Spartacus needs your help! Spartacus deserves help!
Living in a basement or in an unkempt yard with little or no food or water for days at a time, and never any heat or air conditioning is no way for a dog to live. That was the life that Spartacushad become accustomed to. Sadly, this gentle and sweet boy with dirty and matted fur was also underweight, unsure how to greet people and often hungry not only for food and water, but for love and attention.
Spartacus was adopted by his 'owner' at age 1 and spent almost five years living in these horrible conditions. His 'owner' was rarely home and often gone for days or weeks at a time. They failed to even give him basic veterinary care, which eventually could have been fatal without someone intervening. Spartacus spent his days tied up either in a basement under construction, often left on the cold basement floor, or in a backyard that that was not fit for a pet or even safe enough for kids to play.
Luckily for Spartacus, a caring neighbor, who is also a veterinary technician, became his guardian angel. His angel made sure to come over every day with food and water. She brought him to a vet to make sure that he was up-to-date on all his vaccinations and receive a full medical check-up. She spent as much time with Spartacus as possible and showed him what love really is. Spartacus' new friend and angel became his voice and advocate. When the local authorities refused to doing anything to help Spartacus, she reached out to Sedona Shepherd Sanctuaryfor help.
Spartacus is safe. Spartacus is now in the Sedona program.
When Sedona Shepherd found out about Spartacus, we were aware that he had life threatening medical issues that would only be fixed by bringing him into our program. A follow-up consultation with our surgical veterinary specialists at Crown Vet found that he hasa rectal hernia, which is a painful condition that affects a dog’s ability to urinate and defecate and may be life-threatening if the bladder or intestine is involved. Spartacus is in pain. He also hasCryptorchid, which is a condition that one or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum. The testes develop near the kidneys within the abdomen and normally descend into the scrotum by two months of age. In certain dogs it may occur later, but rarely after six months of age. Spartacus is 5 years old and has been living with this condition all his life. He also has In addition to these conditions, Spartacus also needs to be neutered.
Spartacus is a joy to meet and would be suitable for just about any household but will need surgery before he can move on to the next step of his journey. The surgery will cost Sedona approximately $3,100, which is money that Sedona needs your help in raising. As a non-profit dog rescue whose mission is to rescue adult and senior German Shepherds, as well as special situation cases, Sedona is often faced with extra medical expenses.
Spartacus will be recuperating from surgery with his foster family and will be available for adoption once he has recovered. He deserves a loving family who will provide him with a warm bed and roof over his head. He loves everyone he meets and will quickly make new friends when the time is right. We know you want this for him too. Please help us make this happen for Spartacus.
You can help Spartacus by making a donation today to help us cover the surgery expenses.
All donations over $100 will receive a free book, Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring stories About German Shepherd Dogs, which includes the story about how Sedona was rescued, the dog behind the name "Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary".
Who we are:
Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary is a German Shepherd rescue dedicated to rescuing and finding homes for adult and senior German Shepherds in New Jersey and surrounding areas. Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary is an all volunteer organization. For many senior German Shepherds in need of rescue we are their last line of hope. Whenever shelters are full and need space, it is the large breed and senior dogs that are most at risk of being euthanized. Our mission is to not let that happen. Your donation will help save a dog.