failure - there isn't a magic pill you can take to remedy the diagnosis. At this point in time - December - he is doing what most dogs his age do - sleep. But now it is a relaxed and peaceful sleep. He knows he is loved, and he has accepted us as home. Gideon put on his Christmas decor a little early this year as he's not sure how long he will be around. However long that is, he is a joy to be around !


It was a rainy day in April 2014 when we headed some 150 miles southwest to the "local" kill pen. The area horse auctions had closed several months earlier, leaving owners of unwanted horses little options as to their disposal. Once able to sell these horses at auction, they were left with the miserable choice of selling to kill buyers - who shipped the horses across country to slaughter houses. An ugly proposition, but at this point in time their only option. Horses were for sale from the kill buyer, if you were willing to drive the distance, and arrived before they were shipped out. We were asked to accompany a friend to help pick out and trailer a horse for his kids.

Once we arrived we faced the gut wrenching task of walking through the pens, inspecting the sometimes beautiful horses, and deciding who would be the "lucky" soul to come home with us. A daunting task to say the least. To the left, in a separate pen was a sad, sick, and absolutely miserable gelding. He appeared to have either dislocated or broken his left rear leg or hip.
The kill buyer told us that he came from an owner that had fed him NOTHING BUT STRAW ALL WINTER, and he hadn't shipped him out yet for two reasons: he was too weak to make the long trip across country in a trailer full of horses - and he had a seemingly urgent will to live. He offered to give us the horse at no charge. We immediately knew that this poor horse, with green runny nose, questionable health, and sad eyes was coming home with us. We didn't know if he would live, but we did know that he wasn't going to die in the kill pen. We immediately named him Spot, for his glorious markings.

Once home we called our large animal Veterinarian, Dr. Sruti Sreerama at Moses Lake Veterinary Clinic, who came out to examine Spot. We were instructed as to the dosage of penicillin he needed to receive, and xrays were taken of his leg and hip in hopes of determining if it was dislocated or broken. It was neither. The deformity was caused from an old injury, and there was nothing that could be done to reverse the damage. Spot would continue to limp. We didn't mind. He was safe, and he would be loved.

Over the following weeks Spot recovered from his respiratory infection, received all of his vaccinations, and was able to be integrated into a small area with a couple horses for friends. His coat began to soften and shine, and he absolutely loved being brushed. He knew that he was loved. And then one morning when Dale went out to feed before work, he found Spot dead. He had died during the night, lying down next to his food. We assumed he had a heart attack. It was a shock to both of us, as Spot had seemingly been doing so well. Although the loss of Spot did, and still does wear heavily on our hearts, we are comforted in knowing that he didn't die in the kill pen where nobody cared. He spent his final weeks knowing that he was loved, eating good hay and grain, and being able to have a comfortable last home.


October 23, 2013...As most of you know, Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary does not adopt out, thus we have no income from the animals. We care for the animals that come here for the rest of their lives. The expense is huge, but we wouldn't change a thing!

We often get calls asking us to help with medical expenses for someone else's pet, but we are not able to do that.

Last week a friend called to say that she had run over her little boy's cat - Caterpillar. The little (almost) 4 year old has loved Caterpillar since the kitty was 8 weeks old. He has slung him over his shoulder, carried him under his arms, cradled him lovingly, and hauled him around their yard in the back of his "tractor". I have seen first hand the love that these two, boy and cat, have for each other. The only hope for saving Caterpillar was for us to step in. The family released ownership to us and Caterpillar is receiving the care he needs. He has a broken pelvis (which just requires kennel rest) and a severely broken back leg that required pinning. Unfortunately though he is still in the hospital as he is yet unable to urinate on his own. As of this morning the doctors are also unable to insert a catheter, and so his urine is being drawn out by needle twice daily. Doctors are hoping that this is the result of extreme trauma, and that it will correct itself over time with the rest and medication Caterpillar is receiving at the hospital. His kidney values are good, and and he has a great spirit.

Every day I pick the young man up and take him to visit his beloved kitty. The response is always the same - Caterpillar gets up immediately, comes to his little man, and they spend 30-45 minutes cuddling each other. Pretty remarkable for a little boy of his age. Pictures are of the daily routine - always the same.

The young boy understands that if his kitty gets better he will come to live at Daze of Camelot. He also knows he can come to visit him any time he wants. At the ripe young age of almost 4 he probably doesn't understand that Caterpillar will live with us, but there is no doubt in my mind that he will be here visiting on a regular basis.

If you are able to help with the extreme expense of Caterpillar's surgery and hospital care it would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be called in to PIONEER VETERINARY CLINIC (509) 765-6794. Please tell them it is for Caterpillar with Daze of Camelot. Thank you so much for any help!

UPDATE October 28: Some eleven days after his initial injury, we are devastated to say that we were not able to save Caterpillar. Although the pinning of his broken leg went well, he developed a urinary condition that needed a specialist, and we were unable to provide the help needed to save him. This has to be one of the most heart wrenching events that we have experienced. I believe the photos pretty well tell the story. Thanks so very much to all that contributed to the leg pinning and hospital care that Caterpillar received.


*****MARVEL - BEATEN BY HIS OWNER, SUFFERED TWO BROKEN LEGS******! Marvel came to us in August of 2013 from Taiwan with both of his rear legs broken. Well, let's say that they were broken some time earlier, and had healed, but had healed incorrectly. We were told that he had been beaten by his owner, and was close to death when he was found. The people that rescued Marvel took him to Animal Rescue Team Taiwan (ARTT) where he was nursed him back to health, but both of his rear legs remained broken - and "healed" in their broken format. ARTT contacted Ginger's Pet Rescue in Seattle, WA who in turn contacted us, asking if we would accept Marvel. One week later we picked him up at SeaTac airport from his long flight from Taiwan. We were met by Taiwanese dignitaries that thanked us profusely for taking Marvel under our care. Needless to say, we were shocked, and thrilled at their interest in little Marvel.

As you can see in the photos, one of his legs healed completely straight, without the ability to bend ANYWHERE. This made it extremely difficult for him to walk, as he had to negotiate dragging that leg beneath his belly. To make matters even worse, the remaining rear leg had healed in such a way that the only way Marvel was able to use it for walking was to push himself along with it. But he did.

As you can imagine, this made it quite difficult when it came to walking, but also sitting and sleeping.

But Marvel retained a gloriously happy spirit in spite of his circumstances!

After radio-graphs and examinations at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic were completed it was determined that there would be no "fixing" the leg that wouldn't move. The bone was actually twisted in the shoulder socket - and was set that way. And so the decision was made to amputate that leg ($1500), and then center on fixing the remaining broken leg. I was able to sit in on the surgery, and I must say that it was quite involved because of the way the bone was twisted into the socket, and although it was a lengthy surgery the leg was successfully removed and Marvel returned home with us the following morning - a new man...well, little man.

One week after the amputation we took Marvel to physical therapy for an assessment of the remaining broken back leg. Our hope was that even though the broken bone had "healed", physical therapy would enable him to walk on the leg in a more normal fashion. Unfortunately, that wasn't the way it turned out. The doctors and physical therapist at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic suggested we contact an orthopedic surgeon regarding having the leg re-broken and set properly. We were heartbroken as the cost of this surgery would be $3,000.

As always we had Faith that we would somehow be able to help Marvel regain a somewhat normal lifestyle, and be able to walk normally on his remaining back leg, and even be able to play with the other dogs, which he wants to do so badly. But for the time being his closest playmates remained Thomas and Little Duder - his beloved Cat friends! His spirit remained unbroken, and he refused to have a bad day! !

Marvel did in fact receive the second surgery, which unfortunately didn't give him the hoped for use of his remaining rear leg. But, as always, his spirit remained strong and happy! He is such a wonderful example to all of us in the ability to rebound from very unfortunate experiences in life! He is receiving physical therapy in the hopes of a more successful recovery over time.

UPDATE: DECEMBER 19, 2013 Marvel is recovering from his second surgery, but is still having many issues with regaining his ability to use his back leg. He has been receiving physical therapy ($42.50 per session)which seems to be helping, but we are in the process of ordering a doggy wheelchair from for him in hopes that it, too, will assist in getting him to use his back leg again. The cost of the wheelchair is $500, and should arrive the last week of January 2014.




Meet Little Duder, who came to us May 17, 2013 because his humans were unable to provide the surgery needed to remove his ruptured eye. Apparently the little man had a rough start in life right from the beginning after being found a few weeks ago alone and starving. The good Samaritans that found him nursed and nourished him back to life, but when the eye infection they were treating turned into a ruptured eye they weren't able to help him.

When they called us asking for help we explained that we aren't able to pay the medical bills for others, but we would gladly accept Little Duder into our family and help him to get what he needed. Shortly after the conversation, Little Duder was in our car and on his way to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic. His eye had indeed ruptured, just a few hours earlier, and the little man is now on antibiotics and medications awaiting the removal of that nasty eye in three days. We started his vaccinations, and with the bad eye coming out in just a few days Duder will be a new man...er boy, in no time at all.

****SKIDDLES - NO BACK FEET? NO PROBLEM!!!!*****!It was mid-September when we received an email requesting assistance in trapping several feral cats at a local restaurant. Having knowledge of the feral cat situation at that particular location, we assured the person that the ferals were always well cared for in that area, and that removing them would simply make room for more ferals to move in and takeover the location. But, a further email suggested that there was one cat in particular that appeared to be in distress, possibly dragging its hindquarters. NOW they had our attention.

On one of our trips to the area we stopped to assess the situation, and discovered that there was indeed a cat that appeared disabled - and it was a VERY small cat. Grabbing the appropriate equipment to catch the little rascal, we waited patiently for the next three hours for the perfect moment for capture...she might have been small, but she was indeed feral, and already very "street smart" when it came to humans!

Eventually we were able to capture the little rascal, and immediately headed to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic for an evaluation of her condition, and to begin her vaccinations. A thorough examination determined that she had been born with no hind feet - but was otherwise in excellent health. All agreed that she would not have made it through the severe winter ahead in eastern Washington, as she was not able to move quickly to avoid predators, and she was totally unable to climb to protect herself from danger.

Taking the little girl home, she quickly won our hearts as a true survivor, insisting that she continue to "steal" her food when we weren't watching, and then dashing as fast as her two full legs and two half legs would allow!

With time and patience on both our parts, Skiddles has become a very beloved member of our house, our sanctuary, and our hearts. She will never be able to "jump" onto furniture, or climb to any height, but she is a strong willed little girl and will pull herself up onto the bed, and your lap, for lots of love and attention. We are very blessed to have Skiddles in our lives, indeed!>br>



****MUNCHKIN - LEFT IN THE DESERT TO DIE!*****!It was a hot Saturday afternoon in July of 2012 when we received a call that there was a horse wandering in the desert a few miles from us. After getting directions for the location we headed out in the truck to look. An hour of searching the area offered no sign of the horse, so we stopped at the few area homes to gather more information. We were told that the horse had been loose for about 2 weeks, and that nobody could get close enough to touch it. Several of the locals had called the shelter, but apparently any attempts to rescue the horse were unsuccessful. We headed home, wondering if the horse was still alive. Temperatures had been in the upper 90's for almost a week, and there were no ponds to drink from.

The following day we decided to once again drive to the area. Pulling into a turnout along the dirt road we searched the landscape for signs of life. Soon, a head popped up from behind the crest of a hill. It HAD to be the horse in question! The horse was moving in our direction, but was no doubt unaware of our presence. Dale climbed quietly out of the truck, halter tucked behind in his belt, and moved forward about 100 feet. As the horse had not yet seen him, it continued to move in his direction, and didn't seem to see Dale until almost upon him. Dale spent the next hour or more talking to and moving closer to the horse. Each time he was within arms length, the mare would simply take a few steps away. She was indeed very emaciated, and looked longingly at the canal which ran through the area. With steep concrete banks and deep, rapid water it would mean sure death if she tried to get a drink.

After several hours of Dale trying to befriend her, we needed to come up with a better plan. Remembering that one local said the horse came every evening for carrots left on the ground, AND that they had a fenced yard behind the house, we began herding her in that direction. It was very slow going, but we eventually got her to the house and into the back yard. Another hour and Dale was able to get close enough to get a rope around her neck, and ultimately put a halter on her. At this point is was obvious that she had never had a halter on, nor had she been led by a rope. As Dale calmed her, I moved the trailer to the area so we could attempt to load her up.....attempt!!!

The following 45 minutes was comprised of numerous attempts and methods of loading her into the trailer. On the final attempt she reared up and hit her head on the trailer, leaving a deep gash. We immediately called our large animal Vet, Dr. Sruti Sreerama of Moses Lake Veterinary Clinic, for an emergency call where we stood, knowing that the horse would need sutures. Once at our location she did a thorough exam, sutured the wound, and remarked how "lucky" the horse was to be alive in the heat we had been having. As the newly named "Munchkin" was still quite drowsy from the sedative used for suturing, we decided to use it to our advantage and try again to load her into the trailer. This time we were successful, and once the sedative wore off we headed home. Munchkin remains with us as this time as nobody has called the shelter to report her missing, and they were apparently informed that someone had taken her out there and dropped her off...in 100 degree weather with no food or water. Today Munchkin is learning to trust humans, and will walk up to Dale when he enters her area.



Kringle came to us from the Seattle are from a family that was feeding him in their back yard after he showed up in 2012. He was skin and bones, beaten up from fighting, and had a difficult time eating. As you can see from the picture Kringle's bottom jaw is completely sideways, making it very difficult for him to eat. He wouldn't allow them to touch him, so they borrowed a trap and were eventually able to trap him with canned food. Once they had him they transferred Kringle to us, at which time he was immediately taken to our small animal Veterinarian, Dr. Dick Maier.

An examination and xrays showed that not only was his jaw broken quite badly, but it had been that way for some time...possibly years. It was determined that surgery would provide little help, as Kringle had been this way too long. BUT, one thing that can be done to help him is to remove his lower canine teeth (the larger, pointy ones on either side of the front teeth) which are currently cutting into his upper mouth. Because these teeth are healthy, it is a more complicated surgery to remove them, and thus much more costly. If you would like to help relieve Kringle from the pain of these teeth, won't you please send, or call your donation to our Veterinarian?! Please indicate that your donation is for Kringle. They will advise us of your name and address, and we will send you a tax deductible receipt. Thank you so much!

Pioneer Veterinary Clinic
827 Sharon Avenue
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 765-6794


****MACI - STEPPED ON AT ONLY 5 WEEKS OF AGE!*****!Little Maci came to us at the tender age of 5 weeks old from the Seattle area. When Maci's mother was hit by a car and killed the "owners" gave little Maci to a family with several children. After living there for only a few days, one of the youngest children stepped on Maci's head. For the next 24 hours the family tried desperately to help Maci, but she cried endlessly, couldn't eat, and developed a bubble on the top of her head that continued to get larger and larger.

When the family realized they weren't able to help her they called us, asking if we would consider bringing Maci to Daze of Camelot. Of course, we said "yes". Once here, we immediately took Maci to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic for an evaluation. The swelling was severe and it was uncertain if she would survive, and if so if she would be normal. Maci received injections twice daily to help reduce the swelling, but there existed the possibility that she would become comatose, develop seizures, or not survive the injury. When put on the ground she walked in endless circles as do animals that are blind. We feared the worst for her eyesight, and possibly her mental status. As she seemed unable to eat or drink her meals were prepared three times daily in a VitaMix and given to her through a syringe. During the first three weeks here she received all of her meals this way, and living in our incubator. After this time Maci gradually became able to slurp down her "mush" from a bowl if she was held - otherwise she would fall into it. This means of eating continued for several more weeks before she was able to stand on her own at her bowl.

At this point we felt that little Maci was ready to graduate from the incubator into a playpen. When we moved her into her "new room" we also offered her crunchy puppy food and a bowl of water. It only took a few days for Maci to rise to the task and begin eating like a big girl! Maci still lives in her playpen, but runs around the house with the other dogs when we are present to watch her. She seems quite normal in most ways, but really enjoys walking on her front feet with her back end up in the air! She has become a beloved memeber of our family.

UPDATE: Maci is no longer in her playpen, but enjoys her full time freedom with her "brothers and sisters" in the living room. She will never be "normal", but is so very dear to our hearts. She looks forward to her lap time snuggles every morning and evening where she curls up and sleeps.


****REINDEER - UNATTENDED FOR TOO, TOO LONG*****!When the call came in that Reindeer was in desperate need of rescue from the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho area, we really didn't expect to find her in the condition that she was in. We were told that her hooves were seriously overgrown, but we have rescued foundered horses with that condition several times over the years. Treatment usually takes a year or more, as our farrier, Larry Dacy, slowly trims the hooves twice monthly until the horse can walk without pain, then regain a somewhat normal life. Reindeer's treatment won't be that easy, or that fast, because her hooves aren't the only problem.

Unfortunately, it is looking like Reindeer's feet have been uncared for over such a long period of time that it might have cause malformation of the leg bones...AND SHE IS ONLY 5 YEARS OLD!!!! Her hoof trimming began immediately upon arrival, and we are waiting for the results of x-rays just taken to assess the bone damage. But, through all of this sweet Reindeer is trying to trust us, which is a huge step after being allowed to suffer so much at the hands of humans In addition to her other problems, Reindeer was terribly thin..This is a photo of her front feet.
UPDATE: The initial examination of Reindeer has shown that there is far more damage than we anticipated to her feet. Not only are her feet in serious condition - all 4 feet - but also the first 3 joints of all 4 legs. Right now she is in extreme pain. But she is getting daily pain medications to help with that. The initial visit by the horseshoer was unsuccessful. We are now scheduling her first hoof trim to be done at the Veterinarian office, where they will lay her down (give her a total anesthetic). This is necessary as she is unable to stand with one foot being held up for trimming. This is a photo of her back feet.
The medical care for Reindeer is going to be extremely expensive. But we feel that this sweet girl deserves the chance of a normal life. If you are able to help IN ANY WAY with Reindeer's medical expenses, won't you PLEASE mail or call in a donation to our large animal veterinarian?

UPDATE: Katie Merwick, owner of Second Chance Ranch in Elma, WA stepped forward to graciously help Reindeer. Katie sent her special farrier (horse shoer) to Moses Lake to treat Reindeer. After having a Vet anesthitise her, he spent several hours AND THREE DIFFERENT SAWS cutting away at Reindeer's hooves. It was absolutely incredible to watch. The farrier anticipated that it would take her 2-3 months to recuperate, having to retrain her tendons and muscles into their new positions. BUT...the following day Reindeer was not only up and moving well, but asking to be with the other horses!

Stephanie and Karen - two wonderful women in Moses Lake that are friends with Katie offered to take Reindeer under their protective wings, and give her a foster home. She is presently living with them, and has had a new name given to her to begin her new life - PIXIE! Pixie is greatly loved by Stephanie and Karen, and will never again have to fear for her safety, her health, or for food.

Please click on the like to look at the web site for Second Chance Ranch-www.secondchanceranch.org and see all the wonderful work that they do to help horses. We have known Katie for many years, and she is a wonderful example of a true Rescuer. Your financial support to Second Chance Ranch will go a long way to help the horses at the Ranch AND horses like Pixie (Reindeer) that Katie steps forward to save!
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Having been in rescue for many years, we find that there is still a lot to learn, and in this case it is a good thing. When Taffy's nose began to blister and get crusty during the summer of 2013 we took her to the Vet for an evaluation. It was at that time we learned two things; First - Taffy had skin cancer on her nose; Second - this is not uncommon in animals of all types that are white.
As a result of learning this Taffy immediately came inside for the remainder of the summer, which didn't exactly please her, but it was necessary due to the extreme heat during the summers in eastern Washington. We try to appease her dislike for the indoors by letting her outside for a few weeks at a time during the overcast winter months, but come Spring she will be back indoors until winter. It is truly a bizarre but fascinating process to watch, as little pieces of her nose literally fall off. This doesn't seem to bother Taffy in any way as she continues to eat and breath without any difficulty. We don't know at this point how long her nose will continue to disappear, but we can only hope for the best for this sweet girl. Meanwhile, we have taken further precautions with other white animals here, including putting fly masks on our white horses and moving any white animals into more shaded areas.



Meet Sissy - an adorable 3 year old long hair Chihuahua that weighs in at just over 3 pounds. All was wonderful in Sissy's life until her family went on vacation for a week, and she was left in the care of someone else. Nobody knows what happened to Sissy, but when her family arrived home she was stretched out on the floor having seizures. Rushing her to the only Vet that was able to squeeze her in for an appointment, she was misdiagnosed and given damaging medications.

When Sissy came to us she was having constant seizures that lasted a mere 5 - 10 seconds. When she stood she was terribly unstable, and would stumble around until she found a corner, where she immediately became "stuck" - unable to back out. She was unable to eat kibble as it would fall from her mouth, and if not held carefully above the bowl she would fall into the water, nose first. During all of this, she would fall to her side, or onto her back and have another short seizure.

We took Sissy immediately to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic where all symptoms pointed to an injury to her brain - perhaps from falling or being kicked. From past experience with this type of injury we knew that she needed to be isolated from the other animals in a small area, where her only option was to receive minimal activity. A small area was arranged for her where we could keep a constant watch on this precious little girl. Over the next few days Sissy spent the majority of her time sleeping, remaining awake for a mere 2 hours each day. During her time awake she continued to get stuck in the only corners she had access to, and continued having seizures. It was time for another trip to the doctor.

Once it was determined that we were seeing the continuation of seizures and her apparent inability to focus her attention, eat normally, or stay awake, it was decided that we would try administering anti seizure medication. Within 2 days the seizures that were tormenting Sissy completely disappeared AND she began to remain awake throughout the day. And although we continued having to hold her during feedings, she was able to eat and drink her food without as much difficulty.

Not knowing how much damage her brain received from the constant seizures, we won't know for quite some time what the full extent of her recovery will be. At this point we anticipate the possibility of 6 months. She is a very loving little girl, trying her darndest to return to a normal life. Regardless of the time needed and the extent of her recovery we are determined to care for little Sissy for the duration.

UPDATE: January 2011 - Sissy is no longer having seizures. We have them under control with her Phenobarbital twice daily. She is still unable to eat any type of solid food OR drink water. We blend canned and dry food with water for her, which she is able to lap up. We do it on the counter and hold her to steady her, but she is able to lap it up by herself. When her bowl is almost empty we add more water and stir it up, and she laps it up. It is so odd that she can eat/drink this way, but can’t drink water if it is by itself. It has to have some consistency to it. Other than that she now has free roam of the downstairs, and spends her day wandering around the living room until she finds a suitable spot to nap, then starts all over again. We believe at this point that she is totally blind, but that doesn’t matter as long as you don’t move the furniture! She no longer gets stuck in corners, etc. We have another, larger, brain injury Chi that is at about 6-7 months in recovery and is getting around quite well. Hopefully SHE will be able to go to a rescue for adoption in the next couple months. Sissy is another story. Our Veterinarian said it could take several months or longer for Sissy to recover, but we will see if she does. Many of her previous symptoms (seizures, high stepping, walking in circles, turning head severely to one side only when eating) have stopped, so it is possible that is as far as it will go. No matter though. She is an absolute doll and she is a keeper. She isn’t suffering, and the other dogs are very gentle with her, as they know…they always know don’t they?!


****GUNNER- Fell From a Truck, Broken Leg, No Owner to Help ****

Gunner was taken to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic October 23, 2010 after falling out of his owner's truck. *** It is not clear how long the owner waited before taking him to the Vet. X-rays revealed a badly broken right rear leg that would require either pinning or amputation. When told the cost of surgery and treatment owner was unable to pay or make payments. They agreed to sign a release of ownership, at which time the office called us, asking if we would be willing to help Gunner.

At this point there were two options for Gunner - amputate or pin the leg. Because Gunner is a Mastiff mix we were advised against amputation. At only a few months old Gunner would come through an amputation easily BUT, due to the large size he will reach in adulthood, and the weight he would be required to carry, there would be a greater risk of severe arthritis at an early age. We opted for pinning the bone

The cost of saving Gunner is $2,500 - and we are asking for your help. Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary does not adopt out animals, and because of this we do not have income from them. We have ALWAYS asked that all donations are sent directly to our Veterinarians. If you are able to help with these costs, please mail or phone your donation to:

Pioneer Veterinary Clinic
827 Sharon Avenue
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 765-6794

There is no donation too small, and we will send you a tax deductible receipt. As alwyas, thank you so very much! It is only because of YOU that we are able to continue to help animals like Gunner!

UPDATE: January 2011 - Gunner is now living with the family that fostered him for us during his recovery. They bonded so closely during this time that there was no question that they belonged together! His pins are out and he is rapidly growing into the large, handsome boy that he was destined to be. We will be posting photos of him very soon!

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***WHO WE ARE***

Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary (DOCAS) is located in Moses Lake, in the heart of eastern Washington. Although we have been rescuing and receiving unwanted animals since 1997, we did not become incorporated until late 2005 and received our 501 (c) (3 ) non-profit status in late 2005. In 2008 we were accepted by the Washington Secretary of State into the Charities Program. This acceptance allows public employees and government workers to donate a portion of each paycheck to our sanctuary. Our registration number is 24774.

We are a no-kill sanctuary, and the cats and dogs living here do not live in cages or kennels, but roam the farm with us during the daytime, and are brought inside every afternoon for the night to protect them from coyotes, which cross over our property regularly, owls, and other critters that go bump in the night. The majority of our critters are special needs residents that would not have been considered adoptable, but are living happy and fulfilling lives. These special needs animals have been brought to us from several different areas, and are some of the most loving souls that you could ever meet. They are permanent residents at Camelot, each individual and unique, and each one greatly loved.

Our special needs residents have been brought to us from Cat Tales Zoological Park in Spokane, Spokanimal in Spokane, Benton Franklin Humane Society in Tri-Cities (a no kill Humane Society), P.O.P.P. (Pet Over Population Prevention) in Tri-Cities, Moses Lake Humane Society, Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society, Bremerton Humane Society, Bellevue Humane Society, Kootenai Humane Society in Hayden Idaho (a no kill Humane Society), King County Animal Control, and we have received special needs animals from southern California.

At the time that we accept an elderly, abused or disabled animal into the sanctuary it is with the idea that they will be a permanent resident. Our goal is NOT to sell, adopt, or otherwise transfer the animal another time, to another home. When an elderly, abused or disabled animal comes here, they ARE home. It is very rare that we allow any of the elderly, abused or disabled residents to go to another home. That is not our purpose. That is also why we are not able to accept all of the animals that people want to bring to us. Unfortunately, our space and our funds are very limited., which is one reason why we specialize in the elderly and disabled.When one of the elderly residents passes away, it allows us to bring in another.

We have been blessed over the years with generous contributions of food, bedding, and toys, all of which are appreciated more than the donors could possibly imagine. In addition to our resident family of cats and dogs we presently house and care for rescued llamas and alpacas, 2 rescued race horses, sheep, farm birds, and rescued wild birds. We attempt to neuter or spay all cats and dogs that come to the Sanctuary in the hopes that each animal that is spayed or neutered will eliminate unwanted litters, and the euthanasia of countless innocent lives.

Our veterinarians and their staff at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic are among the most caring and compassionate people we know, and we would not be able to do what we do without their much appreciated assistance and emotional support. Although not all endings are happy, it is not for their lack of total commitment to the care and humane treatment of God's creatures.

Although we are only able to do it on a very small scale, it is our mission to provide for abandoned, disabled and abused animals and hope to aid in the education of adults and children regarding the care and treatment of all animals. We gladly visit schools, when invited, to speak about the value of an animal's life, the unconditional love that they offer, and how to know when it is time to let them go.
When we accept an elderly, abused or disabled animal into the sanctuary, it is with the idea that they will live out their life here in peace, with dignity and with love - and never again fear the loss of their home and family. Due to the nature of the animals that we accept (disabled and elderly), their stay with us is often very short before they move on to Rainbow Bridge.

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We want to thank our many supporters who stood by us when we were accused of “theft” after we picked up a skinny Great Dane running loose last June. After a terrifying journey through the legal system, we have emerged, basically unscathed, but battered and wiser. (We are told the Dane has gained weight and is also doing well.) The following summary was written by one of the two attorneys who volunteered their time and skill to defend us.


Last year (June 9, 2010), Sandi Casebolt received a call from two women who said they had stopped and caught “a very thin old Great Dane” (BELOW) who was running loose on a county road near Moses Lake, WA. They had called the Sheriff, who told them Grant County Animal Control would call them. When Animal Control did not appear or call, these “Good Samaritans” called Sandi because they knew about the Casebolts’ Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary. As they have done for years, Sandi and Dale responded. They went and got this skinny Dane boy, and cared for him. After almost a week, the owner (who, the sheriff’s record shows, was aware his Dane was missing since the first day) finally inquired about the dog, but Sandi, concerned for the Dane’s welfare, and this delay, did not give him back. The owner (a local veterinarian), reported the dog as “stolen” and the Prosecutor filed charges against Sandi and Dale.


As Sandi and Dale’s attorneys, we worked to show the whole story: The Dane was not “stolen,” but simply caught by the women who saw him running loose. He had no collar or microchip identification (and in fact wasn’t even licensed) and, as the photograph shows, he was indeed quite thin. Sandi had immediately notified the local shelter and two local vet clinics (including the owner’s own clinic), that “Daze of Camelot” had him, and also took him to a local public fundraiser. However, when the owner finally claimed ownership six days later, Sandi, concerned about the Dane’s welfare, did not return him – thus the charge of “theft”.
The charge of felony theft (second degree) was simply a mistake from the start, so it was dismissed. Then, agreeing that Dale had done nothing wrong, the Prosecutor also dismissed all charges against Dale.
Sandi and Dale were stressed and scared. And they were, understandably, bewildered at the time and money the Sheriff and Prosecutor spent bringing charges against them for doing what they had done for years – rescuing a dog -- many times at the request of this very County. But throughout all this, Sandi and Dale continued to care for the old, injured, and ill animals at the animal “hospice” they run, a 501(c)(3) charity called “Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary.”
Please show your support for Sandi and Dale -- and the animals at the Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary to whom they give their time, money, energy, and love.

Abigail Cromwell, Attorney-at-Law , The Center for Progressive Legal Defense, PLLC, Seattle, Washington

Edith Bowler, Attorney-at-Law, Bowler Law Office, PLLC, Seattle, Washington


Please feel free to e-mail us for additional information. Although we are still somewhat stunned at the legal assault we endured, we have nothing to hide, and we will answer any questions we can. Our attorneys are also willing to answer any questions on the legal issues if necessary.
To those of you who stood beside us during thiis year long ordeal, we cannot thank you enough. Your constant support meant more than you could possibly know. OUR MISSION remains the same - to give a final home and love to the elderly, abused and disabled animals that call this place home.

We will remain forever in gratitude for both Abigail Cromwell and Edith Bowler, our lawyers, who selflessly believed in, and defended us throughout this nightmare. We still cannot fathom that they represented us "pro-bono", and made the trip from Seattle to Moses Lake numerous times during the months of snow to represent us in court. They will forever be our Guardian Angels Walking. We are truly Blessed in so many ways.




I am an Animal Rescuer

I am an Animal Rescuer
My job is to assist God's creatures
I was born with the need to fulfill their needs
I take in new family members without plan, thought, or selection
I have bought dog food with my last dime
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid
I have fallen in love a thousand times
and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body
I notice those lost at the road side
And my heart aches
I will hand raise a field mouse
And make friends with a vulture
I know of no creature unworthy of my time

I want to live forever if there aren't animals in Heaven
But I believe there are
Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind
We may be master of the animals,
But the animals have mastered themselves
Something people still haven't learned

War and Abuse makes me hurt for the world
But a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind
We are a quiet but determined army
And making a difference ever day

There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan
nothing more rewarding than saving a life
No higher recognition than watching them thrive
There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play
who only days ago, was too weak to eat

I am an Animal Rescuer
My work is never done,
My home is never quiet
My wallet is always empty
But my heart is always full

In the game of life, we have already won

Three legged "Reggie" was thought unadoptable

~ Written from the heart by
Annette King-Tucker
Wild Heart Ranch Wildlife Rescue
Claremore, Ok



*****IN MEMORY OF FRANK CONCHA...1948-2004...*****

It was the middle of summer, 2004, when the sheriff's office contacted us for help rescuing a llama that had been abandoned in the desert , to the best of their knowledge about 9 months earlier - 30 miles from here. With a borrowed trailer in tow we made the trip, and after only a couple hours of coaxing we got "Ranger" close enough to halter simply by showing him water. Living in an abandoned junk yard of cars and trash Ranger's only companions had been 2 dogs - a small brown mix breed that was covered with porcupine quills, and a smaller black dog that headed into the desert each time she saw our vehicle approaching.

We took the llama home, and made the 30 mile trek twice every day in hopes of rescuing the dogs also. Twice each day amounted to 120 miles per day, and the cost of gasoline was going up.

On about the fifth day, over a period of 5 hours, Dale sat on the dirt and inched his way closer and closer to the brown dog, talking to her constantly, as she growled continuously. As night fell, the coyotes were closing in, and miraculously when Dale was about 2 feet from her, the brown dog simply came over and sat next to him. We took "Shasta" immediately to our vet to have the quills removed. That left just the little black dog, who was somewhere in the desert.

We had put a live trap in the area on the second day, but there was no sign that anyone had come near it. Each time we approached the area we could see the little black dog running away and disappearing into the desert.

During this week a friend of ours, Frank Concha, was killed in an automobile accident. It was Sunday now, and we went to Frank's memorial services, and then we headed out, one last time, to check the live trap, and to pick it up and take it home. We had driven 1200 miles in the past 10 days checking the trap for the little black dog...60 miles every morning before work, and 60 miles every evening after work. We couldn't afford another day.

As we dropped down the hill leading to the area all I could think to do was to ask Frank to help us. Frank loved animals, but could never have any due to severe allergies and illnesses. "Please Frank, today is the last day, and this little dog will be in the desert all alone, at the mercy of the coyotes. " It was hopeless and we both knew it. With tears in both of our eyes we turned onto the dirt road and slowly approached the area. It was the little dog's last chance at being rescued.

We pulled up next to the old junker car and inched forward, little by little. Neither of us could bear to see the empty cage, knowing that we had to pick it up today and go home empty handed. And then the cage was in sight. And inside the cage sat a terrified little black dog! We cried with delight and disbelief! We got out of the truck, jumping and crying and laughing in disbelief. If the poor little dog hadn't been scared before, our hysterical behavior would have surely sent her running. It took us 10 days and 1200 miles, but we had her!

We gingerly picked up the live trap and loaded her into the back seat of the truck. Then we showed her the photo of Frank that we had in the truck from the memorial service that we had just come from, and let her know that this was the picture of her Guardian Angel.

After going through a myriad of names that were derived from Frank's name, we finally settled on the most obvious for the little dog ..."Concha". We are sure that she is actually Shasta's pup, and that she had never seen human's before, but was born in the desert during the past winter.

Sadly, "Ranger", the llama didn't survive. He was too far gone when we rescued him. But he did live long enough to know that he was cared for, and he died with us holding him in our arms. "Shasta" instantly became so attached to Dale that they were almost inseperable. And "Concha" took just about one year to get to the point that she would willingly come to us, and enjoy being scratched. Both Shasta and Concha have a fear of other humans that will probably never subside. But they have learned to trust us, and to live with the other residents at the sanctuary, including sleeping in the bedroom with us every night. Thank you Frank. We would never have been able to rescue "Concha" had you not reached down from the arms of God to help us.


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The Seattle Dog Winterfest 2009 With Cesar Millan, Ginger's Pet Rescue, AND Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary!!

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It has to be the most exciting thing that has happened to our Sanctuary - being invited by Ginger's Pet Rescue, as their Guest of Honor, to attend the 2009 Seattle Dog Winterfest with Cesar Millan!! Our weekend included an all expenses paid four day stay in Seattle, including participation in the annual Dog Winterfest Fashion Show, and a formal dinner with Cesar Millan, which included entertainment by Blake Lewis of American Idol.

We were accompanied by Juneau, our albino deaf and blind Sheltie who is our Ambassador of Goodwill and Champion of the Disabled; and German Short Hair Duke, who is blind at only three years of age. Our little Yorkshire Terrier "CoCo Puff" was in the fashion show also.

For over seven years we have worked with Ginger Luke of Ginger's Pet Rescue, but this was the first time that we were able to sit down and talk with Ginger and her husband Jakob. We spent four days sharing laughter and tears over dog rescue. We cannot begin to relay how totally dedicated these two are to SAVING DEATH ROW DOGS! Our world is a far better place for the endless work of Ginger's Pet Rescue!

We were honored beyond words in meeting Cesar Millan. He is as warm and friendly as his broad smile portrays him. His sense of humor, and dedication to saving dogs whose temperaments are undeniably placing them in fear of euthanasia is without compare. He is a man beyond compare in his dedication to the dogs, and yet he remains unchanged by the spotlight!

If you have not yet looked at the web site for Ginger's Pet Rescue, we highly recommend that you do so. www.gingerspetrescue.org Because of Ginger and Jakob Luke we were given the opportunity of a lifetime to network with many amazing people in the rescue business, and further justify our passion for helping God's creatures that are unable to help themselves.
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Jasper (Jazzy Boy) came to us from southern California in late 2008. His spirit was, and is, warm and loving. Just recently, almost 4 years after arriving, were we able to let Jazzy Boy enter into his own "pack". He had been next to them, separated by chain link, for almost 4 years, but every time we put them together he immediately began fighting them. He has now accepted them as friends, and enjoys the life of friendship and playing with his "friends".

Charlotte came to us in late 2009 from the Los Angeles area. Like Jasper, she was battered and torn with scars covering her body. In spite of her physical wounds, she was loving and carefree with us. She adores the sprinkler and LOVES having the hose turned on her so that she can snap and jump at the water. Three years later we are still not able to put another dog in her area without an immediate negative reaction from Charlotte. She loves humans, and loves to mingle through the chain link that separates her part of the yard, but might never be able to interact with another dog in a positive way.

Buster came to us from the Yakima area of eastern Washington in 2011. He was on the brink of death. But, because of the excellent care he received at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic he survived. Buster differed from Jasper and Charlotte in a major way - he was terrified of humans. Although he would allow us into his area of the yard, he would growl if we attempted to approach him. Over the period of a year Buster came to realize that not all humans want to hurt him. He is now very loving and seeks us out for attention. Unfortunately, like Charlotte, he may never enjoy the ability to play with other dogs.

If you are, or become, aware of dog fighting rings in your are PLEASE contact your local law enforcement agency. If they do not respond to the problem, contact the Humane Society of the United States immediately. They will ensure prosecution of the responsible individuals.

The HSUS also offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in DOGFIGHTING or COCKFIGHTING. If you have information about illegal animal fighting in your area, you can call HSUS’ animal fighting tip line at 877-TIP-HSUS and your information will be kept confidential.

PLEASE REPORT SUSPECTED PUPPY MILLS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OR COMMUNITY TO THE HSUS BY CALLING 877-MILL-TIP (645-5847) or by email at: www.humanesociety.org/forms/report_a_puppy_mill.html"

Crack Down on Spectators at Animal Fights UPDATE: On February 7, 2014, President Obama signed the Farm Bill. The bill includes a provision making it a federal crime to attend or bring a child under the age of 16 to an animal fighting event, based on the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, which will fortify the federal law against organized and barbaric dogfighting and cockfighting rings. Spectator admission fees and high-stakes gambling dollars finance this criminal industry and without spectators, it will be more difficult for dogfighting and cockfighting rings to make a profit. The Farm Bill also jettisoned the dangerous and overreaching “King amendment,” which sought to nullify state laws setting standards for agricultural production and threatened so many laws on animal welfare around the country. Defeating the King amendment and enacting the animal fighting spectator legislation were top priorities for The HSUS. Thank you for helping them achieve these two important victories.

Beloved survivor of Dog Fighting - OOGY - passed away, with his loving family by his side, on March 3, 2015. He lived 12 happy years with the family that saved his life. He has been in my thoughts from the first day I saw his story years ago. PLEASE report dog fighting!!! NO ANIMAL SHOULD HAVE TO LIVE THROUGH, OR DIE IN SUCH HORROR!!!!



"My beautiful Kitty was so traumatized by the horrific event that took place in December that despite repeated random visits to retrieve her I was unable to coax her out of the confines of the dark, restricted enclosure of the attic she found herself in. The darkness that surrounded her seemed to be a source of comfort to her for the time being. Despite leaving food and water for her it appeared she was not eating at all. She seemed to be drinking just enough water to physically keep herself alive. At one point I feared that maybe she had died, no signs of life. There was just darkness that she seemed unable to come out of. Two whole months went by and no signs of KiKi.... Just as I was about to leave that place to go to where I was residing, I called one more time and this time she answered the call with a meow and came running to my arms. You see love keeps calling us. Love never gives up on us. I know it sounds really strange but there was so much comfort in that reunion knowing that she had been there and knew what happened that dreadful night. For one month after our reunion she still refused to eat. She had almost given up on living. You see the darkness had thwarted her desire to be nourished. Darkness does this you know...... There was almost a comfort in that place. You see she needed my constant presence and the reassurance that I wasn't going to leave her in order for that desire to eat again would return. Through arms of love, comfort, support and touch, by bringing her to where she needed to be to get what she "really needed" I was able to gently coax her back to that ever needful desire to live. As she took in the nourishment at first her body rejected it but ever so slowly as she took in little bits of nourishment she began to be strengthened and her desire to live again began to increase. Slowly the healing process had begun. This is not just a story. This is the Truth! This really happened in real life.

Just like I refused to give up on KiKi even more so The Lord refuses to give up on us. You see KiKi's story is MY story, and He never gave up on me. He kept calling me out of the darkness until I answered the call, came to the light and to His arms. Then ever so faithfully He brought me right where I needed to be and gently He began to love me and touch me and coax me to eat again, live again. .... Just like KiKi I needed the Lord's constant presence and assurance that He was't going to leave me, so that my desire to eat, live again would return. The Lord brought me right where I needed to be to get the love and support and arms that I needed for the healing process to begin. Again thank you to all of you who were a part of being His hands, His feet, His voice that called me out of the darkness into His marvelous light. ' " Faithful is He who has called you and He will also do it" ' (1 Thessalonians 5:24).' " Our God is Faithful! This is love that He laid down His life for us and we ought also to lay down our lives for the brethren." ' 1st John 3:16



BUDDY IS SPONSORED BY: ****** Ginger's Death Row Dog Rescue, Seattle, WA ******

When the State Patrol called for our help in rescuing a dog that had been hit by a car on the highway, we didn't know what to expect. We were told that it didn't look good - but that by no means slowed us down. The officer told us that there was a person willing to transport the dog half way to Moses Lake, which would cut down on the time required to reach our Vet.
When we met the transporter, Buddy was carefully transferred from their car to ours in preparation for the second half of the trip. The transporters were three college students heading back to the coast for spring vacation. Mind you, these weren't just ordinary "kids"; they sat on the highway around Buddy, to protect him from being hit again by the oncoming cars - none of which did so much as to slow down or offer assistance. No doubt, their sitting on the highway increased the speed with which the State Patrol responded!
Having called ahead to advise our Veterinarians of the situation, the staff was waiting waiting outside with a stretcher and gurney when we arrived. The initial examination showed that Buddy had no feeling in his back legs - not a good sign. Our immediate thoughts turned to the possibility of a broken or severed spine. That would mean the very worst.
X-rays revealed no breaks in the spine, and everyone's hopes were raised. During the next few hours at the Clinic the college students kept in constant contact with us, and appeared genuinely concerned about Buddy's condition.
The following 24 hours saw Buddy resting comfortably in a kennel at the Clinic, hoping for a change in the condition of his back legs. But it didn't happen. We took him home and arranged him on a Kuranda bed in the living room, where he contentedly remained for the next two weeks, being fed and medicated, and having his bladder expressed three times daily as he had no muscle tone allowing him to urinate on his own.
As time progressed, Buddy became increasingly eager to join the rest of the family in moving around the house. And then, one morning, we woke to find that he had gotten off of his bed, and was dragging himself happily around the living room, with a large smile on his face.
Later that day we arranged Buddy on one of the carts that had been donated to us in the years past. Although it looked terribly uncomfortable, Buddy began moving about the room with ease, and seemed genuinely pleased with himself. At that point we knew that Buddy was going to be around for a long, long time; and we knew that he needed a "wheelchair" of his own. An email was sent to Eddie's Wheels in Massachusetts -www.eddieswheels.com along with the necessary measurement to order Buddy his very own wheels. We have always used Eddie's Wheels for our disabled dogs as their mission to aid paralyzed animals comes straight from the heart. Another email was sent, this time to friends on our email list, and funds were quickly raised for the new wheelchair.
>br>Sadly, Buddy's time with us was short. After several months of living happily and comfortably with his disability, his paralysis began to spread higher, and it was necessary to set him free. But the time we spent together will always be cherished - from watching him dash around the yard on his wheels, to removing the wheels, putting on his life jacket, and taking him for a swim in the lake. Not for a moment do we regret making the decision to save his life. Buddy was an inspiration to us, and to all that met him. Thank you Buddy, we miss you and will always love you!



"Gracie" was brought to us by the Benton Franklin Humane Society, when she was about 8 weeks old, in need of a forever home. As you can see, her front legs don't work too well for walking, but she was blessed with extra large back legs and an extra toe on each back foot. Some might think that Gracie has a disability, but don't tell her that! She thinks that everyone sits like this!




"Weeble Wobble" was brought to us by Spokanimal, whose employees believed he deserved a chance at life despite his inability to walk normally. Weeble has a neurological problem called Cerebellar Hypoplasia which can be caused by panleukopenia infection prior to birth, or injury, poisoning, or improper development in the uterus or from vaccinating a pregnant mother cat. Once the symptoms are seen they usually don't get any worse, and as the cat ages they learn to compensate, and live very normal lives. Weeble has a very difficult time walking, and THIS Weeble wobbles, but he DOES fall down. It doesn't dampen his spirits though, becasue he just tries again and again until he gets where he wants to go. He is a wonderful role model for proving that you can do just about anything if you put your mind to it. Weeble came to us from Spokanimal at the age of 5 months. At this time we have 4 resident cats affected by Cerebella Hyperplasia: Weeble Wobble, Boomerang, Tumbleweed and Thumper. All 4 respond well to physical therapy, and love to play outside (under supervision, of course!). > Unfortunately, we are unable to exercise them outdoors during the cold months of the year. Because of their inability to walk with coordination, these cats require special litter boxes, and constant litter box cleaning. We look forward to the day that we will be able to have a separate room just for these "neurological" cats where they will be able to interact with each other on a full time basis, and have a floor level window so that they can enjoy looking outdoors. UPDATE: We were recently able to move Weeble, Tumbleweed and Boomerang into a small sunroom off of our bedroom. They are absolutely thrilled, and are able to look out of windows and interact with each other. Their first thunderstorm scared them half out of their fur, as they had never seen lightening before - even through a window! To learn more about Cerebella Hyperplasia please visit :




We found "Helen" in a pet store in 1999. She was cowering in the back of the cage, and looked both terrified and lost. When we picked her up, she was nothing but bones. The pet store owner was happy to give her to us at no cost, telling us that the owner had brought her in unable to keep her. Lucky cat!!! Upon taking Helen home and putting her down, she wandered aimlessly, slinking here and there. The following morning we found her tucked away inside the bottom of a reclining chair - terrified. It didn't take long for us to realize that Helen was both blind and deaf. In addition, several of her teeth were broken off at the gum line - an indication that she had been hit, or thrown by a human. We fixed Helen a bed on a table in the kitchen, and another in the laundry room on the dryer, with her food on the washer, and a litter box connecting the two. Now, 7 years later, Helen has never once stepped down onto the floor from the safety of her two beds. She loves to be held, but is terrified of the floor. We move her from one bed to the next in the mornings and evenings. At approximately 17 years old, Helen is secure in the knowledge that she will never have to fear for her safety again.



"Dragon" came to us in early June 2006 from the local Humane Society. Although his back legs and hindquarters didn't work, he had such a loving nature that they asked us to see if we could help him. Xrays did not indicate trauma from an injury, and so we began physical therapy consisting of 45 minutes per evening on the lawn, coaxing Dragon to drag himself to us. We had no idea if he would regain any feeling in his tail, which appeared to have none, or if he would ever be able to use his hind legs again. But after a couple of weeks we could see Dragon's attitude change for the positive, and with it came his increased attempts to move those back legs around. One main obstacle was his tail...always covered in feces, and often getting stuck under a hind leg and weighing him down. Six weeks later we are excited to see that Dragon not only is beginning to be able to lift his tail somewhat, but he is lifting his back legs under himself and sitting up. He even stands on them, if only briefly, which he could not do six weeks ago. Thanks to a generous donation this past week Dragon will be having most of his tail amputated this week. The surgery will help to keep him clean, and prevent his tail from weighing him down when it gets stuck under his legs. We don't know if Draggin' Dragon will ever walk well enough to become Strollin' Dragon, but each small improvement that he makes seems to lift his spirits - and ours! Once again one of our disabled residents has shown us how positive thinking, time, and understanding can change a situation and an outlook. Thanks Dragon!.



"BOB" wandered into the yard many years ago, and was happy to be one of the farm cats. A solemn kind of guy, he was always available for a back scratch, but seldom smiled. About 4 years ago one of the farm cats died, and Bob became horribly grief strickened. He refused to eat and began losing weight rapidly. Our veterinarian was unable to find anything wrong with Bob - except depression. He remained in the hospital for several weeks requiring fluids, force feeding and extra love. Since that time Bob has remained an indoor cat. He immediately appointed himself caretaker of the sick and disabled. When a new dog or cat comes to the sanctuary Bob immediately takes them under his paw, and washes and comforts them. He takes his self appointed job VERY seriously.

BOB IS SPONSORED BY: Betty Stratton, Moses Lake, WA

Bob washes and comforts epileptic Minnie the Chihuahua upon her arrival at the sanctuary.



At approximately 15 years of age, Sophie came to us in mid July from Barks R Us Rescue in Yakima. The first time we laid eyes on her, we knew that she was meant to be part of our family. Sophie's soft, gentle eyes never let on that she is an Ancient One with multiple health concerns. As with our beloved T.T. Belle, Sophie suffers from back issues, which result in hindered back leg use if she has been sitting or laying down for a long period of time. Once she is up and moving though, there is no stopping her! Sophie also suffers from kidney stones which are controlled by a special diet, and she is incontinent. She enjoys sitting in the sun and warming her ancient bones, and she is a joy to be around.

SOPHIE IS SPONSORED BY: Bill and Elly at Barks R US in Yakima, WA.



Mufasa Roo came to us on Labor Day weekend 2007. He was brought to Washington by a wonderful rescuer out of southern California, and was actually scheduled to go to Seattle to a foster home. Roo had been the victim of horrible abuse before being turned in to a shelter in southern California. During his two day trip up the coast, "ROO" was showing signs of a cough, which, once in Washington was feared to be a heart problem. After discussing the situation with the rescuer, it was decided that "Roo" should stay with us, at least until it was determined what his medical condition was.
A trip to our Vet revealed that "Roo" was indeed suffering from congestive heart failure and a lung condition. We went home with numerous medications, and thought that we were on the road to a more normal life, but with each day Roo's cough worsened, and then he lost his appetite. Another trip to the doctor revealed that he had come here with kennel cough. More medication. On top of being horribly abuse, he was now facing pills being poked down his throat at least three times each day, plus being force fed.
Roo's soulful eyes have told us so much about his past abuse, his rescue from the shelter in California, and his hope and trust for a new life at our sanctuary. The minute we first saw Roo we knew that he was destined to live with us. This was made possible by his Guardian Angel rescuer - who has now become a wonderful lifelong friend of ours!

MUFASA ROO IS SPONSORED BY: Rob Salgado, Los Angeles, CA



Angel was brought to us by Cat Tales Zoological Park in Spokane, WA during the first weeks of December 2007. Somebody had left a box along the road with Angel and her brother inside - to fend for themselves in temperatures well below freezing. A passerby noticed that the cats had gotten out of the box, and one had been hit and killed by a car. The remaining cat, Angel, was still alive.

When this person picked her up, they noticed that Angel did not look like your ordinary cat in ANY way! She appeared to have no ears, she had a short, thick tail, and her front and back legs appeared to be very thick also.Believing her to be a Bobcat kitten, they took her to Cat Tales Zoological Park in Spokane, WA.-www.Cattales.org

Her tiny ears, appearing to be folded down were not a deformity, but told us that she is a Scottish Fold. Unfortunately, the rest of her deformities were not typical, or normal, for ANY breed of cat.

Angel's back appears to be fused, which prevents her from reaching around to clean herself. Her little legs are also fused, and do not bend. They are quite short, and very, very thick.

ANGEL IS SPONSORED BY: Steve Judy, Spokane, WA

The good news is that Angel has wonderful, loving personality, and definitely has a will to live!!! She loves to be held and cuddled, and she wolfs down any food that is in front of her. She is able to go up and down our stairs, and likes to sit on the carpet and check out her surroundings.

Our Vets were totally fascinated with Angel - none of them having seen this condition before. They are currently researching books to try and find a clue to her condition. They do believe, unfortunately, that whatever it is, is progressive - meaning that her condition will only get worse.

We will never allow Angel to be used for experimental purposes, testing, or any other act that invades her privacy. We are simply very pleased that she is living with us - and we will be here for her whenever and however she needs us. Angel is definitely one of God's special creatures!



MEET CARMEN! Carmen is a gentle soul, who came to us from Grant County Animal Outreach. When you first look at her, the problem isn't noticeable - not until you get a little closer....or watch her try to eat.

On closer look you will see that her bottom jaw sticks out awkwardly to the left. Watching her eat you will see her head buried in her bowl of food, but if you watch you will see that she is pushing food into the right side of her mouth with her right paw. The paw is stained brown from food pushed into her mouth over an unknown period of time. She requires soft food, as chewing is impossible for Carmen.

As with all newcomers to the sanctuary Carmen made a trip to the Vet shortly after arrival. After a clean bill of health she was off to the back for x-rays of her jaw, which showed that Carmen has no bone whatsoever on her lower right jaw! Although we had been hoping for a "simple" broken jaw that could be wired until healed, there is no bone to wire, or, to hold her jaw in place.

Carmen is in need of surgical placement of a metal plate that will replace the missing bone. With such a surgery she would be able to once again eat normally and chew her food. The cost of the surgery is $2,000.

Won't you please donate to the surgery that will help Carmen eat normally once again? After ANY donation you make toward her surgery we will add your name as one of her sponsors. You can phone in a donation to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic at (509) 765-6794, or mail your donation to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837. Please be sure to tell them your donation is for Carmen. Thank you so much!

CARMEN IS SPONSORED BY: Bill Steenson, Vale, North Carolina



"STOCKTON"- Broken Leg and Pelvis, Paralyzed Back Legs, BUT He Does Have Feeling in His Feet!!!

Stockton was brought to Daze of Camelot in mid April from Bakersfield, California. He had been hit by a car, which left him with a broken rear leg, broken pelvis, and paralyzed hind legs. BUT, all of that didn't slow Stockton down one little bit! Although he drags his back legs behind him, he moves faster than the speed of light...with a smile on his face the whole time!

Although Stockton arrived with a cart, it was not made to his specific measurements, and is actually quite dangerous for him to be in, as he tips over. We are in need of a new cart for Stockton, to be purchased from Eddie's Wheels just as Buddy's cart was. If you are able to donate toward Stockton's wheels, we would appreciate it so very much! Stockton's wheelchair/cart will total $387.Donations can be called in to Eddie's Wheels in Massachusetts -www.eddieswheels.com by calling them toll free at 888-211-2700 or mailing a donation to Eddie's Wheels, 140 State, Shelbourne Falls, MA 01370. They will relay your information to us, and we will forward a tax deductible receipt.
UPDATE MAY 30: Stockton's wheels have been paid for! We will be adding photos of the little man in his new cart very soon! Thank you so much for helping Stockton become mobile again!

HERE HE IS!!!! Look at him smile!!! Thanks to YOU, Stockton is a racing machine again! Although we don't leave him unattended while in his "wheelchair", Stockton goes for lots of walks, er...runs...with us in the evenings. Stockton and Buddy can even be seen treking through the waterfront park in their wheels, heading for the water where they cool of in the lake, wheels off and lifejackets on - mobile again!

Oh, shame on the Mothers of mortals
Who did not stop to teach
Of the sorrow that lies
In those dear dumb eyes
Of the sorrow that has no speech

For the same Force formed the camel
that fashioned man and King,
And the God of the whole, gave a spark of soul
To each furred and feathered thing
.....Author Unknown.....








If you would like to make a monetary donation to help with the care of our animals, we would appreciate all such donations being either sent to, or phoned in to our veterinary office and applied to our account. Our veterinary bills are overwhelming, and this is truly a needed donation that enables us to continue to provide needed medical help to our residents. Again, every $5 or $10 helps to provide medicine and care to our residents.

All donations are tax deductible.


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If you would like to help us care for our elderly, abused and disabled

HORSES and farm animals

, please send or call your donation to:

Moses Lake Veterinary Clinic, Inc.
3918 E.Broadway Ave
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 765-4587

These donations are going to our large animal Veterinarians. Donations intended for our dogs and cats should ALWAYS be sent to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic

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If you would like to sponsor someone special, please send us an email and let us know who, and we will add your name above their picture!

Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary has now been approved by the State of Washington's COMBINED FUND DRIVE (CFD) which allows PUBLIC EMPLOYEES to have PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS designated to the charity of their choice. This is an easy way to support us without having to write a check, or call in a payment. ASK YOU PAYROLL OFFICE TODAY HOW YOU CAN EFFORTLESSLY SUPPORT US! Our CFD Registration Number is 24774.


The ability to provide water therapy to dogs like Stockton, Buddy and Reggie, and cats like Draggin Dragon would mean the real possibility of being able to rehabilitate them beyond the need of "wheelchairs". It would mean a real chance at being able to walk again - without the aid of physical devices.

Perhaps you know others that would be interested in making a combined donation to purchase this life saving equipment. Please contact Shor-line directly for inquiries. Thank you so much!!!

Hydro Physio HP 200

Shor-Line, a worldwide leader in manufacturing quality companion animal care equipment, introduces the Hydro Physio HP 200 to their product line. The Hydro Physio HP 200 has been developed with input from veterinarians worldwide. The features and functions required by the experts in companion animal hydrotherapy have been coupled with the latest in manufacturing technology.

Call Dr. Erica Shoults at 800-444-1579 ext. 3103 to discuss how a little over 100 square feet will allow you to provide a new treatment for animals with mobility disabilities.-www.shor-line.com



**********TO THE RESCUE...PILOTS AND PAWS!**********

There is something new that has entered the animal rescue world, and it is helping to save even MORE lives than ever - in a very unexpected way!

Pilots and Paws was developed by pilots that are willing to transport dogs from one area of the country to another at little or no cost. Pilots are reaching out to the rescue world in both commercial and private planes, by flying animals in need of relocation to their new forever homes, or to rescues that are able to accept them while waiting to find a new forever home.
Our first experience with this wonderful organization was in late April of 2010 when Yahuda volunteered to fly two Pit Bull Terrier's from Southern California to Washington, only hours before they were to be euthanized.
We were asked to pick the dogs up from Yahuda at an airport in Eastern Washington, and transport them to a meeting place where the next leg of transport would pick them up. We were absolutely thrilled to partake in the experience!
When the plane landed we were escorted onto the airstrip and rounded the tail of the plane to see Yahuda standing in the opened doorway with a huge smile on his face. He proceeded to tell us how wonderful Spike and Molly (the two Pit Bull's) were, and what wonderful company they had been for him. This was indeed a man with a huge heart and a tremendous love for animals.
Our meeting lasted only about 20 minutes, then we were off with the dogs to meet the next leg of the transport. We will never forget the warmth that eminated from Yahuda toward both us, and Spike and Molly that were in his care. It is because of him that these two wonderful dogs were given a second chance at life. It is because of Yahuda, and the pilots that volunteer their time and planes, through Pilots and Paws, to the transport of animals such as this that more lives are being saved. This is a HUGE step for the rescue of otherwise hopeless animals!



Newborn babies feel the safest when they are swaddled in blankets. They feel secure and comfortable. The new THUNDERSHIRT offers this sense of calm to the rescue dogs that needs it most - the ones that have been abused, fear biters, thrown away. If you would like to donate a Thundershirt to one of our dogs, we would be soooo doggone happy! Just follow the link below. Oh, and our fearful ones thank you!
Donate a Thundershirt!


**********LIND PUPPY MILL RESCUE JULY 12, 2008**********

The Adams County Sheriff's Department, with the help of Adams County Pet Rescue Volunteers (a Non-Profit Animal Rescue) successfully raided a large Miniature and Toy Australian Shepherd puppy mill that was located close to Lind, WA on July 12, 2008. Rescuer's arrived to find the house littered with feces and urine, carcasses of dogs (and one cat), toilets filled with bones, one dog that had hung itself and was left unattended to, and 111 dogs that had apparently not been fed or watered (in 90 degree weather) for at least two days!
Rescuer's were able to bring out approximately 111 dogs which were then taken to the Adams County Pet Rescue facility (formerly Ritzville/Othello Pet Rescue), where staff and volunteers workied around the clock to help the surviving dogs. Dr. Marv Chamberlin of Broadway Animal Hospital examined and treated each individual dog in an attempt to restore these little souls to a healthy state.

During our 4 hour visit we watched in awe as Donna Yarchak (Adams County Pet Rescue), Chelsea, Jake, and several other Junior Pet Rescue ( a teenage volunteer rescue program) volunteeers went about the non-stop work of picking up poop, refilling water bowls, feeding - and sitting on chairs inside the dog's runs in an attempt to socialize them so they might overcome their intense fear of humans.

The initial rescue cost Adams County Pet Rescue over $5,000 in gas, trailer rentals, capture and documentation materials, and supplies needed to make their facility capable of receiving and keeping this many dogs at one time.

THESE DOGS COULD NOT BE ADOPTED OUT UNTIL THE CASE WENT TO COURT...AND...UNTIL THEY LEARNED TO TRUST HUMANS. Meanwhile, Adams County Pet Rescue needed to feed, maintain, and attempt to socialize these dogs - that had never known the kind voices and touch of humans.

WE RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING EMAIL FROM DONNA AT ACPR: "# 121 (Smokin' Joe Frasier) He was taken to the vet and diagnosed with pneumonia on 7/18 and the following day we almost lost him. He literally was at death's door. But thanks to the efforts of 2 ladies that came up from Vancouver to volunteer their time and experience, "Joe" is alive and doing well!! Thank you Cindy Mayfield and Jamie Johnson!!! Cindy syringe fed him pedialite and ensure every 2 hrs throughout the whole day and it really paid off!!! These wonderful souls spent their entire weekend up here working their tails off!! So, today, for the first time, Joe got to spend some time outside getting some fresh air and stretching his legs!! He was actually jumping around and barking!! I've attached some pics of him in the outside kennel. He had about an hour outside and was pretty tired after he came back in, but is still doing well and will get to go out again tomorrow!! Just wanted to share this with all of you!!" THIS WAS WHAT ALL OF FOOD, MONEY AND SUPPLY DONATIONS DID FOR THESE DOGS! ADAMS COUNTY PET RESCUE AND ALL OF THE COUNTLESS VOLUNTEERS WORKED AROUND THE CLOCK TO SAVE AS MANY OF THESE DOGS AS POSSIBLE.

The following vidoe was made by Jamie Johnson when she and Cindy Mayfield, both MARS volunteers, came from Portland, Oregon to help with the dogs. The pictures are wonderful, as you can see the expressions of fear, distrust, and love on the faces of the dogs. www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4_-u7Axc6k

UPDATE: JULY 26, 2008
Working at the rescue facility this past weekend was almost like experiencing deja vu. The dogs didn't appear to be any less afraid of humans than they had the prior two weeks. Thankfully, there were a couple that seemed more receptive, able to make eye contact, and seemingly more curious. Unfortunately there still remained the dog houses and dogloos with two or three occupants huddled in the back - not wanting to be noticed, or talked to, and shivering with fear at the sound of human voices.

Adams County Pet Rescue worked wonderfully well, and they didn't loose ounce of determination and dedication to these dogs. The weekend brought a couple that had driven from Seattle to help socialize the dogs, scoop poop, and whatever else was needed to help ease the load a little for ACPR. These folks were so very appreciative of ANY form of help that people offered, and they were overwhelmed by the tremendous acts of kindness in donations of supplies and money. Those who get a chance to volunteer for an hour or two, I guarantee you, came away with a new perspective of this whole situation.
Please remember that the dogs could not be adopted out until this went to court, AND until the dogs learned to trust humans in a manner that would allow them to lead "normal" lives. The "owner" of the dogs filed to get the dogs back - so it was anticipated that this could take awhile.

Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For You have been my refuge.
I will live with You forever
and take refuge under the shelter
of Your wings.
.......Psalm 61:1-4......


August 21st - emails were flying, phones were ringing, many are had emotional meltdowns as the news sinks in - "THE DOGS COULD BE SPAYED/NEUTERED AND ADOPTED INTO LOVING FOREVER HOMES"

This rescue, and the weeks following the actual rescue, was an experience that I doubt anyone involved in ANY way will ever forget. Although Daze of Camelot did not assist in the ACTUAL RESCUE OF THE DOGS from the two holding sites in Lind, we were notified of the rescue, and asked to assist within 24 hours by MARS. I can honestly say that aside from the knowledge that these dogs - the ones that lived through the horrors that they endured for years; the ones that lived to be rescued but had to be euthanized due to their shocking physical condition, extreme feral tendencies, and incurable illnesses:





The following account is from an email sent out by a shelter worker: "Here's a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being "put-down".
"First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are going for a walk happy, wagging their tails. Until they get to "The Room", every one of them freaks out and puts on the brakes when we get to the door. It must smell like death or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there, it's strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 vet techs depending on the size and how freaked out they are. Then a euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process. They will find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the "pink stuff". Hopefully your pet doesn't panic from being restrained and jerk. I've seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood and been deafened by the yelps and screams. They all don't just "go to sleep", sometimes they spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves."
"When it all ends, your pets corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer, or dumped in a barrel in the back with all of the other animals that were killed waiting to be picked up like garbage. What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Rendered into pet food? You'll never know and it probably won't even cross your mind. It was just an animal and you can always buy another one, right?"

"I hope that those of you that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can't get the pictures out of your head." Please remember this when you next consider taking an unwanted pet to the shelter, or when you buy from a breeder who is producing puppies that will eventually end up in a shelter, and the puppy mill dogs that produce these puppies, while never being allowed to roll in the grass, or feel the loving touch of someone who REALLY cares about them - for a reason OTHER THAN money.




PLEASE REPORT SUSPECTED PUPPY MILLS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OR COMMUNITY TO THE HSUS BY CALLING 877-MILL-TIP (645-5847) or by email at: www.humanesociety.org/forms/report_a_puppy_mill.html"







JUNEAU IS SPONSORED BY: ****** Maria Callaway, Renton, WA; ******Nicole (Sams) Bailey, Moses Lake, WA******

Meet Juneau - The little Sheltie that was born blind and deaf to a Washington breeder. Most breeders would choose to put down a dog like this. But in this case the breeder decided to give the little dog a chance, and at 3 months of age he was found by Nicole (Sams) Bailey, who lives with three Sheltie's of her own. Because Nicole wasn't able to accept another dog into her house at the time, she began looking for a forever home for this little guy. That's where we came in. One phone call and two weeks later Juneau walked through our doors, and stole our hearts! This was one very special little man, and that became more and more evident every day!

One of our first stops after Juneau's arrival was to get tags made for his collar. While in the store, one lady was almost in tears while looking at Juneau. We asked why she looked so sad, and her reply was that she felt sorry for Juneau. As she touched him, his tail began to wag, and then of course there came the puppy kisses. His first accomplishment was to show that there was no reason to feel sorry for him. He might be blind and deaf, but he is alive, happy, and functioning as well as a dog with sight and hearing. After all, Juneau has never been able to hear and he has never been able to see. HE doesn't even KNOW he is "disabled"!!!!

We have always considered those that are disabled (animals and humans alike) to be only as disabled as THEY think of themselves. Through Dale's past work with disabled children and through our years of working with Elderly, Abused and Disabled animals we have come to realize that they are not that different, and they too have a lot to offer this world in so many ways. Given a chance, they will shine in their own special way, and bring joy perviously unknown to those that will accept them for who they are. Thus begins Juneau's journey with Daze of Camelot as AMBASSADOR OR GOODWILL AND CHAMPION OF THE DISABLED!! We will be updating Juneau's photos and biography (dogography??) as he continues to grow and share his message of hope in the community. If you wold like Juneau to visit your school, organization or special event please email us at dazeofcamelot@gmail.com

Once he arrived here, it didn't take long for Juneau to begin his mission: To become a Champion of the Disabled - and Ambassador of Goodwill!


!!!!!WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF A VIBRATING COLLAR FOR JUNEAU'S SPECIALIZED TRAINING (not a bark collar!!) WE WILL GLADLY ACCEPT A USED ONE. (This is a tax deductible donation).!!!!!THANK YOU NICOLE SAMS, Moses Lake, WA for the collar we needed!!!!!

September 8 - Juneau has begun harness training. He hates it ! After a few short minutes it is apparent that he gets the idea - but that doesn't mean he likes it! It is imperative that Juneau is kept on a leash at all times - for his own protection. Blind and deaf dogs are not able to hear or see a car, an intruding dog that might hurt him, or any of the many things that could injure or kill him without his knowledge that it was even there.
September 20, 2008 - Juneau is doing great with his harness these days. He is not comfortable yet walking in a straight line, but chooses to walk circles around his handler while moving forward. This is quite acceptable, although we hope that he will feel comfortable walking in a straight line one of these days.
October 1, 2008 - We are thrilled to have been given a brand new vibrating collar for Juneau!!! We hope to begin his "new" training in about 2 weeks. Meanwhile, we will be learning the proper usage and training techniques of the collar. Thank you Nicole Sams!!!



*****"ZULA" GETS A NEW HOME!*****

It was an early April morning when I picked up the phone. In the background I could hear the screaming of a cat - a small cat. I thought to myself "someone else wanting to drop off an unwanted litter". We get a lot of these calls this time of year - people often mistake us for the Humane Society. But there was something about this caller that was different - a single kitten that was found by the caller's daughter, too small to eat, and they had no idea how to take care of it. > The caller had tried the Humane Society, but was told that the kitten would be put down as soon as they brought it in. (At our local Humane Society this will all be changing very soon thankfully!) And so we did what we had to do, and told them we would accept the kitten.
I can't tell you how many times a Higher Power seems to step in to direct the occurences here at the sanctuary - but this would turn out to be one of those times. We brought "Zula" home, screaming at the top of her little lungs, and promptly fed her a bottle, which not only quieted her down but also put her to sleep. Another happy baby!
But as the days and weeks drew on we started noticing that ZuZu was beginning to wobble when she walked. We tried to brush it off as a stepped on foot, or the result of playing too hard - but all too soon it became apparent that we had another CH (Cerebella Hyperplasia) cat. We are SO greatful that the Humane Society didn't take her in, as they surely would have euthanized her when this showed up. And so we happily added ZuZu to the CH cat's quarters. About 2 weeks ago we received a call from some folks that were actually looking to adopt a CH cat. We had NEVER received a call like this before!
The caller described the loss of her CH kitty "Mocha", and how much the loss devestated both her and her husband. She asked to be put on a waiting list to adopt a CH kitty if we came across one. We explained to her that we typically don't adopt out any of the animals at the sanctuary - but as the conversation drew on, I knew that this was another "God Thing"..."Zula" came to us as a mere stopover on her journey to her forever mom and dad. We agreed to the adoption, and "Zula" was to go to her new home in a couple of days.
When the day came for Zula to leave, it was both happy and sad for Dale and I. We loved "ZuZu" fiercley, but there was no doubt that she was meant to be with these folks. In a VERY strange twist, when I picked ZuZu up to hand to her new Mom, we both noticed that she had a prolapsed rectum... I immediately called our Vet, and although they were closed, we made a mad dash for help. The remarkable thing is that her new family never blinked an eye about the problem. We had her bum sewed back together and with tears in everyone's eyes - ZuZu was on her way East to her forever home. We have kept in close contact with ZuZu's new family, and they have gone out of their way to take care of her physical issues. Although letting her go was one of the hardest things I have done - there is not a single doubt that ZuZu Zula is where she was always meant to be!



It was the first of March when we were called about a cat that had been hit by a car on the freeway. With supplies always in the car, we headed to the spot where "Thomas" lay - a FERAL cat with what turned out to be a broken front leg, a broken back leg, a broken pelvis, a broken lower jaw, and a fractured scull...
He was easy to spot because of his orange tabby colors - BUT - he had managed to crawl far enough off of the road to wedge himself under the immense roller of an asphalt roller. With heavy leather gloves, a can of cat food, a large cat carrier, and a net in hand we began inching our way toward him, talking softly, and trying to comfort and assure him. As we got closer it was obvious that he was covered in blood. This didn't look good at all...He did muster up the energy to hiss fiercly at us, but we had no choice but to continue. If the heavy machinery operator returned, the cat would be flattened like a pancake. We were able to net him and immediately put him in the carrier. He was not a happy boy.
The following weeks consisted of blending cat food to a liquid consistency that we fed through a syringe, along with water and antibiotics given the same way. It was obvious that he hated us, but his instinct for survival gave him no choice but to allow the proceedings. Each time we neared the kennel he would hiss a warning, but allowed us to proceed. Unable to stand up or walk, we had to change his rug twice daily - to which he endured excrutiating pain. As days turned into weeks "Thomas" began to accept us as caretakers and stopped hissing. Shortly thereafter he became depressed, not wanting to be fed or have water. We decided that it was time for a change, and brought "Thomas" into the living room so that he could watch the every day indoor routine. The change was rapid as was his improvement. Soon he was beginning to attempt eating on his own - still requiring all food to be blended - but at least it was in a bowl. After another week or so we introduced a litter box into his space, and within a few days he was using it! We had reached a major milestone. "Thomas" was able to move at his own pace and didn't have to endure being picked up.
Three months later "Thomas" is purring, perks up when his food is served, and enjoys being held. His left front leg is still badly broken and will have to be amputated when he is strong enough - which we figure will be another 3-4 months. His rear leg and pelvis seem to be healing nicely, as does his lower jaw - and the huge lump on his head has finally disappeard.
With mutual trust and the endurance of all involved, "Thomas" shows very promising hope of returning to a normal life, with one exception....he will be an indoor cat. I doubt that he will mind the change too terribly much!


"The more helpless the creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man"


******A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH....."PEARL"******

Pearl came to us as a "fear biter" - meaning a dog that growls and tries to bite anybody that attempts to touch it. These dogs are typically considered unadoptable by shelters, but in many cases this fear of humans comes from abuse - especially in small, yappy dogs. Given time and understanding, most will become wonderful, loving companions to those who are willing to spend the time to help the dog work through this fear.

At first Pearl was untouchable. She sat in her bed day in, and day out - only getting up to potty on puppy pads or see if anyone left food in their bowl. Even attempting to get close to her caused her to go into a defensive mode. As the weeks progressed Pearl allowed us to OCCASIONALLY pet her and pick her up. But we noticed that she was constantly squatting, and trying to go potty. A trip to our Vet revealed that she had a massive bladder stone. Surgery was scheduled, and we assured Pearl that she would feel like a new girl very soon!

Upon performing the surgery the doctors found that Pearl did not have any small bladder stones - but instead had ONE LARGE STONE - THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF HER BLADDER!!! No wonder the little girl was always in a bad mood!!

The difference in Pearl's attitude was visible IMMEDIATELY!!! The day after she came home, Pearl was up and moving and looking pretty pleased about it. A week later she is socializing with the other small dogs, goes up and down the stairs, and is excited to go outside. Once again we are reminded that so many of these "untouchables" have valid reasons for being grouchy - rasons that can be overcome with time, understanding, and sometimes medical attention.



Jamie Glaser
©JULY 2007 Bubhead Music BMI






**********************"OLD MAN"*******************

"OLD MAN" IS SPONSORED BY: Blake Donovan, West Hills, CA

Sarcoptic Mange....A nasty word when you are dealing with ANY dog, but this poor "Old Man" has old age to battle also. When we found this little man our first thought was to have him euthanized. His face was totally bald, red, and just plain painful looking. His legs and feet were covered with what appeared to be a crust that was about 1/4 inch thick. He looked miserable, and he felt miserable.

As it was the weekend, we decided to take him home for observation, then to our Veterinarian during the week. As "Old Man" settled in, we noticed that he ate quite well, drank water, and seemed to move without too much discomfort - a real plus for someone that was obviously an Ancient One. By the time the weekend was over, we were on a mission to cure rather than a mission to euthanize. The news wasn't particularly good - Sarcoptic Mange.....bottom line......contagious to our other dogs!

We arrived home from the Vet with several medications for "Old Man", plus preventative meds for the four dogs that he had socialized with the past few days. Next, it was upstairs for a long bath. We could see his relief as we lathered him up and rinsed him off. BUT...to our horror we noticed that the "crust" that covered his legs and feet was softening and turning to mush! A quick rub with the fingers showed that this mush was able to be easily removed. Forty five minutes later "Old Man' was visibly relieved, and we had almost 2 cups of skin the consistancy of oatmeal.
We will be taking this hour by hour, day by day. We are in great hopes that before this "Old Man" leaves for Rainbow Bridge, we will be able to provide him with a more comfortable way of life. We are hoping that in a few weeks we will be able to show "before and after pictures", and maybe change those soulful eyes to eyes with a glimmer of hope!



Dear God please send me somebody who'll care! I'm tired of running, I'm sick with despair. My body is aching, it's so racked with pain, And dear God I pray as I run in the rain

That someone will love me and give me a home, A warm cozy bed and a big juicy bone. My last owner tied me all day in the yard. Sometimes with no water and God that was hard!

So I chewed my leash God; and I ran away, To rummage in garbage; and live as a stray. But now God I'm tired; and hungry and cold,, And I'm Oh so afraid; that I'll never grow old

They've chased me with sticks; hit me with stones While I run the streets; just looking for bones. I'm not really bad God; please help if you can, For I have become just another; "victim of man!"

I'm wormy dear God; and I'm ridden with fleas, and all that I ever wanted; was an owner to please. If you find one for me God; I'll try to be good, I won't chew their shoes; and I'll do as I should.

I'll love them; protect them; and try to obey, When they tell me to sit; to lie down or to stay! I don't think I'll make it; too long on my own, Cause I'm getting so weak; and I'm Oh so alone.

Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry, Cause I'm so afraid God; that I'm gonna die. I've got so much love; and devotion to give, That I should be given; a new chance to live.

So dear God please; oh please; answer my prayer, and send me to somebody; who will really care... That is dear God; if You're really there!

John Quealy

********19 Year Old "Lucky" Lost her 85 Year Old Human Companion********

"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience."


"CARMEN"! She has NO jaw bone, and needs YOUR help!

Carmen is a gentle soul, who came to us from Grant County Animal Outreach. When you first look at her, the problem isn't noticeable - not until you get a little closer....or watch her try to eat.

On closer look you will see that her bottom jaw sticks out awkwardly to the left. Watching her eat you will see her head buried in her bowl of food, but if you watch you will see that she is pushing food into the right side of her mouth with her right paw. The paw is stained brown from food pushed into her mouth over an unknown period of time. She requires soft food, as chewing is impossible for Carmen.

As with all newcomers to the sanctuary Carmen made a trip to the Vet shortly after arrival. After a clean bill of health she was off to the back for x-rays of her jaw, which showed that Carmen has no bone whatsoever on her lower right jaw! Although we had been hoping for a "simple" broken jaw that could be wired until healed, there is no bone to wire, or, to hold her jaw in place.

Carmen is in need of surgical placement of a metal plate that will replace the missing bone. With such a surgery she would be able to once again eat normally and chew her food. The cost of the surgery is approximately $900.

It isn't often that we ask for donations for one specific animal, but we are doing so with Carmen. If you would like to make a donation of ANY amount to our Veterinarian toward Carmen's surgery, it would be greatly appreciated! Donations can be phoned in to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic (509) 765-6794, or mailed to the Clinic at 827 Sharon Ave., Moses Lake, WA 98837. Please tell them that the donation is for Carmen. As always, they will notify us of your donation, and we will send you a tax deductible receipt. In addition, we will add your name as a sponsor to the photo of Carmen further down this web page. From Carmen, and from Dale and I, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

UPDATE May 6, 2009 - Carmen's surgery has now been paid for BECAUSE OF YOU!!! This little girl is on her way to leading a more normal life, and being able to eat without the difficulty that she has been enduring. Thank you everyone! HER FIRST SURGERY was Friday, May 1st and all went well. There was a second surgery to make some additional repairs on Monday, May 4th, and her 3rd and last surgery is today, May 6th. Carmen has been a little trooper through it all, not complaining at all. She has a feeding tube going from her throat to her stomach, which will be in place for about 6 weeks while she heals. We will feed her through this tube several times each day.

MAY 2013 - Carmen is still alive and well, and living comfortably at Daze of Camelot. She is just one example of the type of critters that we bring to, and care for at Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary. If you can help with our expenses with a donation of any amount, please use the PayPal button below to donate, or mail or phone your donation directly to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-6794. Thank you!


***** "PORCH-A" - ALIVE AND WELL!*****

PORCH-A IS SPONSORED BY: ****** The Hotine Family, Hayden, Idaho******

"Porch-a" (Pronounced Porsche) is alive and well. We hope that this message gets to his past owners.

June...The long, cold, white winter had finally passed and the warm weather had set in for the upcoming summer. As I pulled into the driveway and up to the house I noticed a black and white cat sitting in a small amount of shade on the front porch. Not unusual - except for the swarm of flies hovering around the cat's head. As I climbed out of the car the cat didn't move. Not a good sign. As I rushed over to investigate I saw an old cat carrier with wood chips on the bottom sitting at the front door, with the kennel door open. Looking over to the cat in question I was immediately relieved to know that it wasn't one of "ours".

As I picked him up I noticed that he had dirt crusted onto his feet and about his body. His third eyelids were up, he smelled terrible, and he didn't look well at all. Even so, he immediately began purring, and pulled himself to my shoulder where he nuzzled his head under my chin. I immediately put him into the carrier that I always have in my car - and we headed to the Vet's office, with a phone call to let them know we were on our way.

When we arrived they had a room ready for us. Taking him out of the carrier he again went right for my shoulder, purring as though nothing were wrong. What a sweetheart!!! It wasn't until I put him on the exam table and the doctor began to examine him that I realized the full extent (or so I thought) of his injuries. All too soon it became apparent that his lower lip had been torn away from the bone, and hung loosely about 1 1/2 inches down his neck.. The doctor explained the operation needed to repair this, and off they went to surgery. But he needed a name. We had to have something to call him when he woke up. We decided quickly on Porch-a (pronounced Porsche) as we found him on the porch.
A short time later the surgery assistant called to let me know that Porch-a's lip surgery was going well, but it appeared that he also had a broken jaw, AND a cleft pallet. I didn't realize this, but the cleft pallet is a hole in the roof of the mouth. Apparently he had been born with it. Every time he ate, some of his food would escape into that hole, and then into his nasal cavity creating both discomfort AND a breeding spot for bacteria. We discussed the cost and the procedure, and decided to go ahead. We later learned that during the surgery one of the surgical assistants had the job of removing all of the TICKS from Porch-a! Apparently he was loaded with both fleas and ticks. In the process of digesting all this information, I decided that it would be far easier to feed this little guy through a tube inserted in his neck and running into his stomach, than trying to force food into a mouth that was sure to be so terribly sore! Porch-a came through the surgery with flying colors, and was ready to come back to Daze of Camelot, and the comfort and safety of a kennel in the living room. He receives his nourishment through the tube running into his stomach, and will continue to do so until he is able to eat on his own. We are anticipating about three months. Meanwhile, we take him to the Vet every three days to have the bandage around his neck changed. This bandage holds the feeding tube in place, and the area must be kept clean.

If you would like to help with Porch-a's Veterinary bills it would be greatly appreciated. His surgery was extremely expensive. Please remember that EVERY dollar is greatly appreciated, is tax deductible, AND allows us to continue trying to save the Elderly, Abused and Disabled. IT IS BECAUSE OF YOU THAT WE ARE ABLE TO DO WHAT WE DO!!!

You will find mailing and telephone information for our Veterinarian near the top as well as near the bottom of this page.

After 6 full weeks, Porch-a was able to have his feeding tube removed, along with the wires that were stabilizing his broken jaw. BUT...he refused to eat on his own. Another trip to the Vet revealed that he needed yet another surgery to cover exposed bone on his lower jaw. Once that surgery was completed, Porch-a was very eager to eat EVERYTHING that was offered to him! He will not be able to eat crunchy dry food until he has completely healed from the second surgery. Meanwhile, he is enjoying the luxury of canned food!



They say that cats have 9 lives, and long before I entered the world of rescue some 15+ years ago I knew that it was true...but FIVE legs? This is a first for me!
PeeWeezle (PeeWee for short) came to us from Grant County Animal Outreach in Moses Lake Washington. He was a little "peewee" at the time, but he had a "uniqueness" that was hard to miss - a tiny little leg and foot hanging along his right side that was secured by skin no thicker than the lead of a pencil...and it had feeling.

An immediate trip to our Vet for his new arrival exam and vaccinations determined that this waggley little appendage could be easily snipped off when he was old enough to neuter. Pleased with his good health, good nature, and minor uniqueness, we headed home.

As the days and weeks passed we began to notice that PeeWee would carry his tail flat across his back, or laid against his right side when walking. Balance...he was compensating for the awkwardness growing on his right side. As we watched him grow, his little appendage grew slowly , but...his shoulder continued to form, along with his leg - all of which remained under his skin, covered by fur.

And then it happened. Just as small children grow out of their clothes, PeeWee's leg grew out of his fur - literally. En route to the Vet to get his booster shot, that darned leg popped right through the skin, exposing the ever growing bone! His trip to the Vet turned out to be an overnight stay to remove not only his dangling appendage, but his "other" leg also.

When we went to visit him later in the day he was purring loudly but not quite spunky enough to stand up and greet us. Understandable. Photos of his "double surgery" will be shown below tomorrow. But once again we are asking for your assistance with PeeWeezle's Veterinary bills. The surgery and medication totalled close to $600, and we would be extremely appreciative of donations in any amount in PeeWeezle's name. Just call or write our Veterinarian's and let them know that your donation is for PeeWeezle. All donations are tax decuctible, and all donations are appreciated greatly. From PeeWee and Daze of Camelot - THANK YOU!!!




Meet Quincy, a timid little man with wags in his tail and kisses for your hand. But when his tongue comes out to lick, you might notice a horendous odor...from his mouth. His little boy looks demand a smile and a kind petting of his soft white fur. But as your hand runs down his back it's difficult to miss the bones that protrude from his back. He hasn't eaten for some time now. Maybe a nibble here and a nibble there, but not a meal that would fill his empty tummy.

It's hard to know why his humans threw him away. Perhaps he lost his cute little puppy looks. Maybe it was because he wasn't eating and they thought he was sick, but couldn't afford to take him to a Vet. Maybe, as is too often the case, they just got tired of having him around. Whatever the reason, he was taken to an eastern Washington shelter and left there - alone.

The person that brought Quincy to us said he had been there for several weeks and appeared to be depressed. Go figure.

It didn't take long to realize that the terrible odor that followed Quincy was coming from his mouth. It was also that terrible odor that had caused him to loose so much weight...but it didn't stop his yearning for love! But knowing that the smell was coming from his mouth, and taking a look at the problem were two different things indeed. Simply touching his lips caused him to recoil in pain, but once we were able to sneak a look, we were taken aback. Inside his mouth were rotten teeth, blood red gums, and a tongue that had been partially eaten away by simply resting against the tartar buildup. We began antibiotics immediately, but Quincy was going to have to have a "dental" immediately - or he would die.

His "dental" turned into an emergency 2 1/2 hour surgery, in which every one of his 26 teeth had to be removed. Quincy's teeth had been rotten for so long, that the infection had moved into his bone, eaten it's way through to his nasal cavity, puss was running from his gums, and a portion of his tongue had been eaten away by the tartar. We weren't sure if the little man was even strong enough to survive the anesthetic and surgery, but his will to live, and the expert care of our Veterinarians brought him through. After a lengthy and heart wrenching surgery which included the removal of all teeth, IV fluids, IV antibiotics, sutures - and lots of prayers, Quincy was moved to an incubator to raise his body temperature after being in surgery for so long. But he was alive.

We brought Quincy home a few hours later, tucked him into soft and warm blankets in a kennel, and let him know how much we love him. It didn't take long before he was sipping from a bowl of water, and gently licking at Prescription Diet AD.

Those of you who are familiar with our little sanctuary know that we do not adopt out animals. We care for the elderly, abused and disabled - and once they come to us the are with us for the rest of their lives. Because we don't adopt out, the only "income" from the animals that call this place home is from donations. And we have always asked that all donations go directly to our Veterinarians. It is only because of your donations that we are able to save little lives such as Quincy's. The surgery that saved Quincy's life cost $1,135. If you could afford even $5 toward his bill it would be appreciated far more than you can imagine!
Please indicate that your donation is for Quincy. The office will notify us of your donation and we will forward you a tax deductible receipt.

As always, thank you so much for your support. It is because of YOU that we are able to continue trying to save these precious souls!

UPDATE: Almost a month after his surgery it was determined that Quincy will not need further treatment. We are so relieved, as this was a major surgery for ANYBODY!

The first week following his surgery Quincy gained a full tw pounds. This little man was eating like there was no tomorrow! For those who aren't familiar with toothless dogs, they are able to eat both crunchy and wet food, just as they did when they still had teeth.

Once again we would like to thank everyone for the wonderful support given in helping with the major surgery that Quincy required, and remind you that it is BECAUSE OF YOU that we are able to do what we do!!!!


"PI" BLIND, NEUROLOGICAL ISSUES, PROLAPSING RECTUM...just to name a few of her medical problems!

Pi (pronounced Pae) is a tiny little girl, who at first glance appears quite normal. But taking time to watch her you will notice the nonchalant head movement from side to side, which appear as almost a twitch. Speaking her name will cause her to look directly at you, offering a quiet "meow" in response.

Her eyes appear to be normal, but they aren't. Nobody is sure why she doesn't see, but her neurological issues lean to a head trauma in the past. In addition to being blind her tail fell limp behind her, and had no feeling. She also suffered from a prolapsing rectum. Pi was taken to a Vet by her humans who requested that she be euthanized, but they refused to do so, and asked that Pi be signed over and released to them.

Most Veterinarians will not euthanize an animal that remains in good health despite it's disabilities. Pi was lucky enought to have found one such doctor.

Instead, her tail was amputated, her rectum "attended to", and she was off to a foster home. Shortly thereafter Pi came to Daze of Camelot to live out her life. She spends her days in a room with 3 other special needs cats, and loves every minute of it. Pi is extremely loveable and quite social with the other cats.

She does have one odd neurological issue that we find quite interesting - she runs in circles as fast as she can, meowing wildly as she does. When touched she will flop down for a moment and allow a pet or two - but then she is up and circling once again. This will last up to ten minutes. We have found that dogs who were born blind have the same circling routine, but it can be stopped by a touch of the hand or a command, but Pi simply spins until she can spin no more! Occasionally I get dizzy just watching her!!

But the long and short of it is that Pi has captured our hearts with her innocent looks and her purrrfectly wonderful attitude toward life. We are very blessed to have her in our lives.


"TRAPPER"- Neighbor Trapped Him In A Steel Leg Trap

We received the email saying that a cat was crawling through a neighborhood, DRAGGING A LARGE STEEL TRAP BY ONE HIND LEG! Unfortunately, we didn't get the email until several hours after it was sent to us. By that time Animal Control had been called, but nobody responded, and so the Fire Department was called. The person sending the email was distraught with the thought that the cat had been euthanized. But he wasn't.
The EMT that responded to the call for help took the cat to our Veterinarian, where the trap was removed, and his condition was being assessed. It didn't look good. The leg that had been clenched by the steel jaws was terribly swollen and there was the possibility that it would have to be amputated. Only time will tell.

If you would like to make a donation to help with Trapper's ongoing medical care, please phone or send it to our Veterinarians: Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, 827 Sharon Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837, (509) 765-6794 and indicate that it is for Trapper. The staff will notify us of your donation and we will send you a tax deductible receipt.

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It was a weekend evening, and we were sitting at our favorite "watering hole" drinking coffee and talking with our young grandson - a good time to check the missed calls on my cell phone. The one that caught my immediate attention came in some two hours earlier - a cat was seen dragging it's entire rear end and heading into a drainage pipe at the local Arby's - just down the street from where we were sitting. I grabbed my coat and keys and told the boys I would be back as soon as possible.

Pulling into the Arby's parking lot I drove to the rear, where a chain link fence sat between the fast food stop and the Highway. I parked the car and scanned the ground along the fence line for the drainage pipe. There it was, some 50 feet away.

Opening the back of the Explorer, I flipped up the top off of the large box labeled "Rescue Supplies" and began pulling out the needed equipment - heavy leather gloves, net, canned cat food. I opened the door to one of the pet carriers that we always carry for emergencies such as this, said a quick prayer, and headed toward the pipe staying about 7 feet back, and hopefully out of sight. As I got closer I could see the cat - laying just inside the pipe. I crept past the front, and quietly laid down my supplies. Leaning forward I could see about 5 inches of the orange tail sticking out of the pipe. If I spooked the cat, it would retreat further into the pipe, and I would probably not get another chance without heading home for our live trap. It was getting dark, and snowing lightly. Putting on the heavy leather gloves, I decided to make my move. Creeping quietly to a point alongside the mouth of the drainage pipe, I knelt down, said another quick prayer, and knew that I would only have one chance at this. Reaching down I grabbed the tail, pulled the cat out of the pipe, and then grabbed the scruff of his neck before he could react.

I immediately stood up, then walked quickly to the back of the car where the pet carrier sat waiting with an open door. Although twisting, turning, meowing and hissing I was able to drop the cat into the box and slam the door closed, without getting bitten - this time! I did notice that through all of the objections that the cat's hind quarters remained limp and hung loose. Gathering the remaining supplies and shoving them into the car, I headed toward our Vet, calling ahead to let them know I was bringing in an emergency.
The initail examination revealed no major broken bones, bladder terribly full and although the back legs and tail were paralyzed, he appeared to have a little sense of pain when his toes were tested. A flicker of hope!
We spent the next two days visiting Arby at our Vets' office. He hungrily ate a whole can of food at each one of our visits, and began purring and kneading his paws. We were happily establishing trust, and a bond. But his bladder became harder and harder to express, and when we pinched his toes he no longer responded. At this point we decided to go ahead with xrays and maybe an ultrasound. In doing so we discovered, sadly, that Arby's spine was severed. Devastation immediately set in. We could take him home and continue to express his bladder 3 times daily for the rest of his life. He would feel no pain, but he would be totally immobile for the rest of his life.

Our mission is to rescue the elderly, disabled and abused. In doing so we must also know when it is time to set a soul free - to soar without restraint, without pain. Holding Arby close, whispering in his ear the promise of going to sleep and waking up healthy and whole once again was very, very difficult. In the short time we had together we had indeed established a bond. We weren't able to give Arby a long life, but we WERE able to give him several days of eating and drinking water to his heart's content, warmth and comfort where he knew he could sleep without fear of predators, or starving or freezing to death, and being treated and comforted by humans that truly cared for, and loved him.

We wouldn't have changed a thing. We love you little Arby!



We are excited to announce that Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary is now Incorporated AND our 501(c)(3) non profit animal rescue/sanctuary status has been approved by the IRS ( in 2005). This is a big step for our little Sanctuary, as it will make more resources available to help our permanent residents.

********6 month old "Cali" shares a nap with 20 year old "Mattie"********

As people become more familiar with what we do, we are experiencing a greater number of phone calls and emails regarding stray and unwanted animals. Some people just need to know how to care for ferrel cats, which becomes a stronger issue in the spring and summer, and then again in the winter months. We are always more than willing to share what knowledge we have that might help you in an animal situation. We are not a shelter for stray and uwanted dogs and cats. There are indeed times that we find it necessary to refer people to the local Animal Shelter. Please keep in mind that we cannot seize an animal from a home, no matter what the circumstances. Only the Animal Shelter and the Sheriff's office can legally seize animals.


OUR RESCUED HORSES ARE SPONSORED BY: ****** Laura Clarke, Arlington, WA******

Donate to our LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARY HOSPITAL to help us care for our ELDERLY RESCUE HORSES and farm animals...

If you would like to help us care for our elderly, abused and disabled horses and farm animals, please send or call your donation to:

Moses Lake Veterinary Clinic, Inc.
P.O. Drawer 1028
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 765-4587

Dr. Sreerama cares for our farm animal rescues. As of July 2014 we have two horses that are 31 years old, one horse rescued off of the Jousting circuit, one deformed horse, one foundered horse,four abandoned rescue horses, one abandoned donkey. Feeding these animals costs approximately $900 every month. We do not receive donations for their feed, which makes your donation toward their medical care extremely important. Please drop us an email to let us know of your donation so we can send you a tax deductible receipt !

These donations are going to our large animal Veterinarians. Donations intended for our dogs and cats should still be sent to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic

Along with the smaller animals at the Sanctuary we also have several residents that have been brought to us from very negative situations. CM the pregnant llama was headed for the butcher when we heard of her impending doom. We frantically tracked down her location and bought her. Today, CM and her cria Phaedra are living happy and secure lives here at Camelot.
TAZ is a rescued Quarter Horse/Thoroughbred off of the Jousting circuit. Taz stands approximately 16 hands tall, and has some real issues from his years on the jousting circuit. He is rideable by a very experienced horseman only (which Dale is). He will not enter an arena (who can blame him), and he can simply explode at any second. Over the past few years here, Taz and Dale have formed a close bond that Taz has probably not experienced before.
BELLA came to us as a retired race horse that was being used to breed future race horses. Her last foal was deformed, and so she was headed to the canner. Today she spends lazy days in the sun. Bella boasts several foal that have become national champions, but she doesn't let it go to her head. She loves being a country kind of gal.
Several years ago we received a call from the Veterinary department of Washington State University saying that they were going to disburse their herd of alpacas, and wondered if we would be interested in taking any. These alpacas had been donated several years earlier to the University as learning tools for the students. They had known nothing but surgeries and procedures in the quest to train future doctors to save these gentle creatures. We brought FRODO and LANCELOT to the sanctuary with the idea that we wouldn't even TRY to touch them for at least one year. We felt that they deserved a full year of living with our other farm animals, and observing US, so that they would feel comfortable, and know that their days of being poked and prodded at were finally over. Today, Frodo and Lance are a happy addition to our farm animals.
Other farm rescues include two Khatadin sheep (MOLLY & MYRTLE), a miniature horse (WILLOW), a Welch pony (BRIDGETTE), a 31 year old Arabian (Torey), a 30 year old Quarter horse (Doc), two ducks that had been shot (DAPHNE & DELORES) but chose not to leave once they recovered. They happily spend their days in the pond with the other ducks and geese.
These are just a few of the farm animals that live here. Each one, just like the small animals, has a story to tell. If you are quiet, and pay attention, each one will be happy to tell you theirs!

On several occasions we have been called to rescue a variety of animals for the Grant County Sheriff's Office; 2 dogs, one llama, and three horses.

We have brought home PREGNANT llamas that were headed to the butcher shop; horses that were living in horrible conditions with no hay, but only manure to eat; and even two Pot Bellied Pigs that were living in town!!!

As with the smaller animals, we attempt to neuter all of the males. It is not always an option to "fix" the females, but castrating the males prevents further births of unwanted animals.

If you are able to make a tax deductible donation of a USED TRACTOR WITH BUCKET, it would be greatly appreciated. Cleaning of all outdoor shelters is done by shovel, pitch fork and wheelbarrow. Our old bones are starting to complain!.


***************THANK YOU AMERICA AND CANADA FOR YOUR VOTES***************

During the last three months of 2008 Petfinder.com sponsored an eleven week "Shelter Challenge" through the Animal Resuce Site.com. The challenge was comprised of a listing of ALL of the rescues and shelters in the United States, and the ability to go to the site, and vote for your favorite shelter, once daily. It was really fun to watch the daily results over the eleven weeks that the challenge ran, but NEVER in our wildest dreams did we expect that our little sanctuary would receive so many votes!

Our numbers actually held steady for the last three weeks of the contest, and at the end we ranked #3 in the State of Washington - out of 270 shelters AND #84 in the COUNTRY out of approximately 13,000 shelters and rescues!

We didn't win any of the monetary prizes, but the shear fact that we received the rankings that we did gave us far more than any amount of money ever could.....the knowledge that YOU believe in our mission to help the Elderly, Abused and Disabled animals that have been heartlessly thrown away in their greatest time of need.

Thank you everyone for your votes! We are truly honored!

We would like to formally announce our partnership with www.GiveBackAmerica.org

We now have our own personal shopping mall listed on GiveBackAmerica.org www.givebackamerica.com/charity.php?b=465"
GiveBackAmerica.org is an online shopping mall created to raise money for local charities. The concept is simple, every time you shop online from your favorite online retailer (ex. Target, Expedia, Amazon, Ebay) a percentage of each purchase goes to your favorite charity.

Use GiveBackAmerica.org and our organization's personal shopping mall everytime you shop online! Save our organization's personal shopping page to your favorites, and every time you shop on line from this site www.givebackamerica.com/charity.php?b=465" a percentage of your purchase will be donated to us!! Please try it, and if you like it - pass it along to your friends and co-workers.

**********"THE HORRIFIC LIFE - AND DEATH - OF "BAIT DOGS"**********

JASPER, a Ridgeback mix - now known as Jazzy Boy, come to us from the Los Angeles, CA area. He had been turned out to live on the streets and to survive in whatever manner he could. For Jasper, this meant living in an abandoned house, and having to stalk other dogs and cats...to stay alive. When Jasper was rescued by Jeff, a southern California rescuer, he was extremely fearful, but he wanted so badly to trust. It is believed that Jasper had been used as a bait dog at one time - and had somehow escaped. He was covered with scars from head to tail. When they brought Jasper to us from California he was unable to be in contact with any other animals. His only reaction would be to attack them, and try to kill them. This response was due to his horrific prior life. After two years of living in an area fenced from the other dogs, but with the ability to interact throgh the chain link fencing with them Jasper was ready to attempt having another dog with him. Our first attempt was to put a dog of similar size with Jasper, but that didn't work, and Jasper was back to being the only dog in his area. About 6 months later we took a totally different approach and placed a small dog with him. AND IT WORKED!!! Because Jasper had never had to fear for his life against a samll dog, he was now ready to accept one as a friend. Today Jazzy Boy shares his area with little Sparticus, and Willow. They happily play together, eat together, and have become good friends.

CHARLOTTE, an AMERICAN Bull Dog (not Pit Bull) was sent to us by a rescuer in southern California after she was rescued from a dog fighting ring. When she arrived at DOCAS she was completely covered with scars from being used as a bait dog. Although Charlotte was able to live with her rescuer's family and children, she could not be allowed to access any animals, of any type, or she would try to kill them. This was the result of being used as a bait dog in a fighting ring, and having to fight for her life - quite literally. Because of this, Charlotte will never be able to be adopted out. The risk of her killing another animal is too great. She would be immediately euthanized. Charlotte is one of the most loving girls we have had the privilege of sharing the sanctuary with. She absolutely loves humans. Her perfect day consists of playing in the sprinkler, or better yet - being hosed down and snapping at the water! She is a true joy!!!!

We are ABSOLUTELY against the listing of dogs and cats on Craig's List, Nickel Ads or anywhere else as FREE. It is very, very common for these animals to be taken by people lookking for Bait animals. Because we attempt to keep this website family oriented we will not elaborate on what happens to bait dogs. They lose ears, legs, tails, but we won't elaborate on how that happens. You are welcome to email us if you would like more information.


Long Ago And Far, Far Away (well, not THAT far!) we came upon this wonderful guy in a local shelter. Weighing in at around 130 pounds, it seemed that he was just too large for anyone to want as a companion. Nobody seemed to know what breed of dog Max was until two sisters at the shelter did some research and figured out that this handsome boy was a Dogo Argentino.
The shelter was reluctant to release him to us, as they felt there was surely a home waiting for him somewhere. Our concern was that Max would fall into the wrong hands - and be bought as a fighting dog. In retrospect, we think that he had already been acquired as a fighting dog - in belief that he was a large (!!!!) Pit Bull. We filled out the paperwork and purchased Max.
After bringing Max home it quickly became obvious that he was anything but a fighter. He was the most loving mass of muscle that you could imagine! We set out on the computer to learn all we could about Dogo's. It appears that Dogo Argentino's were bred for hunting LARGE cats. Max did indeed have an afinity for our cats. We have dogs that cannot be around cats - but none this large and powerful. Taking Max outside involved a VERY short leash and Dale walking him down the stairs, as he tried to happily lunge at any visible cats.
After several months it became obvious that this was not the best situation for Max OR for us. We set out with heavy hearts to find a proper Forever Home for him. We received many applications, but none sounded "Perfect" until we received emails and an application from a lady on the West side of the mountains. She had a large Mastif who needed a friend. After much talking back and forth, she came to meet Max, and it was love at first sight for both of them.
We still receive emails about and photos of Max, and we are thrilled to know that he is definitely in his Forever Home - and loving every minute of it. This was one of the very few times that we have adopted out one of the animals that come to the sanctuary. It was indeed a perfect placement.



Far too often elderly and middle aged dogs are "thrown away" by their owners. They are dumped on the streets or in the country far from their home, or taken to a shelter where their chances of being adopted by a loving family are very slim. Most often this is the end of the line for these dogs. During these advanced years when they should be living in peace with the family that they love, they are instead left to die amongst strangers, not understanding what they did wrong, and why their family doesn't want them any longer. Often these elderly dogs require daily medication, and they need additional love and understanding. It isn't always an easy task to help them. It isn't always cheap. But if you have ever come to the rescue of an elderly dog in need of a home that will love and understand them, then you know how truly rewarding this act of kindness can be. One of our goals is to help some of these elderly dogs know that they ARE loved and needed when they die and cross that threshold to Rainbow Bridge.

Perhaps when you are in a shelter, looking for a new companion, you will see an "ancient one" looking for someone to spend their remaining time with. Some people are afraid to take an elderly dog into their life because they don't want to get too attached to an animal that won't be around long. I admit that it can be difficult, but the love that is returned to you far surpasses the short time together.

ASLAN WAS SPONSORED BY: Maria Callaway, Renton, WA

****11 Year Old "Aslan" Was Too Old To Show - And Was Thrown Away****

There is a little phrase that I read in Petwarmers recently that came from the mouth of a 4 year old:

"People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?"
The four-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."


***********MY FRIEND FLICKA************

It was a cold November morning with snow falling quietly when we received a call from the Sheriff's Department. There was a horse in the middle of the desert, some 40 miles from here - could we rescue it? We immediately began calling around, looking for a horse trailer to borrow. When we finally located one evening was drawing near - the rescue would have to wait until morning.

We left early, and hit the freeway as the snow continued to fall. The temperature was around 20, and the roads were icy. We debated whether to continue - or turn around and go home. The roads began to get better and so we decided to continue on. An hour later we reached the spot where the horse had been reported. We saw him standing about 300 yards from a manufactured home that sat in the middle of tumbleweeds in the desert. As we drew closer, three little girls holding apples came running outside, accompanied by their mother and father. Each one held their apple filled hand high in the air and began calling to the horse. Slowly the old man began moving toward the children, until he finally reached them, and was rewarded with 3 apples.

The father explained that the horse had shown up over a week ago. They had contacted people in the area, but nobody claimed him. As we haltered him we checked his teeth and determined that he was well into his 20's. With the price of hay up to $180 ton, his owners had probably decided they didn't want to feed the old man through the winter, and had trailered him off into the desert to die - alone and cold.
As we loaded him into the trailer we asked what they had been calling him. The father explained that the little girls had recently seen the movie "My Friend Flicka", and were calling him Flicka. Flicka it was! We brought him home, unloaded and fed him, and marvelled at his quiet and gentle nature. Last contact with the Sheriff's office revealed that nobody had called to claim him. We are hoping that he will be able to live out his days at the sanctuary - among those who care.


***********MANGO'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT************

It was winter equinox, one of my favorite days of the year, as the days begin to stay light longer - and in a small way you know that spring is not far to follow. It allows the hope of renewal and rejuvination.
We had just returned from the Vet's office in what seems like a weekly ritual these days. When the phone rang with the caller ID showing it was our Veterinarian, I assumed I had forgotten something while there. But I was wrong. A couple had just brought in a cat they found with a mangled front leg. They were not able to opt for surgery, and reluctantly requested that the cat be euthanized. Seeing that the owners were distressed at the thought, our Vet asked if they would consider signing a release of ownership if a rescue would accept responsibility. They agreed, and we were called.

The doctors needed to perform surgery immediately as infection had set in and they didn't dare wait another day. We immediately headed for the Vet's office so we could meet the kitty before her surgery. This would enable her to at least recognize us after the amputation. When we arrived we were struck by her soft blue eyes, and purring despite what had to be intolerable pain. Her front leg was totally mangled, and had been that way for some time as the smell of infection was very strong. We held her for a few minutes trying to reassure her that all would be okay,and then sent her off to surgery.
We love happy endings - and this one was indeed happy! Mango (as we named her) came through the surgery fine, and was on the road to recovery. We picked her up the following morning and brought her home, putting her in a living room kennel to regain her strength for a few days.

It actually took Mango a few days longer to feel active enough to demand being let out of her kennel. Dogs and cats recover so miraculously fast from major surgeries, that we think she took her time so that she could get to know and trust US, and also get to know the other indoor animals without having to interact with them immediately. Whatever the case, she is an absolute sweetheart, and we are thrilled that she has accepted us so quickly as her family.

********THE LUCK OF THE IRISH - LEROY********


It was mid September when we received the email from a Washington rescue describing a large dog in their local shelter that was about to be euthanized. The pictures that we received showed a large, but very thin and forlorn looking dog that appeared to be a terrier/sheep dog mix. He was in dire straits, and needed to be taken from the shelter immediately if his life was going to be saved. Could we PLEASE take him!!!
Of course we would.
The rescuers immediately took him to their vet to be neutered, but while there the real problem became evident all too soon....testicular cancer. Surgery was performed, but it was not possible to remove all of the cancer.

That afternoon we met halfway to bring "Leroy" back to the sanctuary. He was still groggy from the anesthetic, and seemed reluctant to leave those who had saved his life - Barks-R-Us Rescue.
A good nights sleep and a morning meal made all the difference in the world to Leroy's attitude. Although he was still moving tenderly from the surgery, he was smiling and eager to go outside. As he was so thin we wrapped him first in a doggy coat, and headed out the door. As days passed Leroy became stronger and stronger and wanted to spend more time outdoors. We moved him into the back yard with the other residents, where he seemed very content to lie in the grass and play every once in awhile.

In the following weeks, as the weather began to cool, we decided to bring Leroy indoors as he was still quite fragile. His attitude is still very heroic, but it is obvious that he is suffering again from the cancer. He loves to eat, but doesn't gain weight - which is typical of cancer. We are so happy to be able to give Leroy a loving home during his last days. We don't know how long he will be with us - but we do know that he trusts us to make the right decisions at the right time.

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." - Unknown


****One by One****

One by one, they file past my cage
Too old, too worn, too broken, no way
Way past his time, he can't run and play
Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way
A little old man, arthritic and sore
It seems I am not wanted anymore
I once had a home, I once had a bed
A place that was warm, and where I was fed
Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn't belong
I got in their way; my attitude was wrong
Whatever excuse they made in their head
Can't justify how they left me for dead
Now I sit in this cage, where day after day
The younger dogs all get adopted away
When I had almost come to the end of my rope
You saw my face, and I finally had hope
You saw through the grey and the legs bent with age
And felt that I still had life beyond this cage
You took me home, gave me food and a bed
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head
We snuggle and play and you talk to me low
You love me so dearly, you want me to know
I may have lived most of my life with another
But you outshine them with a love so much stronger
And I promise to return all the love I can give
To you, my dear person, as long as I live
I may be with you for a week or for years
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears
And when the time comes that God deems I must leave
I know you will cry and your heart it will grieve
And when I arrive at the Bridge all brand new
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you
And I will brag to all that will hear
Of the person who made my last days
oh, so dear
***Author Unknown

KIKO IS SPONSORED BY:David and Kusinee Fraser - Kennewick, WA

********19 Year Old "Kiko"********



********18 Year Old "Sampson"********


*************20 Year Old "Mattie" Was To Be Put Down Because She Has No Teeth And Her Fur Was TERRIBLY Matted*************



We were contacted in the late spring by a man whose 83 year old mother, Lois, had recently passed away. Lois had left behind a 17 year old cat, and a 34 year old donkey named "Jake", who she had befriended over 20 year ago. Shortly after her passing her beloved cat was found under a tree by the lake, where she had simply laid down and died.
As Lois' son was preparing the house to sell, it was necessary to relocate Jake - and we agreed to bring him here to his forever home. The day that we were scheduled to bring him home he became completely disoriented. Having experienced this many times, we loaded him up and brought him to his new pasture, where he wandered aimlessly covering every inch of ground. The following morning brought no relief to Jake, and we immediately called the Vet. His examination proved what we feared - Jake was very ill, had less than a 30% chance of recovering and was suffering greatly. With great sorrow we agreed to euthanize Jake - and set him free to head for Rainbow Bridge and reunite with his beloved Lois. Even though our friendship was brief, we will miss you Little Man.

JAKE IS SPONSORED BY: The Estate of Lois Alberts



TT Belle (Turbo Tongue) Baby Dog was born in 1988, and came to live with us at the early age of six weeks. In her 17 dachshund years she travelled across the United States with us on numerous occasions and finally settled with us in Moses Lake. She was a companion and a friend, a confidant and a comedian. Her expressions and emotions were greater than most humans could lay claim to. She will be greatly missed. TT Belle went to Rainbow Bridge December 21, 2005, where we know she will be waiting to greet us. George Pontaloonski came to live with us about 1991 and was 2-3 years old at the time. A small terrier mix, he had been terribly abused, but learned to trust and love us over time. He is still the apple of our eye, our beloved "little man" and we will miss him terribly when it is his time to leave. UPDATE April 7, 2007 - George Pontaloonski has left for the Rainbow Bridge to meet T.T. Belle, and will be waiting there for us when it is our turn to Pass Over...

*********T.T. Belle Baby Dog********

********George Pontaloonski********



It was March 17th as we drove toward Spokane, the halfway point of pickup for "The Phrisbee Cat", coming to us from Idaho. Things were changing at "Phrisbee's" home, and being diabetic, too much excitement and too much change just wasn't in his best interest. With this in mind, his human Mom made the heart breaking decision to let "The Phrisbee Cat" journey across State lines to live at the Sanctuary. The first few days were a little scary, and "Phrisbee" hid under his bed, in the kennel in the living room, peering out at his new family with the biggest, most beautiful eyes I have ever seen! All these new faces! But even with these changes he took his insulin shots easily every day, and would greet us at feeding time with a rub along the door. Soon, he was coming out and sitting on our lap, but not quite ready to free roam the house.

The morning of March 30 we found "Phrisbee" on the floor of his kennel in bad condition. The night before he had eaten well and appeared normal - but that had rapidly changed. In horror, we gave him Karo Syrup which perked him up a little bit, then rushed him to the Vet. Tests were run and fluids and glucose were administered, but he just wasn't responding.
The Doctor kept asking if we were sure "Phrisbee" hadn't gotten into something toxic. No chance, as he had been in his kennel, and was eating only his Prescription Diet MD- canned and dry. In fact, the evening before we had just opened a new can. A few hours passed, and one of the Tech's called to tell me that it had just been announced that this particular food had just been recalled, along with the dozens of other brands that had been recalled days earlier, for containing poison. One last blood draw was taken - and it was confirmed - "The Phrisbee Cat" was losing ground to the poison. The decision was immediate, and heartbreaking...we would not let "Phrisbee" suffer, but instead let him go to Rainbow Bridge, where he would no longer be sick, or feel pain, but be young and happy once again. There, "The Phrisbee Cat, Howler Monkey" will wait to be reunited with his Mom, when it is her time to Pass Over. You were a good little man "Phrisbee Cat", and although your stay with us was short, we loved you!


The Rainbow Bridge

inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill, Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still. Where the friends of man and woman do run, When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next, Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest. On this golden land, they wait and they play, Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness, For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness. Their limbs are restored, their health renewed, Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care, Until one day they start, and sniff at the air. All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back, Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met; Together again, both person and pet. So they run to each other, these friends from long past, The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart, Has turned into joy once more in each heart. They embrace with a love that will last forever, And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

© 1998 Steve and Diane Bodofsky. All Rights Reserved. Reposted By Permission

Please visit Steve and Diane's heart warming web page, with many cards and prints available, at www.newrainbowbridge.com

************* "All of Creation Suffers For The Sin of Man"*************

**********THE CIRCLE OF LIFE**********

With each first breath that is taken, there is a last breath waiting to take all living things to their final destiny. As "Helen Keller" left peacefully for Rainbow Bridge yesterday, a single newborn kitten came to our sanctuary. In "Helen's" honor, we named this little man "Keller".


Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary does not adopt out animals. If you are searching for a companion animal we ask you to look in your local shelters or contact rescue groups. You will be amazed at the variety of "pure bred" dogs that reside there! Please avoid buying your new friend from a pet store, feed store, or any other outlet that is supplied by dog breeders and puppy mills. PLEASE DON'T BUY WHILE SHELTER ANIMALS DIE".

Note to adopters:

Lassie and Cleo and Rin Tin Tin and Toto don't show up in rescue. We don't get the elegantly coiffed, classically beautiful, completely trained, perfectly behaved dog. We get the leftovers. Dogs that other people have incompetently bred, inadequately socialized, ineffectively "trained," and badly treated. Most Rescue dogs have had it. They've been pushed from one lousy situation to another. They've never had proper veterinary care, kind and consistent training, or sufficient company. They've lived outside, in a crate, or in the basement. They're scared, depressed and anxious. Some are angry. Some are sick. Some have given up. But we are Rescue and we don't give up. We never give up on a dog. We know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings. Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. They are part of sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminster champion. So please, please don't come to rescue in the hopes of getting a "bargain," or indeed of "getting" anything. Come to Rescue to give, to love, to save a life -- and to mend your own spirit. For Rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible. I can promise you this -- a rescue dog will make you a better person.... [by Diane Morgan]


***********TUFF GUY "SCRUFFY"**********

SCRUFFY IS SPONSORED BY: Grant County Housing Authority - Ephrata, WA

Scruffy came to our sanctuary as a rescue out of southern California, considered unadoptable because of a front leg that had been broken and not taken care of at the time.
Scruffy's left front leg was totally useless, simply dangling and swinging when he walked. Although it didn't appear to be painful, the dangling leg was quite cumbersome, preventing him from running or laying down without much difficulty. It was evident that Scruffy should be added to the "surgical waiting list". X-rays were taken, and it was determined that repair of the leg was NOT an option. Numerous surgeries later, it was Scruffy's turn...and time for a new way of life, a more comfortable way of life. Scruffy was scheduled for surgery, and brought home the same day. The first day was quite painful for him, but with the help of medications, he slept through the night without incident.

By the following morning Scruffy was up and bouncing around, ready for breakfast, and ready to play!

It has been our experience that when an animal has lived with a severe leg injury for some period of time, they seem to recover from an amputation much more quickly. The ability to move more freely and with less interuption appears to outweigh the inconvenience of having one less leg.

Today Scruffy runs and plays just as any four legged dog would. He seems to be much less aggrivated by the other dogs, and more willing to join in a group play. He is a great addition to our family!!!

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By spaying and neutering your dog or cat, you are not only preventing the birth of unwanted animals from THAT animal, but also from each of the litters that would subsequently result from the breeding of those puppies or kittens when they mature.



When you don't spay/neuter your cats thousands of unwanted births can result in just a few short years. Many of these unwanted cats are left to their own devices to find food and water. Too many times the result is feral, or wild cats that have never had human contact and thus fear humans.

If you are feeding and caring for a colony of feral cats Alley Cat Allies has excellent tips and procedures to help you keep the colony safe. In our opinion Alley Cat Allies is the foremost source of information for people who are caring for these feral cats. Visit their web site at

Photo from www.actioncat.com

And homeless near a thousand homes I stood,
And near a thousand tables pined and wanted food.
......................Wordsworth .................................




She had been picked up in a small town some 30 miles from Moses Lake and taken to the Humane Society. The temperature had been around 5 degrees at night, and she had obviously been fending for herself at the end of November 2006...looking for food and water, and avoiding being killed by coyotes. At a mere 45 pounds "Foxy" looked scared, hopeless, and alone. By the time we got her out of the Humane Society and to our Veterinarian she was having great difficulty breathing, and looked as though she was giving up. She was barely able to hold her head up to carry her large collar and numerous rabies tags. Numerous xrays, fluids, and several medications later "Foxy" was on the road to recovery. Slowly, the smile came back to her eyes, and she played with us, and the other dogs here. With some detective work we were able to contact her original owner in the Bronx, New York, and find out how it was that she arrived in this part of the country. Advertised as a "Free" Rotweiller by a Spokane individual, Foxy fell into the hands of folks that wanted her as a fighting dog. When they realized that was not her nature, they simply turned her loose - in the middle of winter- to fend for herself, and to live or die. Today Foxy has regained her weight and is once again enjoying life. She loves to roll in the grass, run around the property, and play with the other dogs and cats. UPDATE****"Foxy" has finally been reunited with her family!****

FOXY IS SPONSORED BY: Michael Smith, Bronyx, NY




***IN LOVING MEMORY OF*** - Donations have been made to memorialize the following special PEOPLE and ANIMALS who have Passed Over. These precious Souls hold a very dear place in the heart of the person making a donation.

Miss Kitty * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Little White (Hemmingson)
Kirby (Donovan) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * David and Grizz Parker
Louise Sorenson * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Coosa (Alvarado)
Grace Johnson * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Apollo (Nelson)
Butterfly** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Luisa (Corsie)
Molly (Rogers)* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Magic (Sindelar)
Teddy (Donovan)* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Elaine Wiggs and Bella of Orlando Florida
Chance (March)* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Doug Carlisle
Gloria Marostica AND Mr. Bear

Rick Tincani * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Rod Marchand



"Angel" was brought to us July of 2007. Although terribly thin and dehydrated, she was definitely savable, and began to gain weight immediately. "TRIXIE" was brought to us starving and dehydrated in the middle of the summer heat. The photos below don't even come close to showing how emaciated she was. There was nothing but fur on her little bones, no flesh. Although Trixie tried desperately to be brave, her small body had gone beyond the point of being able to be saved. "Lucky" was a younger dog, and though he was in the same condition that Trixie was, we were able to save him and place him in a home. Your tax deductible donations, made directly to our veterinarian and applied to our account, enable us to save most of the animals that come to us, and assist those like Trixie and Ranger in a peaceful, loving, end of life here - and transition to Rainbow Bridge..

>********"Angel" July 2007********

>********"Trixie" August 2006********


>"Ranger" 2004, Left in the desert to die, starved and dehydrated, we were unable to save him.

>"Lucky", February 2003, Dumped in the country, starved and dehydrated. We were able to save "Lucky".

Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.........Albert Schweitzer



"Baby Jane" was brought to us by another Rescue in Washington. Apparently her past "human" was an abuser, and kicked Baby Jane in the head, breaking several of her teeth, killing her right eye, and badly breaking the eye socket. After throwing her outside in the dead of winter, he proceeded to tell neighbors not to feed her or let her inside. Nonetheless, one kind hearted person put a kennel on their porch, where she was able to find refuge from this year's hard winter.

Baby Jane was taken in by a Rescue, at a point where she was nothing but skin and bones. They were able to bring her back to good health and her normal weight, but her dead eye remained.
She was brought to Daze of Camelot in late winter, where she will live out her remaining days. We immediately took Baby Jane to our Vet, where it was determined that her eye needed to be removed. During the surgery, it was discovered that the bones of her eye socket had also been broken.
Baby Jane is back home, and recovering well, although it appears that she is blind in her one remaining eye. In spite of the horrible life that she lived prior to being rescued, she loves to be held and talked to, and she constantly bumps heads, purrs, and gives kisses.



Dear Lord, please open your gates and call St. Francis to come escort this beloved companion across the Rainbow Bridge.

Assign her to a place of honor, for she has been a faithful servant and has always done her best to please me.

Bless the hands that send her to you, for they are doing so in love and compassion, freeing her from pain and suffering.

Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss. Help me remember the details of her life with the love she has shown me. And grant me the courage to honor her by sharing those memories with others.

Let her remember me as well and let her know that I will always love her. And when it's my time to pass over into your paradise, please allow her to accompany those who will bring me home.

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of her companionship and for the time we've had together.

And thank you, Lord, for granting me the strength to give her to you now.

- © Brandy Duckworth, 1998


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Yes, this is the same "Reggie" that you saw at the top of the page - but with one difference - three legged "Reggie" has become TWO legged "Reggie". A few weeks ago, while outside playing with his pals, "Reggie" took a leap off of the deck and broke his leg...his only remaining front leg! Xrays showed the break in his joint - a break that needed to be pinned. The pinning would have to be done in Spokane, and the cost would be $3,000. Well, that's money that we just don't have. Although "Reggie" has had such a tough life - abused, losing ONE front leg already, having distemper - he still had the desire to be a little spitfire, and refused to give up. His leg was put in a cast, and we brought him home, knowing that without pinning the break "Reggie" would remain in pain once the cast was removed.

Then came "Reggie's" blessing. EDDIE'S WHEELS, located clear across the country in Massachusettes, offered to make "Reggie" front wheels, so that he could live his life both mobile, and with far less pain than if he had to walk on his bad leg. We knew that rear wheels were available for dogs, but we had no idea that front wheels were available also! The most remarkable part of all of this is that EDDIE'S WHEELS offered to provide the otherwise expensive, hand made wheels for "Reggie" for whatever donations we could raise. The caring and heart felt love that was offered to us by EDDIE'S WHEELS has touched our hearts very deeply. If you would care to make a donation of ANY amount toward "Reggie's" wheels, please visit the web site of EDDIE'S WHEELS, make a donation, and indicate that it is for "Reggie". We will happily send you a tax deductible receipt, if you let us know that a donation has been made in "Reggie's " name. UPDATE: Reggie's wheels have been paid in full by The Audities Foundation in Canada!!! www.audities.org Please look at Eddie's Wheels website, and consider all of the compassionate and wonderful things that these folks do to provide a better, and continuing life for dogs that would otherwise live in pain, or have to be euthanized. They help dogs AROUND THE WORLD to live a normal, happy life!www.eddieswheels.com
You can also email them at
Email: leslie@eddieswheels.com
Please support these folks in whatever way you can, including sending their web site and information to people with animal friends, and your Veterinarian.

REGGIE IS SPONSORED BY: The Audities Foundation, Alberta, Canada www.audities.org


********BECAUSE OF YOU!!!!********

(Under Construction)
Because of YOU in 2007 we were able to provide more medical care to elderly, abused and disabled animals than ever before. By giving your donations directly to our Veterinarian, these are a few of the things we have been able to do in 2007 to help the animals.

Spay and neuter over two dozen dogs and cats
Xray and treat "Reggie's" broken leg
Provide "Reggie" with his Wheels
Bottle feed and raise 43 kittens given to us by Grant County Animal Outreach (We used 10 CASES of KMR formula!!!)
Save an elderly Rotweiller with pneumonia
Treat three elderly dogs with congestive heart failure
Provide dental treatment and abcessed tooth removal for several elderly dogs
Amputate Thomas' leg (Feral Cat)
Amputate Mango's leg (Cat)
Treat 2 elderly dogs with kidney failure
Remove "Prissy's" bad eye (Cat)
Treat 3 dogs with broken pelvis'
Treat 3 dogs with broken legs
Pin one broke leg (Aussie mix Nyla)
Treat a llama that was shot with a .22 rifle
Humanly euthanize those that needed to be released from their suffering
Surgically repair a cats' prolapsed rectum
Amputate Ginger's leg (Chihuahua mix)
Remove Pearl's HUGE kidney stone (Chihuahua)
Provide medicine and prescription foods to our elderly and disabled animals.

We have already begun 2008 in a great way by being able to treat the medical needs of the animals that live out their lives at the sanctuary. We can't thank you enough for your generous contributions - MADE DIRECTLY TO OUR VETERINARIAN - that enables us to continue the medical care of those who have come here to live out their lives. By donating directly to our Veterinarian you can be assured that EVERY PENNY of your donations go DIRECTLY to the medical care of these elderly, disabled, and abused animals.

Spay/neuter 30 cats and dogs
TNR(trap, neuter, release) feral cat colony - 6 cats
Major dental on 3 elderly dogs
Dental on 2 elderly dogs
Surgery for Cherry Eye on 1 dog
Emergency cesarian (Krinkl)
Treat one dog with Sarcoptic Mange (Old Man)
Treat lame rescued horse (Taz)
Remove cat's right eye (Baby)
Auto accident? Auto Fan Belt? Back legs paralyzed (Arby)
Amputate dogs leg (Scruffy)
Treat emergency congestive heart failure (Sampson)
Surgery for cleft pallet, bottom lip torn away, broken jaw, feeding tube(Porch-a)
Second surgery - to cover exposed jaw bone (Porch-a)
Xrays, multiple bloodwork, anemia (Flyer)
Glucosamine/Condroitin daily to ALL the senior dogs!!
Vaccinate ALL incoming dogs, cats, llamas, horses
Dentals on our rescued horses!
Vaccinations for our rescued horses
Castrate rescue horse
Treat severe inner ear infection (Sam)
Provide medicine and prescription foods to our elderly and disabled animals.

Send one cat to WSU for a necropsy
MR1 Mutation Test for one Aussie

With your continued support we are forging ahead into 2009, ever hopeful of being able to save an Ancient One that has been discarded,;a disabled soul who has mounds of love to give if only someone would look past the disability; and the inner scars of the abused that can only be healed with love, patience, and lots of time. We are forever grateful to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in Moses Lake, WA for their abundance of compassion for the animals, and their willingness to help us save the lives that we bring to them while we are never quite sure where the next payment on the bill will be coming from! It is BECAUSE OF YOU that we are able to continue to help the animals that nobody else wants. By making a donation DIRECTLY TO PIONEER VETERINARY HOSPITAL you are helping to save the life of a very deserving animal, AND you are assured that EVERY PENNY of your donation is being spent FOR MEDICAL CARE ONLY...no bookkeeping fees, no overhead, just medical care - pure and simple. Again, WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT ANIMALS, and so the only income we receive for their medical care comes from your donations.

Spay/Neuter 31 cats and dogs
Spay/Neuter/Notch Ear and Release 27 feral cats
Combo test and vaccinate incoming cats
Xray for abdominal mass (Ghost)
X-rays for leg fracture (Patton)
X-ray and treat broken pelvis (Bentley)
Large dog leg amputation (Lilly)
Small dog leg amputation (Stockton)
Dental cleanings and extractions - numerous dogs and cats
Remove large tumor (Jenna)
Treat and save Parvo dog (Murphy)
Emergency abcess surgery (Oscar)
Pull all teeth (Fancy)
Pull all teeth (Asia)
X-ray/treat broken pelvis, paralyzed hindquarters (Buddy)
Purchase a wheelchair for disabled dog (Buddy)
Purchase a wheelchair for disabled dog (Stockton)
Repair jaw for cat that was shot in head (3 surgeries) (Carmen)
Remove eye / feral cat
Remove eye / feline - Midnight Louie
Remove polyp/tumor from feline ear drum (Sweetheart)
Remove polyp/tumor from feline ear (Easter)
Hospital care for cat trapped in large steel leg trap
Bone graft for cat that was shot in head (surgery #4) Carmen
Daily insulin for 2 cats with diabetes (Apollo & Timmy)
Physical therapy for paralyzed kitten (Smokey)
Exploratory surgery & x-rays (Harvey)
Remove multiple mammary tumors (Peaches)
Continual treatment for 28 year old rescued horse with a club foot (Baby)
Continual treatment for a foundered horse whose hooves were overgrown so badly she couldn't walk (Bridgette)
Provide medicine and prescription foods to our elderly and disabled animals.
Humanly euthanize those that needed to be released from their suffering.

In 2010 we can do it again - WITH YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! With the slipping economy the need for animal rescue has more than doubled. We are constantly receiving calls from distraught owners who have lost their homes asking us to accept their pets. We are only able to care for a given number of animals, and we continue to concentrate on elderly, abused and disabled - which bring various medical problems. With your continued donations, going directly to our Veterinarians, we attempt to help as many as possible. Thank you so much!

...KoKo - 2 teeth pulled
...Peanut - 13 teeth pulled
...Lil Bits - 17 teeth pulled
...Sparky - 12 teeth pulled
Quincy - 26 teeth pulled - severe dental infection into nasal cavity
...2 dog
...1 feral cat
...2 feral cats
Hospital care for CH cat (Rikki)
Hospital care and treatment for epileptic dog with severe seizures






If you would like to make a monetary donation to help with the care of our animals, we would appreciate all such donations being either sent to, or phoned in to our veterinary office and applied to our account. Our veterinary bills are overwhelming, and this is truly a needed donation that enables us to continue to provide needed medical help to our residents. Again, every $5 or $10 helps to provide medicine and care to our residents.

All donations are tax deductible.


(509) 765-6794




If you would like to sponsor someone special, please send us an email and let us know who, and we will add your name above their picture!

Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary has now been approved by the State of Washington's COMBINED FUND DRIVE (CFD) which allows PUBLIC EMPLOYEES to have PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS designated to the charity of their choice. This is an easy way to support us without having to write a check, or call in a payment. ASK YOU PAYROLL OFFICE TODAY HOW YOU CAN EFFORTLESSLY SUPPORT US! Our CFD Registration Number is 24774



As with our "Wish List" we also have hope on a larger scale for the future housing of our "residents". Although we have many outbuildings that shelter our farm animals, our special needs "residents" live in the house with us. The resident dogs run in the back yard during the day and are brought into the "dog side" of the garage at night. The healthy cats roam the farm during the day, and are brought into the "cat side" of the garage before dark. Our hope and dream is to be able to build a medium sized outbuilding with a concrete floor, heat and air conditioning plus running water, where we could have a hospital ward for the sick or injured, and provide more inside room for the dogs and cats to move about during the nights, and when the weather is too hot or cold for them to be outside. This would also give us back our garage! We know that it will take years to reach this dream - but we all need dreams!

>********** "Life on the farm is kinda laid back...." and so is "Inky!"**********



UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!!Coming Soon - Photos of past "residents" that are waiting at Rainbow Bridge

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Daze of Camelot Animal Sanctuary
Moses Lake, WA 98837

EMAIL US AT: dazeofcamelot@gmail.com


Alley Cat Allies-www.alleycat.org
Angels Gate Rescue -www.angelsgate.org
The Audities Foundation-www.audities.org
Best Friends Animal Society-www.bestfriends.org
Blind and Deaf Dog Resources - www.blinddogs.com
Calvary Chapel Growing Through Grace-www.growingthrugrace.com
Cat Tales Zoological Park, Mead, WA-www.Cattales.org
CSN International (Calvary Satellite Network) -www.csnradio.com Eddie's Wheels, Massachusettes-www.eddieswheels.com
Grey Muzzle Organization-http://greymuzzle.org
Ginger's Death Row Dog Rescue-www.gingerspetrescue.org
Kindred Souls Foundation.org--www.kindredsoulsfoundation.org
The Magic Bullet Fund -www.themagicbulletfund.org
Makarios Ministries-www.makariosministries.com
Pasado's Safe Haven - pasadosafehaven.org/PASADOSTORY/Pasado_story.htm
Pilots N Paws - pilotsnpaws.org
Second Chance Ranch-www.secondchanceranch.org >
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