Team Sheba

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Raised by 595 people in 25 months
Kelly Thompson   CHICAGO, IL
7/5/14- Sheba broke our hearts the second we saw her. She was surrendered by her "guardians" in mid-June to a local intake facility when they decided to move and not take her with. The stress and sadness took an immediate toll on her and she became very ill. When we saw her in her kennel today, she was struggling to stand, hadn't eaten in three days, and couldn't stop shaking or vomiting. We had to carry her out of the intake facility and take her straight to the vet's office where she remains hospitalized. We are running labs, doing chest x-rays, keeping her on a IV catheter, starting treatment on her bi-lateral ear infections, and will do a transfusion if she is not able to make progress over the next few days of intense treatment. Through all of this, her tail wags gently when you talk to her, she melts into our arms when we hold her, and she tries desperately to always have her chin resting in the palm of our hand. We barely know Sheba, but we feel such a strong connection to her. She deserved so much better than what her people gave her, and we're determined to get her healthy and place her with a family who will love her forever. We are unbelievably grateful for your support in helping us get Sheba healthy and happy. We couldn't do this without you.
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Update 9
24 months ago
Hi All! I wanted to send an update to our Team Sheba supporters to let you know that she is doing GREAT in her foster home! She is improving day-by-day and is getting so much love from her new family. It is everything we hoped for for her. Additionally, her Team Sheba fund has already saved another life - the beautiful boy below her is Timber, a 10-month-old shepherd mix. Timber came to us from an intake facility last Saturday on the brink of death with an unknown illness. He was rushed to the vet where he received two blood transfusions, an array of tests/labs/x-rays and remained in the ICU until yesterday. He is not out of the woods yet, but because of the incredibly generous support that we received on behalf of Sheba, we have been able to provide Timber with all of the medical care and resources that he needs to survive. He is resting comfortably with us right now and we are continuing treatment with the goal of pulling him through this. Thank you for changing the lives of two of the most inspiring, amazing animals I have ever met.
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Update 8
24 months ago
So THIS happened tonight! The most incredible, loving, wonderful family reached out to foster Sheba during her recovery! To say that she made herself right at home is an understatement. Sheba ran into the arms of this family like she knew they were hers... she didn't want to leave their little girl's side. Sheba has been through the wringer, but has come out of this happy, bursting with love, and ready to start the healing process off right. She's in the capable hands of a skilled nurse, incredible father, and two seriously awesome kids... we couldn't have dreamed a better family for her. Thank you to all of the Team Sheba fans... we swear she feels all of your love. After a delicious chicken dinner, Sheba is now curled up on the couch with her new family, ready to have some seriously sweet dreams tonight. Miracles do happen. With lots of love and gratitude - A&K
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Update 7
24 months ago
What an incredible day it was for Sheba! After another slumber party with one of Animal Care Center's awesome vet techs, Sheba started her day by EATING ON HER OWN and actually walking around a little bit! These are massive steps in her progress, as up until this point, she couldn't stand and had to be hand fed. We brought her some roasted chickens last night and this afternoon, and she couldn't resist. :) We are so excited by this progress and love to see her little bunny rabbit ears up and in action. She's such a tiny little girl (around 30 pounds) and is so adorable we just want to squeeze her. We just got our evening check-in from our vet, and she said Sheba seems very relaxed and the most comfortable she's seen her... and now she is curled up on her blankets ready for bed. With all of the stress, worry and sadness we (and many of you!) have been feeling the past several days... today is the first day that we were able to breathe a sigh of relief and actually start to feel like Sheba is on her road to recovery. We hope she will be able to transfer out of the ICU this upcoming week and transistion into hospitalization/recovery. We'll keep you posted on her progress, but tonight, a good night's sleep and sweet dreams are in order! With lots of love and deepest gratitude - Kelly, Abby & Sheba
Sheba 7.11.14
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Update 6
25 months ago
The past 24 hours were very up and down with Sheba, but I'm thrilled to share that she's doing well this morning and showing a bit more pep! After a very concerning evening (in addition to the pneumonia, the issues with her gallbladder has caused blockages in her intestines), we had a tech spend the night with her again to not only stay on top of her medical needs, but also give her the emotional fulfillment that she's be missing. We were over-the-moon to get an update this morning that not only did she survive the night, but she seems much more happy and comfortable than she has since her arrival. She responded brilliantly to the emotional healing and it seemed to give her the motivation needed to keep pushing. Our vets are hoping that last night was Sheba hitting rock bottom, and now she can start inching her way towards recovery. We will be running more tests throughout the day, but already have a tech secured to spend the night with her again. Thank you for believing in our girl and for sending so much positive energy her way. We absolutely couldn't do this without you and the unbelievably caring vets and staff at the Animal Care Center of Chicago. We are beyond fortunate to have such a great team of people in Sheba's corner. So much love from all of us here at F&C - Kelly, Abby & Sheba
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Brook Miller
24 months ago

Oh my goodness, look at poor Timber. Please do help him in any way you can.

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Stacy Studebaker
24 months ago

How is Sheba? May we get an update?

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Jessica Masten
25 months ago

I cured both my dogs from parvo with activated charcoal and vitamins, they bounced right back to life quickly

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Justin Mendez
25 months ago

Its so sad for her. When she is healthy and able to be released I am willing to adopt her she so precious and would be in great care

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Brook Miller
24 months ago

Oh my goodness, look at poor Timber. Please do help him in any way you can.

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Stacy Studebaker
24 months ago

How is Sheba? May we get an update?

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Jessica Masten
25 months ago

I cured both my dogs from parvo with activated charcoal and vitamins, they bounced right back to life quickly

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Justin Mendez
25 months ago

Its so sad for her. When she is healthy and able to be released I am willing to adopt her she so precious and would be in great care

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