Big on Beagles Zack is looking for a miracle. he needs rescue group and a whole lot of love to save him. As I prepared this special message on January 29, little beagle Zack was on his way to Montreal to see a neurologist. Upon arrival, he was carefully assessed, underwent a CT Scan, and had surgery scheduled to follow. We are all very hopeful he will be okay. The estimated medical costs at this point are in the range of $4,00 t0 5,000. Needless to say, this will take a tremendous toll on our funding. So we are reaching out to you, our friends, to help us help Zack.
On January 20, 2015, little 4-year-old Zack was hit by a car when he decided to run across the street to greet a neighbour. Lying on the side of the road in pain and in shock, he suddenly ran away just as his frantic owner was rushing towards him. Hours later, he was picked up by the Ottawa Humane Society. Xrays revealed the high probability that Zack sustained a serious spinal injury. Without a CT Scan or MRI, there is no way of knowing the extent of the damage but the medical costs to run the necessary diagnostics and proceed with surgery would be in the thousands. Sadly, Zack’s owner could not afford the expense and surrendered him to the shelter.
Clearly, Zack needs extensive medical care and a peaceful environment to recover after whatever surgery is required.
The shelter staff contacted us and we immediately swung into action. But this hasn’t been easy. We’re currently facing two other medical emergencies. An ultrasound at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic earlier this week for palliative care beagle, Hope, has revealed a tumour on her adrenal gland. There is a 50% chance it’s malignant. She needs surgery to remove it. The estimated cost is $4-5K. Practically at the same time, palliative care beagle, Jude, was rushed to the vet’s to discover that his Perineal Hernia has returned. He needs another surgery of approximately $3K to correct it, but chest x-rays reveal his heart has enlarged since his last surgery and so we’ve had to add more heart medication to his daily intake and get that under control before we can consider this necessary operation. Needless to say, we’re overwhelmed. But here is this young beagle in need of a happy future. We’ve got to take a financial risk and save this little boy.
We want to thank you for your ongoing support. We also want to thank the staff at the Ottawa Humane Society for contacting us about Zack and for keeping him comfortable with pain medication until they were able to secure private rescue for him. Last but not least, we thank the incredibly generous team at Sit With Me Rescue in Ottawa. Without hesitation, they offered to transport Zack to Montreal on our behalf. They also coordinated the arrangements with the neurologist. We are more than grateful for this kindness.
To Make a Very Much Needed Donation, please visit: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/big-on-beagles-rescue/2-for-zack/#.VMqP6eIWvco.facebook
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