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posted Feb 24, 2011, 2:10 PM by Angela Grujicic   [ updated Feb 24, 2011, 2:39 PM ]

Logan is a dog we took in last month, whom we posted about here: CLICK ME

As you may know, Logan was a sweet 7 year old Shepherd mix who to us off of the euthanasia list at a Georgia shelter.  He behaved perfectly, and was calm during the whole four hour transport.


When we vetted him the next day, we found out that he was Heartworm positive.  He was immediately put on a slow kill treatment and put into a foster home, where he got along with a dominant dog and two children.  Soon, however, the foster mom noticed that he had walked into a wall and a couple of chairs, and that his when he gets up, his back legs sometimes wobble.  We took him to the vet, and found out that he was mostly blind, but can distinguish between light and dark colors.  The vet also took X-Rays of his back and legs, which revealed a ruptured disc in his back and a possible pelvic (hip) fracture.  These injuries were old, but it explained the weakness in his back legs.  The vet believed that Logan may have been hit by a car at some point in his life, which would also explain his sight restriction.



We started him on a regimen of steroids and pain medication, as well as Chiropractic visits to further relieve his pain.  Weeks later, however, he started having grand mal seizures.  We started him on medicine for it, but his health continued to decline.  The vet put him into an induced coma when he wouldn't stop seizing, and even under the coma, he continued to seize.  We had to make the extremely difficult decision to humanely euthanize him, as there was little to no chance that his condition would improve.

The result of all of this is many broken hearts and a large vet bill.  We know that we gave him a few weeks of painless bliss, and that it was all worth it.  We would greatly appreciate donations to pay off his vet bill of $540.

URGENT: FOSTER NEEDED!

posted Feb 24, 2011, 2:02 PM by Angela Grujicic

This white Boxer ran out in front of a dump truck, who was unable to stop in time.  The driver called animal control and stayed with her to make sure she was okay until they arrived.  Everyone who has been with her reports that she has been incredibly sweet despite the trauma and pain.  She suffered a right femoral fracture right above the elbow, and she is currently on antibiotics and pain meds.  The vet will try to pin her bones together on Monday, and if that doesn't work, it will need to be amputated.
This will cost us $350, not including the spay, vaccinations, and all other vetting.  Thank you to everyone who donated for Baby Girl's leg surgery!  She will still need a foster while she is healing from the surgery and until she finds her forever home.  Please consider being a foster for our Baby Girl, or donating towards a Rottweiler transport (see below) we had last month!

URGENT: SPONSOR NEEDED!

posted Feb 24, 2011, 1:59 PM by Angela Grujicic   [ updated Feb 24, 2011, 2:44 PM ]


The picture we received from the shelter.  His eyes told us that he needed our help.


Logan. His first day in a foster home, much happier face.

UPDATE:
On January 26th, Logan started suffering from clustered seizures.  Despite the heaviest dose of medication we could safely administer, he continued to have them every hour.  He was put in an induced coma on the 27th, and continued to have them.  He had lost his fight for life.  Thus, we had to make the extremely hard decision to humanely euthanize him.

Despite his heartworms, partial blindness,  ruptured disc, old hip fracture, and age, we were able to give him a few weeks to be happy and pain free.  His foster mom reports that he was incredibly sweet and well-mannered even up until his final days.

Please consider sponsoring a dog in dedication of Logan.  With a sponsor, we will be able to help more dogs like Logan.  If you would like to sponsor, contact Michelle at md@diamondrescue.org.



URGENT: TRANSPORT!!!

posted Feb 24, 2011, 1:29 PM by Angela Grujicic

We were able to get Koda and Batman from freezing to death in a backyard in OH, on Sat. As you can see in the picture these dogs are very sweet and so grateful to be warm and with humans again. They will never have to be in fear of being left behind, freezing or going hungry again.

Jim was able to make the emergency trip of 946 miles, in two days. He went and got them from OH and brought them to us in SC. The total for car rental and gas to do this trip was $331.66. We are asking for help with donations to cover this cost. Since we still have to neuter, hw test and vaccinate each boy, donations for the transport would be appreciated.
UPDATE:
A huge thank you to everyone who donated towards this cause!  We couldn't do what we do without you!

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