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TJ needs our help again....PLEASE READ HER STORY!
$210 raised
47% of $450 goal
9 contributors
4 Years running
TJ is a beautiful 2 year old pit mix who came into our North Carolina foster organization, Operation Dog Tag, a few months back and we LOVE her. Her story is one of hope for all abused dogs! She needs one more little boost!! A year ago TJ was ...

TJ is a beautiful 2 year old pit mix who came into our North Carolina foster organization, Operation Dog Tag, a few months back and we LOVE her. Her story is one of hope for all abused dogs! She needs one more little boost!!

A year ago TJ was taken from her owner who was charged in her extreme abuse.  She was starved, bred, and beaten.  Because of the delayed trial, TJ was forced to live 11 months at Rowan Shelter  where she received very little attention or love, and she contracted Heartworm to boot.  The shelter was going to put her to sleep because of her "behavior issues".  Unfortunately this shelter puts dogs to sleep by using gas chambers, which causes a prolonged painful and terrifying death.

TJ’s story is a miracle story.   She was saved at the very last minute.  But TJ had two big strikes against her…. She was heartworm positive dog and she was aggressive, not only to other dogs, but to people as well, as a result of being beaten.  Rescues do not want dogs with either of these problems, even have space.  But we couldn’t leave her there, to die a horrific death in a gas chamber - after all she had been through?? How could it be fair to "save" her from an abuser just to kill her?

So she was saved, and money was raised for her  rehabilitation… AND she is now in training in Wisconsin. TJ now has a new name – Raven….and is doing soooo well, but before she can be adopted  her heartworm needs to be treated.   We need to raise 450.00 for this to be completed.

Heartworm is a serious condition caused by eggs transmitted by mosquitos that hatch into many worms that live in the heart.  If it remains untreated the worms get bigger and bigger until the heart can no longer function.  The treatment invoved essentially injecting poisons into the blood to kill the worms, but the dead worms then can block the arteries and heart chambers so the paitient needs to stay with the vet for a week or so after each treatment for monitoring, and then must stay calm for four weeks after each treatment.  A total of three treatments are necessary to eliminate most worms.

 

Asking for financial help is never easy, but for anyone who can assist, we will send updates on TJ's (Raven’s) progress and pictures too! If you have any additional questions please contact me, Annette Walbon at awalbon@comcast.net or call at 651-248-4430 and thank you for your help!

For more information on Operation Dog Tag check out our FB page . https://www.facebook.com/OperationDogTagFosters and like TJ’s page,https://www.facebook.com/pages/TJ-A-dog-in-need/529411860480828 we will keep you updated on her progress!!!

 

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