We first met Lorelei when a local No Kill Rescue group took her in from an animal shelter that needed help with her care and placement. She was scared, malnourished, and had a bad case of kennel cough. She needed more care than she could receive at the kennel so she came to one of our board members as a "foster" puppy. Within 24 hours she was showing signs of Parvovirus-vomiting, diarrhea, depression, loss of appetite- all this on top of the kennel cough. She was one sick girl. Her foster family and the rescue worked with our vet to save her. She had antibiotics, a nebulizer and was being force fed. As she began to respond to treatment she had a bad reaction to one of the medications. The skin on her side started to die and slough off. Daily washing and bandage changes were added to her routine. All through this Lorelei would wag her tail when anyone came into her room. She was finally on the road to recovery when we noticed her abdomen was bloating. Back to the vet! After testing and an ultrasound she was diagnosed with an inoperable liver shunt. With the help of the vet and the rescue group we were able to find a treatment routine that stabilized her. Her foster family adopted her so they could deal with her ongoing care. All of this was expensive and time consuming. The rescue, the foster family, the veterinarian clinic and several very kind people contributed to help cover the costs. All of it was worthwhile when you watched Lorelei running with her doggy "siblings" and playing with her new "Mom and Dad".
We lost Lorelei in the spring of 2013. She was 4 1/2 years old.
She had a short life but she was a happy girl filled with fun and love.
We all miss her. She was loved.
We want to help more animals in similar situations.
We want them to have a chance to have a loving home and a