National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network
National Brittany Rescue & Adoption Network (NBRAN) is an alliance of dedicated Brittany rescue volunteers who share a deep love for the breed and who will work to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Brittanys in need, whether abandoned, lost, stray or surrendered to rescue for placement. As volunteers united in a common cause, we are committed to the care of these dogs in foster homes, and providing for their physical and emotional needs. We are committed in our endeavor to help them with all the resources we have available.
We pledge to maintain a community of volunteers who treat each other, and the dogs they rescue, with respect, courtesy, kindness and love. We will seek always to lend encouragement and to support one another, and to facilitate friendly collaboration and cooperation between our volunteers. We believe that by building a supportive, dog-centered organization founded on respect, honesty and integrity, we will always remain focused on the welfare of the Brittanys entrusted to our care and hold their interests uppermost in our hearts and minds. Our mission is to place these dogs in safe, loving and permanent homes with approved applicants, and to provide a supportive network for our volunteers, who after all, make our goals possible
Heart Worm and Nutritional treatment for Timmy
The foster in AR took Timmy to her vet where they confirmed he is heart worm positive but it is not severe. However, he does also have a significant heart murmur, so NBRAN will need to get him up to a good weight before we do the heart worm treatment. It is risky, but the vets thinks he can undergo the treatment successfully. NBRAN is treating his eyes topically and we are also treating the skin problem on his nose. The vet wants to see if the skin on his nose clears up with topical treatment. He also has another skin lesion which he is getting treatment for. They will investigate the skin issues more thoroughly in the next few days. The first priority is to get some weight on him, so his foster is feeding him high-quality food with puppy food added for additional calories. He is being fed several times a day given lots of TLC.
At this point, NBRAN is cautiously optimistic about his health, but we will have him in foster care for awhile until we get him healthy. And Timmy has a long road and many medical bills facing him....
We could really use your help to get Timmy back on his feet. Any donation is welcome. Thank you!
Posted on July 05, 2017
Hi! Timmy here. I just started my heart worm treatment and I wanted to let you all know that I'm doing GREAT! Here is a photo of me waiting to see the doctor. The vet is going slow and only doing one injection at a time because of my heart murmur but that's okay because foster mom gives me a piece of steak every time I have to go to my crate (which is EVERY time after a potty break because I have to be on crate rest for a couple of months until those nasty worms are all gone!). I didn't mind the injection....they are usually quite painful but I'm a trooper! I just go with the flow because life is so much better since NBRAN found me! Thank you so much for your support and your love.
Posted on June 14, 2017
Great update on Timmy!
Timmy went to the vet yesterday for a weigh in and check up. We are happy to report he has now gained 15 lbs!!
This is great news because it means he is almost at his ideal weight to start the long and expensive treatment for heart worm disease. He is scheduled to start treatment on June 28th as long as he maintains his weight. And more good news....his heart murmur is only rated at a 1.5 (quite low) and the Dr tested the pressure in his eye that was treated for a quite bad infection and it was normal!! Yay Timmy!
Timmy still has a long way to go to be healthy and NBRAN could sure use your help with his vet bills and for the many other dogs we currently have in care.
Posted on June 04, 2017
UPDATE : Here are some photos of little Timmy smiling. He's smiling because he's feeling so much better! The fungus on his nose is getting better with the medication and his eyes are clearing up nicely! As you can see his mobility has greatly improved. Timmy is now eating his recommended 6 cups of premium food (plus snacks) every day and hopefully this will mean he'll weigh enough soon to be neutered and to start the long and scary process of heart worm treatment. Timmy still has a LONG way to go but with your help we can get him there!
Posted on May 27, 2017