URGENT UPDATE: PLEASE DONATE THE GIFT OF LIFE FOR THE “HOLLY DAYS.”
Sweet 10 yr old Vizsla Holly, who lived the last four years of her life outside 24/7 was surrendered just 3 weeks ago to Santa Barbara Vizsla Lovers Rescue. Now with her loving foster, she enjoys warmth by the fire, 3 good meals a day (to put some weight on), runs her new green yard, even visits the barn to see her new horse friend Rush.
Many of you have sent good wishes to Holly and offered her foster care or adoption. While updating her health care, unexpectedly a tumor has been discovered on Holly’s spleen. Without immediate surgery, she is in danger of sudden painful death. We scrambled to find quick, competent surgery (wait lists are so long). Wonderful foster Pam and SBVLR have miraculously been able to arrange for a skilled surgeon to remove Holly’s tumor/spleen Monday, December 13 before she has a tragic end she does not deserve. The surgeon expects the procedure to be routine, recovery swift, biopsy results come after we save Holly’s life. Holly came originally from a loving home but suffered being outside and alone much of the time this past year plus her chronic ear condition was painful without timely treatment. Through it all she retained her youthful and sweet personality…Pam says she is just “SUCH A GOOD GIRL, like a 4 yr old in a sugar suit.”
We did not expect this sudden expense when we took her in, but we are committed to humane and loving treatment so Holly does not come to a bad end. You have been our fan club in the past for Ziggy, Trooper, Ranger and many more Vizslas needing medical and behavioral help. Surgery is approx. $4900 with rescue discounts which will completely deplete our Ziggy Memorial Medical Fund.
Isn’t it strange a Vizsla named Holly would need your help at the holidays…PLEASE, PLEASE GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE FOR OUR SWEET GIRL’S “HOLLY DAYS” AHEAD.
SBVLR is a 501C3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible.