California GSP Rescue ended 2013 with several Vet bills that were paid by our generous supporters. We are grateful to have those individuals that help support our efforts and allow us to continue our efforts rescuing German Shorthaired Pointers. 2014 and the start of the new year looks to be just as challenging as the end of 2013. We’ve already had four dogs with major surgeries costing over seven thousand dollars and are now asking for your help. Fortunately, we have already received some donations in addition to some of the funds we had set aside from last years Race for the Rescue and only need to raise half of what the surgeries cost or $3500.
Razz came to the rescue with a grapefruit sized growth on his testicles. Initially it was believed to be testicular cancer and Dr Kang felt he could remove it but could only estimate the work that would need to be done. Fortunately, it wasn’t testicular cancer but a scrotal mass that Dr Kang was successfully able to remove. The prognosis is good for Razz and he is recovering quickly. An exceptionally nice dog that has an incredible disposition getting along well with any other dogs he meets. Surgery cost $1610
Trooper was rescued from a high kill shelter in December. California GSP Rescue had heard he had been hit by a car and his chances of being adopted were slim. After he wasn’t claimed by his owner, we knew his only chance of survival would be if we rescued him. As it turned out, it’s unclear when he had sustained the injury to his leg - a dislocated femur. However, it had been too long to place the femural head back in the socket. Under Dr Kang’s recommendation, a femoral head ostectomy (FHO) was performed. While Trooper is still doesn’t have full use of his bad leg, his future is looking promising as he is healing and able to apply more and more weight every day. Surgery cost $1575
Ramp has been with a few months. He is known to have seizures and has developed a behavioral issue known as Pica where he chews and ingest certain articles. While we’ve been careful he doesn’t have access to any articles he is know to like, he recently ingested a small object that caused a blockage. Unfortunately, the blockage was preventing his seizure medication from being digested and he needed a surgery to remove the object. He is now safe and doing much better. Surgery cost $2813
Roxy was rescued at the end of 2012 from a high kill shelter. Because she will do best as an only dog as well as her age, finding her a home hasn’t been easy. While she has been in our care, we were able to find her a foster who has done wonders with walking her and getting her into shape. During the time she has been with us she has had a minor surgery to remove a few lumps and more recently a full mastectomy in hopes of preventing any future issues with recurring lumps. Surgery cost $1015
$7013 Total amount of Vet Bills
$3513 donations received
$3500 Amount needed to be raised