I picked up the emaciated merle GD today. Thanks Theresa for meeting me! It was one of the worst drives there and back for me yet, in the end, I have him and, we are safe back at BHRR.
No picture that we tried to take can really captures how terrible this boy is. 🙁 🙁
His ears are so thickened from scar tissue from untreated rampant infections and, when he was picked up he was covered all over his body with biting flies and, his skin is missing hair in so many places, he is so itchy, the brutal dry flaking skin, dull coat, and, he has tested positive for Lymes disease and, is on treatment. You can see every rib, all of his spine and his hip bones are protruding so much…. 🙁
I know he has put on weight since he was rescued – for those who do not remember his story, he was abandoned by his owners many weeks ago, and, some people were just throwing him scraps of food until he was saved……
His nails are so long, he has growths, lumps and bumps and, yet, when you look into those eyes just begging to be loved…….you melt…you forget about the 'hot mess' he appears on the outside for all, you see is the gorgeous boy on the inside wanting to be loved and, you want to fight all the urges to scoop him up, hold him close and, tell him over and over and over again, that his life will never be like this again….
He is urinating so much also…..we will do a UA on him….
Theresa thank you for being one of his rescue angels. Thank you for your friend donating that collar for him and, thank you for your donation of some of his much needed vetting for him, a weeks' worth of Doxcycline and, thank you for being YOU!
It is always such a delight seeing you!
Below is a short video of who we are calling BHRR's Merlin

He will start de-worming and be placed on Revolution tonight.
His heartworm test was negative. We will do detailed blood-work on Monday when he comes to KAH with me and also a UA.
He will begin having 8 small meals a day to start as we get his body kick started into having proper nourishment again….

BHRR's Merlin November 14th, 2014 VIDEO

The photo's below show how dry is skin is – THAT is not white dog fur on his back…. 🙁 You can see where his waistline SHOULD be and, how much his hips are sticking out and, those ribs. His coat colour makes it very hard to see how emaciated he is. 🙁

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(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 ‘Merlin’. 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 gwen@birchhaven.org

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 Salem's Angels  $10.00* donated to date & Bills are $389.87
Theresa – donation of some vetting – Rabies, DAPP, Heartworm test, 1 weeks worth of Doxcycline for his Lymes treatment
*He will need another 7 weeks worth of Doxycycline to start for his treatment and have another tick borne panel done
Theresa's friend – Dog Collar