On Jan. 28, 2011, I found and Rescued this Poor Dog In Desperate Need Of Surgery I Now Need "DONATIONS" To Help Cover The Cost! DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR SHADOW AT: VCA PACIFIC AVE VET HOSPITAL ~ Using ClientID# 91184 At 253-537-0241 OR You Can Mail A Donation To VCA Pacific Ave Vet Hospital, 10234 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98444 (write Client ID# 91184 on your check.)
(PLEASE SCROLL BELOW HIS PHOTOS FOR HIS FULL STORY & UPDATES)
Now that I know his name is Shadow, when I visit him he responds to his name. He remembers me from day I rescued him.
His back left leg and hip need major surgery to repair the damge from being hit by a car, not only once but twice! It's a miracle he survived this!
Shadow looks So content now knowing he's got a good Home and his injuries are going to be taken care of........ YEAH!
"PLEASE CALL OR MAIL IN YOUR DONATIONS TO HELP PAY FOR SHADOWS SURGERY! THE COST COULD BE AS MUCH AS $3K SO PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN AT *253-537-0241* BE SURE TO USE CLIENT ID# 91184 When You Call Or Mail Your Donations!
**DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED EVERY 24 HOURS BY PHONE USE CLIENT ID# 91184 WHEN MAKING A DONATION SO IT GOES TO SHADOW'S ACCOUNT**
*DONATIONS MADE SO FAR FOR SHADOW'S SURGERY*
*Feb. 19, 2011 TOTAL $855.00*
PHONED IN OR MAILED DONATIONS ARE:
Lois Burrows $150.00
Karen Winters 100.00
Nancy & Autumn Hathaway 100.00
Janet O'Farrell 100.00
Teresa Stallman 100.00
"MEET OR BEAT HER DONATION"
Warren Mehner 50.00
Joanni & Allen Scott 50.00
Shannon Wensky 50.00
Barbara Prough 50.00
(Barbara's donation is for Shadow's food, treats & toys)
Stacey Meyers 30.00
Norma Staton 25.00
(Norma is donating $25 each week)
Carolyn Donelon 25.00
Moneygram (from unkn donater) 25.00
Jeff Johnson 25.00
to meet or beat this pledge, this is a tragic story & could easily been me. Thank you all, donating was very easy, info is all here.
PLEDGED BUT NOT DONATED YET ARE:
Barbara Prough has pleadged dog food, toys & treats
Mark Hillman $500.00
DONATIONS can be mailed or if you want to call in your DONATION please NOTE you can do this 24 Hours a day at 253-537-0241 with your Debit or Credit Card and Scroll down to get the address if you want to mail your DONATION. THANK YOU facebook family/friends :-)
BELOW ARE ALL THE DAILY UPDATES FOR THIS POOR LITTLE DOG:
Begining January 29 - February 15, 2011
UPDATE!!!! Saturday, January 29, 2011
This little dog is waiting for treatment at VCA 24hr Emergency Clinic at 104th & Pacific Ave in Tacoma, WA. phone # 253-537-0241. As of yesterday he was resting comfortablly on pain meds but the vet hadn't examined him yet for his injuries pending notification of his owner (for a responsible party to pay the vet bills). When I called them and told the the whole story of what had taken place they told me they called the owners number but it was a disconected number. I'm assuming the dog had a chip and that's how they were able to get that info. Anyway, as it stands now this little dog has no one to help him (if I was able, I would but I'm on a fixed very limited income so I don't have the $2000 plus to fix his injuries). The clinic told me unless someone steps up to help this dog he would be sent to the Humane Society and I'm not even sure his injuries will be fixed first. In these hard times, no one has money but I'm pleading for donations none the less to help this little dog get his injuries fixed. My sister has donated $100 to the cause which is much appreciated so if you can spare a little something towards this I will be eternally grateful.
UDATE!!!! Sunday, January 30, 2011
I talked to the clinic just a few minutes ago and was told the Pierce County Humane Society picked the little dog up yesterday afternoon.... I was Shocked to hear this because his injuries have not been taken care of. The person I talked to said the Clinics doctor was willing to do the much needed surgery on the dog but the Humane Society took him anyway. They are closed on Sunday so I will call in the morning for more information about this dog and then post an update.
New UPDATE!! Monday, January 31, 2011
I called the Pierce County Humane Society when they opened this morning to check on the dog. I was correct in saying he must have had a microchip... anyway his name is Shadow and he's about 8 yrs old. I was told their Vet hadn't seen his injuries yet but before anything can be done (surgeries etc.) Shadow needs to go through a stress test and if he passes he can be adopted. They told me if the surgery to correct his leg is more than they can deal with Shadow will be put down... OMG! I'm So upset by this news. I flat out told them I wanted to adopt him to make sure that doesn't happen but then I'm back to the same problem.... How to pay for his much needed surgery? They told me he still has to do the stress test and he could still be put down if he doesn't pass before I can even start adoption. I asked about getting pictures of Shadow so I can post them here but permission has to be given by the staff first so I just have to wait and see. I'm doing everything I can to save this dog and I still need help from anyone who is willing. I'm going to call the VCA Clinic back to see if they are still willing to do Shadow's surgery and if they are I desparately need Help with Donations to help cover the cost. I will keep everyone posted on the outcome of Shadow's fate.
UDATE!! 6:00PM, Monday, Jauary 31, 2011
When I called the Humane Society again this afternoon I was told their doctor did not want to do the surgery on Shadow instead he should be put down because his injuries were too exspensive to fix and it wouldn't be worth it for an older dog of 8 yrs. Old, I said.... that's Not Old. My little Scruffy is 10 yr and Buddy 9 yr and they act like puppies! I begged them not to take those actions so I was told If I took him I would be totally responsible for the injuries. That's when I called the VCA Clinic and begged for help. They were the people who originally got Shadow on Friday after the Animal Control officer took him from me.
I got some good news from the VCA Clinic. They did take xrays when he was there and it appears Shadow has an old hip plate that started to fall apart or may have been caused when he was hit by the car, anyway his injuries are fixable and the doctor , a Dr. Gintz who called me said he would be able to work with me on the cost of Shadow's surgergy. He said he does have alot of injuries but he's willing to repair those to help. Praise God!!! I will see Shadow tomorrow when I go in to put a hold on him but I won't be able to take claim him until after Feb. 7th the Humane Society said. The doctor said that would ok because he's going to be out of the office till next Monday anyway.
UDATE!! Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Went to the Humane Society today a few minutes after 12:00 to see Shadow and put a hold on him. They were really busy down there so I had quite a wait before I was able to do anything. Anyway, when I was finally led to the area where Shadow was being held it was close to 2:30. They have him in an area away from the main kennels because of his injuries but you could see him through the glass before I was led into the cage area. Shadow looked up when I tapped on the glass and when I got to his cage he got up wagged his tail and started whimpering...he knew me (remembered me) YEAH! The Vet Tech said that's the first time he's seen him do that.... He wanted me to get him out of there but sadly I won't be able to take him until they are sure his owner doesn't come forward so for now he has to stay in that cage just alittle longer. They estimated I might be able to take him on Feb. 5th so that's not too much longer...... then it's off to the clinic for his much needed surgery to repair his shattered back leg and a hip plate replacement. Thank God Dr Gintz has agreed to do his surgery at VCA...! He told me he would try to keep the cost minimal but it is extremely exspensive and if it wasn't for all your donations it just wouldn't be possible so I want to say a Big Thank You to everyone who has been following Shadows story and has made a Donation to Help him out! Me and Shadow are extremely grateful to each and everyone of you! Thank You from our hearts! We aren't even close in the amount of Donations needed to raise for Shadows surgery, so Please make a Donation if you can.... anything can help! Message me to let me know so I can give the info where to send your Donations. :-)
I took more pictures of Shadow and his temporary home (cage) and posted them along with the others taken of him so go see, a couple are really funny!
UDATE!! Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I spoke to VCA Clinic today to set up an account for Shadow's Donations so if you want to Donate please see below where to send your Donation. The plan is to take Shadow directly to VCA from the Humane Society once he's mine and this could be as early as Saturday the 5th unless they change there minds about that date. Once at the Clinic Shadow will be monitored with pain medications until Dr. Gintz sees him on Monday. I won't know his surgery schedule until then so I'll keep everyone posted on this.
Another Plea for Donations So Badly Needed!!!!
Shadow's sugery is extremely exspensive so Please find it in your heart to make a Much Needed Donation!!! Without your Support from your Donations it just wouldn't be possible for him to have his much needed surgery so I want to say a Big Thank You to everyone who has been following Shadows story and has made a Donation to Help him out! So far Janet O, Karen Winters, Barbara Prough, Lois Burrows and Shannon Wensky have all made donations to help this little dog... Shadow and I are extremely grateful to each and everyone of you! Thank You from the bottom of our hearts! Like I mentioned before his surgery is Very Exspensive and we are not even close to the amount of Donations needed to raise funds for Shadow's surgery, so Please find it in your heart to make a Donation if you can.... any amount will help!!! :-)
PLEASE SEND YOUR DONATIONS HERE: (OPEN 24 HOURS TO CALL IN DONATIONS)
VCA Pacific Avenue Veterinary Hospital has set an Account up for Shadow in my name;
Connie Challender using Client ID# 91184
Using Your Debit Card call 253-537-0241 and Client ID# 91184
(Visa, Mastercard, etc.)
Or Mail Your Check To:
Pacific Ave. Veterinary Hospital
10234 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98444
make sure to write the Client ID# 91184 on your check before mailing your donation
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CARING :-) Connie & Shadow
UPDATE!! Thursday, February 3, 2011
I talked to the Humane Society today to see if I can still pick Shadow up on Saturday. I was told the letter they mailed to his previous owner had been returned to them unknown so now all he needs is to pass the assessment test.
3:15 PM Spoke to Marguerite and recieved an email from her and everything looks good...she's very confident Shadow will pass the test. Below is the email she sent me.
Hi! We are going to try really hard to do his assessment this evening, and if not, than definitely tomorrow morning. So he could go home tomorrow afternoon or Saturday if that’s better for you. Yay! I won’t be here tomorrow or Saturday, unfortunately, but Kathleen (the Executive Director), will be here Friday until 4:00, and I’ve asked her to say hello and thank you in person. Thank you again so very, very much!!! I hope you will keep us updated on his progress, and send us photos. I’m hoping to do a story for our next newsletter, if I can condense it enough!
Marguerite Richmond, Director of Development
The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County
2608 Center Street, Tacoma WA 98409
*Shadow Still Needs Donations to be Sent To VCA Clinic for his surgery (Please Scroll Down to see Where To Send Your Donations!!)
UPDATE!! Friday, February 4, 2011
The news I got this morning from the Humane Society is that Shadow will have his assessment test early tomorrow morning before they open at 9:00 AM. I will be there to transport him to the Clinic after all his paperwork has been completed and from what they are saying is, it could be a very long wait being a busy weekend. Thank goodness the Clinic is open 24 Hours.
In the meantime PLEASE CONTINUE TO SEND YOUR DONATIONS TO THE CLINIC USING ClIENT ID#91184 IF YOU USE A DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD..... SCROLL DOWN FOR THE ADDRESS TO MAIL YOUR DONATION.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR FOLLOWING SHADOW'S STORY AND FOR ALL YOUR DONATIONS TO HELP THIS SWEET DOG!!! THERE ARE INDEED DOGGIE ANGELS RIGHT HERE ON EARTH :-)
*TODAY IS THE DAY I FINIALLY GET TO CLAIM SHADOW! I PICK HIM UP AT 10 AM FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY AND THEN TRANSPORT HIM TO THE CLINC FOR HIS MUCH NEED SURGERY THEN ON MONDAY WE SEE DR GLINTZ WHO WILL BE PERFORMING SHADOWS SURGERY*
**UPDATE: 2:20 PM SAT., Feb. 5**
He's at the Clinic Had his wellness check, flea meds, antibiotics for maybe kennel cough not sure yet but he was sniffling alittle when I had him in the car on the way to the Clinic. A Dr Ritcher examined him and gave me a disc of his xrays plus got some pics to upload, one with the Dr and Shadow. He'll be assisting Dr Gintz with Shadow's surgery possibly on Monday. Won't know what the total cost of his surgery is till then. Also Would Everyone Please Click On The Share Button Under Shadow's Story Link To Add His Story To Your Profile..... Please!!!!!
UNDATE!!! SUPERBOWL SUNDAY, February 6, 2011
Shadow's resting comfortably with no signs of kennel cough (whew!) He's scheduled to see Dr Gintz tomorrow to schedule his surgery. I'll keep you all posted on his progress but in the meantime for those that haven't already PLEASE!! Find it in your hearts to make a DONATION for SHADOW"S surgery! Any amount is So Much Appreciated. A current list of DONATERS is shown below: PLEASE!! Call 253-537-0241 and use Client ID# 91184 to Donate by phone or mail your Donation to the address below for VCA. Shadow and I Thank You All for Caring About Him.
UPDATE!! Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Got an early mornng call before 6:00 AM from Dr Glintz. Surgery for Shadow started just before Midnite and ended about 5:00 AM. Shadow's resting comfortably on morphine and epidural to numb his legs, hips for the pain. He said surgery went well but his injuries were much older than we originally thought they were so that made repairing the bones more difficult. His right hip injury was much worse too so Shadow is going to have difficulty using that leg (both legs) for a while. He had to shorten the bone to make it fit together on the left fermor with a new plate and screws. Recovery could take a little longer and he won't be able to walk on either leg for awhile but Drs. confident Shadow Will recover nicely. He will have a limp all his life because of the right hip injury (it was So old he could't reset it like he wanted to.) Dr Gintz was headed home for some much needed rest and then back to the Clinic at 9:00 PM. He told me to call him then for an update and any questions I had. I wanted to ask How Much this actually cost but thought I'd wait and ask him tonight. I'm sure Shadow's recovery will be part of the cost. SO Please Everyone! Please Keep Those Donations Coming! I'll UPDATE again when I find out anymore.
UDATE!!! Thursday, February 10, 2011
Talked to Dr Gintz in the early morning and Shadow is resting comfortably but he's come down with a cough and sneezing. Doctor said he could possibly have kennel cough after all which is associated from being a Rescue. Shadow's currently being treated with antibiotics for his cough and morphine for his pain. The epidural seems to be wearing off so eventually he'll be able to move around a little. Shadow could be in recoverey for a full week doctor said. I plan on visiting Shadow sometime today and taking a few photos of him to add to his collection. I'll Update agin after I see him.
UPDATE!!! Friday, February 11, 2011
Saw Shadow today, he wanted me to take him home So bad that when I got ready to leave he laid down his head and looked So sad, it broke my heart. Believe it or not he's able to walk on his right back leg (the leg that was out of joint and needed to be place back in the socket.) I was So surprized since Dr Gintz told me a day ago Shadow wouldn't be mobil for 5 days. I probably could have taken him home if it wasn't for the bad
kennel cough he has. The poor little guy was coughing real bad when I was there. The Vet Tech told me they still have him on antibiotics but it could take 2 to 3 weeks for this to clear up! I have a little dog at home that has Cushings Desease and if he caught kennel cough it could kill him, so sadly Shadow has to stay at the
Clinic until he's well. I did take a couple more pictures that I will post later and I'll be seeing Shadow again tomorrow just so he know's I Love and Care about him.
UPDATE!!! Sunday, February 13, 2011
I visited Shadow again on Sat., Feb. 12 and he was shivering and still coughing badly. He had been outside to potty when I showed up to visit so they didn't get a chance to dry him. I was in a room waiting when they brought him in so I took paper towel from the dispenser on the wall and dried him off. Just like my other dogs, he loved it. I spent about an hour with him, he even played with me alittle using his mouth like dogs sometimes do. He didn't seem as tramatized when I left because the vet tech put him on a leash and lead him out of the room we visited in just before I got ready to leave. I'm taking my 2 little dogs (Scruffy & Buddy) to see their Vet on Monday to update vaccines and get the Bodetella spray up their noses for the kennel cough. As soon as Shadow's better I want to bring him home but not before I do the meet and greet with my dogs. I don't think I'll do it at the clinic though....too many sick dogs going in there so maybe at a park or my daughters in the Valley.
UPDATE!!! Tueday, February 15, 2011
Sorry I didn't have an Update for Mon. other than Shadow was resting comfortably except for his bad cough. I wanted to see him yesterday but was unble to so I went today bearing treats which he was So excited to get. His cough is alittle better today, he didn't cough much at all during the hour I spent with him. I got to take him out to go potty but the poor little guy was having a hard time walking, just dragging his left back leg along..... I felt So bad for him. I took a few more photos and a short video that I'll put up for everyone to see. All the doctors at the Clinic feel it's best Shadow stays until his kennel cough is completely gone so I won't be able to bring him to his furever home for at least another week to 10 days. Poor guy, I hope he doesn't feel abandon again even though he has all the Clinic staff spoiling him daily.
UPDATE!!! Saturday, February 19, 2011
I'm finally bringing Shadow home today But, before I do, I need to Update his information with everyone! It's "VERY IMPORTANT" to note that Shadow's Donations are no longer being accepted at the clinic since Shadow will be in my care. So, I'm asking anyone who wants to make a Donation to please mail a check to the "NEW ADDRESS" listed below. The Total Cost of Shadow's Bill was a Whopping $3,637.34. Your genious Dontions brought the balance down to $2,997.00 but I still need your HELP! I still need to rasie enough to pay for his surgery and stay at the Clinic. What Ever you can do would be So Very Much Appreciated So Please Mail Your Check To The Address Listed Below. Thankyou Everyone For All Your Support To Save Shadow!