River

Age: 2 Yrs. Old

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: $700.00

Special Needs: no

  • Tolerant of children
  • Tolerant of dogs
  • Tolerant of cats

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River

Rescue… I thought you would never find me. But you did. And I am forever grateful.

I am not much bigger than a big puppy and I am almost 2 years old. I am dirty all over and I smell horrible. My nails are long and curling under. My ears are filthy, my spots of white fur are instead yellow and I have a huge growth on my elbow. What was supposed to be a wonderful life for me ended up miserable. If someone would have loved me, they would have at least cleaned me up, cut my nails and took me to a vet. I was named River today because a river is beautiful and holds lots of treasures. Someday soon, I will be beautiful and someone will treasure me, like a beautiful river.

8/13/19 Update:Foster girl River needs our help, as she’s currently at the ER. 😔

Last week, X-rays showed River has an enlarged heart and left kidney. Her blood work came back, for the most part, normal, but with a high white cell count. She had chest congestion and was getting twice daily nebulizer treatments. Our doc didn’t want to spay or remove the growth from her leg until there was a heart evaluation to ensure River could tolerate anesthesia. We know she was not oxygenating normally ~ she was turning blue with any amount of exertion.

Thankfully, we were able to rush her in for a last-minute cardiology appointment this afternoon. Several staff members checked her out and decided to keep her overnight. They will do an echo tonight or tomorrow. They also want the surgery team available to examine her with a bronchoscope, if necessary. The initial estimate is $2,500 (…gulp…), but we’re hoping they won’t have to do everything on the list. Volunteer Ronnie gave River hugs before he had to leave the ER for the night. Our paws are crossed that all goes well overnight and that we’ll have better news to report soon. Please keep this sweet girl in your thoughts. She deserves a healthy, happy future and we want to give that to her.