Critical care dogs are rescued Goldens that require specialized, emergency medical care, or are identified as unadoptable due to a terminal illness, incapacitation, or aggressive behavior discovered after the dog has been rescued. For the latter, GRRAND cares for these dogs with the help of experienced foster families who provide needed medication, comfort, and love until they pass over the Rainbow Bridge. As you can imagine, care for these dogs, including vet care and medications, can be quite costly.
We’ve established a fund for our critical care dogs and wish to highlight their stories on this page. As you read through these difficult stories, please consider donating to the Critical Care Fund. With your help and the dedication of our experienced foster families, we hope to create a compassionate atmosphere for each dog that would otherwise experience a sad ending. The donation form is at the bottom of this page.
MEET OUR CRITICAL CARE DOGS
Edmund is Heartworm positive and has severe skin issues. He also has a serious problem with his right hind leg. This poor dog is in need of medical support for all of his problems and we welcome your help to provide funding for him.
At just five months old, it’s hard to imagine what little Michael and his sister Janet have endured in their short lives. GRRAND rescued Michael and Janet, a very bonded pair, from a rural shelter after they had been found as strays. Michael appears to have some type of neurological disorder, as his head is always cocked, and he has trouble at times walking straight. We recently took Michael to see a neurologist at Metropolitan to try to figure out what is going on. Without an MRI and spinal tap, it will be impossible to know for sure and to develop a treatment protocol. Both diagnostic procedures are quite expensive, and will cost more than $2,000. GRRAND is committed to helping Michael, and we will schedule the MRI and Spinal Tap very soon so the specialist can diagnose Michael’s condition. Donations would be so appreciated to help us cover rising medical costs. GRRAND has rescued so many dogs that require specialized medical attention, a common reason these dogs find themselves on the streets as strays or dumped at a shelter. We would be grateful for any financial support you can provide to help us help Michael’s life improve.
Seven-year-old Golden Sadie #26 is currently in a foster home and available for adoption, but we are sad to report that she was recently diagnosed with a torn ACL in her left back leg and will require ACL repair surgery. Sadie is just as sweet as can be, and we hate to see her in pain. Her surgery will be scheduled very soon with Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists. ACL repair surgery is a very expensive procedure that will require hospitalization and follow-up care. Contributing to the Critical Care fund will help GRRAND pay for Sadie’s surgery, and help other critical care dogs in need. Donations are greatly appreciated. Without your generous support, GRRAND would be unable to rescue and rehabilitate dogs that require medical attention. We will keep you posted on Sadie’s surgery and her rehabilitation.
Lannis is a 1-2 year old female Flat Coat Retriever mix who came to GRRAND as a stray. When we first met this little beauty, she was limping quite a bit, and x-rays revealed that there is a bullet lodged in her leg. Who could do such a thing to this great little dog?!
Lannis is resting and allowing her leg to heal in a foster home. New x-rays will be taken and the orthopedic surgeon will evaluate whether surgery is recommended to remove the bullet. If you would like to help, please consider making a donation to help cover the cost of her medical care. Checks can also be mailed to GRRAND, PO Box 6132, Louisville, KY 40206. Please write Lannis’ name in the memo line.