We need your help. We just picked up two frenchies from a shelter in Florida this weekend and they are in rough, rough shape.
Lyanna the lovely pied has infected skin, she’s been hacking non-stop, has a snotty nose, is exploding with diarrhea, and worst of all, she is dripping blood and pus from her vulva. The shelter just spayed her. She needs immediate x-rays, blood work, and antibiotics. Her buddy is in worse off shape
Rhaegar has a cellulitis infection at his neuter incision site that is traveling down his leg. He is weak and can barely stand and also has snot pouring out of his nose. He has been hospitalized. Rhaegar was neutered at the shelter yet was found to have cryptorchidism and so his left testicle is still in there. He’ll need a second neuter once he is healed from his current infection. He also has brachycephalic syndrome and will need his palate and nares trimmed
These two frenchies deserve a chance at a happy life. Lyanna and Rhaegar have full lives ahead of them, just waiting to be lived. As rescuers who advocate for helpless Frenchies in need, while costly, it is our duty to move forward with their surgeries and care and WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The total estimated cost of Rhaegar’s hospitalization, pre-testing, and surgeries is $2,854. Lyanna is estimated at $900.
But that’s not all. While we were in the midst of rescuing these shelter strays this weekend poor foster Blaise started vomiting and developed labored breathing on Saturday. His foster mom called the ER and brought him right in, but on the drive there he started to turn blue. Upon arrival, his O2 saturation was 85%. For reference, normal saturation is 93-100%.
Blaise was diagnosed with aspiration pneumonitis. He spent 24 hours in an oxygen tank with antibiotics before they were successfully able to wean him from the tank. Blaise is now resting safely in his foster home with oral meds and taking it easy for a while. His 24 hr stint at the ER cost us $2,900.
And if that wasn’t enough, Huggy Bear (the poor boy who’s back yard breeder used him all up as a stud and then dumped him at a known high kill shelter) had his first TECA surgery two weeks ago. Huggy needed the total ear canal ablation due to chronic, untreated ear infections that left him with permanently and painfully blocked ear canals. While he was under they biopsied the lumps in his “good” ear and although it turns out they are benign, he needs a TECA on the second ear. That’s $3,149 x 2!
We’re drowning in sick frenchies over here and could really use your help! Just these four frenchies will have cost $12,952 to rehabilitate – and that's just their initial and emergency care. Will you help #SaveTheFrenchies? Every donation counts!
The French Bulldog Rescue Network is a North American non-profit corporation, with 501(c)(3) federal tax exempt status as a publicly funded charitable organization. Our federal tax id is #01-0704651. FBRN's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home French Bulldogs in need from commercial breeding kennels, import brokers, public shelters, private rescue groups, owners or Good Samaritans. Our organization is comprised solely of volunteers who nurture and foster these dogs as well as provide education and training. Our goal is to place healthy and happy French Bulldogs into forever homes. Learn more at http://frenchbulldogrescue.org.