Magoo needs YOU!!Posted: May 24, 2010
This is Magoo. He was on the list for euthanasia at East Valley Shelter after his owner dropped him off a week prior. HIS OWNER DROPPED HIM OFF TO SHELTER- knowing he would be euth listed – blind in one eye, with tumors but still spunky enough to demand walks and treats.
He barely was given a week! I was going there to pull a few other dogs that were approved for a transport to Seattle. Magoo was gonna go to, even though he is 9 yers old, but then the shelter told me about all his health issues. The rescue could only take healthy dogs but I did not have the heart to leave him there. I went ahead and pulled him, acting solely on emotions. He went to the vet who confirmed what the shelter had told me. His teeth were horrible and his gums were infected. He is blind in one eye because of a lack of tear production. Had he been given eye drops, his eye would be fine. The vet said it must have been very painful for him. A cataract is starting to form in his “good” eye. He had a few masses on his body, the biggest one was a tennis ball sized mass hanging off his chest. The dental issues was the most pressing due to the infection so I went ahead and scheduled a dental cleaning and mass removal off his chest since he’d already be under anesthesia. The estimate was between $600-800 (with a discount) if there was no need for dental extractions. Well, he had to get 7 teeth removed and the vet wound up removing two masses. My total bill (including blood work) is $1584. The great news is his masses were totally benign cysts! The bad news is I need money to pay his bills! I also really need to find him a home. He is so spunky and has a great and entertaining personality.
I know some of you are not in a position to help out either financially or by giving him a home, but if you can please, please send this e-mail to a few friends, I know together we can raise the funds needed and find him a wonderful home.
My wonderful neighbor has been helping me take care of Magoo and she has a non-profit animal charity that can accept donations for Magoo. This way you can also get a tax write off. Donations can be made on her site https://undertheporch.wordpress.com. Or you can donate directly to the vet, Redondo Veterinary, 541 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite D, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, 310.376.6056
If you donate directly to the vet, please let me know so I can keep track of my balance.