BHRR's Ethel was spayed on July 30th and, everything went well. When it came time to remove that tiny growth/lump that had been discovered on July 15th to be on the bottom of her foot, there was not trace to be found of it….all, feet were double checked and triple checked and, it is gone. If it were not for four staff and, a Vet that witnessed it already, with it being there on July 15th, all of us would have thought we were mad! There is no sign of it anywhere…..clearly gone and, no sign of whatever it was coming back either. No one was concerned about it, yet, the Vet that did her spay is wondering if it was not some tiny sliver that, resolved. I am happy that there is no worry about there being a 'bad bump/lump/growth!' Never bothered her either.

I had a detailed conversation with the Vet who did her spay and, her uterus was definitely one of having had puppies in her past. 🙁 🙁 There were spots/marks, healed lesions where tiny placenta's had attached to her uterus and, her uterus was stretched. WELL, no more babies for her, and, I knew when she first arrived, that it would have been shocking to believe that she had been already spayed….picked up in a first nation community, starved, almost blind, with very noticeable breeding signs on her.

YET, those days are long gone…no more babies for her and, she has been developing lots of muscle mass/tone and, she really is so full of personality!!! 🙂

Some photo's below!

(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Ethel’. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Ethel's Angels Donations to Date: $403.17 & Bills To Date: $1,824.90
*Before PayPal fees
PV Hazeldean Community Education/Awareness Event(50/50 split with BHRR's Nessie)
Sarah D – Bath Mat

First three photo's are from July 30th, 2014 & last photo is from August 7th, 2014

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