My heart and soul feel so heavy in writing this blog. Dr. Philibert has confirmed that BHRR’s Apollo shall require a TPLO surgery. He spent some time last night doing a detailed physical exam on Apollo and then reviewing the X-Rays as a consult for BHRR. He feels it is best to do the meniscal repair and while Apollo is under surgery; to also do the TPLO as to have the meniscus torn or even partially torn, it is inevitable; if it has not already happened by now that Apollo’s cruciate will also become affected as he is growing boy(not yet done maturing) and quite a large Great Dane. We have been told that there is no other best treatment option for Apollo; which I knew in my own heart was the situation yet hearing it just made me want to 😥 for Apollo and I feel just wrenched for him. We shall begin to actively fundraise for BHRR’s Apollo and his Fundraiser will be called ‘Asking for Apollo’. I have discussed this with Dr. Liston(who also did BHRR’s Ava Marie’s first cruciate repair on May 21st and will be doing her second one in July) and he also did BHRR’s Jaxson’s and BHRR’s Potter’s leg amputations. One quote we were given was just over $3,700 and we are planning to have Apollo’s surgery done on Friday June 25th, if all goes well. I have made a CD of Apollo’s X-Rays and Sean will drop them off to Dr. Liston today to view and I had blood drawn last night for Apollo’s pre surgical bloodwork. I will also ensure that Dr. Liston has a copy of all of Apollo’s vaccines and the results of his HWT that I recently did. What we are ‘Asking For Apollo’ is some assistance/help in putting down a goodwill deposit of $750 at LAH. As with all the wonderful dogs at BHRR; I honestly feel that the public and supporters of the BHRR animals have been BEYOND generous and kind and I would not ask this on my behalf yet I am truly asking on Apollo’s behalf to please open up your hearts to perhaps extend your warmth his way too? We have our annual Microchip/Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser coming up on Sunday July 18th at Kanata Animal Hospital; yet it is not advised to wait that long(and we would not do so as is) and hopefully; we might raise enough to help pay for BHRR’s Ava Marie($2,532.21 left to raise) yet also help with Apollo(goal is to raise $3,700). Our 2009 Microchip/ Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser raised just over $3,000 so it we were equally blessed, that would go a long way to helping both of these gems. I shall also be picking up what shifts I can and possibly an additional training/behavoural client to help these two sweethearts that came to BHRR and are in need of a helping ‘leg’ to be able to be adopted to forever loving homes. I am so very humbly reaching out and ‘Asking For Apollo’ for some love to be sent his way.

A file has now been set up at Liston Animal Hospital for BHRR’s Apollo.

You can donate by email transfer to or by PayPal(account is OR you can write a check/MO or Bank Draft out to ‘Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services’ OR to ‘Gwendilin & Sean Boers’ for his Vet Bills with BHRR’s Apollo in the memo section and mail to:

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

OR you can call Liston Animal Hospital at (613) 591-0966 to pay on Apollo’s Bill directly by Visa or M/C – Apollo’s bill is under the account name of ‘Apollo Boers.’

*Our goal is to raise $750 by 8:00 AM Friday June 25th as a ‘goodwill’ deposit for BHRR’s Apollo to have the necessary surgery to have his own quality filled great future*