Many times we will rescue an Aussie, who on the outside seems like a great candidate for adoption, and sure we take them in knowing they have some issues, which normally are behavior, which with time and proper training can be overcome, and turn out that perfect Australian Shepherd companion. But sometimes we don’t see what is broken inside, since our mission is to save and adopt Aussies, what would be the sense in saving someone, only to throw them away because they turn out to have a birth defect that is no fault of their own. What would be the sense in saying we don’t feel a life is worth saving because we discover there is a dollar amount attached to their chance to live.
Well we are a rescue with a heart, and a mission, to save Australian Shepherds from shelters, families that lose their homes, or find that an Aussie was not the right companion to bring into their home. We as a rescue agreed to take those Aussies into our arms, those that we feel have a chance to become great friends and partners in a home that will love them, forever.
Meet Abby, a petite blue merle female Australian Shepherd, who is in need of a very expensive surgery in order to save her life and help her with her emotional issues. You see Abby came to use with some issues, resource guarding, separation anxiety, and an odd little cyst on the side of her face, that all the anti-biotics in the world could not clear up. One day this cyst actually popped and started to ooze some of the grossest stuff. We took her to our rescue veterinarian who has been at our side since our inception, CARE Animal Hospital of Libertyville, in Libertyville Illinois. They performed a major surgery setting our rescue back almost $500.00. Poor Abby now had to deal with tubes sticking out of the top of her head and the bottom of her chin. The pictures are hard to look at, and probably even more painful to her. But the story didn’t end there, it turns out that she was born with a birth defect that meant she had an issue with the development of her ear canal.
What we found out is that this brave little girl will need an expensive surgery, one that will require a specialist, who is well versed in this type of procedure, one that will change her little life forever, leaving her deaf in her left ear. The surgery is called a TECA, PetMD Link, the actual procedure is an Ear Canal Ablation. Our rescue is a small regional organization, and we are requesting your help to offset what amounts to a large amount of money that we don’t have on hand to pay completely at this time. Your help, to help us recover and even just pay previous expenses would be greatly appreciated and Abby would would also be forever grateful.
Read the ongoing journey and stories of Abby’s road to recovery, her good days, her bad days, and her homes laughs and tears as we prepare this beautiful little blue merle for her chance at finding that great home.
Are you looking to adopt a rescue dog, a true friend and companion for the rest of their life? Abby is your girl. Abby is being fostered in Hainesville Illinois. To adopt this Blue Merle Aussie click the application button below and reference ASRM 0097 Abby!