SPARKY is sick and needs your help!

$1,700raised of $2,000 goal

Beneficiary: SPARKY - Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation Organizer: Suzanne Artemoff

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We need your help - actually, Sparky needs your help.  Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation and the San Francisco Chihuahua Meetup were asked to help Sparky, a tiny lovable little Chihuahua with minor health issues. He had twice been adopted and twice returned because of his health. The little guy was heartbroken after the last family returned him to the shelter. We quickly said yes to helping out Sparky and picked him on on Monday 1/13/14. 

In less than 24 hours, Sparky’s minor health issues had quickly escalated to life-threatening. Sparky was in critical condition and admitted to ER. Vomiting blood and unable to breathe, Sparky landed in ICU. The excellent work of the vets at both Irving Pet Hospital and Nor Cal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital literally saved his life! Sparky required oxygen treatment, blood transfusions, an ultrasound, and much more loving yet very costly vet care.

Sparky is back home and being carefully monitored by his loving foster family.  He has had more tests to help identify the cause, and needs to go to UC Davis next week (Wed 1/22) for another very important test. So far we know he has PLE (protein losing entreropathy), anemia, and hypoproteinemia (low blood protein), which are indications of an undetermined condition that could be a liver shunt or possibly liver disease. Why he's so sick is still a mystery, but once we know, we can treat Sparky effectively! 

PLEASE help Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation with the vet bills we have incurred saving this adorable little guy! Sparky really is counting on all of us to help him live. He might be just 4lbs but he has the fighting spirit of a giant!

Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation ( is a registered 501c3 non-profit (FEIN #46-0896202), and donations are tax-deductible. Please note in paypal "FOR SPARKY"! 

Please also visit his facebook page at  THANK YOU!

P.S. You'll notice that your donation is going to Ingrid Campagne - she is the founder of Waggin' Trails!


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