Recovering in post-op. Mama Gwennie stayed by her side monitoring her until she recovered….

BHRR’s Miss Volt!

She also had her own surgery, a long awaited one on Tuesday May 19th, 2020.

It is so hard to believe, utterly bittersweet too that her own incredibly amazing miraculous journey with us shall be ending as we finally near the last stages of her own successful rehabilitation.

This was the adorable Rottie puppy that had been electrocuted in her previous home, left without treatment for days, finally bought into an emergency hospital and then was surrendered to BHRR.

While many wanted to see her put to sleep, our special needs rescue & our fantastic village surrounded her with all that she needed to get better. The BHRR ‘CHAIN OF SUCCESS’ was strong for her and she has thrived!

She required multiple surgeries on her mouth and from the first day that she came into my loving hands, I noted that she also had a vulva conformity issue.

That took many months of its own treatment for infections, then waiting so patiently for her to come into heat per the recommendation of her specialist, Dr. Philibert to then having to wait for her uterus to go back to a more normal size, dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic etc….to finally being able to have this surgery which was to also address the two broken incisors she had.

On Tuesday, we also did pre-op blood work as we feel that this is incredibly important to do to be properly proactive with our care of the animals we are entrusted with. Part of the important blood work we did was to also do a screening for tick borne disease and heartworm exposure.

Despite having all of our dogs on year round preventative and doing the Lymes vaccine, nothing is 100% and sure enough, Miss Volt turned up Lymes positive. 

From there, we sent off blood for a further test – almost $155 – to IDEXX – for a Quant 6 to check her levels. Those results are now in and her level was 29. Per her Vet, she does not require treatment.

As is also the case with BHRR’s Miss Mollie – another Lymes positive dog in our program – to whomever is approved as her right matched personality fit forever loving home, a yearly heartworm/tick borne disease test shall need to be done with the understanding that she shall always show up positive for Lymes. As she will always show up positive for Lymes, a Quant 6 test shall have to be being sent to the lab to test her levels.

Equally important is for her to remain on preventative year round. As long as her results remain at a certain level and/or she remains asymptomatic, she does not require treatment.

On Tuesday, she received the vaccines that she was due for, I microchipped her, gave her a manicure/pedicure – she is great to do this at any given time! – and the surgeon checked her mouth and could not find any broken incisors to remove.

Miss Volt weighed a lean trim solid muscled 33.1 kgs(72.82 pounds)! A wee gorgeous package of love!

She remains a HUGE hit with all that she meets, loves all people and animals and is recovering well in our home from her big spay. 

Once she is healed, she can finally make her own special announcement.

She has remained a popular inquiry for many and we stand firm that we are not taking on any completed applications to review until at least June.

We have worked so hard to keep her blog up to date and for any one interested, all they need to do is read the thorough blog plus our adoptions policies, processes and procedures. So many emails about her that are readily answered if one just takes a bit of time to read her detailed blog. 

As also mentioned, our bills on Tuesday between both BHRR’s Walter and Miss Volt came to just under $2,500 and we have more special needs giants requiring their own specialist surgeries.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it beyond a nightmare for r/q groups and the struggle for Rescue survival is a big reality….. 

We have been around almost 24.5 years and this is not how we wish things to end due to a pandemic.

Please do consider a donation to help a cause near and dear to your hearts to thrive, be it BHRR or another organisation out there! 

We will take donations via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org or via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com or direct to Eagleson Veterinary Clinic 613-383-8381.

All donations being sent via email transfer or PayPal are being added to our Givinggrid fundraiser donation page so everyone can see the current running total!! 

BHRR’s Walter(photo) & BHRR’s Miss Volt are scheduled for Tuesday May 19th for their surgeries.

BHRR’s Walter is booked to have both of his eyes repaired for his bilateral entropion. That is the next step in his own rehabilitation program. YOU are going to feel even better after your surgery sweet boy!

BHRR’s Miss Volt is FINALLY going to have her spay and those two small incisors removed. Baby girl, your rehab journey has been long yet, we are almost there!

COVID-19 sure did not help AND we still have BHRR’s Royal Blu(eyes/2 legs) and BHRR’s Coupe(2 legs) waiting for their own specialist surgeries…..

Please know that your beautiful support enables us to keep helping dogs like BHRR’s Walter, BHRR’s Royal Blu, BHRR’s Coupe and BHRR’s Miss Volt.

To date, our givinggrid fundraiser has raised: $1,276 in 24 hours. WOW! We are 25% to our goal. We do remain in urgent need of your generosity to help BHRR stay strong.

To all that have posted supportive words and/or donated and/or shared our call for financial donations, please know how much you humble us, you honour us and we thank you for being there in our massive time of need.

Should you not wish to donate via the givinggrid – link is HERE!, donations can be sent via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com or even direct to Eagleson Veterinary Clinic 613-383-8381

As always, thank you for any and all consideration to help keep BHRR strong!

BHRR Animals Available For Adoption

This is a blog post, updated regularly as to who is available for adoption and the ‘quick’ status of others not yet available for adoption.
NOTE: This blog post is on each of the dogs’ individual pages.
All of our available dogs can also be found on our PetFinder website.
*To read a dog’s blog, scroll to the very bottom of that dog’s individual page and read upwards, skipping over any posts such as fundraiser posts. They will answer most of your questions re: age, history etc.*

**NOTE: As of December 1st, 2016; BHRR shall no longer be responding to any inquires to adopt. We are following the lead of other r/q organizations and ONLY completed adoption applications submitted to the BHRR BOD shall be considered/responded to.**

BHRR is a federally registered NP organization and requires an application/contract to be filled out, personal references including a vet reference if applicable and a home visit to be done before being approved to adopt.

We also require that at the time of meeting any BHRR animal (after completing the application process up to that point) that the whole family + any other currently owned animals are present for the mandatory home-visit.

BHRR only places per best matched personality fit.

We also require that within four months of having adopted your new addition that at least one full round/session of group classes of obedience (they can range from 6-18 weeks) must be started and upon completion; proof (registration + completion) must be submitted to BHRR’s attention at BHRR and with having your signature on the adoption application/contract; you will be in a legal breach of your contract should this not be done. The animal involved will have to be returned promptly & safely to BHRR at your own expense.

 

 

BHRR’s Giselle(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE May 28th, 2017  -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Gravel(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE August 7th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Burst(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE July 23rd, 2018 – *Lab/DaneX 

BHRR’s Volt(F) – AVAILABLE FOR FOSTER TO ADOPT SINCE July 16th, 2019 – *Rottie 

BHRR’s Mollie(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE November 28th, 2019 – *Standard Poodle/Saint Bernard

BHRR’s Percival(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE February 8th, 2020 – *Fox Red Labrador – PENDING ADOPTION Since May 21st

BHRR’s Lily(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE May 24th, 2020 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Caramel(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE May 30th, 2020 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Coupe(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL January 13th, 2020 – *NewfX(Possibly with Lab)

BHRR’s Walter(M ) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL March 23rd, 2020 – Great Dane

Please note that we are NOT reviewing nor approving any applications for approved adoptions until at least June 1st.

We will re-evaluate this closer to that date as to if we need to extend that date.

We will not be accepting any applications or any non-refundable applications fees during this time. 

This is for several reasons:

1) BHRR requires a Vet Reference and as someone who works in animal medicine, I know how absolutely insanely busy we are at this time with our staff/hours. We are NOT going to jam up the phone lines doing vet references when people are trying to get through to make urgent appointments, asking for refills of lifesaving meds, needing prescription food etc.

Additionally, the government has announced that Veterinarians can ONLY operate on an urgent basis.

People answering the phones at Vet Hospitals need to be answering the phones for urgent reasons. Not for Vet references.

We need to focus on patient care at the Hospital and we respect and understand that other Hospitals need to do the same. We are an essential service and need to be able to provide that service to the best of our abilities and checking Vet references does not fall under that criteria.

2) We cannot nor will we do home-visits. I put my life and my family’s life at risk every day that I go to work to take care of other people’s pets. Doing a home-visit is not responsible nor does it follow the policy set forth from the government that we need to be practising self-isolating to flatten the curve.

Doing a home-visit is not urgent during this COVID-19 pandemic.

At this time, I go to work, utilize the ever dwindling supply of PPE available, I go home, I buy groceries, get gas and that is it for my public appearances. I am thinking NOT only of my dogs, yet, my family and you…I am thinking of all of the other people out there….

3) It does greatly concern us with the number of inquiries coming our way over the past couple of weeks.

On a ‘good’ day, I get almost 1,000 emails and about 50 phone calls.

These past four weeks; we are up to almost 2,000 emails and almost 125 phone calls a day.

People telling us that they now have time on their hands. If you did not have time before you stopped working; what makes you think that you will have time once you go back to work?

Additionally, even with people going on EI; the monies coming in are not the same as if you were working and if you feel that you are struggling to pay bills, buy groceries, how do you feel that you can take on the costs of having a Giant Breed dog?

The average cost – and I have been tracking this since 1996 – of owning a giant breed per year, PRIOR to emergencies is $2,400.

All of this to say; we will not be processing any applications until it is ideal plus safe to do so.

If you send us a completed application along with the non-refundable application fee, we will be responding that we are not accepting nor reviewing applications and when we do feel that it is safe to do so, we shall begin to slowly open up. 

Our Petfinder and home websites as posted are kept up to date and all details re: said dogs are on their individual blogs. Once, we do open up again for applications, we will remain ONLY responding to completed applications. You would be welcome to re-submit your application along with the non-refundable application fee at that time for members of the BHRR BOD to consider. We will NOT be holding on to your applications nor the non-refundable application fee from now to then. 

Asking us what the cost to adopt is or asking to meet a dog; is all information found on our websites. We are not a pound, shelter or facility. We are an all Volunteer organziation that operates from our own home and that of our approved Foster homes. 

AND yes, we are not other groups and as it is their perogative to adopt out during this extremely difficult time and it remains our perogative to not do so.

Thanks!

BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

BHRR ONLY books 4 Community Education & Public Awareness Events Per Year

1. Our 13th Annual Microchip/Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser is Saturday July 18th @ Pet Valu Stittsville!
1250 Main Street Stittsville
Microchipping
Nail Trims
Dog Baths
Ear Cleanings
BBQ with Veggie Option
Silent Auction
Baked Goodies for Humans/Dogs & So Much More!
SEEKING 25 more approved BHRR Volunteers to assist that day! Please EMAIL

2. Our 9th Annual DINE WITH THE BHRR DOGGIES is on September 19th, 2020
*83% SOLD OUT!

3. ONGOING – On February 21st, 2013, I received a most delightful and touching email from a woman named Allie MacAlister that is so very active in helping others

She is extremely talented and more lovely than any words can ever be put down on paper and she has wonderfully surprised me with the very stunning and unique artful creation of an Irish Wolfhound, inspired by our Bunker Dude. She is calling it ‘Art For A Cause’.

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

10% of sales of her products will come to BHRR!

*You can purchase t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, totes, greeting cards and SO much more! She will be adding products regularly.

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

THIS came on my radar last night!

Nicki is making handmade bracelets to benefit our Giant Breed Rescue & Rehabilitation Programs!

100% comes to BHRR and she is doing this indefinitely!

HOW creative, thoughtful and generous is this?! 

I already bought mine!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & to purchase yours:

Gemstone

“This bracelet is to support the Ottawa Birch Haven giant dog breed Rescue and Rehabilitation centre. (BHRR).

The unakite beads are a stone that is believed to help with feelings of abandonment and separation issues – very fitting as a representation for dogs that have lost their homes for various reasons. The cost of feeding, medicating, and housing giant breed dogs is much higher than rescues for smaller breeds so every little bit helps.

Paw print charm is made of brass”

BHRR’s Miss Volt!
Our adorable spoiled rotten Rottie baby! She is the Rottie that had been electrocuted in her previous home and they delayed in bringing her in for treatment.

We were contacted to assist from the Hospital that took her in and when I picked her up, I noted that she was chewing her vulva too.

As per my previous post, she came to work with me yesterday and she now weighs 32.4 kgs. Solid muscle!

As some may remember a past post that I made, the reason why she came to work with me is that we have been waiting for her to have a heat for a long time. Per her specialist Dr. Philibert prior to proceeding further for her spay and possible reconstruction for her girl bits, he felt that letting her have a heat would hopefully improve her conformation in that area. He felt that she would most likely require not just a vulvaplasty and wanted to make any surgery that she may need the best possible outcome for her.

Well, we have been waiting patiently…,,so patiently and she was going to be turning 15 months of age on the 7 of January and still no heat.

From my last post re: this, several reached out to educate me re: that this is not abnormal etc…etc… I do work in animal medicine and have for almost 16 years now and operate a GD/Giant Breed Rescue and am quite aware of delayed heats in dogs.  AND I had no issues with her having a heat at 15 months, 18 months or longer in age! I just want her to be ok and to be sure that she was ok.

In Miss Volts case, even her specialist felt that she should have had a heat by 9 months, a year on the outside….

Yet, here we were, days shy of 15 months of age and now the question was if her conformation on the outside also meant that she had a possible abnormal conformation on the inside. Very plausible.

After much discussion, the decision was to have her rechecked and then possibly schedule her ‘spay’ surgery.at that time. I also planned to do her heartworm/tick borne disease testing as she is now old enough.

I brought her to work with me yesterday and she was a huge hit…yet, isn’t she always!! 

Well, just before her apt….I noticed some drops on the floor and one of the staff said that they had dripped some of their cherry smoothie and I was like….’hmmm, not so sure about that…’ 

AND then when I took her out of her run to then see the Vet, we all got the definitive answer! Her run carried the evidence needed for confirmation.

This is Miss Volt with her ‘I am a big girl now!’ look! 

Yup! She is officially in heat and if we had waited just one more day…..

Yet, she had an excellent time getting love and we gave her a manicure/pedicure and impressed all with her fabu manners!

She just loves everyone and everything!! Sweet, affectionate and incredibly loving… 

So, now we wait for her heat to be over, review her female bits to see if they have improved and go from there with her spay etc. plus to have the broken incisors removed…..as per Dr. Philibert and stated before, these do not pain her and can easily wait until her spay surgery.

Miss Volt, when it is your time to be adopted, our hearts will be incredibly full yet, it will also be bittersweet. This rehab journey has been so long yet, you are beyond deserving of becoming 100% healthy! 

BHRR will never adopt out a dog before they are ready and it is our responsibility after getting her happy, to also get her healthy! We continue to do right by her…..

 

Someone says early AM’s suck! 

Miss Volt is at work with me today!

Will post more later re: her latest Vet visit.

NOTICE:

BHRR does not adopt out during the XMAS season due to our position that it is not in the best interest of any new addition being added during such a busy, exciting and somewhat stressful time for many.

Quite a few other Rescues, Shelters, Pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol to what we have been doing for almost 25 years.

Our XMAS Shut down period for this year is from Friday December 20th, 2019 to Friday January 3rd, 2020 inclusive.

Any applications received during this time will be processed/reviewed as of Saturday January 4th, 2020!

As always during this time, BHRR is available 24/7 for requests for assistance of animals in need. We shall also network accordingly for, as the local Great Dane/Giant Breed Rescue since 1996, the welfare of the animals are our top priority. We do not wish to see any animal end up in a disreputable place of which sadly there are far too many out there.

Thank you for your continued understanding – The BHRR Team

BHRR’s Winter Wonderland
November 11th, 2019

As always, they thrive best with consistency, structure and routine and are ‘on alert’ waiting patiently for Kinsley to come home from school. That time of day!

THAT we are currently receiving 15+cms of snow and it is a snow day, does not cross their minds!

AND there is always one or two that march to their own drum – Summit (Deaf/Blind) & Salt (Deaf/Visually Impaired) are the only SMART ones, realising that Kinsley is actually in the house and are facing the house! 

Nothing wrong with their noses and they have excelled with their scent training!  Summit & Salt win in knowing exactly where Kinsley is!

A great day for fun filled snow play and now all are crashed out by the fireplaces having nice snoozes!

My last post of my night!

BHRR’s Miss Volt and my 4 month old IS in action!

As you can see there is NOT much of a size difference between them – the now 1 year old adorable ‘rotten rottie’ baby of ours! 

Everyone who meets her continues to just fall in love – social with all – people and animals! She is affectionate, so loving, kind, gentle and a true love.

As many that have been following her situation closely, being electrocuted in her past home was only part of her issues.

Five surgeries have successfully resolved her mouth – yet, per posts made from the moment I picked her up, I noted that she was chewing and licking her wee lady bits.

It was then determined that she has a vulva conformity issue – it is not placed where it should be – and per her specialist Dr. Philibert, it was recommended to wait until she had her first heat to see if that may help resolve some of her also super ‘tight folds’, reducing the severity of the surgery that she would require.

She would require more than just a vulvaplasty and Dr. Philibert was hoping that by having a heat, that this may help her prior to heading into surgery.

Well, she is now 1 year of age and still has not had a heat and as many can contest by meeting her, she is has to be one of the smallest Rotties ever!

She should have had a heat between 6-9 months, the outside 11 months and this has not happened.

To me, her personality is huge and amazing yet, now all of us are wondering if there are other medical things going on.

She clearly has dwarfish, is beautifully proportioned yet, now we are all wondering if she has the normal insides for a female. We have seen our share of dogs without ovaries nor a uterus.

So, I have reached out to Dr. Philibert to schedule a recheck and to go from there…..we still have to remove that one broken incisor that continues to not concern her Vet Team. It was planned to do that at the same time as her spay/plastic surgery. 

She eats, drinks and is playful, smart – very agile – man, is she agile! She can scale things like no tomorrow!

To those that thought she should have been put to sleep when she arrived into rescue after being surrendered to an animal hospital for untreated electrocuted wounds to her face/mouth, you remain in the wrong.

She is living an unbelievably incredible life in the mean-time!

She loves showing Ireland the ‘ropes’ of all that this great big amazing world has to offer in experiences, smells and yummy things to eat!

We still have 6 BHRR doggies hoping for a Special Secret Santa of their very own with BHRR’s Miss Volt being one of those dogs still wishing……

Just a reminder as well that our Facebook page shall be unpublished this weekend as the Boers women shall be away and the Boers men are holding down the fort!

From our home to all of our friends, family and supporters, the best of good night wishes are being sent!

BHRR’s Volt is AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION again.

We were not able to successfully close off on the references for the current application. 

BHRR’s Volt is once again Available for a PENDING Foster To ADOPT Home. SAID approved home MUST be within 2 hours of our location. 

Unfortunately, we were not able to successfully close off on this application submitted for her.

We remain patient as does she!

She is a WOW puppy and the future is truly her oyster! 

Once she has a heat per her specialist Dr. Philibert, he can better assess her vulva conformity issues and see how much, if any of a ‘nip and tuck’ she may need along with addressing her tooth – at least one that they see right now.

As it is a broken lower incisor, he and her two regular Vets have not been concerned in waiting to address it until it is time to spay her.

So, we remain hunkered down for that right matched forever loving temp foster to adopt home to find her! 

This picture is of her and one of my own fav humans at our recent June BHRR “EXPERIENCE” Mini Open House.

Miss Volt is moving under a PENDING Foster to Adopt! 

We shall update as we can! 

UPDATE: this is NOT that right matched home for Miss Volt. 

They are not yet ready to adopt, even foster to adopt. 

BHRR’s Volt is Available Again for a TEMP FOSTER TO ADOPTION home. SAID approved home MUST be within 2 hours of our location. 

She is a truly outstanding dog, as close to bomb proof as you shall ever see and we remain patient…..

AND we will be on our way shortly!

This is to do the home-visit for BHRR’s Volt’s possible approved temp foster to adopt home!

We shall post an update as we can!

Should this be the home meant for her, I am sure going to miss her yet I also know that my heart WOULD be so over the moon happy for her AND the home! 

Until Dr. Philibert determines that it is ok to spay her – still waiting on that first heat to see if it will help with her vulva conformity issue, then to advise if she also needs a vulvaplasty along with a nip and tuck – she will remain as part of our rehab program. We will also address that tooth extraction – an incisor with any other dental concerns that may be found at that time also when she is spayed.

Dr. Philbert was not concerned in waiting for her dental to be done at the same time as her spay.

By the time that she is successfully rehabbed, she will be easily close to a $30,000 dog and WORTH every nickel and dime!

To all that have met this really special wee Rottie girl, they will attest that she is an exceptional creature. Just exceptional!

UPDATE: Miss Volt is moving under a “PENDING” for an approved temp foster to adopt situation.

We shall update as we can!

BHRR’s Volt (7 months old)
AVAILABLE FOR FOSTER TO A FUTURE APPROVED ADOPTION!

As many that follow BHRR’s Volts’ blog are aware, she will not be ready for final approval of an adoption until such time as her specialist, Dr. Philibert advises that her vulva conformity issues have been successfully addressed/resolved.

When she is spayed, her one incisor will be extracted and dental x-rays done to determine the health of her other teeth. If she needs more than the one extraction, it shall also be taken care of by BHRR. 

After much conversation, Sean and I have decided to make a rare exception and place her in a right matched personality fit home for a foster to adopt situation. 

*Said Foster To Adopt Home Must Be Within 2 Hours Of Us*

As many can attest to, she is deeply bonded to me and I work hard to make our dogs the most well balanced plus rounded that they can be. 

She is more than ready for this next step, even if she thinks she is not!

There shall be conditions put in place in her foster to adopt contract to ensure that while we wait for her to have that heat to see how much it may mature her vulva; that she is placed at zero risk of any accidental pregnancy.

BHRR has been operating for over 23 years and we have NEVER had any dogs become pregnant on our watch and we are not about to start! That is not part of r/q Rescue. 

Should that right matched home not find her and she remains with us, like all of our dogs, that is 100% ok with us too!

We are seeking a home that ideally has at least one other right matched personality fit dog for Miss Volt is uber social. 

We will consider homes with children as young as 5 and prior Rottie experience is not required.

If a home already has children, we do not wish to see her placed in a home that has more than 2 children. 

Previous dog experience is ideal yet not required if that right matched home is set up for success.

She can go to a home that works ft, pt, works from home, is semi-retired or retired etc. She is another versatile BHRR dog!

She has proven to be fantastic with cats too!

She will NOT go to a home that seeks to make her fat or obese – yup, one of my biggest pet peeves! She is lean and looks fantastic!

She is a dream to wash, do nails and through extensive rehab, she actually will get into the car on her own and even enjoys the car rides to a point now…..she more tolerates them as a means to get from point A to B to socialise!

She is housebroken and while not 100% proven trustworthy in our home on her own – she has a paper towel fetish! – at just 7 months of age, she is a ROCK star!

She is smart and we would love to see her go to a home that will consider therapy work with her. She has the perfect temperament!

She loves her walks/hikes and to snuggle and cuddle and her one vice is hooking her front legs around yours and almost tripping you!

Or, she has been known to take the bottom of your pant leg as you walk too! Working on it!

OK, she has another vice….she LOVES to dig holes…..big ones, gigantic ones….not quite sure where she is going for she digs them in every direction!

Is she the perfect dog? No…no dog is yet she is as close to bomb proof as any dog can be.

We encourage her to be curious and passively ignore anything that she may show initial uncertainty at….such as the flowers growing at the event we were at last week. 

Being born in October, she did not see many flowers in bloom last year. How people handle things and act is how she is going to react and the second time she saw them, no big deal!

To Miss Volt, as much as she loves people, places and things….she loves home the best! Walks on our trails and snacks by the fireplace/tv are her evening big moment of happiness.

OH, yeah, she still wants to climb in my shower more often than not too! LOL

We recommend anyone that may be interested in BHRR’s Volt, to read her extremely detailed blog and our adoption processes, policies and procedures prior to submitting an application to the BHRR BOD to consider.

BHRR’s Volt is almost a $15,000 dog to date in our efforts to get her physically healthy and if, Dr. Philibert requires her to have a vulvaplasty along with a ‘nip & tuck’ with the dental when she is spayed, she will be much closer to a $25,000+ dog.

To us at BHRR, she is MORE than worth every dime and to all that have met her to date, they can confirm that this girl is a WOW dog….super special, smart, affectionate, deserving and have I mentioned how stunning she is?!

She is a small female Rottie and yes, her tail was incorrectly docked and to us, she is perfect in all of her imperfections. 

BHRR’s Volt, it has been a true honour, privilege and joy having you with us……I shall shed many a tear when it is your time to go yet they will be so worth it!

You are a gift and we know that you will leave an incredible mark on the world!

My final note is a special thanks being shouted out to Alta Vista Animal Hospital…..without you, she would not have even had this opportunity. THANK you for saving her and then entrusting her to BHRR.

 

Gwennie shall kill me for posting yet, this is just one candid picture among several taken over the years that demonstrate just how special this woman is to many!

That includes people as well as animals. Gwennie you are dearly loved, respected and valued.

I know you are hurting right now Gwennie, yet, know that you are amazing, inspirational, generous to a fault, dedicated, selfless, humble, brilliant, full of integrity and a whole hell of a lot more not to mention you remain my hero…. 

Here is the THREAD for all of the wonderful posts and likes/loves for The Gwennie!

STAY TUNED!

These two beauties – BHRR’s Meadow & BHRR’s Volt are very excited to share some news!

It has touched my heart immensely with how far these two incredible dogs have come in not just their physical yet their emotional and behavioural rehabilitation.

I have spent over 14 years working on my formal education – and continue to take courses – to help dogs like these and I am beyond proud of them and so many others that we have been incredibly fortunate to have assisted since our inception in 1996.

We are at Pet Valu Hazeldean – 457 Hazeldean Road – to 4 pm!

Miss Volt is also here with us!

AND we are on our way!

We are off to Pet Valu Hazeldean – 457 Hazeldean Road – for our second community education & public awareness event of 2019!

AND Miss Volt shall be in appearance from 10-4 pm

This is how she likes to hang in my car when I first load her up! 

Then, we have the ‘conversation’ about her needing to be safely tethered when we drive and that she cannot be on my back dashboard! 

It is part of our travel routine and after much sighing, she comes down and then is safely secured for driving….

What a hoot she is! 

What a gorgeous day it shall be today too! The sun, which has been rare of late is out in full force.

We are doing nails, ear cleanings, we shall have some merchandise/baking for sale and we will also have our pup Sponsor Board.

May 1st, 2019
ALL I wanted was to do a weekly clean/purge of the fridge prior to making dinner….brought the garbage can in and thought that I could throw a load of laundry in before I started….

Had the kitchen free and clear and came back to this….Salt even grabbed a blanket and dragged it in to lay on! 

Had a few (8) supervisors overseeing my work!

Talk about ‘laying down on the job’ though! 

From our home to all of our friends, family plus supporters warmest good night wishes being sent!

My last post of my night….

BHRR’s Volt!
April 11th, 2019

She had her latest recheck yesterday. She now weighs 25.2 kgs(55.44 pounds).

Unfortunately, she is still battling an infection and will be on antibiotics (Simplicef 200 mg SID) for another 2 weeks.

We remain using a cone, Cortravance plus a thin layer of Vaseline every morning.

Then we shall do another recheck. She is a $12,000 puppy and counting and we shall continue to host small flash auctions plus do whatever is needed to make sure that she is properly taken care of.

As those that follow her know, the specialist, Dr. Philibert saw her on March 27th – same day he saw BHRR’s Connery – to look at her vulva conformity issue.

He wants to see her mature more and yes, have a heat to see if that may develop her vulva area so that she does not have so many ‘tight folds’ and then may not require as invasive of a surgery with a vulvaplasty and the ‘nip & tuck’.

So, while we now have her electrocuted mouth all healed up – five surgeries later and she will require one tooth extracted, we remain working on her vulva.

The tooth will be extracted when she is spayed. Dr. Philibert was not worried about it – it is an incisor.

Miss Volt is a huge fav at KAH & more than person would love to steal her away!

She has gone from super skittish to social queen!

Miss Volt would also like to gently remind everyone about our 8th Annual ‘1-on-1’ Special Date With A BHRR Dog Online Auction!

To view the 26 amazing dates that we have up for grabs – we have DAY and OVERNIGHT Dates – please do visit THIS LINK for all of the details and to bid!

We currently have bids of almost $700! 

Our unique Date Auction Event ends 9:00 PM EST on Thursday April 18th, 2019!

From our home to all of our friends, family plus supporters, good night wishes being sent!

 
 

BHRR’s Volt in the latest snowstorm! A VIDEO!

My super happy rotten Rottie baby! 

However, I am not so happy and am done with the ice and freezing rain and snow and cold….please bring on spring!! 

BHRR’s Volt is soooooo excited! A VIDEO!

Why do you ask?!

We are expecting another 10 cms of snow, heavy at times tonight…..she just LOVES the snow and it has begun to fall! 

Gwennie on the other hand is done…totally done with winter!

Once the snow passes through, another 25 mm of freezing rain is heading our way….then an additional 15 mm of rain.

We will update all shortly in re: to her specialist apt. held with Dr. Philibert last Wednesday.

AND to the few that felt she should have been put to sleep when she came into our care from having been electrocuted in her past home and was left untreated for two days, may you clearly now see the sheer joy of her living her best life daily! 

May you now also see that she is worthy and we are going to keep helping her become healthy….one day and one Vet visit at a time! 

 

Miss Volt was at the Vet today for her recheck.

She weighed 23.7 kgs(52.14 pounds).

Unfortunately, it was not the great Vet visit that we wanted….

1) She will have to have a tooth extracted yet the good news is that other than some scarring inside her mouth, she has finally healed up from the electrocution.

2) Her Vulva conformity issue has not improved with her growing. In conversing with two Vets today, it is not just a vulvoplasty that she will need and this has been discussed before…the folds around her vulva are very tight plus she has a lot of folds.

3) She is back on antibiotics and we will be using the Cortravance again.

I reached out after her apt. to Dr. Philibert, the Specialist who is seeing BHRR’s Connery tomorrow @ KAH and he has been so kind as to also fit BHRR’s Volt in to examine her.

I took pics today of her ‘female bits’ for her file and emailed them to Dr. Philibert.

Pictures I will not post here as Miss Volt should be allowed to have some modesty…. 

We drew blood today for her pre-op in preparation for her spay, ‘nip & tuck’ and whatever else Dr. Philibert may feel she needs.

So, our $11,000+ Miss Volt is seeing her Vet bills continue to mount as we work to get her healthy…..

So, we have added 3 more items to our latest flash auction and we will work to keep holding them as we can to keep paying off the bills of these amazing dogs…..

HERE IS THE LINK to see all of the amazing items – 50 that are currently up for grabs to help her and BHRR’s Barney.

We are in yet another brutal snow storm right now.

15+ cms of snow and ice coming down and this is BHRR’s Miss Volt!

LOVING every minute of it….this is her when I said it was time to come in….She sat down and just looked at me.

The puppy stand off was ‘on’ and well, after some ‘conversations’ back and forth, she is now having a great snooze in front of one of the fireplaces! 

What a hoot of a pup she is!

At her last Vet Visit, she weighed 41.8 pounds and her mouth is finally scarring up and her private parts are a lot less raw/irritated. She was able to have her first vaccines and continues to charm all that meet her.

I have spent a lot of time working with her skittishness and she now just takes the world by storm! That tail could not wag any harder or faster with her wonderful happiness at meeting new people and dogs etc.

When I tend to the horses, she loves to lay on the bales and just keep me company. She is truly a WOW pup!

She is NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION and when/if that time comes, as with all of our dogs, she will only be placed per a right matched personality fit.

Like quite a few of our dogs over the past 23+ years of operating, she is another popular one yet BHRR does not flip dogs, we do not place on a first come first served basis, we only place per right matched personality fit which has enabled us to have a second to none adoption success rate.

100% for over 10 years of operating and now 98% as we go through year 23.

For those interested in her, please do understand that there is only one of her and we must and will only do right by her!

We also want to sincerely thank everyone that has donated items to our flash auctions, shared the auctions and/or participated or may participate!

Your support in words, donations be it items or financial has meant more than you could possibly know.

BHRR’s Volts bills are close to $11,000 right now and she still has several more Vet visits plus procedures to come including addressing her vulva conformity issue – better as she has grown!

Her next Vet Visit is March 26th and we shall re-visit her mouth again and her vulva…lots of close monitoring going on.

FINAL Call! LESS than 6 hours to go!

Sleepy BHRR’s Volt wants to make sure that you know that our Flash Auction ends tonight – Thursday February 28th @ 9 PM EST!

She is trying hard to stay awake until the exciting close! 

She also wanted to make sure that everyone knows how appreciative she plus her fellow BHRR dogmates are for the caring support shown with the donation of items, the sharing and/or the participating in our most recent Flash Auction! 

AND if anyone may have something they would consider donating to our next flash auction, please do email gwen@birchhaven.org

To view the 12 amazing items that are available and to bid, please do visit THE LINK!

GOOD luck & THANK you for the beautiful generous support! 

 

One spoiled rotten Rottie baby named BHRR’s Volt & Mama Gwennie are very excited to share some news from her latest Vet Visit! ? Stay tuned!

AND please do consider participating and/or sharing our Flash Auction #2 to help with the mounting Vet Bills of several amazing and deserving BHRR dogs! ?

BHRR’s Volts’ own continued successful rehabilitation bills are over $10,000 to date and she has been worth every nickel, dime and dollar!

BHRR’s Volt!
My adorable spoiled rotten rottie baby! 
February 12th, 2019

Someone else is enjoying this veritable blizzard of a snow storm that is smashing into our area right now!

Our area is expected to get 45+cms of snow by the time it is all said and done.

BHRR’s Volt is a blur in her sheer joy and with the snow pounding down! 

Every day sees her become more happy, secure, comfortable, confident and every day she captures so many more hearts….you are very special my dear baby girl!

She still has a long way to go in her own rehabilitation journey yet I will be by her side every step of the way…..

From our home to all of our friends, family plus supporters, please be safe out there, stay warm and please keep those that are less fortunate in your thoughts……so many do not have shelter tonight from the blistering cold winds plus snow……

For the last few days, BHRR’s Volt has been trying so hard to get into the shower with me….

She has always wanted to be in the bathroom with me while I was showering yet over the last few days, she has been wanting/trying to also get into the shower with me!

Being really small, she could not quite master getting into the tub….

Well, today; I felt a cold breeze and turned around and this is the sight I had…. 

My phone was on the back of the toilet playing music, so I snagged it and took this picture!

The next picture is when I said it was time to go and let me shower solo….that face, it just kills me!

I fear that my showers moving forward shall include a wee spoiled rotten rottie baby! 

Go figure, like many dogs, baths are tolerated yet getting into the tub on their own terms is a blast!

Veronica – she looks so pretty in that collar you donated! 

BHRR’s Volt & all of the puppies at one of our amazing puppy love valentine event visits today! 

Thank you to Jane, Gerry, Cathy & Bruce plus all of their lovely friends plus supporters for coming out!

Zack and Finnigan at Home is such a beautiful place!

My heart is filled with so much warmth with all of these truly special puppy love valentine visits!

AND puppy love valentine date #2 is now complete!

On to #3!

Thank you SO much Canadawide Scientific for a great visit!

This is BHRR’s Sleet!

AND we are at our first puppy love visit!!

Thanks Veronica & Elizabeth & Amelie etc.!! 

What a riot of a visit!

Thanks for hosting us ixceed Packaging Solutions!

This is BHRR’s Glacier!

BHRR’s Sleet!
3 months old!

She says that TOMORROW is the day and on behalf of her siblings plus BHRR’s Volt, they cannot wait!

Tomorrow is our twist on our 8th Annual BHRR Doggie Date Event – it is our Puppy Love Valentine Event!

Our day shall begin bright and early with their first date happening at 8 AM and their last date ends just before 5 PM!

Thank you to all that are participating to help us raise much needed money to go towards the $4,000+tx required for their eye removal surgeries, their alters plus BHRR’s Sleets umbilical hernia.

If anyone may wish to donate to their cause; you can donate direct to Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848 as Dr. Philibert, the specialist is coming into KAH to do their surgeries on February 15th.

OR via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via Email Transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com

Like many groups, Vet bills are mounting and food is decreasing yet we will do whatever we need to in order to make sure that each and every dog in our care is done right by. 

We know that our efforts cannot be successful without the BHRR village!

BHRR focuses strongly on the special needs and 98% of the dogs/horses we assist are those that others cannot or will not assist. 

It is our position that that these animals are equally deserving and are so worthy!

AND tomorrow, BHRR’s Volt and The deaf/blind Dane Trio are going to not only love on so many people, yet we know that they will inspire so many too! 

From our home to all of our friends, family plus supporters, warmest of good night wishes are being sent!

As promised….The Next Gwennie Novel update on Miss Volt! 

I wish I could shout out so much in great news yet while I cannot give great news, I can give some good news and promise to continue to regularly update everyone on this sweet Rottie baby that was electrocuted on January 25th. 

She has a very detailed blog on our home website also for people to follow if people wish.

*Her weight is now up to 16.4 kgs
*She continues to eat and drink well – she has had to adjust slightly how she does this due to the amount of nerve/tissue damage 
*Her face is still swollen yet less so
*She is no longer as skittish or nervous as we work to teach her about helping hands and give her so many positive experiences 
*She loves going to KAH as she is loved and handled with such care 
*She is becoming more playful – has to be careful and people need to be careful with her

*That right side of her mouth – even after four sedation surgical procedures is just proving to be so difficult to resolve yet we are not giving up! From Friday to today, there has been slow yet some marked improvement. Yay! I am taking this as a small victory. 
*Her current round of antibiotics was to end on the 11th yet another week has been added due to the sheer persistence of this infection and ulcerated mouth from the burns 
*She will remain on pain meds – increased dosing as she is bigger! 
*I asked her wonderful Vet to check both of her eyes as they appeared to be infected and not just red and after doing a thorough exam and a fluroescein eye exam, she is on Isthal meds twice a day. With her weakened immune system, makes her prone to picking up other infections.
*The irritation to her Vulva is greatly improved with being on the antibiotics, spraying Cortravance, using a bit of Vaseline as a protective barrier plus a cone. Yet, this remains a conformation issue and we will continue to let her mature to see how much that will improve her vulva and her Vet said at the time of her spay this can also most likely be surgically addressed. 
Per her Vet she would need more than just a vulvoplasty and we would refer to a specialist to do that plus her spay. 

So the rehab journey for this wee beauty is a long way from being over and she really really really needs your help to get better. 

Please consider donating to her ever mounting Vet Bills. Please with all that I am, please consider her very deserving cause to support.

You can donate direct to Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848

OR via email transfer to: contactbhrr@gmail.com 

OR via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org 

This is a pic that Britney took of her at KAH today! 

She is so sweet and smart and we are working so hard to get her healthy!

 

 

BHRR’s Volt
3 month old Rottie Baby that had been electrocuted January 25th
*Not Available For Adoption*

We feel that she deserves to be our next Cover Girl Model!

This pic was taken of her hanging out at work with Mama Gwennie @ KAH!

We will post another update after her next recheck February 7th.

We remain truly so touched, humbled and incredibly thankful for the kind caring support being shown to her….

Donations can be made direct to Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848 as when she was released from the care of the incredible Alta Vista’s Emergency, she went to KAH for her Urgent Care and will remain with them for all of her proactive/preventative care too.

OR via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com
*please let us know the password – we will not do an auto deposit set up as the Royal would take $0.50 per transaction*

OR via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org (friend & family option)

Doesn’t she just melt your heart!

This is her extremely detailed individual blog for those that may not yet be familiar with her story….be prepared to fall deeply in love 

Another Update on BHRR’s Volt!

She is the 3 month old Rottie Baby that was electrocuted.

She has severe oral burns to her mouth, gums and lips. She had a lot of necrotic tissue that was removed and continues to be removed. She had her fourth round of sedation and necrotic tissue removal on Friday. 

She is back on Thursday for her next recheck.

Behind her back molars and both sides of her mouth were very ulcerated. The right side of her mouth is the area that is still causing most of the concern at this time as it is not healing as well as the rest of her mouth. Though, now she rarely has any bloody drool/saliva plus the putrid smell is almost all gone!

Her pain was so extreme that she could not eat and she also became dehydrated. She is eating and drinking almost like a pro now! She has had to adjust how she eats just a bit for her tongue is still slightly swollen and due to the damage caused.

She had received no prior Vet care and a fecal test diagnosed her with roundworms plus exposure to Giarrdia. She is being proactively/preventatively dewormed.

She remains on Metacam, Gabapentin as well as Clavaseptin plus her mouth is rinsed out twice daily with DentaChlor.

I had been told that she may have permanent nerve/tissue damage yet nothing that would be of any major concern and she is gorgeous regardless of how she looks!

I have also recently been told that her teeth may be also affected yet as her baby teeth come out, and as her adult teeth come, they shall be monitored.

Her swelling on her face has also greatly reduced too!

He tongue still sticks out as it is too big for her wee mouth yet we also have begun to believe that due to some nerve/tissue damage, her little tongue will always stick out a small bit. It just makes her look all that much more adorable.

When I had picked her up from the Alta Vista Emergency, I did note that she was licking at her vulva.

Two Vets examined her at KAH and it is not that her vulva is just ‘hooded’, it is not quite conformationally where it should be placed and it is very ‘tight’ into the folds. She had clear irritation and you can tell it pained her to urinate. 

As she develops, it is believed that some of her issues will resolve and her Vet also thought that perhaps she had some puppy vaginitis prior to us getting her and with being on the antibiotics, it will help resolve some of her irritation. 

When the Vet would touch this area to examine it, sedated or not, she would react as she was in quite the level of discomfort. 

She wears a cone when unsupervised, we spray the area with cortavance and one of the Vets at KAH recommended using some vaseline in the area to provide a protective layer.

If she requires a vulvoplasty, we will ensure that it is done.

She really could use your love plus support! 

Donations can be made direct to Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848 as when she was released from the care of the wonderful Alta Vista’s Emergency, she went to KAH for her Urgent Care and will remain with them for all of her proactive/preventative care too.

OR via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com

OR via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org

On behalf of this sweet baby, thank you for any consideration and good night wishes being sent from her to her loving village!

She is worthy, her prognosis is excellent and this is what BHRR does, to be there for amazing worthy dogs like her! 98% of the dogs plus horses we assist are special needs. 

 
 
 

 

Please NOTE: 

We understand that this young pup is popular to many to want to adopt. 

She is not available for adoption.

She is at the beginning of a very long rehab journey and BHRR does not flip dogs. 

When/if she is ever ready, members of the BHRR BOD will place only per right match personality fit via our extremely thorough adoption screening process.

All of our adoption processes, policies and procedures can be found on our website too. 

Anyone is most welcome to follow her detailed individual blog to stay updated on her! 

AND to those reaching out stating they would make a donation to her care in ‘exchange’ for the guarantee that they would ‘get her’, you could not be more wrong in how we operate.

Donate because you care and you want to help and may have a few extra dollars to spare.

This is not the first time someone has thought they could get one of our dogs with this approach and we will never ever place one of our dogs in such a manner. 

Placing one of our dogs when/if they are ready is about the right match fit for them and a home, nothing less will be acceptable to us!

As Promised! An Update on BHRR’s Volt!
 
She is the 3 month old Rottie Baby that was electrocuted.
 
She has severe oral burns to her mouth, gums and lips. She had a lot of necrotic tissue that was removed and continues to be removed.
 
Behind her back molars and both sides of her mouth are very ulcerated. The right side of her mouth is the area that is causing the most concern at this time as it is not healing as well as the rest of her mouth. She is still having some bloody drool/saliva yet a lot less than it was along with the putrid smell.
 
Her pain was so extreme that she could not eat and she also became dehydrated.
 
This adorable photo is of her enjoying her excellent pain meds plus sedation so that her mouth could be re-examined and the dead/dying tissue addressed again.
 
She had received no prior Vet care and a fecal test diagnosed her with roundworms plus exposure to Giarrdia. She is being proactively/preventatively dewormed.
 
She remains on Metacam, Gabapentin as well as Clavaseptin plus her mouth is rinsed out twice daily with DentaChlor.
 
She went from 13.7 kg on Tuesday to a weight of 14.8 kgs on Wednesday now that she is eating and drinking better as her pain management regime is making her comfortable as she heals.
 
I had been told that she may have permanent nerve/tissue damage yet nothing that would be of any major concern and she is gorgeous regardless of how she looks!
 
Right now, she looks like she swallowed a bunch of bees and was stung, her wee face and her tongue are that swollen.
 
He tongue even sticks out as it is too big for her wee mouth right now.
 
She really could use your love plus support! 
 
Donations can be made direct to Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848 as when she was released from the care of the wonderful Alta Vista’s Emergency, she went to KAH for her Urgent Care and will remain with them for all of her proactive/preventative care too.
 
OR via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com
 
OR via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org
 
On behalf of this sweet baby, thank you for any consideration and good night wishes being sent from her to her loving village!
 

***URGENT***MEDICAL***URGENT***

We wish everyone to meet BHRR’s Volt. 

She is the 3 month old Rottie Puppy that was electrocuted on Friday January 25th and was brought to the wonderful Alta Vista Emergency on Sunday January 27th.

I have had three lovely conversations with Dr. McIsaac of Alta Vista’s ER today. She is a Vet that I have known for a long time and is one that I deeply respect, trust and love!

She passed along some additional history on this puppy whom we have renamed to *Volt*. A new name for a wonderful new beginning!

Apparently, she chewed on a microwave cord on Friday.

From her records:

“When she presented to Alta Vista on the Sunday; her face was swollen, she had notable bleeding from her mouth, a foul odour was eminating from it and burn marks and ulcerations were noted on her lips and gums.”

She was placed on fluid therapy, given pain relieving medication including codeine, antibiotics and oral rinses.

BHRR’s Volt is on Clavaseptin, Gabapentin, Metacam plus her mouth is rinsed with Detachlor and also a mixture called “Pink Lady Oral Rinse” – a mix of Sulcrafate, Lidocaine etc.

Per Dr. McIsaac, as she was beginning to eat a bit of soft food and drink some – as her pain was being better controlled – poor baby; she released her into my arms tonight for continued supportive care.

BHRR’s Volt will then come to work with me to Kanata Animal Hospital tomorrow as her care is being transferred over to our equally amazing Vet team there. So, she was booted from Emergency Level Care and will enter the care of KAH for the remainder of her urgent care plus all proactive/preventative care.

Per Dr. McIsaac, she has necrosis mostly behind her back molars yet her right side of her mouth is quite ulcerated, more so than the left side.

WHAT a brave girl! So brave!

Than you again to the truly lovely and compassionate Dr. Jones for reaching out to us last night asking if we could assist this sweet Rottie Baby…..

BHRR had to act fast and thank you to Sean for being supportive in having us step up to save her. Like many groups, the bills run high, the food runs low yet……yet….

Sometimes, the right thing to do is dig deep and keep having faith that she will have a village surround her with what she needs.

Kanata Animal Hospital will take direct donations and can be reached at 613-836-2848

If anyone can spare even $5, please from the bottom of our hearts, donations can be made:

Email Transfer: contactbhrr@gmail.com

OR

PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org (friend & family option so we do not pay fees)

We promise to continue to update as we can and from my heart, my soul and with all that I am, please know that your consideration is truly lifesaving…..

NOTE: With everything that has come to pass so fast, I am way behind in connecting with all of the winners of our 6th Annual Breaking Bills Online Auction. I thank you for your patience and understanding as it will take me a few days to complete. 

***URGENT***MEDICAL***URGENT***

BHRR has just been contacted by one of the wonderful emergency hospitals that we work with – Alta Vista – about a 3-4 month old Rottie puppy that has been electrocuted.

From what we have been told, this happened on Friday and she was brought to the emergency today.

She has severe oral burns and per the Vet, has a significant amount of dying/dead flesh, not to mention pain. 

Per the emergency Vet, Dr. Jones – she was our amazing intake Vet when we transferred Bane to Alta Vista – they believe that she has a good prognosis and that is why they reached out. 

This sweet puppy will need to be there for a couple of days, have a feeding tube, antibiotics, fluids, pain meds and her mouth wounds addressed etc. She has had zero preventative/proactive care in her life to date either yet all of that can be dealt with later. We need to get her healthy first. 

BHRR had to act fast and thank you to Sean for being supportive in having us step up to save her. Like many groups, the bills run high, the food runs low yet……yet….

Sometimes, the right thing to do is dig deep and keep having faith that she will have a village surround her with what she needs. 

The Emergency Hospital – Alta Vista – does not take direct donations any longer, therefore….

If anyone can spare even $5, please from the bottom of our hearts, donations can be made:

Email Transfer: contactbhrr@gmail.com

OR 

PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org (friend & family option)

We promise to update as we can and from my heart, my soul and with all that I am, please know that your consideration is truly lifesaving…..