More info. on BHRR's Bloom – Female, Blue GD, about 15 months of age.
What we know of from her current guardian angel on October 12th, 2011 when BHRR was first contacted to assist:
"Bloom was found as a stray in Huntington (QC) about a month ago. The couple who found her were not able to keep her so I offered to take her in and take on the task of finding her a good home. Upon meeting Bloom, I discovered that it might be harder to find her a home than I originally thought. It was obvious that something was wrong with her so I took her to see an orthopedist and it was confirmed that she suffers from Radius Curvus Syndrome and will need a $3,800 surgery."
October 16th, 2011 UPDATE:
"Since we've had her, she's looking a lot better. The curve in her spine was really bad at first and I would say it's improved 80%. Bloom wasn't interested in food (kibble) at first so we switched her to a raw diet and she LOVES it! We also take her out for a run in the forest a few times a week and the exercise seems to be good for her even though the vet advised us to minimize her physical activity. She seemed very sore when she first arrived (she would cry when going up and down the stairs or by just getting up from her dog bed) and now we rarely hear her cry.
We just started raising funds last week so we're probably far from our goal! The article in the NDG Free Press came out today so we're hoping people will donate.
Her surgery date hasn't been set yet as we are still waiting to raise the money. She has been seeing Dr. Gatineau at the DMV and this is where the money is being donated to.
Bloom is wonderful with other dogs. We've taken her to dog parks (enclosed and off-leash trails) and she's never had any issues. She is very young and silly….. Bloom is also good with EVERYONE she meets. She LOVES people!! She's good with strangers, kids, etc.
Overall, she has amazing potential and I would love to see her reach it. She hasn't been spayed yet."
October 23rd, 2011 UPDATE:
"Dr. Gatineau told me that Bloom should be able to lead a normal life after her surgery and that is what I wish for her. She is SOOOO happy and loves to run and play, I want her to be able to do so without having to take pain medication and still be in pain for a couple of days. I'm convinced you will do an amazing job helping her recuperate from her surgery, your knowledge and experience will make all the difference!"
October 24th, 2011 UPDATE:
"From the moment I picked up Bloom, I made a promise to her that I would do everything to get her the care she needs and I intend to keep my promise no matter how much time and work it takes, she deserves it! I cannot thank you enough for having agreed to take care of Bloom's recovery and adoption, I couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect place for her to go to."
HELP 'BLOOM' Blossom – 15 month old Great Dane diagnosed with Radius Curvus Syndrome – $4,000 Vet Bills & $805 – Donated to date
Please consider donating to:
Dr. Gatineau at the DMV in Lachine
Cal 514-633-8888 and donate to the file # 100861 – Bloom
Her surgery is estimate at $3,800 plus we need to spay her
C/O Gwendiln Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario