Giving Back to Barkley
Update – 1/30
We have great news to report!
Barkley underwent surgery to repair his crushed spine and the surgeon felt it went very well!!! We expect him to feel worse before he feels great again, as they also removed his bladder stones while he was under anesthesia.
Poor guy wasn’t feeling so hot yesterday but today he WAGGED HIS TAIL! This is a HUGE deal and tells us he is already feeling better. He still has 6 weeks of care and crate rest but it’s already proving to be a successful surgery for a most deserving boy.
We still have more than $3500 in funds that we need to raise to cover his surgery and medications. We are a non profit rescue group and are only able to help when we have the funds to do so. Any donation helps us inch closer to our goal!
Huge thanks to all of our gracious donors that have helped us get this far!
Lots of love and appreciation- Barkley and his buddies ️
Giving Back to Barkley
At 10 years old, and having lived his entire life with the only family he had ever known, sweet and gentle boy Barkley found himself scared and dumped at a rural Utah shelter in horrific condition.
Crying for days, then succumbing to bewilderment and isolation, this senior boy sat in desperate need of medical and grooming care. When asked if we could help, we immediately went to work, trying to sort out years of neglect and overdue medical treatment.
Instantly we realized he was suffering from a severe UTI. This turned out to be a much more serious and excruciatingly painful situation of Bladder-stones. His medical costs up to this point have been over $1000.
After weeks of working to get him feeling better we are devastated to find out that he is now also loosing control of his legs and struggling to walk or stand. Poor Barkley. Our hearts are broken!
Our trusted vet suggested an MRI, which is a costly procedure coming in at another $1000.
4 ruptured discs.
We have learned that this is an old injury and is quickly getting worse.
We have the commitment of a skilled surgeon that feels hopeful and is willing to get Barkley into surgery immediately! The cost of this surgery is estimated to be $3500.
We believe he has lived in so much pain for so much of his life. This sweet boy is always kind, gentle and loving. He deserves this chance to have the next 4-5 years of his life be free of pain and full of love and happiness.
CAWS is a non-profit, animal rescue group and we can only help Barkley if we have support from our generous donors!
We need to quickly raise $4500 to help Barkley move on to the next chapter of his life. He deserves a chance!
Please help us give him this life saving procedure by donating now.
Much love- the Barkley saving, CAWS dog team