I got a call that a breeder was ill and needed to relinquish her breeder dogs. We said we would help six very small shih tzus would be here in 2 days. We needed to get appts for the vet, a groomer set up, pictures, and paperwork done. They were dropped off at the groomers, and their condition was horrific. Totally matted to the point where you couldnn't see their little faces. They would have to be shaved. There was one tiny girl we named Dory and after shaving her little body, they took the shaver to her face the groomer screamed. Her eyes were bugging out of her head with serious ulcers. We rushed her to the vet where they quickly applied antibiotics and sewed the eyelids shut to try and reduce the swelling. After two weeks the stitches came out to see the progress, so much better but not out of the woods. Doc says this will take along time to heal. So for the last few months we have been treating the eyes to heal the ulcers and reduce the remaining inflamation. We hope to be able to get her eye surgery so that she can see again.
Those of you who know us, know that we take in alot of medical dogs. These are the dogs that never make it out of the shelter because of the cost and are not instantly adoptable. We have taken the blind and given them site, the broken bones and put them back together. We have taken dogs with bladder stones, renal failure and severe skin issues. Just to name a few. It is only with your help that we are able to save these babies and give them a new life and a new home.
Strut Your Mutt is our main fundraiser....a fundraiser that saves lives. That heals the sick, calms the scared and gives them all a second chance at love. Please help us to continue our work in saving lives. giving makes you a rescuer too.
This cause means so much to me and I am grateful for your help. Every day, more than 2,200 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters, simply because they don't have safe places to call home. Each one is a loving pet just like yours and mine.
Together, we can Save Them All and reduce that number to zero. Thank you for your kind support.