10 year old Brunie spent her entire life tied outside in the Georgia heat. When rescued from the end of that chain (which was wrapped around and had embedded into her neck as a makeshift collar), may have been the first chance Brunie has had to experience air conditioning and a peaceful night's rest. Brunie was immediately taken to a local veterinarian where she was bathed, treated for fleas and intestinal infestations, vaccinated, and tested - heartworm positive.
Then due to a glitch in the best laid plans, Brunie was boarded for a week before being transported north to us in West Virginia.
Upon arrival here, we noticed that Brunie has a cough that was not kennel cough - or anything you might normally hear. Our veterinarian, who will be performing the treatment for heartworm disease, and later spaying her and removing a ping-pong ball sized lump from her back, feels that Brunie is in early stages of organ failure due to the heartworm disease - and that she may have sustained some permanent damage to her trachea from the way she had been tied out - - - and neglected.
Brunie has turned into an expensive dog - and we could definitely use some help with her bills. Her veterinary bill in Georgia and transport fees to us were about $350. Her heartworm treatment (if all goes well) will be another $300+, and her spay and lumpectomy will be another $300+.
We think she is worth every penny of the expense. No dog should live and die in misery. That Brunie survived her neglect and abuse that long is a real testament to just how badly this poor dog wants to live. Help us to make the "good life" a reality for Brunie. By contributing to Brunie's care, you will not only be helping her - but you will give us the financial tools we need to continue to help more "Brunie's" whose futures are uncertain - - - and many who have no future without your help.