This month’s Salty Dog hits very close to home. Meet Shiloh – this sweet girl is one of our volunteer’s dogs. Shiloh has suddenly been diagnosed with cancer unexpectedly, and needs the mass removed and chest X-rays to confirm that it has not spread.
Let us introduce our Salty Dog of the month for February – Athena!
Athena was abandoned in a vacant apartment after she was used for breeding and tossed away like trash 6 years ago. Athena found an amazing new home and has come so far but she was recently diagnosed with Osteosarcoma! Athena had to have her leg amputated to relieve her pain from the tumor in her leg. This sweet, loving and playful rescue pup now will need Chemotherapy to overcome this obstacle!
Athena is our Salty Dog of the Month for February and we hope you will help us support her and overcome this hurtle!
Thor is a five-month-old Husky puppy and was recently rescued from the Miami Dade County Shelter. Based on our specialist’s examination, Thor has a spinal condition that is preventing him from being able to walk. He is starting immediate intense rehabilitation and will need rehab for 30+ days to see if we can increase his quality of life and his mobility.
Meet our Salty Dog of the month for August. Wylie is a 9-month old puppy that was thrown out of a car window by his former owner while driving. He will need extensive surgery to correct his legs and hips.
Venus is a Husky puppy that was surrendered by her previous owners. When she arrived to our partner animal shelter, she was extremely emaciated and malnourished. In addition, she required emergency pneumothorax surgery to remove a part of her lung. Being given up to a shelter, arriving at the rescue, and immediately undergoing major open chest surgery has been extremely overwhelming for her, but this extremely sweet girl is handling such an awful situation with grace as she recovers at her foster parents’ home.
We rescued this poor pitbull dog that throughout her life was used as a breading machine and for dog fighting. The previous “owner” came to my clinic to euthanize her because she wasn’t useful anymore. In his words “she was just a problem he wanted to get rid of.”
A few weeks ago, a foster picked up Joel in a pool of his own blood. He had been hit by a car and left to die. She took him to hospital where they had to partially amputate his tail and ear due to it being dead-tissue.