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Raised by 25 people in 28 months
Polar, our Korean Jindo originally saved by USHS is facing his 3rd battle with DEATH. (1st time was from slaughter for human consumption, 2nd time was by the hands of the organization who "saved" him and others from the meat trade) and now...by the hands of humans using poison to control pests out on ranch properties.

Jindos are hunters by nature. It is their breed. They are amazing guardians, protectors, hunters and workers of their territory/home. Polar was poisoned by a rat he caught who had been poisoned by a neighboring ranch property! 

Polar went straight to emergency on Saturday October the 29th, lifeless and shutting down from the poison he ingested just from biting into the rat!!! Thankfully his foster mom caught him right away. One minute he was running and playing with the pack and the next minute he was lifeless and balled up in a corner. The once terrified of human touch Jindo made no resisitance to being picked up and rushed to emergency.

The first 24 hrs were excruciating. His colon was dangerously enlarged; his blood was not coagulating (posing threat of bleeding out); the shock on his organs extreme as a result of the poison.

We were on 48 hr watch just to know whether he would make it out. Today there was a light of hope:

“The coagulation of his blood is happening.  His readings were within normal limits as of today.  That was their priority yesterday as he was not clotting and was throwing up blood.  As you know coagulation is critical to stopping blood loss.  At least we know today he is not internally bleeding out.  The Vitamin K injections have helped with this.

The second priority was his liver readings which today are better but still not where she wants.  Another 24 hours will matter and he most likely will come home with a liver support med.

The last was his colon.  It was obviously enlarged.  They had not yet taken a second set of x-rays yet today but will do that.  Hopefully his constant meds and IV will have reduced the shock on his organs.

Overall improvement.  He was alert which you will see, and he was actually starting to eat a bit. All good signs.  I will check back in with them tomorrow and if he continues to improve I should be able to bring him home tomorrow with the necessary meds.”

This unanticipated emergency has caused a major strain on our funding reserves for other dogs in dire need of of surgeries and medical attention. We could not and had not another choice but to give critical care to Polar. He has survived so much. He is too young. We are not letting death stealing him if we can help him.

We need your help. Please consider donating to Polar's high weekend emergency hospitalization costs. Your donation is tax-deductible and 100% of it goes to Polar. He was just starting to enjoy life as a dog, as part of a family...and then tradegy took him once again.

Please help us, help Polar.

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We cannot thank our foster enough for being so responsive and doing all the right things when Polar collapsed lifeless last weekend. We are happy to see him back with the pack and his sister Lucy who missed him so much while he was gone.

Unfortunately we cannot control the uncontrollable. We can only raise awareness on the deadly affects of using poison as pest control.

Vet care is one of the many costly things for rescues. With 40 dogs in our organization, each dog can average a cost at minimum of $1000 just to feed, vet, rehabilitate house & board during their time in rescue. That doesn't include the big medical cases we take on like Sullivan the Siberian who had $7000 in orthopedic surgery to reconstruct both congenitally abnormal back legs.

And this average cost per dog doesn't include unexpected, uncontrollable accidents like Polar's emergency visit last weekend.

Please consider helping us replenish the funds needed for Polar's emergency visit last weekend which literally saved his life.
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The good news is that Polar was released from hospitalization yesterday. We are very grateful that his very experienced and quick thinking foster mom got him to the emergency immediately when saw something was very wrong. Had she not been home or not noticed him even a half hour longer he very likely could have died an excruciating death.

The bad news is that we could not prevent such a thing. How was the foster to know what neighboring ranches are using poison to control pests? All we can do now is educate, raise awareness for this problem and create change. Not only dogs are at risk but cats, birds of prey, coyotes and other wildlife.

Additionally, with this unexpected and costly emergency we have had to use medical funds needed for other medical cases as we wait for the funds we raised with Strut Your Mutt to be sent to us (which can take 6-8 weeks from today :( )

A silver lining with this early release of Polar is that the bill came out lower than the worst case scenario anticipated. We are down to a $2000 bill for Polar's emergency hospitalization this weekend.

Please help us replenish funds needed for the orthopedic surgery BonBon (Ironically another meat farm Jindo) has been waiting too long for.

All the paws at Delaney's Dog are very grateful and thankful for your continued generosity and support ❤️
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Lucie, also a meat trade survivor, has been on this journey with Polar since they were rescued together from South Korea. Lucie is staying close to her foster since her brother Polar went into emergency hospital on Saturday. Her world disconnected while he's away but she's being brave.
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Overall improvement. He was alert which you will see, and he was actually starting to eat a bit. All good signs.
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Raised by 25 people in 28 months
Created October 31, 2016
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David Tampanello
27 months ago

Polar is such a smart boy. I hope this doesn't increase his anxiety around other small animals. Thank you and Roberta for taking such good care of him!

Goli Mohammadi
27 months ago

Hope you're all better soon, Polar! <3

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