Adopt Yogi

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Brindle
  • Size: Large
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Adult

They left me! They took all of the stuff they wanted out of the house and they left me there with all the rest. I couldn't even lay on the carpet or anything soft because the locked me in the bathroom. It was dark in there, and it got hot and stuffy in there. I really thought I was never going to get out. Then one day someone came to get me. They saved me. They drove me all the way from Ohio to Michigan and gave me to some really nice people at the Great Lakes Boxer Rescue. I have been so scared, I'm still scared! My body hurts.. Every. Single. Part of my body hurts and I just can't understand why. I just want a family of my own. One who will love me and never leave me like this again.

Yogi is approximately 8 years old, he has a really bad urinary tract infection, he is loaded with hookworms, has broken teeth, and he is underweight by about 10 lbs. Yogi is anemic, and his white blood cells and liver levels are elevated as well. Not only that, but he has a painful eye infection called Uveitis, which is an inflammation of the eye. To top off his list of ailments, Yogi has a massive hole on his outer thigh. The Vet has no idea how that hole was created or what could have happened to him. From a medical stand point, the hole is too big to stitch the skin back together and it's too big to heal on its own. The only way to fix it, is to do reconstructive surgery to repair it. The vet will take skin from his "tuck up." That is the area located at the back, lower area of the abdomen and under/in front of the thigh.

The Vet is worried that Yogi may have cancer, he has ordered x-rays & ultrasound before surgery, along with an additional blood cytology test to be sure. Yogi has just had bloodwork done to test for Heartworms. Thank god he is heartworm negative !!!! But he still has so many other medical illnesses to be treated for.

Yogi has surgery scheduled for July 28th. He started antibiotics two days ago and is on pain meds to ease his discomfort. Despite all of his medical issues, he appears to be a nice boy and allowed the Vet to do everything to him that was needed today. Yogi will need multiple follow up appointments post surgery as well.