Blind Dog Fund At Work in 2002
|Jupiter Nov 3, 2001
Diagnosis: Uncontrollable glaucoma
Estimate: $1050 to $1450
This is Jupiter and
I'm Lisa Rook, President of Northern California Sled Dog Rescue, we
rescue northern breed dogs (Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes,
Samoyeds, etc., both purebreds and mixes) from shelters throughout
Northern California. In March of this year we rescued a 6 week old blind
malamute mix puppy who had been surrendered to a shelter by a man whose
wife had bought him for $10. The wife hadn't been told he was blind.. the
husband didn't want a blind dog. This little darling became known as
Jacki, thank you, to you, and to all who made it
possible for Jupiter to have proper care with one of the best in animal
Ophthalmology. There are plenty of vets here locally, who would have
jumped at the chance to perform practice surgery on him. And tried.
There were many vets here who simply advised putting him down.
Amount needed - $1370 - IMOM Blind Dogs Fund has pledged
$870 and UC Davis has pledged $500. Please make a donation to the Blind
Dogs Fund so we can help the next visually impaired
April 29, 2002
Dudly is our
friend and companion. He's a sweet, chocolate colored, American Cocker
Spaniel. He is seven years old. Dudly has been with us since he was six
months old. Regretfully he has developed a serious problem - he is going
blind. The poor little guy is bumping into things now and he needs help
UPDATE - 5/10/2002
Dudly suffered from painful cataracts, and was going blind. He had his surgery on 5/3, and after a bit of a scare, is now doing very well. His mom provided this update a few days later:
DUDLY CAN SEE AGAIN!....... HE IS ALSO OUT OF PRESENT DANGER....Thank you again for all your support .We took Dudly back to University California, Davis VMTH ophthalmology on Monday to have DR. Beaumont and DR. Maggs check the intraocular pressure in his eye's. Doctor's were very pleased Dudly's pressure was DOWN to (7) from(31). They said his pressure was better than they ever could have hoped for. They were delighted and so relieved. We will still have to watch him very closely, and treat his pressure constantly this next week. Last week of course was the worst. We are so grateful that he didn't damage his eye when he pulled his E-collar off. That was really frightening for us as well as for the Doctors. He's back on track and the GREAT NEWS is that DUDLY CAN SEE!! He is absolutely BLOWN AWAY. What wonderful, awesome, emotional comfort it must be for him. BEING ABLE TO SEE....It has certainly been emotional for us. He is doing great and is much loved. We will take good care of him no matter what the future brings. We have faith that it will be brighter for him in many ways. THANK YOU AGAIN for your support. He is lying here on my foot and giving me little kisses now and then. Do you think he knows I'm writing about him and is trying to say thank youuuuuuuu!!..... I do. PEACE,LOVE,AND HEALING EVERYONE! Will keep you posted. DUDLY,ANITA & MY SPECIAL MOTHER
May 6, 2002
Diagnosis: Painful cataracts - Both eyes. He will go blind without surgery.
Needed: $2800 - Applicant has $800 and IMOM has pledged $800 from the Linda Glass Blind Dogs Fund. We still need $1200.
Truman was rescued from a New York shelter. He was sick from the start, but his new family nursed him to health. They have had Truman with them for 9 months, and now he has cataracts. He is going blind.
Truman loves people and loves to pull a sled with other dogs. His family has rescued another Huskie, so that Truman has a playmate.
His family is already in debt and cannot afford any more payments. They hope to find a way to pay for his surgery so he does not have to suffer more pain or lose his precious sight. Truman can be helped though our Linda Glass Memorial Fund