Our sweet Birdie is a six month old Rottweiler mix who has had a cough since she arrived at a Virginia shelter back in February. After coming to SSRR her foster family took her to a veterinarian that placed her on antibiotics thinking it was an upper respiratory infection which is very common for dogs coming out of shelters. The foster family quickly noticed that Birdie did not cough or wheeze all the time, it was only while playing. When the coughing started she would take a break until it stopped then would want to play again.
The vet then thought it could be either a collapsed trachea or elongated soft palate but both were ruled out after extensive exams and x-rays so she contacted a specialist. After reviewing all of the tests and records the specialist thinks it could be a nerve disorder called polyneuropathy. IN order to verify this, Birdie will need a laryngeal evaluation (airway exam). The estimate for this procedure is up to $1,700, depending on what they find during the procedure. That’s in addition to the money that has already been spent on her care.
Due to a few of our Rottweilers needing expensive treatments and care, our funds have gotten very low. We are forced to reach out to our SSRR village and ask for help. If you are able to donate to Birdie’s medical fund, we would be extremely appreciative as will Birdie. It doesn’t have to be a big donation. The small donations add up quickly and are a huge help to our organization.
Southern States Rescued Rottweilers, Inc. (SSRR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. This organization is operated solely by volunteers; therefore, 100% of all funds received go toward the rescue and care of our dogs. All donations made to Southern States Rescued Rottweilers are tax deductible as a charitable contribution.