Mary Ranger’s Bladderstone Surgery fund still way short.

To keep up with this story, please read the BLOG.

PLEASE help us make this little girl whole for Christmas!  She is a beautiful little girl with a fantastic home waiting but we cannot release her until her stones have been removed!

As of Sunday morning, her fund is at $235 which is only 15% of what she needs for this surgery. 

Look at this adorable face!  Mary is one of the prettiest dogs we’ve had.  And, we have an adopter lined up, but need to get her bladderstone surgery done first.  We’d love to have her in a home by Christmas, can you help get her the best Christmas gift?

I know it’s the holiday and there are a lot of expenses, but please help us help these little dogs.

  We’re already getting message after message about taking in more, but just need to make whole the ones we already have.  The holiday season is horrible for little dogs!

Thanks so much to Christine Hutchison, Melissa Lombard, Anna Arledge, Barbara Grabell, Eugene Bonos for the donations so far.

To help this beautiful little lhasa girl, PLEASE CLICK HERE for paypal.  If you want to send a check, please go HERE to let us know.

Thank you all again!

Update on Mandisa and Carme!

 

Thanks to all of you, both of these pupsters are on the road to recovery.  Little Mandisa has had both bladderstone surgery and also a minor surgery to correct a flaw in her eyelids.  Her eyes are extremely large and consequently, she was not able to close her eyes.  Her eyes were always very red and inflamed.  We took her to the eye clinic and they closed the eyelids a tiny amount.  Her eyes look fantastic and are healing well.  HERE is the original story on Mandisa.

Carme Burke is resting well after her very difficult surgery to correct a mess in her leg.

You have no idea how much we all appreciate you for what you’re doing for these little pups!

 

Update on Mary Ranger

Look at this adorable face!  Mary is one of the prettiest dogs we’ve had.  And, we have an adopter lined up, but need to get her bladderstone surgery done first.  We’d love to have her in a home by Christmas, can you help get her the best Christmas gift?

So far, we have $180 for her surgery.  She needs another $1380.  I know it’s the holiday and there are a lot of expenses, but please help us help these little dogs.  We’re already getting message after message about taking in more, but just need to make whole the ones we already have.  The holiday season is horrible for little dogs!

Thanks so much to Christine Hutchison, Melissa Lombard, Anna Arledge, Barbara Grabell, Eugene Bonos for the donations so far.

To help this beautiful little lhasa girl, PLEASE CLICK HERE for paypal.  If you want to send a check, please go HERE to let us know.

Thank you all again!

Carme is home from Gulf Coast!

I picked Carme up a few minutes ago.  She did not feel well at all!  I guess she’s in a lot of pain.

Then, on the ride home, she took her e-collar off three times.  She’s now resting comfortably in an x-pen at my house. 

Huge thanks to Dr. Brian Beale of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists Surgery!!

Here is her broken, long-fused leg before the operation.

 

Looks a mess, doesn’t it?

Here is the leg after surgery.  I think Carme gets the award for most hardware in a dog!

Thanks so much to all of you who are allowing us to do this for Carme.

But, please remember Mary Ranger who now has bladderstones and needs surgery.  Her story was posted on the blog yesterday.  PLEASE READ and help us help her.

Mary Ranger needs bladderstone surgery!!!

 

 

HELP!  Can you believe this?  We just got Mandisa bladderstone free and now Mary Ranger is in dire straits.  I just can’t believe all of the expensive surgeries we’ve done in the past year.  We are definitely running on empty right now.

And now, little Mary Ranger!  We need to schedule her surgery for next week.

Her foster mom noticed that she had a little blood in her urine a few weeks ago.  She put her on antibiotica hoping that it was just a bladder infection.  After the antibiotics were complete, she was still urinating little spots very frequently, so back to the vet she went.

X-ray reveals, you got it, one honker of a bladderstone.  What’s going on with these little kids?

So she needs surgery ASAP.  I know this is a horrible time to be asking for money, but this is something we cannot delay.  We’ve already spent about $300 diagnosing her, and the surgery is expected to cost around $1250.

To help this beautiful little lhasa girl, PLEASE CLICK HERE for paypal.  If you want to send a check, please go HERE to let us know.

Thank you all again!

Carme and Mandisa update – Dec 1, 2009

Update on fundraising for Carme and Mandisa….

We have received several new donations for Carme.  Nothing yet for Mandisa, but I know you all, it will come.

Carme needs surgery!

The most urgent is CARME BURKE.  Her fund is getting there, but we only about $400 as of right now before she can have surgery.  It was scheduled for last week, but unfortunately, with the economy the way it is, we had to reschedule it for a future data.  We can’t go forward until her funds are ready.

The estimate to get Carme whole is right at $3500.  We have to reschedule her surgery for a future date – not to worry, thought, Dr. Beale will be back to do the surgery later in December if we can raise the funds.

Please help.  With the economic conditions, we need all the help we can get.  As you all know, we are getting requests left and right to take in dogs.  Many people just cannot afford these little guys right now and a lot of breeders are downsizing (yay) and even getting out of the dog selling business because it isn’t as profitable.  Bigger yay.
We just can’t do an expensive surgery like this until the funds are committed.  I’m sure you all understand. 

You all are wonderful!  Never cease to amaze me with your generousity.  But, please pass this message around.  We definitely need more and more new people who love these little dogs.   It’s a more-than-full-time job just trying to keep them from dying.

Carme Burke – surgery fund update

 

Carme’s story

Little Carme Burke was rescued from the Pasadena Animal Control with a broken leg.  After our vet examined her, he found that her leg had healed in the broken position.  So, we were left with two options – amputate the leg or get her down to Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists for an orthopedic specialist to fix it.

We took her for a consult with Dr. Brian Beale who is very certain that she can be fixed – his surgery estimate will total around $3,000 and we’ve already spent just at $500 for preliminary x-rays, vet visits, etc.   HERE is the original post about her situation.

As of Tuesday morning, we have raised $3105.50, which is only $400 short of where we need to be.  We can reschedule her surgery for later this month if we can raise the remaining $400 this week.

Huge thanks to Sarah Cabello, Marilyn Radler, Doug Cameron, Vicki Wakefield, Darnell Hester, Joyce and Mike Tate in memory of beautiful Star, Jeff Helton in memory of Casey, Mary Hailey, Mary Kay Moore, Lorna Van DeWeile, Julie Roberts, Donna Ferris in honor of Carme’s twin in Heaven, Sally, Anna Dee Lastik, Janet Bello, Lorraine Bucklan, Gail Ciesielski, Joyce Ycasas, Lael Ward in honor of my two beautiful girls, Casey and Kelly – I love you and miss you, Trisha Havis, Nancy Cowart, Lorraine Bucklan (again), Christine Hutchison, Eugene Bonos, Lisa Schwartz, Michael and Cheryl Oyaski, Leanne Wheatley, Doug Cameron, Vicki Wakefield, Fur Kids, Lori Hoffman, Rosemary Cody, Cicely Wynne, Mary Kay Moore, Margaret Lubke, Cogdell Bradshaw, Megan Stout, Patrick and Julie Minnucci in memory of little shih tzu prince Simon Minnucci, Kim Riordan, Patricia Barnett, Wendy Barnum, Dale Stone, Jeannie Flexer, LeAnne Wheatley, Wendy Barnum, Barbara Grabell, Doug Cameron, Linda Bridges, Sandra Spade, Jean Dick, Mike Burke, Wylene Dunbar.   You all ROCK!

This is Dr. Beale with Carme during the consult.  He, like the entire staff at GCVS, totally fell in love with her.

Please help us help this beautiful little girl!  To donate via paypal, PLEASE CLICK HERE.   We can take credit cards USING THIS AUTHORIZATION FORM.  And, of course, if you want to send little Carme a check, GO HERE TO LET US KNOW and these pledges count immediately because we know you’ll come through for this baby.

And then there is Mandisa!

Mandisa had to have a big bladderstone removed asap, when she had bloody urine.

The total cost, including x-rays, surgery and post-op hospitalization was around $950. 

Mandisa also had surgery on her eyes just before Thanksgiving.  We’ll need another $300 for that so I’m rolling that into this plea.  I hope you don’t mind.

We need a total of $1250 to get her whole and up for adoption.  As of right now, she has a total of  $580 in her fun.  Thanks to Fur Kids, Barbara Moran, Sandra Brehm, Jeannie flexer, Gail Ciesielski, Sunny Goldberg, Linda Downs, Anna Dee Lastick, Christine Hutchison, Jill Kirk, Lorraine Bucklan, Lorna Van de Wiele, Marilyn Radler, Lisa Hatlestad from Charlie who could be her brother, Larina Campbell, Ann Ervin, Doug Cameron, Julie Roberts, Barbara Grabell and Janet Bello.

Please DONATE for her via PAYPAL HERE

Go HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM for any of the dogs.  Fax it to me at 713-583-7816.  

Please visit our Facebook page and join the conversation about our pups.

If you can’t decide which little dog to help, go HERE to donate to our general veterinary fund.  These funds are used for smaller, yet still expensive, surgeries, hospitalization.