|Quist arrives on 8/11/13|
Unfortunately, we have learned the following after several visits to the vet and diagnostics (x-rays and other tests). We would also like to acknowledge and thank West Gate Pet Clinic for their support and the substantial discounts they have provided in our care for Quist.
Quist tested positive for lymes and anaplasmosis (he did, however, test negative for heartworm!). Doctors believe Quist may have a bacterial bone infection in his back left leg. He also has a torn ACL. He has been on pain meds and antibiotics and Leech Lake Legacy will begin treating him for Lymes and anaplasmosis. At this point, it appears that amputation may be the best option for Quist.
We need your help in 3 ways .... Leech Lake Legacy does not foster long-term. We made an exception for Quist because we could not bare the thought of leaving him at the Impound, and truly believe he deserves a second chance. Unfortunately, we simply do not have the funds to incur major veterinary expenses for any one dog. To date, we have already incurred almost $500 and the vet bills continue to rise while we work to find a partner shelter or rescue able to take Quist in. With our current budget we are unable to afford the cost for major surgery. We are reaching out to supporters for help in the following ways:
1. Please donate towards Quist's veterinary care to help us in expenses to date and until we are able to find a shelter or rescue to take him into their program. You can donate online by clicking here. Any amount helps ... :)
2. Please help us spread the word on Quist, and if you know of a shelter or rescue able to take in an incredibly sweet boy with some health issues and a leg injury, have them contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Please share this blog post with your network. Even if you personally aren't able to donate, someone you know just might be able to help Quist out :)