Donations for Medical Expenses Needed

4 Luv of Dog Rescue does not discriminate against dogs in need of rescue that also have significant and potentially costly  medical needs.  Recently we have taken in two dogs that have significant medical expenses.  We are asking for your generous assistance in helping us to pay for these expenses. 

Mickey

Mickey is a senior Schnauzer whose family could no longer afford to give him a much needed dental and other care a senior dog needs. Rather than euthanize him, his family wanted to give him a chance at living out his senior years so he was surrendered to 4 Luv of Dog Rescue.  Mickey has extreme dental disease. The bacteria and tartar growing in his mouth is causing tooth decay, bone loss, and probably severe pain.  If you have ever had a toothache, you can imagine how much pain he must be in.

Brie

Brie is a senior Cocker Spaniel who ended up in a local pound.    Shortly after we took her in she underwent double mastectomy surgery to remove bilateral tumors on both her mammary chains.  Yes…dogs too can get breast cancer!   Fortunately, all of Brie’s tumors were benign.  Now that she has fully healed from that surgery, she too needs to have her dental disease taken care of. 

Besides being extremely painful, the dental disease that these dogs are experiencing puts them at risk for other diseases that can be caused by bacteria entering the bloodstream through inflamed, bleeding or infected gums.

Both Mickey & Brie have vet appointments for dental care on Thursday, October 27th.  It is estimated that together, the cost of their dental care will be approximately $1000.  This is in addition to the $600 expense that we already incurred for Brie’s mastectomy surgery.  Please  help us to help these dogs by making a tax-deductible donation.

 

Donations received as of  Noon, October 31st : $975

 

Update:  Mickey’s dental procedure  took 4 hours, and when it was over there were only 2 teeth that could be left in Mickey’s mouth! Poor guy, he must have been quite uncomfortable. Mickey is now resting comfortably. 

Brie’s dental went well. It took a little over 3 hours to complete. She had many teeth pulled but managed to keep a few more teeth than Mickey. One of her premolars had so much gum recession that after all the tartar was scaled off the root of her tooth was completely exposed. This must have been incredibly painful for Brie. We are happy to report that after a good nights rest Brie is doing well. She was very spunky and happy today.

4 Luv Of Dog Rescue is so happy that we could give Brie and Mickey their much needed dental surgery. The combined total cost is over $1,000. Thanks to your generous donations we have raised $975 so far. Please donate in support of these senior dogs.  Thank you!


Posted by admin on October 23rd, 2011 @ 5:03 pm