2017 (35 dogs)
Here are the dogs we have helped so far in 2017. We are pleased to make contributions towards their medical expenses to ensure happy and healthy lives for them all.
Please click on the Funding Requirements link on the left if you have a rescue dog that needs out of the ordinary medical treatment. Please make sure you read and understand our requirements prior to making an application. The link to the rescue application is at the end of the requirements.Husky Haven of Florida - Bear - Florida
Bear ate a rock. Sigh. He needed emergency surgery--a gastrotomy--to remove it.
He recuperated well and celebrated Christmas with his new family "who absolutely loves him!"
Happy endings are good and we were very pleased to provide funds to help with his surgery. (December 2017)
Husky Haven of Florida - Misty - Florida
Misty is five years old and was found abandoned in a warehouse. She had been hit by a car and had no medical care for ten days.
She had suffered a dislocated hip, a fractured jaw, a broken canine, anaemia, and pneumonia. She was hospitalized for 12 days and needed three surgeries to repair the damage.
Misty is recuperating in foster care and we hope she finds her forever home soon.
We were happy to help with Misty's treatment. (December 2017)
Bay Area Siberian Husky Club - Athan - California
We are frequently moved by the stories of the dogs we help with funding. Athan's is one such story.
This two year old, black an white bi-eyed male was found and taken to a shelter by a good samaritan where he was discovered to have a dislocated hip and a compound fracture. Somehow, Athan became the victim of bureaucratic errors and mishandling and languished untreated and in pain for two weeks.
When BASH intervened, his injuries were too severe to save his leg. He is recovering well from the amputation and will be ready for adoption soon.
BASH managed to secure donations from various sources and we were pleased to provide funding as well. (December 2017)
Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc. - Sequoia - Pennsylvania
Sequoia (18 months) was surrendered by a breeder who wanted her euthanized at 8 months because she didn't meet the standard for the breed. The vet he took her to contacted DVSHR who took Sequoia into their rescue.
She was diagnosed with congenital ectopic ureters and the rescue set up fundraising activities to pay for the expensive surgery.
Shortly before the procedure, Sequoia suffered a spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung) which needed emergency intervention.
Sequoia is now well on the road to recovery and we were happy to help with funds to assure this. (November 2017)
Forever Husky - Max - Illinois
This little pup needed expensive surgical repair on a liver shunt. His owner couldn't afford the procedure so surrendered him to Forever Husky.
It was complicated surgery and Forever Husky was able to raise considerable funds for it. We were very pleased to help as well and wish little Max a long and happy life. (October 2017)
Delaney's Dogs - Tahoe - California
This 1 year-old boy was struck by a car and suffered a fractured humerus. He was taken to a shelter and was in danger of being euthanized. Maureen's rescue responded to an urgent plea from a shelter volunteer, and as Maureen wrote us "he was rescued at the eleventh hour!"
Tahoe's leg needed surgical repair and Delaney's Dog successfully raised most of the funds needed for the surgery. We were happy to provide the remainder. (October 2017)
Howl at the Moon Siberian Husky Rescue - Dravyn, Niko, Kodah, Maci - Ohio
Jennifer writes that her rescue seized these four Siberians from their owner due to neglect and that the owner has since been incarcerated.
All four dogs were found to be heartworm-positive and have been treated successfully. Their prognosis for a full recovery is good and Howl at the Moon hopes they will find forever homes for them very soon.
We were pleased to help substantially with their treatment from the Julie Moreland Heartworm Fund. (September 2017)
Camp Cocker Rescue - Jules - California
Five-month old Jules was kindly picked up from a shelter by Camp Cocker Rescue. She had suffered a hind limb growth plate fracture of the distal femur. She needed a cross-pin fixation implant to repair the fracture.
The prognosis for a normal life after healing is good and we hope this little girl finds her forever family soon.
We were happy to help with funding for her surgery. (August 2017)
Northern Lights Dog Rescue - Sloane - Indiana
Ah--the joys (and perils) of motherhood!
Sloane is four years old and a new mother. She tripped over her puppies and suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament. In fact, her vet discovered that she had a tear on her left side as well. So Sloane needed several procedures including two anterior cruciate ligament rupture repairs.
These are expensive procedures and recuperation is slow. Because they are a rescue, Northern Lights received a substantial discount.
Sloane is recovering well and has several potential adopters when she's ready for her forever family. We were pleased to make a substantial contribution to Sloane's treatment. (July 2017)
All New Hope Rescue - Dakota - Missouri
Dakota is two years old and was surrendered to the rescue by his owner. Dakota was diagnosed with heartworms and treated successfully. He will be available to a Siberian-knowledgeable home soon.
We were happy to pay for his treatment from the Julie Moreland Heartworm Fund. (July 2017)
Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts - Four Parvo Puppies - Oklahoma
The four puppies were only four weeks old when they were diagnosed with parvo virus. Ares, Artemis and Apollo were treated successfully and are at home doing well. We were happy to help with funding for their treatment.
Alas, poor little Persephone succumbed to the virus. (June 2017)
Tall Tails Rescue - Neo - Oklahoma
Neo is four years old and Jamie describes him as a special needs dog. He was suffering from neurological issues, disorientation, weakness in his hind legs, a tick disease infection, and cryptorchidism.
We provided funding to help with Neo's treatment. (June 2017)
Hairy Houdini Siberian Husky Rescue - Lily - Michigan
Shortly after Lily was adopted, she developed dermatology issues which, after many months of tests, were diagnosed as sebaceous adenitis and vasculitis.
Lily is only two years old and will probably need on-going medication daily to lead a normal life.
We provided funding to help with the expensive tests. (June 2017)
Delaney's Dogs - Indigo - California
This young girl (9 months old) was struck by a car and sustained several severe fractures which her owner couldn't afford to treat. He surrendered her to Delaney's Dog Rescue which ensured surgical treatment of her leg and left front paw. Indigo was also treated for an infected leg, maggots, and a necrotic skin condition.
We commend the rescue on an admirable job of fundraising: the orthopaedic surgeries were expensive. We were happy to provide the remaining balance of the account.(Ju ne 2017)
All New Hope Rescue - Red - Missouri
This handsome boy was dumped on a back road and picked up several days later and taken to the rescue. He was diagnosed with heartworms. His treatment is finished and he is recovering well in foster care. We were happy to provide funding for Red's treatment from the Julie Moreland Heartworm Fund. (May 2017)
Update: Message from Peg, "Red got adopted the other day. His family loves him. Thanks so much for covering his hw treatment. (June 2017)
Independent - Nova - Oklahoma
Nova is four years old and was diagnosed with heartworms. A good samaritan rescued Nova and received a donation to help with her treatment. We provided the balance from the Julie Moreland Heartworm Fund.
The good samaritan has since adopted Nova. (May 2017)
Delaney's Dogs - Kiana - California
Kiana is 10 months old and needed emergency surgery for a fractured distal radial ulna (wrist and forearm). The rescue raised more than half the money needed and we were pleased to provide the rest. (April 2017
Pet Angels Rescue Inc. - Loki - Oklahoma
One-year-old Loki was an owner-surrender and a very sick little boy. He had undergone two transfusions, many tests, and had been seen by several vets when he was finally diagnosed with a rare and severe non-regenerative anemia. Loki was weak, underweight with low body proteins and electrolytes. He was diagnosed with IMHA: immune mediated haemolytic anemia.
Loki was treated successfully and his vet wrote a very detailed letter outlining the procedures. He said he wasn't sure that Loki would survive when first presented. He was ecstatic about the very positive results and described Loki as "a happy healthy puppy."
Megan from Pet Angels sent us a video of a playful Loki and wrote "Loki is a whole new dog. You wouldn't believe he has been through so much."
We were delighted to help Loki and appreciated the vet's thanks as well. (April 2017)
Independent - Lexi - California
Lexi is 13 years old and suffers from recurring non-metastatic tumours. His owner died a few months ago and he has been in foster care since then. His foster parents will adopt him.
As the vet explained, Lexi's tumours are locally aggressive soft tissue sarcomas which do grow back but do not spread. While there are several treatment options, the best one for Lexi is daily oral low doses of chemotherapy to slow the growth of the tumours and boost the immune system.
He is in good general health. We were happy to help Lexi and hope he has a few good years left to play with his new brother Cash. (April 2017)
Update: Lexi is in his third month having oral chemo with no side effects! He is as playful and happy as ever with his dog buddy Cash. He is taking a mile long walk every day. He still has three more months of the treatment to give him two more years of quality of life. (June 2017)
Twin Cities Breed Rescue - Burt - Minnesota
Burt is a 4-year old red and white boy suffering from two lateral luxating patellas: he was unable to extend or effectively use his hind limbs - probably a congenital condition. He was moving in a crouched, crawling gait which was causing several other problems as well.
He was an owner-surrender from Wisconsin because his owners could not get Burt the care he needed.
A generous donor paid for the surgeries needed for his first leg and the rescue raised a considerable amount for the second leg. Several surgeries were needed for bone grafts, implants, and realignments.
We planned to contribute to the second set of surgeries to give Burt the mobility he so desperately needed. However, we were not contacted, so we assume enough funds were raised from others. (March 2017)
Adopt A Husky of Dallas Inc. - Cooper - Texas
Cooper is five years old and needed cruciate ligament surgical repairs on both hind legs. The rescue managed to raise the considerable funds for one leg and we were pleased to contribute a substantial amount for the second leg.
Cooper is recovering well in foster care. (March 2017)
American Eskimo Rescue of St. Louis - Mongo - Missouri
This young boy (three years old) was picked up as a stray and diagnosed with heartworms. He was treated successfully and is currently in foster care. We were pleased to pay for Mongo's treatment from the Julie Moreland Heartworm Fund. (March 2017)
ARA Canine Rescue Inc. - Cupcake - California
Cupcake is two years old and needed immediate surgery to repair a compound right hind leg fracture (tibia and fibula). The fracture was days, perhaps weeks, old.
It was expensive surgery and the rescue managed to raise considerable monies through fundraising. We were happy to contribute the balance. (March 2017)
Good Samaritan - Jade - New York
Jade was in foster care when she developed pyometra which needed immediate emergency treatment including the removal of an infected mass. Jade is a pretty six-year old red and white girl whom Kathleen (her Good Samaritan) describes as "a joyful dog."
Kathleen raised the majority of the monies needed through Crowd Funding and we were happy to contribute to this expensive treatment as well.
And good news: Jade's foster family has become her forever family and celebrated with a "Gotcha Day Cake!" (March 2017)
Arctic Breed Rescue - Nanna - Utah
Nanna is two years old and needed surgery for a luxating patella. It's an expensive procedure and the rescue managed to raise a substantial portion of what was needed. We made a major contribution to ensure a pain-free life for Nanna.
And the best news of all: she has been adopted! (March 2017)
Forever Husky - Kato - Illinois
This little boy (9 months old) "ingested foreign objects." Sigh. He needed immediate extensive--and expensive--surgeries. Forever Husky set up a Facebook page for Kato and raised an impressive $3500 for his surgeries.
We were happy to provide the small remaining balance for Kato and congratulate Forever Husky on a most successful fundraising campaign. (February 2017)
Half-Way Home Canine Rescue - Bruchetta - North Carolina
Their Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/HWHCR.
This young pup was pulled from a shelter and diagnosed with heartworms.
She was treated successfully with funds from the Julie Moreland Heartworm Fund. (January 2017)
Tall Tails Rescue - Meeshka - Oklahoma
This two-year old girl was a neglect case pulled from an SPCA shelter. She was diagnosed with heartworms and successfully treated.
Funds to help her came from the Julie Moreland Heartworm Fund. (January 2017)
Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue - Lulu - New Jersey
Kahlua Blue (Lulu) is six years old, diagnosed with diabetes and cataracts. Northern Exposure, a small rescue with limited funds, pulled her from a local shelter. They wanted to help Lulu, knowing that with both diabetes and blindness, as well as her age, her chances of adoption were limited.
Lulu was successfully treated for cataract removal and the rescue is working to stabilize her diabetes. We were pleased to be able to help.
Lulu should be ready for her forever family soon. (January 2017)