It was so great to see this e-mail come in this morning! She is such a great pup!
“Good morning, I just wanted to update you in Jessie. We have had her on a routine by guiding her out of her cage with a leash, but this morning I opened her cage door n talked to her a little and she came right out and sat her head in my lap and licked my face. Then when I was finished cleaning she walked around and came and got back in her cage all on her own. She is progressing well and is warming up great.”
Jesse should go into surgery possibly today (3/9/2012), if not it will be the beginning of next week.
Thank you Holly for taking the time out of your day to send us the update!
We have raised $677.24 so far for Jessie’s care with a goal of $1,500.00. Please pass along we still need $822.76.
Thank you all who have donated.
Barry, Leah and Mom (Amber, Angel and Ruddy)
If you tried to donate our donate button had a hiccup and is now fixed. We spoke with the vet’s office today and Jessie will have her leg amputated as it swelled up and is not doing well.
Cost for Jessie’s care will be about $1, 500.00 this includes the care that she has received to date which includes, x-rays, shots, boarding, medications and her upcoming surgery. We have raised $575.00 to date.
Please pass along so we can raise enough to help Jessie have a new start at life! Thank you all who have donated. (Donate Button Below)
Thank you to all who have donated to date and the Florida Gourd Society in letting us put a Jessie fund gourd – pictures below in which we raised $167.24 cents. (Pictures of us opening the gourd below. Now if we could grow money gourds this would be great. Anybody wants to buy the gourd seeds)
Between these funds and online donations (through PayPal link below) we were very happy to drop off a check to the Dr. Lavine’s office on the way home from the Florida gourd show (Thank you Kristine for allowing us to see her even though the office was closed) for $500.00 for Jessie’s care. Barry and I are covering all of the PayPal fees so that 100% of donations made through PayPal are going to Jessie.
We were excited to see Jessie on our way home and it was obvious she is scared and still in a lot of pain. She is making progress as she has not been the friendliest dog. It is very understandable on everything she has been through in her young life, in a new environment (where she most likely would not want to be). They feel she is doing pretty well. Holly (one of the vet assistants) is able to handle her with a muzzle on. She is walking some because when she was put outside in a big cage for a little while she somehow managed to poop at one end and make it back to the other. They feel after she is healed and worked with some Jessie will warm up.
Quote from Holly’s update: “She is a gorgeous dog and she’s a fighter. I hope she gets a good and loving home with a patient person to really work with her. Thank you for everything you all are doing for her, it will all pay off in the end and give Jessie a new and happy beginning in life.”
As of 3/2/2012: Jessie is walking around and doing good. She just can’t walk on that back right leg. She is doing much better.
At this time it is a wait and see about Jessie’s leg. Dr. Lavine is going to send Jessie’s x-ray over to a surgeon to see what he thought about saving the leg. I will update all as I hear.
We all know every day at the vets is an expense and we still need to raise more funds as Dr. Lavine’s office is still caring and working with Jessie. I know just with my own animal care x-rays alone were over $400.00
On a side note: when we stopped at the office, I was amazed to learn that this office was caring for over 30 rescues from kill shelters or like in Jessie’s case they said bring her in! Dr. Lavine and her staff our totally amazing! And are silent Angels for the animals that make it through their doors. Jessie could have not landed in a better place to recover and have a 2nd chance at life.
Did you ever wonder why sometimes life goes the way it goes? Well, we (Barry, Leah and Mom) heading to the Florida Gourd show Sat February 18, looking forward to being in sunny FL Monday morning for three days of relaxation before having to head to set up for the show.
That night, a lady flagged us down while driving through PA and said one of our tires on the camper was sparking and smoking, so we pulled off and slept at a Wal-mart parking lot. Being Sunday morning not much was open, but found a sears about 10 min away. Heading out and down the road another person flags us down and said “hey, do you know you left a tire in the Wal-mart, parking lot… Fast forward, frustrations and one problem after another, we were stuck in PA until Monday late afternoon, driving and stopping just at the NC boarder.
Now Tuesday, driving along heading to sunny FL, Barry (AKA Hawk eyes) says there was a dog on the side of I 95 (Fairmont) NC, just sitting there. So of course, I said we can’t leave it there. We take the next exit and circle around and stopped to pick her up. She was hit, and was dragging her hind legs. Calling 911, they said that we know and animal control will get it when they can. We could not leave her. I tried to give her some water, food, but in shock she would not drink/eat.
Ok, now what, doing a quick search on the internet for a vet in the area and the first vet I called said, yes, we will help, bring her in. The folks at South Robeson Veterinary Clinic PA, Veterinarian · Fairmont, North Carolina have been angels for the dog I have now named Jessie.
It has been a roller coaster, on 2/21 the vets put her under and did x-rays and stitched her up as she had numerous open cuts.
On Tuesday morning (2/22) they thought she they were going to put her down, because Jessie is in a lot of pain with a pelvis broken in three places, a leg that would require some very long and expensive surgeries and would need to go to another facility and would be very costly.
I then receive a call at 5:40 pm (2/22) from the vet’s office decided they could not put her down and that they were going to amputate her leg.
Jessie needs our help.
We are looking for donations to help defray some of the medical cost and a long road of recovery for this sweet dog. Please be another angel in her life and help us help Jessie.
Did you ever wonder why life goes the way it does…… If we did not have the troubles during our travels our path would not have crossed with Jessie this sweet dog left to die on the side of the road.