URGENT! NEED DONATIONS TO COVER VET BILL!
Tarheel Weim Rescue needs your help!
sweet Gus! Gus was found wandering on a busy highway by a Good
Samaritan who stopped to help him. This person was unable to locate an
owner after a few weeks and was also unable to personally provide a
forever home so TWR was contacted to see if we could help!
savior noticed something was terribly wrong physically with Gus, but Gus
was a happy loving boy who just wanted to play with his tennis balls
and soak up all the love that was being lavished upon him!
Gus transported to our board member Dr. Rita McGinnis DVM for
examination this past weekend and not only was Gus Heartworm Positive
but he also has a very severe Bilateral Perineal Hernia that if not
treated immediately could turn into a medical emergency should his
bladder get caught up in the hernia.
The decision was made to
give sweet Gus a chance to live a good life so he was transported to a
board certified surgeon yesterday (05.26.15) for immediate repair
surgery! Instead of using mesh the surgeon used bovine pericardial
tissue - stronger and less prone to problems but more expensive.
Thankfully, no anesthesia problems, huge hernias but his rectum feels
strong and healthy!
Cost of surgery was $3200 + an additional
$100 for pain meds throughout the night. Gus was moved back to Triad
Animal Hospital today to recover under the watchful eyes of Dr. Rita and
will remain hospitalized there for at least a few weeks while
A Perineal Hernia is caused by an overload of
hormones and is usually only found in older UN-Neutered male dogs. This
is another reason it is so important to have your pets spayed and
neutered! Gus is estimated to be approximately 6 to 7 years old!
full recover Gus will still have to undergo full Heartworm treatment
with another high cost involved with that but we are concentrating on
getting him through his surgery ordeal right now!
helping Tarheel to cover the surgery cost if you are able!! We feel Gus
is very worthy of our help and his prognosis is good and he will be an
amazing addition to some lucky family once he is healthy again and able
to be adopted!
We thank you…..and Gus thanks you!!
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Or, you can mail a check payable to Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue and mail to:
Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue, Treasurer
3046 Dodsworth Dr
Cramerton, NC 28032