Waldo was found as a stray in Texas by a local rescue who contacted us to get him to safety.
Once he made it to Rhode Island, we discovered Waldo was missing many teeth, and the ones he still had left were severely infected. He will need to undergo extensive surgery to fix his dental issues.
He has diseased teeth, receding gums, loss of connective tissue, and exposed roots. Teeth as well as root planes, flap surgery, and bone grafts will need to be removed. The surgery is particularly risky because of his size and the severity of the problems with his teeth. He may end up with a fractured jaw from teeth removal and bone loss. His surgery is scheduled for August 14th. The cost estimate from the dental specialist is from $1306.02 to $2246.02.
This little guy is still such a trooper. He is a tiny boy of 4.8 pounds, but he has so much love to give.
Please help by making a donation towards Waldo's vet bill.