Sunday, August 30, 2009

Diggity Dawg Game - week 8

Hi Furiends. This week's game is going to be a little different. In that the winner will be helping out a dog desperately in need of surgery. Our furiend, Khyra, is gracious enough to allow her mom to do transports nearly every Sunday to help the homeless doggies get to a better place where they can hopefully find new homes. Yesterday, we read about one of those dogs in need and because we felt so badly for her, we decided to try and help out by sending this weeks $20 to the rescue helping Akayla. Her story and a link to the rescue is down below.

The lovely Akalya.

Here is The Last Resort's newest rescue needing your help!!

Imagine being hit by a car, sustaining multiple pelvic fractures and hip fractures......then being chained right back up outside while in horrific pain with absolutely no medical attention or concern. This is what happened to our new rescue Akayla, a beautiful 6 month old red and white husky puppy.

A concerned neighbor begged this "lovely" owner to give the pup to her, and eventually she said, "yeah, you want her so bad, take her.....she was hit by a car anyway". So this wonderful savior, who thought she was doing this poor dog a favor, decided to bring her to a shelter so she could find a new home where someone would care for her. She had no idea she was marching her little saved friend right into a gassing shelter!!

Unbelievably, our contact was there at that very moment she was walking in with Akayla, picking up another husky we were rescuing from the same fate - WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF THAT!! Our awesome contact was literally on the phone with us when she stopped the neighbor to ask her to please not take this dog into the gassing shelter. The poor woman was horrified at what she almost did unknowingly....and we were asked.."well, I have a husky puppy here - will you take her too?" and of course we said YES!!

So this little darling has defied her fate twice....but after having xrays at the vet, it is determined that she has pelvic fractures that will eventually heal on their own, a femoral fracture that is already healed enough that rebreaking it and setting it would be the only thing to do (which of course we won't do, however, she will have one limb slightly shorter than the other). She does, however, require surgery to remove the head of the femur, a procedure called a femoral head osteotomy, (FHO) as that will be the only way to get rid of the pain she is in. It will give her a pain free, normal life.

This is the same procedure that is done for dogs with bad hip dysplasia. She will be receiving pain medication and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory until her surgery, which is recommended for her to get in one month after she has grown a little more. Please consider contributing for Akayla's surgery that will give her the life that she so desperately deserves!!

You can click here to contribute to Akayla's surgery fund.

Here are the Diggity Dawg Game rules. I ask a question about something I've blogged about and you go look for the answer in one of my old posts. The first doggy to leave a comment with the right answer will have $20 donated in their name. Remember, this week you will be helping Akayla get the surgery she needs.

This week's question is...

Last spring, we had a visitor come play in our yard. Who was he and what was his name?


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It was Radar Mc Lovin'???

PeeEssWoo: Mom said Akayla was a DOLL!

Lorenza said...

Khyra is right!
Kisses and hugs

Bijou said...

Congratulations Khrya! Radar is our Chihuahua cousin. He and Banjo are buddies.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I am sooooo furry happy!

Mom says Akayla was sooooo furry sweet and pretty too!

Tank Woo furry furry much!

Khyra AND her mom too!

BRUTUS said...

Another happy ending to a sad story! Kudos to Khyra's mom and your mom too Bijou!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Selba said...

Congrats to Khyra!

Adele, Vincent & Bella

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

What a great cause!!!


Anonymous said...

your a good dog Bijou:)

Sam said...

Oh my goodness - poor doggie. Bijou and Khyra, your families are doing a great thing by helping her!

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Oh, we are so glad this beautiful dog has been saved. Hope she has a wonderful life.

Wags and kisses
Dinah and Bridget xx

Dory and the Mama said...

Woo Hoo...Go Khyra...and Go Bijou (and Banjo)!!

Most of all...healing wishes to Akayla!!