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February, 2009 - Rest In Peace, Sweet Princess
This is what happens when you love your Dobe
to death, literally! The owners called their clinic to euthanize
her because she could not walk anymore.
Right now she is completely immobile. I have
to lift her up with sheets just to get her to stand or walk.
The vets believe it is all weight related but we will not
know until some of the weight comes off. We just ordered
a special 200 dollar harness that is heavy duty in order
to hook her onto something to stand for about 10 minutes
at a time. The vet wants to keep all her body parts working.
We are also doing hydrotherapy so she is using some of her
muscles. That is costing us 55 dollars a time and we are
doing it 2x a week. Coming into rescue the vet said she
weighed 175 pounds falling off the scale so more like 185.
Gretchen is currently in a foster home. We
are just hoping she walks again and can have a good rest
of her life. She is absolutely a wonderful girl. She has
been very tolerant of all we are doing with and to her.
2009 - Poor Gretchen was just too sick to survive - RIP
Contact Information: Geographic area within
which rescue will place the Dobe: IL, IN, KY, MI, WI. Please
contact Pam by e-mail at email@example.com
or go to IDR’s website at http://www.ildoberescue.com
for adoption information and application.
The Sponsor A Senior program helps Seniors by
raising funds for their rescue programs. This helps offset
some of the additional costs that come with caring for a senior
(diet, medications, supplements, etc.). Please read more about
this program on the Sponsor
A Senior page.
Boomer is looking for a sponsor! The cost to
sponsor a Senior Dobe is $30 per month or $360 per year. You
a Senior for one month, one year, or somewhere in between.
To sponsor Boomer, use the PayPal button below or visit
the Sponsor A Senior page for instructions on sending a check.
Thank you for any help you can give, it is MUCH appreciated!
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