Help Sam walk again
Our sweet adoptable Sam. He has wanted to have an active home since he was rescued by Dogwood Rescue Society last year. He loves to hike, go to the beach and always checks over his shoulder to ensure you're near while he is ahead on the trail. Just when adoptions started to pick up this Spring and he had several applicants interested in him, he ruptured a disk in his back. How that happened, no-one knows. One night he was fine, the next morning, he had trouble with his hind legs. One of our volunteers took him to surgeon, Dr. Gordon at Boundary Bay and Sam had a costly operation but currently he is semi-paralyzed and needs a home who can provide him with therapy. He wants to get up and move about but is confused about why are his back legs not working.
You can see the confusion in his eyes. Sam is a reserved, thoughtful Weimaraner. He is one of those dogs who has not had very good luck because last year he was relinquished by his owner and placed in a pound, where he became very anxious. Happily, Sam has been fostered, until this health issue, with people who love him but he needs more than love right now. He needs donations for special therapy and equipment which will help him build his motor nerves back. Dogwood Rescue Society is non-profit organization run by a network of dedicated volunteers. Donations made are to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation, transportation and food for rescues like Sam.
Dogwood Rescue Society is non-profit organization run by a network of dedicated volunteers. Donations made are to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation, transportation and food for Sam.
Can you help? Every dollar counts.
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Dogwood Rescue Society
Twitter: @DogwoodRescue #SaveSam
Facebook: Dogwood Rescue Society
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Vancouver Animal Massage has been working closely with Sam to help his comeback from surgery. Sam the 10 year old rescued Weimaraner was about to be adopted but suffered a serious injury to his spine and had to have surgery - a hemilaminectomy to help alleviate an inflammed nerve root. Rehab has improved the roaching in his spine by relaxing the contracted soft tissue through massage, passive range of motion, active stretching, pulsed electro-magnetic field therapy, as well as strengthening his hind limbs where there is ongoing atrophy. His rehab continues, nothing will dent his enthusiasm for food!