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
Surgery and rehab for shattered hip bones from a hit-and-run accident
Size: 38 lbs
Meet Blossom. On July 4th, while everyone was BBQing and preparing for evening festivities, Springer Spaniel Rescue, Inc. (SRRI) was contacted by the Animal Foundation/Lied Animal Shelter (Las Vegas) about a critically injured one-year old female brittany (mixed with golden retriever or lab). A Good Samaritan brought this poor baby to the shelter after seeing her struck by a hit & run driver! SSRI immediately contacted National Brittany Rescue & Adoption Network (NBRAN) about this severely injured female. NBRAN immediately committed to the pup's medical needs and offered to take the pup into rescue. SSRI offered monetary and volunteer assistance as well.
Two SSRI volunteers sprung into action and travelled to the shelter to pick this young pup up and take her to a local rescue-friendly vet. Unfortunately, their first stop was not to be their last, as the poor girl's fractured pelvis was too complicated for this vet to handle. These seasoned volunteers immediately transported the pup, now known as Blossom, to the only 24/7 surgery facility in Las Vegas, where she was evaluated, stabilized with pain medications, and put under round-the clock care while waiting for the orthopedic surgeon to arrive the next morning. The SSRI volunteers stayed as long as they could with Blossom, but finally had to leave for the evening.
Once Blossom's orthopedic surgeon examined her, he found her fractures were worse than initially thought - she had fractures on both sides of her pelvis. Fortunately, the surgeon felt the fractures were both totally repairable. Blossom's devastating injuries dictated that she undergo surgery as quickly as possible, which left no time to fund-raise prior to critical surgery.
Blossom's emergency surgery was a huge success! The surgeon had to implant a plate on one hip and screws in the other hip. Blossom now has enough metal to set off the security alarms at the airport! A wonderful NV NBRAN volunteer has already stepped forward to foster this special girl. Blossom will require at least six-eight weeks of rehab (and possibly physical therapy), crate rest, and a ton of hugs and kisses. Thanks to NBRAN and SSRI, Blossom is expected to make a full recovery.
NBRAN is working hard to gather the funds to pay the medical expenses for the surgery that literally saved Blossom's life and has provided her a second chance at happiness. Without NBRAN and SRRI's intervention, Blossom was destined to be euthanized. NBRAN and SSRI could not allow this sweet soul to go quietly into the night. NBRAN and SSRI paid the initial emergency overnight bill and NBRAN has committed to covering the rest of the medical bill. However, NBRAN now needs your help with these extraordinary expenses. Donations are the lifeblood of its rescue and it cannot pay medical expenses such as this without help from wonderful supporters like you.
It has taken the coordinated efforts of multiple people and multiple rescues across the Western States to bring Blossom this far. Now we need your help. Please consider making a donation to NBRAN to help cover Blossom's medical expenses. Any monetary donation will help. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to cover all of Blossom's medical expenses, not only the surgery but also the related expenses that have been incurred to date.