Zoey was found at a local shelter in December, 2012. She was a thin dog with a poor coat with a constant shake of her head. When we brought her out of her kennel for some love and special holiday treats, she looked at us with her big brown eyes and we could feel every bone on her frail body. She let out a yelp when we rubbed her ears. It turns out she had a severe ear infection in both ears. It broke our hearts to leave her that day.
Within a week Sunshine PAWS was formed and we knew Zoey would be our first life saved and we would get her healthy and find her a forever family. So that's what we did! We took her to the vet and got her medicine for her ears and her skin. We gave her a bath and brush and snuggled her, too. At first Zoey was improving. Her ears got better. She put on a few pounds. She was becoming more active and always enjoyed her late night snuggles. She even passed her CGC Test!
Zoey continued to show signs of allergies so we put her on a special diet with supplements and we washed her every three days with a special shampoo ... but she was showing little improvement. After another trip to the vet and treatment, Zoey began throwing up and within 48 hours became very lethargic. Back to the vet ... where they tenderly treated her dehydration and anemic condition.
In the end, we were unable to save her life, but are grateful for all who helped us care for her in her final days. She was truely loved. All who knew her will miss her!
If you would like to make a donation to help with medical treatment for Zoey you can:
Call Hanover Veterinary Hospital and make a donation over the phone ... call (219) 374-9443.
If you prefer, checks can be mailed to Sunshine PAWS P.O. Box 72 Crown Point, IN 46308
Thanks for thinking of our Sweet Zoey and helping her!