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3 New Lyme Dogs

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We have 3 new dogs in our program-- English Setter-Alivia , Pointer- Xuma and Beagle puppy- Marigold . All 3 girls, sadly tested positive for Lyme disease. Alivia had bleeding gums upon arrival from a shelter in southern Illinois. She was dumped because she wouldn't hunt. Alivia moved to Foster to Adopt upon arrival to a family that recently lost their last IBR adopted English Setter and she is helping them mend their broken hearts.
Xuma, (pronounced Zuma), is a petite Pointer originally from Canada, bred from French Pointer lines. She was purchased 4 years ago by a man in the northern suburbs, who surrendered her to the rescue in June. She lived a life outdoors and had a history of being hit by a car. She has some mobility issues and some lameness in her back end, but she has been going to the local doggie chiropractor and she seems a lot better. Xuma also came in with sores all over her body and she also had intestinal parasites. Xuma also has a bad underbite and she also needs a dental. She is a joyful sweet Pointer and is doing great in foster care. She has tons of personality.
Little Marigold came into our program the last week in July. She was going to be put to sleep when Animal Control was running out of options because they could not find a rescue to help her locally. My vet called me as she was found in his town and we luckily found her a foster home quickly. Marigold is only 12lbs and she is a sickly camper due to her Lyme disease infection. She was also loaded with worms and we think she may have a growth spurt now that we are addressing her health issues. Marigold also has something called Cherry Eye-- inflammation in the third eyelid and she will need surgery to help that get better.
Vetting expenses add up quickly when we bring in new dogs with health issues. Bloodwork and vaccinations cost $350 each. Spays will be $90 each and dentals for Alivia and Xuma will cost approximately $200 each. Cherry eye surgery for Marigold will cost $150 and each chiropractic adjustment for Xuma is $50. Additional medication for Lyme disease treatment will cost approximately $200 each dog to start. We could sure use some donations to help with their care!


  • Anonymous
    • $150 
    • 8 mos
  • Laura Cosenza
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Michael Boettcher
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $200 
    • 11 mos
  • Meleda and John Lowry
    • $100 
    • 1 yr


Lisa Spakowski
Wood Dale, IL

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