Thursday, July 22, 2010

Leroy's bowling ball leads to Matching Fund

Leroy is a very ordinary-looking, 2-year-old mixed breed dog except for one thing -- Leroy has lived with a bowling ball-sized tumor weighing 8 lbs. on his right flank for the past year. We had multiple reports of Leroy's plight and suffering.

LEROYOne night this week, Mike & Lauren (who were visiting) and Kevin & Karen made a trip to the residence and talked with the pet owner who had no resources to help Leroy. She let us take him in hopes that maybe he would get help to alleviate his condition.

SWEET FACELeroy was taken to the Clearwater Vet Service after hours where a vet checked him in and scheduled the removal of the tumor which had long weighed poor Leroy down.

TUMORThe surgery lasted quite some time to remove the mass which was bleeding quite a lot. Thankfully, Leroy survived the surgery and was moved to the cathouse at Red Lake Rosie's Rescue. He also is heartworm positive and thankfully was negative for anaplasmosis which would have exacerbated his bleeding. He was neutered and vaccinated at the time of his tumor removal.

POST-OPDue to the size of the tumor, he has some open areas with no skin covering and it makes him vulnerable to infections. We just don't have the environment for the intensive aftercare he needs. Several calls went out to find a rescue that could take him.

Thankfully Act V stepped forward to take him and he rode out with Mike & Lauren.

TUMOR REMOVEDWe are putting out a plea for supporters to help us pay his vet bill which is $625 so far and to contribute to the fund for future RLRR vet care costs. A matching fund in the amount of $1000 has been pledged if the other supporters of Red Lake Rosie's Rescue can also raise $1000!

Donations can be made by clicking on link to GiveMN.org here on the blog or sending checks to Red Lake Rosie's Animal Fund Account at Clearwater Veterinarian Services, Gonvick, MN 56644.

Thank you for anything you can do to help Leroy's situation. The pictures tell the story.

Sincerely,
Karen Good
Red Lake Rosie's

2 comments:

birdvet4 said...

Karen and RLRR:
What a lovely tribute to a great dog! He had a long hall of bandaging, medication and finally skin grafting. It was many months of us asking him to be patient. Once he felt better he was an active and playful dog. Any couch was far game to claim as his resting spot. A wonderful man stepped forward to adopt him. I swear it was like they became instant soulmates. He is happy and living the good life with a man who can make him smile like no else would ever have been able to.
Act V Rescue and Rehabilitation

birdvet4 said...

Karen and RLRR:
What a lovely tribute to a great dog! He had a long hall of bandaging, medication and finally skin grafting. It was many months of us asking him to be patient. Once he felt better he was an active and playful dog. Any couch was far game to claim as his resting spot. A wonderful man stepped forward to adopt him. I swear it was like they became instant soulmates. He is happy and living the good life with a man who can make him smile like no else would ever have been able to.
Act V Rescue and Rehabilitation

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