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Monday, January 9, 2012

Dog Lovers--A Case of Heart and Hope

Donating blog space today to the sweet doggie, Violet, who has been trying the biggest comeback since Rocky Balboa. Some wonderful people are bringing her back from the edge...but today they could use a hand. Got 5 bucks? Consider sending it out to sweet Violet the Beagle mix:

The following email and photos reprinted by express permission of Arizona R.E.S.C.U.E. 
This link takes you straight to the AZ R.E.S.C.U.E donation page. Navigate around their site and see what great work they are doing. 

ADD: Update on Violet is good! Just got this message from AZR.E.S.C.U.E.


More great news to share on Violet! She continues to do well. We
expect that she will be able to go home with strict instructions on
mandatory bed rest for two weeks. If she gets through those two weeks
without issue she will be able to forgo surgery!!! Fingers crossed!
Please keep those positive thoughts coming!  --JENNIFER BERR


I wanted to send you an update on RESCUE dog Violet.  If you haven't met this sweet girl, you're missing out.  She is a beautiful Beagle who has an amazing personality.  When we rescued her she had some of the worst teeth I had ever seen.  It was actually hard to be within a couple of feet of her due to the horrendous smell coming from her mouth!! :(  She also had a cyst on her leg and needed to be spayed.  Poor girl needed 6 teeth removed and 6 more just fell out of her mouth because they were so rotten.  

She bounced back from this quickly and moved into foster care with past RESCUE adopters of Wyatt.  She made herself at home in no time as you can see by these photos!  She has been a perfect houseguest while she is awaiting her forever home.  

Unfortunately late last week Violet started acting abnormally.  First she was stiff and lethargic, within hours she was unable to move her left leg and was falling over.  We rushed her up to the hospital, by which time she had nearly lost all mobility.  The vet diagnosed her with a cervical spinal cord injury.  

We don't know how she got this but we started her on emergency treatment and left her at the hospital on Saturday.  By Sunday morning she had made a DRASTIC improvement and we were feeling very good that she would be coming home on Monday.  Unfortunately the drastic improvement waned a bit and even took a slight step back.  We are hoping that she just over did it on Sunday and with one more day of treatment she will get better.  

However, if she does not make improvement by tomorrow morning she will need surgery to physically repair the ruptured disks in her spine.  So this is my plea to you.  Please send Violet you positive thoughts.  She has never made a peep through all this.  She has been nothing but her happy, cheery self.  We do not want to have to do surgery on her but if her little body can't fix itself with the help of medicine we have no other choice but to go in surgical to fix the problem for her.  So please keep those positive thoughts coming her way. Secondly, if you can spare a few dollars to help cover her care, it would be greatly appreciated.  Sadly her care is NOT cheap and will actually be the most expensive case we've ever had. We really appreciate your support!  http://azrescue.org/apollo_program.php

Thank you and please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be able to help with positive thoughts and/or donations,
Jennifer Berry

RESCUE, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit

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