Aslan the Diabetic Pug

$5,200 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 122 people in 2 months
Brian Tennison  Tigard, OR
2017 has already gifted Pacific Pug Rescue   our first special case of the year - Meet Aslan, he  was surrendered to us this week  after his owner could no longer afford his care.  He  came to us blind and unwilling to eat. We took him to one of our local vet partners to have him examined and undergo a gamut of lab tests.  It was quickly discovered that he has a ruptured eye   but it wasn't  until the next morning, once some of the lab results were in, that we would get insight on how serious his condition was.  

The vet called and advised that we needed to rush him to the ER as he was headed for a diabetic crisis. The ER vet confirmed that Aslan was in  diabetic ketoacidosis, which is  what happens when diabetes has gone untreated for too long and there isn't enough insulin in the body. However his PH levels are in a good  range to  expect a favorable outcome for treatment


Dogs  with diabetes can live a full life once their condition is managed. Treatment is fairly easy once the right insulin dosage is determined; blood sugar can be maintained  with the help animal glucose monitors  and a regimented feeding schedule. We'll know more by the end of the weekend, but  we're very hopeful that he'll stabilize in time for his 8th birthday next week.

Treatment for Aslan has begun by looking for pancreatitis and urinary tract infections as those are the two biggest complications that could throw a wrench into the works. He is currently being hospitalized for at least 48 hours. The $5,000 goal is the grand total estimate for all of his tests, treatments, doctor visits, insulin and food to get him to an healthy and adoptable condition.  

With your help we can get Aslan feeling better.  Every little bit helps, thank you for your consideration.
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Aslan is currently in the care of Pacific Pug Rescue in Portland Oregon; a 501c3 nonprofit organization incorporated in 2006 that exists to rescue, rehabilitate and place unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused Pugs in permanent adoptive homes that have been carefully screened. Pacific Pug Rescue is an all-volunteer organization; we do not have a shelter facility and all rescued pugs live with volunteer foster families while they wait to be adopted.

Thank you for anything you can give. You make the difference in the care of these special needs pugs.
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Update 7
Posted by Kim Tews
4 days ago
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We're thrilled to have exceeded our GoFundMe goal for Aslan! Thank you to everyone who has donated to this special guy. We know we say it a lot, but our supporters are the best! And we wouldn't be able to do what we do without you, so thank you!

Here is an update on him from his foster mom:
Aslan had an Eye Dr. Appointment a couple weeks ago. His eyes had completely healed from the perforated ulcers, but unfortunately cataracts had started to form in both eyes. 75% of dogs with diabetes will develop cataracts and they usually come on quite quickly... sometimes overnight in some cases. Within a week Aslan has lost all his sight. :( He is struggling with it and we have seen some changes in his personality as he is trying to adjust to losing his eyesight. His glucose levels are still not stable, but we continue to work to find a balance. He fits in well in his foster home and has lots of friends to help him along.
Aslan
Aslan and his many friends!
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Update 6
Posted by Kim Tews
1 month ago
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Aslan got good news at the eye doctor last week. His eye has healed much quicker and better than expected and he is no longer in danger of losing his eye! He went to see an Internal Medicine vet also last week to try to get his blood sugar under better control. He is doing great and is a real trooper even though he is constantly getting poked and prodded. He is such a sweet guy, and even though he is a bit of work we think he is worth it!

We want to thank everyone who've donated to Aslan's care and voted for him in the PetMeds Cares contest, we won second place and $1,000 towards his medical bills! We also want to thank everyone who've helped us in purchasing needed items from our Amazon wishlist ( http://a.co/0gH5yTm); Amazon does not tell us who purchased items from 3rd party suppliers, and they do not give any contact info so that we can send a proper Thank you. Your purchases ease the financial burden on the foster homes and the rescue. Our supporters are the best!!!!!!
Aslan wishes he could thank all of you!
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Update 5
Posted by Kim Tews
2 months ago
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Aslan had a glucose curve test Thursday to see if he is responding to his Insulin. Unfortunately it showed his Blood Sugar is nowhere near being under control. He will have the test again next week and if there is no improvement we will be changing his insulin. Aslan really seems like he feels great, he is enjoying playing with toys, he has made a new best buddy named Gus in his foster home and of course he loves following his foster mom from room to room. His eye looks improved but he is really being treated with kid gloves, any accidental bumping or scratching will cause the eye to rupture again. Since he is blind and is unable to see where he is going, we are being extra cautious to be sure the home is 100% safe at pug eye level. We know the glucose regulation can be a frustrating process but we are committed to getting him there! His foster mom is doing round the clock care checking his ketones, blood sugar, monitoring his diet and making sure he does not poke his eye out!

And if you can, please click the link below to vote for Aslan to win up to $2,000 towards his medical care! We've just creeped into 1st place, but we need everyone to vote every day through the 24th to continue the momentum. Thank you for your continued support, our fans are the best!

Click here to vote! http://bit.ly/2iWeBf6
Please help us win by voting for Aslan!
Aslan with his new buddy, Gus
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Update 4
Posted by Kim Tews
2 months ago
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Aslan Update:
Aslan is doing well, and really you wouldn't even know he had anything wrong if you didn't know better. Getting his blood glucose stabilized can take awhile and requires a lot of regulation, keeping to a strict schedule and dedication. Aslan still is drinking and urinating too much so we know we are not there yet. His eye seems to be improving and will be checked again next week.

We have added a few things to our Amazon list for Aslan specifically. If anyone can help we would be forever grateful, you can view our wishlist here: http://a.co/iQrs9Cu

We've submitted Aslan's story into PetMeds Cares' Change a Pet's Life contest where we could win up to $2,000 towards Aslan's care! To help him win, we need you to click the link below and vote for Aslan! Everyone can vote once a day for the next week (we'll post reminders on our Facebook page). Please vote and share to help Aslan; click here to vote: http://bit.ly/2iWeBf6
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Nakia Booker Santiago
2 months ago
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Asian I miss u so so much. Man u help me so much thru my depression. I remember the bad I just wanted to give up on life and ur mommy brought u over to spend the night with me. We stayed up all night playing and laying on the couch. Our family will never be the same without u but I know u needed to go to the rescue because ur mommy is sick battling lupus and looking for a kidney. I pray where God takes u ur loved just as much as u was loves with us. I love u big boy. Get well soon and know I'll never forget u. I love u my little brother.

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Lindy Lou Nicola
2 months ago

I donated to aslans Fund in memory of Walter

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Lindy Lou Nicola
2 months ago

Aslan so glad you are doing so much better. Hang in there

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Dusti Sparks
2 months ago

So happy to hear you are recovering so quickly; you have so much support. Go Aslan! Find your inner lion!

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$5,200 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 122 people in 2 months
Created January 6, 2017
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$60
Derek Moore
29 days ago

In memory of Stinky

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$25
Anna Davenport
1 month ago
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
$100
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1 month ago
$10
Anonymous
1 month ago
AP
$20
A Ponteri
1 month ago

In memory of Mr. Gladstone, pug extraordinaire

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$20
Lyrae Lacasse
1 month ago
MB
$10
melissa romero boyle
1 month ago
MT
$30
Mike Tomasco
1 month ago

It's with a heavy heart that my wife and I are making a donation to Aslans care in the name of our departed pug Olivia. We found out today that she had cancer so as to end any suffering we sent her to furever home to play with all the other pugs. RIP Olivia you were very much loved by your mom and dad.

$10
Michael Boen
1 month ago

Wishing good thoughts!

Nakia Booker Santiago
2 months ago
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Asian I miss u so so much. Man u help me so much thru my depression. I remember the bad I just wanted to give up on life and ur mommy brought u over to spend the night with me. We stayed up all night playing and laying on the couch. Our family will never be the same without u but I know u needed to go to the rescue because ur mommy is sick battling lupus and looking for a kidney. I pray where God takes u ur loved just as much as u was loves with us. I love u big boy. Get well soon and know I'll never forget u. I love u my little brother.

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Lindy Lou Nicola
2 months ago

I donated to aslans Fund in memory of Walter

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Lindy Lou Nicola
2 months ago

Aslan so glad you are doing so much better. Hang in there

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Dusti Sparks
2 months ago

So happy to hear you are recovering so quickly; you have so much support. Go Aslan! Find your inner lion!

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