Sweet Charlie has a wonderful family, but unfortunately is in need of a specialized eye surgery called Salivary Transposition. Charlie’s family has tried everything possible, but unfortunately this surgery is the last resort. The surgeon needs to move the saliva gland to the tear ducts. If this is not done, there is a very good chance Charlie will loose her eyes.
Charlie is a beloved member of this family who have done their best to help Charlie, but this surgery needs to be done and they simply can’t afford the cost. Charlie was a shelter dog who was adopted into this family two years ago. They had just lost their dog Princess and knew that Charlie would have some “big shoes” to fill…….and fill them she has! But now she needs our help…….
Can you please help Charlie and her family get this surgery as soon as possible? Charlie is less than 3 years old and has a full life to live………..
Little Dunkin is a precious beloved member of a wonderful family and is in dire need of surgery. Dunkin was born a pseudo hermaphrodite, meaning he has both female and male reproductive organs despite being born a boy. Because of this he suffers from recurrent life-threatening urinary tract infections. Dunkin has been through 3 surgeries and numerous rounds of antibiotics. Unfortunately, these approaches have proved to be only a Band-Aid. His doctors recommend a pre-pubic urethrostomy and are optimistic that this surgery has a 75% chance of success. Without this surgery Dunkin’s infections will become more and more resistant to antibiotics until they take his life.
Unfortunately Dunkin’s family simply can’t afford this life-saving surgery. As Aimee tells us, “Dunkin is the happiest and most loving little dog, and we can’t stand the thought of losing him. We are running out of time to save his life, and we really need your help!”
Balin Update: 1-30-17
Hi, Carole! Sorry for long reply, I wanted to do good photos and videos of Balin…
thank you so much for your kindness and wariness. Balin is doing pretty well. Every day we going to a Dog’s beach and he makes his muscles stronger. Two days ago he again handled home stairs, so we proud of him!
Balin Update: 1-3-17
(Unfortunately Balin was in such bad shape he needed to have surgery immediately. We were not able to raise the $15,000 to have both hips replaced at the same time, so the funds raised paid for an FHO……….please see the note below from Balin’s Mom)
Happy New year!))
Balin had surgery last Thursday at Specialty Hospital in Sorrento Valley, San Diego. In the end, the doctors decided the best option for him was a 2-sided femoral head resection, FHO. He had both sides affected so badly, that with one-side THRs (Total Hip Replacement) he wouldn’t be able to stand. When they did the surgery, they confirmed this, as he had really bad arthritis. In a good case, this surgery will be sufficient. In the bad case, we might have to return to THR option in a year or so. Cases like this are described in vet literature.
Well, he is home now, pretty weak and on three drugs. He is doing ok though, we have 5-minuted walks three times a day, supporting him with a sling. The surgeon said he’ll improve dramatically over the next few days and we’ll probably do physical therapy so he learns to walk again.
Thank you so much again for your support!)
Please meet Balin, a handsome Bernese Mountain Dog puppy rescued from a terrible breeder in Russia. This puppy isn’t even a year old and is in need of complete hip replacement surgery on both sides. The surgeon tells us that with this surgery and proper veterinary care Balin will be able to live a long, healthy, normal dog’s life. Currently, he is in such pain that he is dragging his feet every step he takes and wearing away the nails and causing severe bleeding. Maria tells us that Balin is fantastic, smart, loyal, and a great companion. They consider Balin their other “son.” Unfortunately, his condition is getting worse with him growing and gaining weight. He can barely walk…………
This family has been terrific, adores this dog, and has worked so hard to raise the funds so badly needed for Balin.
Will you please help Balin walk again? He is so close to having the life he deserves…………No amount is too small. We need your help to make this possible.
12.19.16 – Fund Drive Closed
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Ryka is a beautiful German Shepherd pup that turned one year old in October. Unfortunately, as shepherds are too often inclined, because of some breeding practices, Ryka has severe bi-lateral hip dysplasia and is in a tremendous amount of pain. Ryka was rescued after her new mom, Sheila, saw her on a site when her 3rd family was trying to rehome her due to not being able to afford the care she needed.
Sheila and her husband desperately need our help so they can offer this puppy the life she so badly deserves.