Handipets Pets In Need

Rescued Poodle Needs Multiple Surgeries

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on January 30, 2009


Muffy came in as a stray to a high kill shelter in Jefferson County.
She was badly matted and infested with fleas but everyone fell in love
with her sweet personality. Potential adopters passed her by as she had
a large tumor on her belly. Another rescue was to take her but they
failed to show up on her “due out” date. This happened to be Christmas
Eve and the shelter was closing early. We could not stand the thought
of this beautiful girl being left at the shelter until the following
Monday and risking euthanasia so a volunteer transporter, Terri
Metzger, made the trip out to get her just before the shelter closed.
Muffy went into one of our foster homes and was taken to the vet as
soon as possible for vaccinations, spay and removal of the tumor. We
prayed the tumor would be benign but the pathology came back with
cancerous cells present. Because this was a mammary tumor the best
course of action to prevent a recurrence is to remove the remaining
mammary glands, basically performing a radical masectomy. During the
prior surgery it was also discovered Muffy had 2 broken molars. The
nerves are exposed, which can be quite painful, and she will need a
root canal on both.

Since they are located far back in the mouth pulling them would be
difficult and the cost would be close to what a root canal would run so
we have opted to try and save the teeth. Muffy is a young dog and we
feel she deserves every chance for a full and happy life. She loves to
cuddle and dances around on her hind legs for a treat or whenever she
wants attention. We’ve already spent $300.00 for her first surgery and
other medical needs and have gotten an estimate of $1,189.00 for the
radical mastectomy and root canals. I have set the fundable goal low as
we won’t recieve anything if the goal is not reached but we are allowed
to go over it and hope we do! The pledges start at just $10.00 but you
can pledge as much as you want and as often as you like. Please find it
in your hearts to help Muffy!

If you’d like more information feel free to contact Lisa Knapp at
Angel Acres Animal Rescue; limarc@sbcglobal.net We are happy to accept
personal checks as well as have a PayPal account if you are
uncomfortable using Fundable. We have used Funable before with good
success, although they do take a fee from the money raised.

If you can help please visit: http://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupaction.2009-01-28.1108402832


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