For this #FollowUpFriday we have an update on Buffy, our Rottweiler who had a respiratory infection. Unfortunately Monday evening Buffy was declining further 😢. Her white blood count went from a very high 25,000 to 50,000 and she could not breath more then 50%. Sadly, none of the vets we have had her at in the last 10 days could make her better, so the soul crushing decision was made to let her go 💔.
Buffy’s foster mom was by her side and wrote this:
“My heart is broken. Buffy declined again and we decided to let her go. I spent a couple of hours with her. Gave her bacon cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, and ice cream. She passed on the apple pie, though. I asked to take her outside to be a dog and she enjoyed pets from two techs and myself. She left us peacefully while lying in the grass as crickets called. All of us pet her and told her how much she was loved until the vet said she was gone.” 🌈
This has been a very hard month for our rescue, and that is putting it mildly. Our volunteers have put their heart and soul into saving these dogs and now we have lost 3 😔.
Your donations allowed Buffy, Skipper and Xena a chance to survive, but in the end, allowed a way to pass peacefully and surrounded by love. We cannot thank you enough for giving us the opportunity to make sure their last moments were filled with unconditional love ❤️. The care for these 3 cost $25,000 and we find comfort knowing we did everything we could to try to save them.
From the very bottom of our broken hearts, thank you. Thank you for letting these dogs have a name. Thank you for letting us give them the best medical care to try and fight for their lives. Thank you for allowing us to cremate their bodies and give them back to the Volunteers that took care of them. Thank you for helping us get the rescue to where it is today. Without you all, we wouldn’t be here 🐾.
"HI EVERYONE 👋!! Most girls love shoes, but I'm special and prefer SOCKS (so much softer)! Apparently they love me too, as one decided to take up residence in my belly, but unfortunately that caused a world of trouble for me 😪. I was told that I am still here today because of YOU and your beautiful and generous hearts, so THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for saving my life!!
P. S. Keep an eye out for more information on me as I am ready to find my furever home!! 🖤🤎"
~ Love, Maisey
It is #WelcomeWednesday and as the song goes "These Hips Don’t Lie" 🎶, we named our FHO girl Shakira.
Unfortunately Shakira's hip may not have lied, but the muscle atrohphy in her leg did 😔. This injury was apparently not new and since nothing had been done, the Vets said the best thing to do would be to remove her leg 😢. Once we did, Shakira's hips and butt haven't stopped shaking! Now she greets you with joy and happiness 😊.
This girl is going to be ready to look for her forever home in roughly 6 weeks, after she has healed and been spayed. Shakira is young, good with dogs of all sizes 🐶 and isn't reactive to anything that we have seen so far.
If you would like to help with Shakira's surgery which cost $2,800, please go to www.dudobes.org or donate below. Thank you 🐾.