In October 2015 OBG was contacted by a breeder asking for help in rehoming 14 of her dogs at once due to a changing family situation. These dogs have had little or no documented vet care during their lives.
Last week, three OBG volunteers made the long trek to North Carolina and returned the next day with 10 - mostly senior - Cocker Spaniels and four surprises: two Yorkies and two Toy Poodles! OBG welcomed 10-year-old Bonnie, 10-year-old Clyde, 10-year-old T-Bone, 9-year-old Pippie, 13-year-old Trixie, 12-year-old Fritzie, 12-year-old Lucy, 12-year-old Choco, 8-year-old Ritzy, 4-year-old Esmerelda, 12-year-old Pattie, 11-year-old Truffles, 7-year-old Hershey GIrl and 8-year-Dallie.
As many of you know, OBG is still recovering from the Freedom 46 rescue which cost OBG over $75,000. OBG now needs YOUR help with the FALLtastic 14. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help OBG raise $15,000.00 for their medical care. As of now, they all need routine medical care which is $1000 per dog on average. We also know Bonnie, Clyde, Lucy and Pattie all have to see our eye specialist and appointments are scheduled for next week. We anticipate several of the dogs will need cataract surgery which costs approximately $2000 per eye. In addition, Clyde has tested heartworm positive (approximately $1000 for his treatment and we are waiting for the results of heartworm tests on the other dogs). Additional medical needs will be identified over the course of the week as the veterinarians complete their exams and test results are received. As you can see, $15,000 will just cover our initial costs.