Dancer has had a rough young life, and a rough road to recovery…
Dancer is a beautiful 1 yr old blond golden who was surrendered to GRRAND by owners in southern Indiana who were unable to manage the expense of her medical needs. They had only acquired Dancer 5 months earlier from another owner and while with them she became very sick. They spent $1,500 on her with 2 different vet clinics who were unable to diagnose her illness. Dancer has severely swollen joints and nose, bleeding sores and ruptures to her skin, had to have an eye removed because it also became infected, and lameness. When GRRAND acquired this sweet girl, we took her immediately to the emergency vet where she was quickly diagnosed with Blastomycosis, a severe fungal disease that is systemic and oftentimes fatal. The fungus is acquired from wet or moist soil, often around ponds. Dancer’s former owners said that she loved to dig in the pond on their property! Dancer is now on expensive medications to treat the fungus and we hope that her therapy has come soon enough to save her life, and her other eye. This girl is in a lot of pain, but continues to be nothing but total sweetness. She is in a wonderful foster home with a foster mom who is monitoring her progress around the clock. We are so grateful that at this time, Dancer continues to eat and drink and doesn’t seem to require hospitalization. We are looking for donations to cover the cost of Dancer’s treatment which will extend for many months, perhaps as long as a year or so.