Effie's Second Chance UPDATE



UPDATE: Effie is doing so well that she is deemed well enough for our veterinarians to remove the growth on her neck. At this time it is believed to be benign but it needs to come off. Later this week she will go back to the veterinarian for surgery. This type of care is expensive but we believe she is worth it. We can afford to do this kind of surgery and provide this level of care because of fundraisers like Divas, Dudes and Danes. There are less than two weeks to get your tickets so .. what are you waiting for?

Effie is a charmer whose loving temperament wins over everyone she meets. She came to us from a rural shelter after being found as a stray. Although she is heartworm negative (hooray!), she still needs a good bit of loving care to regain full health.

Effie was in rough shape when she first came to us, and her foster home is working with our veterinarians to get her ready for her forever home. Effie was underweight, overbred, and full of worms when found, and she has a lump on her neck that may require surgery to remove. At her intake exam, our veterinarian discovered hookworms and a urinary tract infection. Our veterinarian started her on medication to clear things up and spayed her.

The spay surgery triggered a previously undetectable kidney condition, and Effie spent several extra days at the vet’s office to receive follow-up care. In spite of her critical condition, Effie’s sweet personality could not be dampened. She would snuggle up to the veterinarian and her team during treatment as if she understood that they were trying to help her get well.

Effie is now in stable health and continuing her recovery in a loving foster home. She needs to reach a healthy weight and be cleared of infection and parasites before she will be ready for adoption. In the meantime, she’s won over her human fosters and their pack o’pups.

Your donation to GDRNTNorth Texas Giving Day Linkcan do more for Effie and the other Danes in our program. Donate between 6am and midnight (central time zone) today, and your donation will be increased from North Texas Giving Day’s $2million pool of funds for participating organizations.

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