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Assistance for Annie's Long Term Needs

Organized by: Karen Mallard

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We’ve had some of you ask about Annie over the past several weeks, as Annie has been a favorite on our Facebook page. It’s hard to believe Annie has been in rescue nearly 2 years now, and we know many of you followed her story from the beginning; when she arrived a skinny, meek little weim. Then, a near tragedy happened when Annie bloated after just a few days in rescue. But, she persevered, and despite the many odds stacked against her, pulled through like a champ, spawning what we remember being called, “Team Annie.” In her 2 years with Almost Home we’ve seen her really start to come into her own, and her personality has begun to shine through. Suffice to say, it has been a journey. Over the course of the past 4 months, and a couple of really tough episodes with Annie, we have found she is suffering from a neurological issue, which impedes her ability to control her movement, particularly of her front and hind legs. She’s visited our vet, and we’ve sought out advice from one of the best vet schools in our area. After some testing and research, we haven’t pinpointed the exact root cause, but, it has been narrowed down enough to allow us to create a treatment and maintenance plan. However, our veterinarian has explained that Annie’s issue is not curable, and it is expected the issue will progress, as it has over the past several months, to a point where Annie’s quality of life will determine what next steps we take with her. The timeline is unknown – maybe months, maybe year(s) – we just aren’t sure. So, with all that said, we have determined that Annie will no longer be listed as adoptable. She will transition to the role of “Spokesdog” and join the likes of Bodie, and a few others before her. Annie is in a long term foster home, and for the moment, is responding incredibly well to her treatment plan laid out by the vet, and is living every day to the fullest. While Annie may no longer be adoptable, we still have expenses related to her care. Even basic things such as preventatives and routine vet visits add up. In addition, we’ll have expenses for her ongoing medication and follow up vet visits for her condition – specifically, routine blood work to ensure the current treatment plan is still doing more good than harm. As such, we’ve set up a fund raising page to help set aside funding for Annie’s needs in the coming months. Any amount helps, and as always, we appreciate your support, and appreciate you continuing to be part of “Team Annie.”


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Karen Mallard

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