The runt of his litter, Adicus was born in November 2011 and went home with his furever family in January 2012. Almost immediately, subtle signs of impaired vision could be noticed—not the least of them, a blue glint in his eyes that would grow to be a feature characteristic. Over the years, symptoms of deteriorating vision progressed enough to properly diagnose core issues in Adi’s corneas in July 2016. Adi’s family immediately appealed to the Instagram community for help, encouraged that with the right diagnosis, they might be able to help their beloved paw pal see better for the rest of his life. Through Instagram, @adiblueeyes found friends and family the world over who rallied to help him see again, and he underwent surgery in May 2017. While cataracts and opacity are still present in his eyes, Adi is seeing better than he ever has. His newfound community was (and is) instrumental in Adi’s journey to seeing again, and preserving this new gift of sharpened sight for the long haul.
Now five months after a bilateral keratectomy and removal of a benign mass in his left eye, Adi is adjusting to a life of clearer sight. He still has some corneal opacity, but is much more adventurous and explores his beloved outdoors with more tenacity and agility. He is able to play with his brother and meet new human and fur friends without being quite so intimidated, now that he can see better—in fact, we have to keep our eyes on him now that he is more comfortable taking more risks! Our precious boy turns six next month and we are so grateful for his new lease on life and for Paw Philanthropy’s support to help Adi see.
We are currently helping Dude towards his medical expenses. Paw Philanthropy is donating $1000.00 towards his knee surgery, which will cost $5000.00. Please click on this link to read about his story.
Ty is German Shepherd puppy who was having an increasingly hard time getting up from laying down, he would roll over on his back and yelp as if he was in pain. So after test and x-rays the specialist at Texas A&M Orthopedic surgeon did a THR on him.
Týr is back home and recovering so quickly. He still has a long road ahead, a total of 12 weeks of healing before he is allowed to be a dog again. Týr will go to have his incision checked on February 22nd and hopefully will be cleared to remove the e-collar. He will have a 6 week recheck on March 28th and then his last recheck in May. Thanks to everyone involved Týr has been given his life back!
Star suffered form severe pain in her upper & mid back in which she was crying & whelping. After rushing her to the vet & x-rays it was discovered she had bulging & herniated discs in her upper & mid-back areas.
UPDATE and Message from Star's owner:
I was very concerned about Star & her recovery but to be honest I had no idea how I would pay for her treatment. After praying about it I learned about Paw Philanthropy. I contacted them & filled out an application. They consulted with my vet about necessary treatments & paid the bill in full! That was such a relief for me & allowed me to completely focus all my attention on Star & her laser treatments. After those treatments & taking all necessary precautions at home...such as crating her for several weeks she is doing so much better. I cannot begin to say how grateful I am to the wonderful, caring ladies of Paw Philanthropy for helping Star & I in her time of need. --
Maisie is a happy, feisty miniature schnauzer who loves being outside, playing with her duck, and food. She loves everyone she meets and is a total sweetheart. In November 2017, she was diagnosed with lymphoma and began receiving chemotherapy. Her oncologist is pleased with her response, and we are all hopeful that she will continue to respond well and have a long remission. She has so much life left in her, and we are doing our best to give her a fighting chance.
Maisie is still doing well with the Tanovea treatment! Maisie is staying strong in her fight against lymphoma! After switching to Tanovea for her chemo protocol, she’s responding well and we’re hopeful she will continue to do so. She’s a fighter, and while remission would be a dream come true, we’re thankful for every day that chemo has given us.
Coqui, is an 8-year-old dog, who is still a puppy at hear. Recently, during a vet visit, we found that Coqui, unfortunately has bladder stones. He has had them removed in the past, when they were in his bladder, so there were very limited complications. He eats prescription food to prevent the formation of the stones. This time, the bladder stones were found in this urethra, which is partially obstructing him from peeing. If it gets fully obstructed, he might end up with kidney problems. Due to the location of his stones, the viable option is for Coqui to undergo a lithotripsy procedure where the stones will be removed via laser or a basket.
Bogart is an eleven year old black lab. His nickname is Bogie. He is an eternal puppy at heart. He is full of life and vigor. He was adopted by his forever mom about ten years ago after trying two other families. His mom got married last year and his new dad has become his best friend forever. In early 2018, Bogie went to have his teeth cleaned. The doctor found some irregularities. After two months of blood work and tests, the doctors determined that Bogie’s left kidney had a large cancerous tumor that had not yet metastasized. It had to be removed. It took a long time to find the problem and Bogie had slowed down in his eating and had lost weight.
We were able to help Bogie have his kidney removed in March 2018. He is now back to his happy puppy love of life. We are so happy to have been able to help Bogie live a strong and happy life.
Kaiser is a brown mini schnauzer. He has two broke legs and needed surgery so he can walk again. He will be having the surgery soon so Kaiser can be back to normal.
Kali is a 13-year-old energetic, loving mini schnauzer. After some medical treatments such as bloodwork, radiographs, and was given fluids and Cerenia. The bloodwork results came back with extreme elevations in her liver values (ALT was over 1100), and she was anemic. The vet discovered a mass in her liver, and paw philanthropy is helping the family to have it removed.
Kali also has a "Youcaring" account for anyone to donate to her medical treatments.
Winky was a puppy mill dog for her first ten years of life. On September 30th, 2011, at about ten years old, she was left in the night box at the Denver Dumb Friends League, a shelter. She was very sick with a bad cough. Thank goodness, she was gone there, and not somewhere else. The Dumb Friends’ League has the protocol, staff, and the means to care for dogs that other shelters cannot. Her vital organs were all functioning, and the behavior team LOVED her, so the Veterinary team went to work.
After being treated for over a month for a bad cough, she was finally well enough to have surgery. Winky was spayed, had a dental, and her right eye removed due to an advanced cataract all at once. After recovery, she was assigned to a foster provider. I met Winky on a snowy November night 2011. I went for dinner to a friend’s - her first foster home. Winky looked like Frankenstein; she had so many stitches when the owner first met him! Through all her challenges she was adopted and has been in a loving home.
Winky is currently going through some medical issues, and we are helping the family.