Walter is back at East Dallas Vet Clinic after complications from surgery. He will be under their care and observation through the weekend. Walter underwent surgery twice this week to remove severe kidney stones, and he had an additional procedure on Friday to open up his urethra. Walter's spirits are high, despite all of the this, and he has a strong will to live. Stay tuned for more details...
Cricket was at Garland Animal Shelter and was about to be put down because she was deemed 'unadoptable'. Megan Prast stepped in to foster the sweet girl. Cody's Friends Rescue is sponsoring her. Cricket is scheduled for dental surgery, after she has recovered, she will be looking for her Furever home. I can tell you, after meeting her, she is 100% adoptable, super sweet, and ready to be held and loved...the perfect pet for someone who can give her love and attention.
Update on Walter. He is recovering from his second surgery. All stones were removed by East Dallas Vet. The cost of surgery was more than covered by all the donations made on FundMeNow raised by DFW Furgotten Pets. Because the surgery cost was roughly $1900 versus then $3300 raised, DFW Furgotten Pets would like to offer donors the ability to get a refund for their donations. Most people who donated wanted the funds to be allocated to Walter. Walter will be resting and recovering peacefully with his owner for the next 10 to 15 days. Very happy ending for all!
A couple of weeks ago, 5 year old, Walter was found at White Rock Lake. Someone put him in a blue crate with an old stained pillow and left him on the side of the trail. Sandra Solis, an OLH resident, came along and took him in and posted his story on NextDoor. Megan Prast, another OLH resident, PetWatch volunteer, super foster mom, pet advocate and liaison between local rescues and the community, went to work to find Wally a rescue. Immediately, the community contributed generously for him to get vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. During his neuter an enlarged bladder was discovered and he was put on antibiotics. A week later Wally still hadn't improved even though he had already been adopted and was in his new home with his three new sisters. After some x-rays it was discovered that Walter had several bladder stones that had move in to his urethra. Fixing this was going to cost $900.00 and thanks to the generous donations money was raised so he could get surgery. On 3/27/17, Walter went in for the procedure but one of the kidney stones was lodged into the urethra. The only option left was to perform a very complicated surgery that would reroute the urethra so that Walter's kidneys could function properly. This surgery costs $3,500.00. If, Walter, does not have the surgery and becomes completely blocked he will quickly die. DFW Furgotten Friends does not have the funds to cover this procedure so they began to solicit donations through GoFundMe campaign. Within 24 hours, Walter received the donations and is scheduled for surgery on 3/29/17. Best of luck to you little guy! We are all pulling for you!
3/20/17- 6 month old Beagle, living in a dark closet, gets a second chance at life because of OLH residents.
A six month old Beagle was living in despair. This precious baby Beagle was neglected, mistreated and put into a closet each day. The pet owner's landlord, became aware of the situation and pleaded with the pet owner, who finally agreed to give up the dog. Megan Prast coordinated the logistics with the landlord, and Megan was able to retrieve Buckley, Megan's new name for the Beagle. Other OLH residents stepped in once they learned about the situation and gave generously to fund Megan's travel expenses for Buckley's freedom ride back to Dallas. DFW Furgotten Friends was Buckley's rescue and he was immediately taken to Buckner Terrace Animal clinic. Megan began searching for fosters for this sweet boy. Doug Silver, OLH Area Rep, offered to be the foster. Now, Buckley is being fostered is prouder than ever thanks to Megan and all who supported her efforts. If you want to learn more about how to adopt Buckley please go to DFW Furgotten Friend's website.
3/15/17-Dog Owner surrenders Mom and her 4 pups at Dallas Animal Services. 24 hours until they will be put to sleep.
Dallas Animal Services is over capacity and pets that are owner surrenders only have 24 hours to find a rescue to take them. Dallas Pets Alive began soliciting fosters for this family and word got out on NextDoor. OLH residents pleaded for help, and one OLH resident was able to come through for this family. Ameila Cardenas, immediately applied to be a foster to this beautiful mom and 4 pups. She was quickly accepted and is now caring for them until the pups can be weaned from the mom which will be in 3-4 weeks. The mom has been named Myka and her 4 babies, 1 boy and 3 girls are named; Ferdinard, Rory, Luna, and Nala. Thank you Amelia for saving this family!