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UPDATE: After a multitude of diagnostic tests at Kansas State Veterinary Hospital, it was confirmed that Dolly has Cushings disease to which she had not been treated in her former home. Today (1-12-15) we started the necessary medication (Trilostane) to help correct her symptoms. While we have incurred over $thousands$ in medical expenses thus far, Dolly will remain in the diagnostic level for several months that will require several more Blood Tests as well as ACTH stimulation Tests to determine any necessary adjustments to the dosage of her medication. Each future blood panel will be about $70 and each ACTH panel will be almost $200. She is also struggling with kidney and liver disease and getting her to eat has been a huge issue.
Sheltie Shack Rescue has never turned away an old or sick dog due to their potential adoption status OR cost of medical care; however, in order to continue our efforts we soley depend on the generosity of donors to help cover these extreme expenses. If you can find a way to help support our Dolly's ongoing medical needs, to include her monthly medicine expense of approximately $100 we would be so very appreciative. Many SMALL donations can add up to help immensely, so do not feel like the $5-$10-$20 donations are not worthwhile or appreciated, THEY ARE and since we are a 501(c)3 charitable organization, your donations are also tax deductible.
DOLLY CONTINUES TO BE AN ONGOING PATIENT AT KSU VET HOSPITAL AND WITH ONGOING MEDICAL NEEDS; THEREFORE, WE HAVE DECIDED SHE WILL REMAIN A MEMBER OF THE SHELTIE SHACK FUR-FAMILY AS OUR SENIOR SACTUARY QUEEN.
THANK YOU from DOLLY and SSR !
Meet the newest member of the Sheltie Shack Rescue Foster Family. Sadly, I'm certain that Dolly feels like the rug has been pulled out from under her again. Unable to be cared for any longer by her former owner (having only been adopted 3 years ago after being found as a stray and not reclaimed) she ends up looking for a forever home again. At 11+ years of age, Dolly has struggled with some obvious (hair loss) medical issues that have and will continue to be addressed. If after that time, a loving, quieter sanctuary home can be found for her....we all will be grateful, mostly sweet little Dolly.
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SSR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY APPLICATION.
SSR is a 501(c)(3) Organization and all donations are completely tax deductible.