Adoption Application Form
April 23, 2001
have an urgent situation. One of our puppy mill rescues, is very ill with a
heart problem. She will be three years old next month.
Little Pearl and Karen, her new
permanent foster mom.
Pearl and baby Adderly, another one of Karen's charges
Small Paws® Rescue: Elderly
Pearl in the driver's seat....
This is what Karen
Date: 4/23/2001 6:04:45 PM Central Daylight Time
firstname.lastname@example.org (Karen Franklin)
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got in from seeing Pearl's chest x-ray..She is in bad shape. Dr. Ricks said he
would not attemp to make a diagnosis, though he also said it probably wasn't a
pda or she would be dear. He mentioned something about an arterial something but
I was really upset and besides he wants me to take her to LSU for a workup and
see if they think they can help her. I have no idea what this will cost.
She has heart disease from the heart worms also, and this is bad. He
said they may be able to extend her life for 2 to 5 years if they can get her
through the surgery...
What shall I do...I would love to be able to save
her, and I can help with the cost, but do you think it ok for Small Paws to
spend that much money....probably over a $1000 Dr. Ricks said..Let me know what
to do. I am supposed to call LSU tomorrow to set up an appointment..
is such an angel...and in the last pic attached below, she is sleeping on the
couch with Adderly...Warms my heart...
I just don't
know what to do...I am going to go and ask the mailing list what they want us to
do...please pray. This is bad. Love, Robin
UPDATE! May 1,
Through the support of the Small Paws supporters, enough funds were
raised to send Pearl to Louisiana State Vet School, for a consultation about her
heart. She has a PDA and it is fixable! We are raising the last four hundred
dollars, for her to have the surgery next week!
Pearl with her vet student,
with her doctor, Dr. Neer.
Here is the estimate for the surgery..