So, today has been a very busy one with BHRR's Hailey. I have talked to three Vets today(two are ortho specialists) re: her case including having the leg amputation idea thrown by Dr. Philibert, ortho specialist.

I have a bit more information. According to Dr. Philibert, arthrodesis surgery in the hock does not have a high success rate in any dog and in her case, being a Giant, we are back to how many screws, pins and plates she would require, adding to the poor result success prognosis.

I have forwarded on her X-Rays to LAH (Dr. Liston has done three amputations for BHRR in the recent past and I deeply respect and value his expertise too) to see what his thoughts are.

Dr. Philibert recommends doing X-Rays of her hips(they were not done last Friday or Tuesday) for if they are bad, one of two things could be an answer:

1) possible hip surgery to help her and maybe help that leg a bit

2) nothing including a leg amputation is possible

In conversing with the Vets; the arthritis is the main cause of her pain right now or should be.

I have BHRR's Hailey scheduled to go back into KAH on the 29th for sedation to see what those hips are like. We are looking at another $1,000 minimum just in that Vet Bill alone yet; we are using the monies right now that were to go towards an IV pump for BHRR to take care of her. She will not do without and all decisions made are going to be the most informed ones and Dr. Philibert and two other Vets are also going to examine her.

We will use all funds raised at the June 2, Critter Jungle Rescue Garage Sale to help with her bills, I managed to pick up two extra shifts at KAH next week(THANKS!) and if any of those that have met her, love her like we do may consider donating to her cause; we can only be humbly indebted. Thank you…..

I am being extremely proactive with her case and will continue to update as I can.

Donations to her growing Vet Bills can be made in the following ways.

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 'Hailey'. 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)

"PLEASE HELP HAILEY HEAL" ANGELS     $150 donated to date & Bills $1,188.03
Anna & Peter