“Dog” lost his home. His person lost his home and job. “Dog” needs major surgery.

I realize there are major areas to give as the world seems to be falling apart, but even a dollar will help this dear boy. He needs this surgery ASAP. I am not good at asking for money, but this is for “Dog.”


UPDATE***

I want to thank everyone who donated:))) There is still a small balance at the vet who performed his second surgery. “Dogger” is doing very well. I am copying what I wrote to Laura Retyi, Here:

Dogger is doing so well:))) Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))) I’ve been pretty much absent from here,but am trying to become active, again. I brought him home March 15, 2011…exactly two years, on the anniversary of Grizz’s death. Needless to say, when the rescue org. and I met the owner at the vet’s I saw what bad shape he was in! It was a huge hernia, was bloody on the outside and he could barely go to the bathroom. The owner had lost everything and was standing there, looking at me, and seemed to be angry about everything. The rescue org. had nowhere to place Dogger, no foster was available because of his aggression and fear issues. If I would not have taken him, he would have been put down right there…I made a command decision to load him up and bring him home and boy, what a journey it has been, Laura! It was a seven hour drive from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to Iola, Texas. I cried the first half of the trip, and prayed to God that it would all work out, and it did! I called my husband and told him how worried I was about the outcome of all that I had taken on. We already have so many animals to take care of. I could not leave him, Laura… You cannot imagine how this has all worked out. After his hernia surgery at Texas A&M, they biopsied the fistual they removed in his rectum. It came back as anal sac adenocarcinoma!! That was the same thing Grizz had died from. We were devastated! I found a wonderful vet that ended up doing the surgery at less than half of what A&M was going to charge for the second surgery and when he removed them and sent them off… NO CANCER!!!! WE believe that God intervened in his life:))) WE all prayed and hoped he would have a chance to be healthy and feel well. The vets think that he suffered with the hernia for a very long time. Part of his boweland bladder was trapped in the hernia. Wolfdogs magazine asked me to submit his story and I am going to start working on it. catherine

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Comments

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 3 years ago

    what a beauty, I hope he gets his chance.

  • Hi Kay, thank you so much:))) He is a very large malamute mix. He was not really socialized. I drove several hours to pick him up, from TX to Oklahoma. I’m very thankful that he is already warming up to me:) We are hoping for the best for this boy.

    – Catherine Howell

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 3 years ago

    Good luck! Looks like a beautiful dog. Glad you are able to give it a second chance

  • Hi Dianne:) Thank you very much! I really hope everything goes well for him!

    – Catherine Howell

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 3 years ago

    Ohh, poor baby. you are so good to try to help. will check out your sight. xoxoxoxoxo

  • Hi, Dear Shar:) Thank you very much! He was in a very bad situation. His poor owner has had such a rough go of it and was going to have to euthanize him. It was sad for everyone involved.

    – Catherine Howell

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    Hi Catherine, this is a really special thing you are doing. I hope it all works out for the best! :) What’s actually wrong with the poor dog? Is it major surgery?

    Gabe :)

  • Hi Gabe! He deserves a chance to live the rest of his life in peace, and comfortable.

    It is one of two things: a diverted rectum or a hernia. Both are potentially serious and if it the diverted rectum “the formal name is something like (diverticulum?)”, very expensive.

    Thank you for your kind comments!

    We already have 360.00 donated for his surgery!! YAY!!

    – Catherine Howell

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    WOW that’s excellent news! :) I really hope that the vet can just wear a bit of the cost! This poor dog needs to be comfortable! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you, Dear Gabe!! Update on funds: 700.00 USD donated for his surgery and two more checks are on the way!! I am so thankful:))) I really hope that “Dear Dog” gets his second chance!!

    – Catherine Howell

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    That is truly fantastic Catherine and if you were part of this makings you can feel proud that you made a difference! :) xx

    Gabe :)

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot of this beautiful dog, people often buy dogs without realising what they are getting into, it is a lifetime commitment where both parties benefit. We got our four year old rescue dog just before Christmas, already he is a wonderful part of our famuily and I would do more or less anything to make sure he has a long a happy life! I hope all goes well with Dog and he gets a good home!

  • Thnk you so much, Shaun! Sorry for the late reply.It has been quite an ordeal and I am very happy to say that he is doing very well:)))

    – Catherine Howell

  • LauraBroussard
    LauraBroussardover 3 years ago

    Hi Catherine. I hope everything is getting better for “dog” !!!!
    Did he get his surgery ?
    Thinking of you, you have always been so loving of animals, you have a loving heart xxxx

  • Hi Laura! Dogger is doing very well and I thank you for your kind words:))) He did have two surgeries and it all worked out and I thank God for Dogger:)))

    – Catherine Howell

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

    This just makes me want to break down and cry, he is so beautiful……..bless you and yes damn ask and keep asking….hugs

  • Hi, Dear Laura!! Dogger is doing so well:))) Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))) I’ve been pretty much absent from here,but am trying to become active, again. I brought him home March 15, 2011…exactly two years, on the anniversary of Grizz’s death. Needless to say, when the rescue org. and I met the owner at the vet’s I saw what bad shape he was in! It was a huge hernia, was bloody on the outside and he could barely go to the bathroom. The owner had lost everything and was standing there, looking at me, and seemed to be angry about everything. The rescue org. had nowhere to place Dogger, no foster was available because of his aggression and fear issues. If I would not have taken him, he would have been put down right there…I made a command decision to load him up and bring him home and boy, what a journey it has been, Laura! It was a seven hour drive from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to Iola, Texas. I cried the first half of the trip, and prayed to God that it would all work out, and it did! I called my husband and told him how worried I was about the outcome of all that I had taken on. We already have so many animals to take care of. I could not leave him, Laura… You cannot imagine how this has all worked out. After his hernia surgery at Texas A&M, they biopsied the fistual they removed in his rectum. It came back as anal sac adenocarcinoma!! That was the same thing Grizz had died from. We were devastated! I found a wonderful vet that ended up doing the surgery at less than half of what A&M was going to charge for the second surgery and when he removed them and sent them off… NO CANCER!!!! WE believe that God intervened in his life:))) WE all prayed and hoped he would have a chance to be healthy and feel well. The vets think that he suffered with the hernia for a very long time. Part of his boweland bladder was trapped in the hernia. Wolfdogs magazine asked me to submit his story and I am going to start working on it. catherine

    – Catherine Howell

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful portrait!!!

  • Hi Vitta:) Thank you for your kind comment!!

    – Catherine Howell

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