We just picked up this guy and he is heading to one of our partner emergency vets now. We cannot express how much we need your help! PLEASE DONATE & SHARE! He's so gentle, it's heartbreaking. He was found wandering, tired and hungry. We don't know his name. Sadly, despite being posted around, no one has come for him. We're calling him TITAN. So far, he is VERY well behaved, BUT HE REALLY NEEDS HELP! When we saw him, we knew by the condition of his skin and his sad eyes that he was confused, lonely and in PAIN! He has hair loss all over his body and blood around his eyes. If you can spare a cup of coffee today to help this sweet guy out, it would mean the world to him. We'll update as we get more information!
Emergency care needed for Titan ASAP!
This boy continues to amaze us with how well he's doing. So gentle, so sweet, so appreciative of everyone he meets. We got good news from his bloodwork! His levels are all in good range and he is FREE of heartworm and tickborne diseases! Fresh skin scrapes revealed he has a raging bacterial infection and some yeast, so we'll keep him on a few meds and have started him on medicated baths in hopes they'll soothe his crusty skin and ease the itchiness. If not, we'll go down the road unraveling whether he has allergies. His stray hold with us is up on Thursday and then we'll place him into a foster home where he can relax in peace as we continue to help him walk the road to recovery!
All of us at Grey Face can't begin to express how absolutely amazing it has been to see such an outpouring of support and love for this handsome guy. For all of our dogs really. Each one has a back story and a personal fight they overcome that is significant. Thank you for never giving up on these seniors. We can't say it enough: Your support truly MATTERS. Watching Titan as he relaxes more and more each day and begins to heal is pretty much one of the coolest things ever. One of our supporters said it best, “He's gonna make one heck of a comeback.” He sure will. So glad you are all here with us to see it!
May 15, 2018
THANK YOU all for your outpouring of support for our boy Titan. He has a lot of challenges before him, but he is in good spirits and so, SO ridiculously sweet!! He made it to our partner clinic and will be getting the works to make sure he is healthy and that whatever is going on with his skin is not contagious and that he can finally find some RELIEF!!! We don't know how much it will take to help this sweet boy, so we could use any help you are willing to give to him. We have discovered that he has a UTI double ear infections already so we have started him on meds for those. Before we get any other results in from bloodwork, we have the following on his list of needs.
- Sedated exam - he is much too sensitive to do an exam everywhere without this!
- Ear flush - his ears are crusted inside and out with dirt, debris and who knows what else
- Ear cytology + meds - we already know he has an infection
- Rabies, distemper and bordetella vaccines
- Blood panel, including thyroid test - we'll make sure he is healthy internally!
- 4dx to test for heartworm and tickborne diseases - crossing fingers all is normal!
- Urinalysis - he's been diagnosed with a UTI already and we have started him on meds
- Fecal test & dewormer - we will clear up any parasites they find!
- Multiple skin scrapings - to figure out what is going on
- Medicated baths and skin treatment - poor baby needs to feel better!
- Nail trim - they are so long they are curling under
- Aspirates of any lumps - we do this for all of our dogs
- Hospitalization at our partner vet while he recovers a bit from his infections
- Neuter - for his safety in the future!
With just the basics covered before all treatment, we are looking at potentially about a $1000 in vetting bills. Because of this, we are raising our goal to make sure we can get him everything he needs to be healthy again. Anything raised above and beyond what we ask will go to help other urgent dogs in need who come to us after Titan. But first, we will do whatever it takes to care for this handsome gentleman. Sleep well tonight, sweet Titan, Grey Face has your back from now on.
May 11, 2018