After a very successful Strut Your Mutt, NorCal Boxer Rescue looked ready to go into the Holiday season financially stable.

But then came Andy and Kai.

Andy is a very sweet dog, and quite the love. He entered our care this week with a broken jaw and an unstable and painful hock (ankle), both probably the result of being hit by a car. The shelter closed several lacerations on his leg, only for us to receive Andy with his sutures gone and his wounds infected. Andy will need surgery on his ankle. Depending on the degree of injury (which we will not know until surgery), he will either need ligaments reattached to his tibia or will need his ankle fused. In either case, he will need 8 weeks of casting, with frequent casting changes, each requiring sedation and repeat x-rays. Andy may also need his jaw wired. Depending on the extent of damage to Andy’s ankle and whether he needs his jaw wired, the cost of Andy’s care will be between $3,500 and $6,600 . . . in addition to the $1,000 we have already spent on him.

Poor Kai. The vet says Kai is the most depressed dog she has seen in a long time. He is very fearful, horribly emaciated, and is suffering from significant eye infections. We have done diagnostics on the eye, and found no ulcer or scratches, so we do not know the underlying cause of the bad infections. We are just beginning the diagnostic workup . . . but with blood work, ultrasound, and potentially radiographs, we believe Kai ‘s medical care will cost between $2,500 to $3,000.

If you would like to support Andy and Kai’s treatments and recovery, please donate today.

Thank You!

Robin McGillicuddy
Sigrid Gibson
Carol Kaufman
Susan Tamagni
Norma McFaddan
Jaye Buhlis
Beverly van Dyke
Teresa Rossi
Christine Colladay
Erin Mcelwee
Ruth Antonini
Laurine Linderman
Kimberly Maker
Richard Nishio
Judith Klatt
Bob Hyde
Jim Scott
Jeannette Brink
Maureen Fitzgerald
Joe Riley
Kim Goeppinger
Kaylene Grove
Heather Kirkpatrick
Peter Illes
Christy McCullough
Terri Townsend
Kelly Whitcomb-Weston
Sarah Mattson
Leanne Johnson
Charlene Hale
Joan Smith
Kathleen Beaver
Ellen Ludwig