Fight like a frenchie!
My real name is Merlot, but my friends and family call me Murray Muffin! I also answer to Puffy, Puffiny Puffins, Baby H, Lil Andy Murray…
I was diagonosed with Bone Cancer in December of 2012. Please please please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.
You can follow this adorable frenchie on his FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/MurrayMuffin
You can donate for his chemo treatment here: http://thebarktastic4.chipin.com/murray-muffin
Chopper is a 14wk old French Bulldog puppy who needs your help. His first attempt at walking downstairs resulted in a tumble that sent him to the ER. He has a fracture in the joint of his elbow which is going to require surgery ASAP to prevent any further growth plate damage.
Read the full story and donate if you can here: http://www.giveforward.com/chopperpuppyneedssurgery
Many of you will ask why just a broken leg need such an expensive surgery. Here is a link to explain Chopper’s condition: http://www.michvet.com/Client%20Education%20Handouts/Surgery%20handouts/Fracture%20lat%20humeral%20condyle.pdf
Should Dailyfrenchie remind you again how important PET INSURANCE is from the very first days you get your puppy?!
Okay, guys! Many of you remember little bug Opie - the boston, who was adopted by a nice girl, became a fur-brother for a frenchie named Rocco, and with help of Tumblr users and some of us - collected money to pay his eye removal surgery, when he was in pain because of ulcers. Opie was happy and pain-free ever since, but now his little family needs help again. Read the story below and help if you can!
Spreading the word helps as well.
Opie, my blind boston terrier needs emergency medical care & I’m hoping to start a raffle to help get Opie the vet care he needs. Earlier this week Opie stopped being able to hold his bladder in his sleep. We knew right away this was not normal for a 10 month old puppy, blind or not. Tuesday afternoon we brought him to the veterinary office for an exam. They looked the little guy over and told us after they took blood and urine that his urine came back normal but his blood showed an elevated white blood cell count. Which brought them to the conclusion Opie has something called a Kidney Stent. This causes Opies bladder to not be able to drain properly and is sending trace amounts of urine into his blood stream. To find out more they need to get an ultrasound of Opies kidneys and liver. This is a very costly procedure so we are hoping to start a raffle to help with the cost.
The raffle would be for every $5 donated to Opies care, would get your name thrown in for the raffling of a FingerDukes.com t-shirt. This is a local Kitsap County company and they have some REALLY cool stuff. You get the t-shirt of your choice off of their website in the size of your choice & also some home made healthy doggy treats.
If you know or have met Opie you know this booger deserves this. I wish I could do it on my own but I just don’t see that happening so I’m asking for your help. I would make a video explaining more but I’m just too awkward and emotional to get my point across. For anyone who helped out the first time we needed extra help with Opie. Thank you. You were part of a miracle. I hope we can make this happen again for the little guy. For any questions send me a msg. Thank you. Click here to donate.
This is Izzy.
Izzy was diagnosed with Hansen’s Type 1 Inter-Verterbral Disc Disease (IVDD). For many frenchie owners this diagnosis is a nightmare, since if not treated on time it may leave the pup paralysed. And the treatment itself is very expensive.
The vet said that Izzy needs MRI before anything can be done to help her get better. The procedures are $2000. She is such a sweet pup and her mom is desperate to help her!
Here is Chip-In. Please please donate for poor little Izzy. http://izzisurgery.chipin.com/izzis-surgery
Every dollar helps!
Reblogs are highly appreciatted. Let’s make a miracle happen.
On Thursday, May 3rd, SNORT was contacted about a beautiful 5 year old black masked fawn French Bulldog who had been dropped at a vet clinic to be euthanized due to a back injury. Sadly, like all too many Frenchies, Nina Simone had injured her back and lost use of her hind legs. Because Nina’s former owner waited nearly a whole week to get her into a vet (and when she finally did, it was to euthanize her), the chances of Nina recovering any movement in her hind end were extremely slim…Luckily, at the vet instead of putting her down, they started to look for a rescue - one of the rescues they’ve contacted was S.N.O.R.T.
Nina arrived to the foster care, and soon magic began: when no one else hoped for Nina to walk again, she stood up on her own not once but twice! Her foster mom rushed her to the specialists, where after a second exam they were told - Nina needs a surgery, but there is 90% of chance she will walk again!
May 18th the surgery was performed and went extremely well. Nina is recovering fast. Unlike the budjet of S.N.O.R.T., unfortunately. Please consider donating to help cover the expenses of Nina’s surgery and future therapy to help her regain strength in her hind legs.
HERE IS A LINK. ANY DONATION COUNTS.
Please donate to help this sweet girl to recover.
One of our followers, Heather, sent me a link to Lilac’s story. She said it broke her heart, and I should admit, after reading it, I am tearing up as well.
Here is why…
Lilac was a breeder dog. She was advertised on Craigslist and purchased from Craigslist. When her buyer got her to the vet and saw what kind of condition Lilac was in, she called FBRN.
Lilac has problems. She was clearly bred until she couldn’t be bred any more. According to the vet, who lives deep in puppy mill country where vets have seen these things all too often, she was given “home-made” c-sections. A lot of kitchen table c-sections. She also has an oozing sore on her back that appears to have been a growth or cyst that it appears someone tried to cut off with scissors. One of her mammary glands is weeping. Her teeth are in bad shape, and they are worn down from chewing on her crate. She has no tear production in one eye and needs ointment and anti-biotics. Thankfully, she is heartworm negative.
Not surprisingly, Lilac is distrustful of humans, but she is eerily compliant. There is no spark of light in her eyes, and she has no spirit. She likes other dogs.
Lilac may never be a dog who can fully trust people. There will probably not be a long line of people waiting to adopt Lilac. It may be a year or two before an applicant comes along who wants a six year old with few teeth and the history Lilac has, but we know that someone is out there for Lilac because someone is always out there for our dogs. If you’d like to be part of Lilac’s rehabilitation and help FBRN find her true home where she can finally know some peace and kindness, please click on her photo and sponsor her. Feel free to send a few words of encouragement in the “message to seller” box. She’s going to need all the kind words and healing thoughts she can get.
Here is a link, if you want to help:
No dog in the world deserves to be used as Lilac was. Please help us to collect as much donations for her as possible. Reblogging also helps.
HOPE and FAITH UPDATE: The girls did well overnight. Their systems are adjusting to good nutrition so they are making a big mess as you might imagine. They are eating small meals every 3 hours and going out to potty every 1 hour. Their small issues include infected/yeasty face folds, raw tail pockets, yeasty feet, pressure sores, ear infections and Hope has ulcers and dry eye on both eyes. Faith is the more outgoing one, but both girls are timid. Hope mostly stays huddled in a little ball. Hope’s legs are very bowed/deformed and will probably not recover the correct shape. Our goal for Hope is to put weight on her and muscle mass too. She is borrowing a sweater for now from her foster sister and seems to like it. Faith will make her recovery faster than Hope, but we are on the right path for both of them. Hope is just one of the saddest little frogs I have ever seen, but I don’t think her spirit is broken. If we can get her over some of the exisisting medical issues I am sure she can make a full recovery body and spirit!
In case you don’t know what is going on.
Hope and Faith were abandoned in the apartment in Houston, TX where they were destined to starve to death… Luckily, a good Samaritan found these two and brought to Short Mugs Rescue Squad - the rescue organisation in Texas. Skinny, dehydrated, scared of everything and everybody, but still alive, frenchie girls started the new chapter of their lives. Despite their young age (girls are 2-4 y.o.) they have been bred several times. Neither of them is microchipped. They both spend a few days at the vet and now were released to the foster care where they will stay until there is some meat on these bones and all the medical issues are solved. It will definitely take a while for them to fully recover and be put for adoption.
You can follow the story of these brave little frenchies here: https://www.facebook.com/shortmugsrescue
You can donate for their vet bills and further care here: http://www.shortmugsrescuesquad.org/
And of course you can always spread the word! Thank you!
Volunteers of Short Mugs Rescue Squad picked up these 2 girls that were found left to die in an abandoned apartment. We have no idea how long they have been alone…
Red pied girl is now named Hope, her brindle sister is Faith. Hope cannot walk and when volunteer picked her up to put her in the car she pooped on herself. She is very ill. Faith is in better shape than Hope. She is 16.8 lbs and can walk. She protects Hope and they are very bonded. She also has pressure sores on her rear.
After visiting the vet Hope and Faith are both on IV Fluids. Both girls were negative for intestinal parasites and heartworms (a miracle)!!! Hope is around 2-3 and Faith is around 4 yrs old. Both girls look to have been confined in a cage and that is why they have the pressure sores and both have been bred a lot. Their sores are open and oozing, so they will be getting antibiotic injections. Neither had a microchip. Neither are spayed. The vet has sent out extensive bloodwork and the results will be known tomorrow and both girls will be getting xrayed tomorrow. They are stressed out and the vet wants to get them more stable before doing anything else. Hope is too weak to stand and her anal tone is very poor. Her poop is just falling out. Besides the extreme emaciation her body seems to be ok so we are hoping a good diet will help solve her issues. The vet did not find any neurological reasons for the weakness or lack of anal tone. Once bloodwork and xrays are back we will know more and have a better idea of what else will need to be done. They will be at the vet for at least a few days. Getting them healthy and strong is the immediate goal then down the road they will have the routine things like vaccines, microchips and spays.
Here is CHIPIN to help these wonderful girls with their vet bills. And please spread the word!
If the chipin on their personal page is not working - here is a link to the SMRS page http://www.shortmugsrescuesquad.org/index.php, where you can donate as well. Just say this is for Hope and Faith.
And as usual, when a Frenchie is in trouble - Dailyfrenchie goes to the virtual rescue!
Here is Molly Moo. She got a surgery on her spine a week ago. Her mom and dad are facing $7000 vet bill. Recovery will be long. If you feel like helping this adorable love-frog - do not fight it. Every penny counts, as usual.
Read Molly’s story and DONATE HERE!
Also Frenchiespace arranged the auction in Molly’s favor. Help yourself get the adorable frenchie-themed accessoire and support Molly Moo at the same time!
thanks everyone for chiping-in and/or reblogs!
Please spare a dollar for Kirby, so his owners will not have to give him away…
Kirby is a 2 year old French Bulldog. He was recently diagnosed with having a large mass in his ear canal, which has caused his ear to be very infected and painful. He will need the mass removed from his ear, and may even need to have his entire ear canal removed, depending on how much damage there is. The surgery is estimated to cost around $2000, which his family just cannot afford. It has been a rough year for them, his mom already spent over $1500 in veterinary costs taking Kirby to the vet for his re-occurring ear infections. His family have tried many different medications, but surgery appears to be the only way to solve the problem.
They are already half way there to pay the vet bill! Come on people! Your $5 can help this cute fellow to become healthy again and his mom & dad - keep a wrinkled face member of the family.
To read more about Kirby’s story and to donate click here: http://helpkirby.chipin.com/kirby-the-french-bulldog
UPD! WITH ALL YOUR HELP THERE IS ONLY $436 LEFT TO GAIN !!! SPREAD THE WORD AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!!!