Did you know the name Eddie means "wealthy"? Wealthy in terms of love and support, Eddie is one of our newest rescue dogs, but his rescue story has a very rough beginning. We're asking you to help share the wealth with Eddie.
We agreed to rescue Eddie from Fulton Co. shelter and were planning to move him to a foster home. However, he became gravely ill at the shelter, and began to have seizures and we are unsure of the cause. Happy and friendly, yet a little shy, he made friends with the shelter volunteers.
Since Eddie got sick right before July 4th, we only had a few hours to find a vet who was able to keep him over the holiday and observe him. We were able to do that thanks to the quick thinking of our volunteers, but his situation still looked grim. He was very weak and not able to get up or walk on his own. We were not sure he'd pull through. A couple of days passed, and he started to slowly improve. In a week, he was able to go to a foster home!
Eddie has had a couple more seizures, and while we still don't know the cause, he is improving. He's had his first heartworm treatment and did well. Now he is resting in his foster home and will be up for adoption this Fall.
The vet bill for his emergency treatment was about $700, but the cost of his heartworm treatment brings the total bill to approximately $1,700 to get him ready for adoption. We are asking you to share the wealth and make a donation for Eddie's veterinary care. GSD Rescue of GA's funds are very low, so all donations are appreciated. Please share his story and share the wealth.
This poor girl was brought to a rural shelter after she ran away and her leg was injured. The owners, breeders, could not afford to get her well. The wound was severely infected and did have maggots inside, so she was not cared for for longer than the owner admitted. Yes, they are being investigated for cruelty.
Precious was taken to the vet, the shelter was able to raise funds to treat her. Her leg was saved, they performed laser treatments to heal some of the tissue; this was a deep wound. She will recover. We also learned, she was HW positive.
Precious will go to foster this week and recover before we spay her and begin HW treatment.
We'll advertise a separate fundraising campaign for Precious, this week or next, but wanted to keep you all in the loop.
This is why we do what we do. Think good thoughts for Precious.
We received a call for help from the Oconee shelter about these beautiful ladies who lived their life at a breeder and were at the shelter in need of rescue.
From the pictures, it's apparent these girls were not cared for the way we care for our dogs. But that's going to change! We know this story too well, after adopting the Lucky 7 dogs last year, and Athena and Juno have now become GSDRGA fosters on the way to a happy ending. But their story has a twist. Once we had them evaluated at out vet, we discovered both had hip trouble and are in need of FHO. (femoral head osteotomy), where part of the leg bone is removed so the bones of the hip joint are not in contact. After surgery both lucky ladies will be pain free and will be able to run and play like a normal GSD (in about a month). Juno has tested positive for Heartworms, so her recovery will be longer.
After a life with little pleasure and fun, it really does mean the world to them and to us that they receive surgery and a second chance at a happy life. Can you imagine your dog in those circumstances? Sadly, most of us probably can because they weren't always living the carefree lives they are now.
Athena's condition is worse, both hips require surgery, so she will be treated first and recover at a foster home. Both will be up for adoption in about a couple months. But they need our help to get well.
Cost of surgery is at least $1500 each for FHO. Then, another $1000 for the Heartworm treatment. Our funds are already very low due to Siri's care, so we are requesting help fundraising to earn $4000.
Please consider donating, or help donate to Spring Fling, since the proceeds will go to vet care. If you can share our Spring Fling ad or FB event to inivite people to the event, it's a big help.
Thank you to Sponsors: Heidi, Alexander Hovenstein
Meet Siri! We were contacted by a shelter about her, she had been hit by a car multiple times, and was in urgent need of attention. We got her to a vet, thanks to our volunteers, and she was treated in time to receive a good prognosis. However, we also learnedSiri was heartworm positive. That's a lot for a dog to go through at 1 - 1 ½ years old, but that's why we're here.
Things are looking up for her now though! She recovered from surgery on her back leg where her hip was partially shattered and her knee broken. Now lounging in her foster home, she loves every dog she has met and gets along well with her kitty-foster brother. She loves to rip the felt off of tennis balls and go for her daily walk in the park. A sweet Velcro dog, she wants to spend all day near people, just hanging out or snuggling. She will do best with a confident dog sibling or an an old dog. She would also do best in a quieter home with no small children, or older children, as she is easily excited by stress and unpredictability. Overall, Siri is a sweetheart and very low key, especially for a German shepherd.
Siri is undergoing heartworm treatment and will be up for adoption in October. You can still help with the expenses for her treatment, which have exceeded $3,000. Our funds are very low because of the large number of medically-needy dogs in our care at this time, so any donation toward Siri's care is greatly appreciated.
Please donate to help this sweet girl at www.gashepherd.org. To mail a check/money order, PO Box 785, Roswell, GA 30077-0785.
Thank you to Sponsors: Barry Levitt; Hunter; Martha Ann & Charles McClain, Buddy, Jake and Maggie.
Xena is another one of our Lucky 7 dogs - she's a favorite of the volunteers and vet staff. This girl is 11 years old, and is absolutely a darling and one of the sweetest dogs we've ever met - loves kisses and cuddles and gets along with other dogs (so far, she has met her foster brother cocker spaniel, a neighbor's friendly pit bulls through a fence, and another neighbour's chihuahua mix, and has been very friendly and submissive with all of them.) Xena spends most of the day calm and resting, but takes an interest in her surroundings, and enjoys being outside. She can be a picky eater, and her foster found that she likes pureed vegetables with some finely chopped chicken or minced beef. She's a princess now! She deserves it, after the life she's had up until now. Xena is a beautiful long haired GSD girl, as you can see in the first photo, but unfortunately she was so matted and dirty, the vet had to shave her and give her a fresh start - as you can see in her other photos. Her sweet foster mama had pajamas made for her in case she gets cold inside with the A/C, as she's been outside with a big fur coat on for her whole life. Xena will be staying with her foster to get some good nutrition in place, and to help her gain some weight and grow her beautiful coat back in. Xena would be a blessing for any family, and she would show her endless thanks to you with lots of kisses and cuddles. Does Xena belong with your family? Thanks to our Sponsors: Amelia & Kitty
Squire: Adoption Pending
Meet our newest rescue family member, Squire. A shelter near the coast found him abandoned and wandering in a creek bed. These are the after-grooming pictures, his beautiful long coat was very mussed and tattered when we first saw him. He came to us severely underweight (hard to tell with that fluffy coat!), with a swollen abdomen. After being evaluated by one of our vets, he is being treated for a prostate infection and heartworms. His treatment is expected to cost around $1,200. Please consider donating toward his care - every little bit helps! You could also sponsor part or all of his treatment in honor of your pup, or a GSD-loving friend or family member. Squire has the sweetest temperament in the world, and he's great with other dogs and kids. He can't wait to get healthy and find his forever family!! Thanks for considering a donation to our rescue.