Special Medical Fund

Our Medical Fund is always in need of your tax deductible donations. This topic remains one of the ongoing challenges of all Rescue groups, not only for normal expenses such as shelter adoption fees, vaccination costs, health screening tests, but especially when one of our dogs needs extra care for an existing health issue. Should you wish to contribute to this fund, you may send your donation to the address at the bottom of the page. Please specify “MedicalFund” to have your donation work directly for medical expenses. 100% of your Medical Fund donation will be used for our dogs’ medical treatment and related veterinary expenses such as medications. Please send medical fund donations to the address listed below.

COMPANION GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE PROGRAM
“SPECIAL MEDICAL FUND”
P.O. Box 1317
West Jordan, UT 84084

You can also make a donation using PayPal. Thank You.

 Dogs Currently in Need of Assistance:

Buddha

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UPDATE - 7/9/19:

We are heartbroken to report that on July 9th sweet loving Buddha lost his battle with cancer and went to the rainbow bridge.We believe that it was Lymphangiosarcoma that took him. This is a rare cancer that progresses rapidly and resists treatment. Buddha left medical bills around $2000.00 and your donations would be appreciated. Buddha made many friends in the 5 short months he was here. Anyone who met him, fell in love with him, and he will be greatly missed.

Meet Buddha, a very handsome 10 year old guy. Buddha came from a rural area, and had been dealing with chronic allergy issues for some time, and was kind of a mess when he first got here. We were able to scoot him right into his foster home, with Jerry and Lorene Thompson, and we are so glad they took this boy in! His ears were a mess, skin not the best. He was a bit gimpy, so we visited the orthopedic doc – Dr. Boekhout. Buddha has some pretty significant arthritis, and Xrays show his hips are not in good shape. There was a strange spot on his Xrays, and the vet was a bit concerned – wondering if there was a tumor hiding somewhere. So, another appointment with Dr. Tucker and an ultrasound was done. We were expecting bad news, but thankfully, Dr. Tucker did not see any obvious tumors. Buddha does have a weird shaped pancreas, a couple of cysts on one of his kidneys, and his liver is a little enlarged. We are currently waiting on test results, to make sure his pancreas is doing what it is supposed to. Jerry and Lorene have been taking Buddha to Alta Dogs, for some physical therapy, including the underwater treadmill, and he has done great. Through all these different appointments, Buddha has been a trooper. He is so mellow and easy going, and he loves everyone. He can meet any dog, and just wants to be friends. Buddha also has a good size growth on the side of his left eye. We are hoping to get the all clear to have that removed. Jerry’s hobby is photography, and he has taken some wonderful photos of Buddha. Buddha looks wonderful, and is doing so much better, thanks to the care he has been getting in his foster home. Our sincere thanks to Jerry and Lorene for taking such great care of Buddha! We don’t have a total, but with all the tests, labs for Buddha, his medical expenses are around $1600. If you can donate, to help offset some of his medical expense, we would be very grateful!

 


Brie

Brie

Brie

Brie & Sage

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Brie is a very cute 6 month old English Cream, who came to CGRR from an owner who could not afford the medical expense that Brie needs. Brie has a slight head tremor, when she focuses on something. Her owners told us their Vet recommended an MRI, and after a consult with one of the specialists at Blue Pearl, it was agreed that was the best course of action. Brie is very sweet, loves other dogs, fine with cats and has even lived with a bird. There is a little something different about her, as she seems a little slow to catch on to some things. We were able to get her into a foster home, where she is doing very well. She loves her Golden sister, Sage, and the two are often seen cuddling together. Brie's MRI is scheduled for next week, and the estimate is between $2,000 - $3,000. Depending on what they see in the MRI, they may have to do a spinal tap - thus the high end of the estimate. We are asking for donations to help with the medical expense for this sweet girl. We will post an update once we know more! As always, thanks for your support!

 


Luca

 
 
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Luca Smiling

 

UPDATE - 7/21/19:

Sweet Luca joined Buddha at Rainbow Bridge, after losing his battle with Lymphoma. He was a big boy, only 6yrs old, and just a gentle soul. He won the heart of Scott Schannon, one of our volunteers. Scott and his family gave Luca a home for 5 short months - but in Scott's words, 5 great months. Just last week he was outside sunning in the morning, big smile on his face. Luca was around for awhile longer than anyone thought he would be. He responded quite well to the prednisone, and was a happy boy. Our sincere thanks to Scott and his family for taking Luca into their hearts and home.

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Luca came to CGRR last month, from an owner who had to move overseas. He is 5 1/2 years old, and we were told he is part Great Pyrenees. He is a big boy…..115 pounds, but just a gentle giant. Luca was not interested in food, and we soon realized he was not feeling well. As we started to do some diagnostics, Steve noticed his lymph nodes were huge. We actually took him in for an ultrasound, but once the doc felt his lymph nodes, she said it was not necessary to do an ultrasound. Luca not only had large lymph nodes on his neck, but the ones in his armpits, and on back legs were large as well. After a visit and more diagnostics with the oncologist, the diagnosis of Lymphoma was confirmed. Unfortunately, Luca has T-Cell Lymphoma, which does not respond as well to Chemotherapy. Luca is in a permanent foster home with Scott, one of our volunteers. Scott has been volunteering with CGRR for 20 years or so, and never gone home with a dog. Luca stole his heart, and after we found out what was going on with him, Scott wanted to give him a home for however long he has. Luca is currently on a larger dose of prednisone, which has made a huge difference. It is so nice to see this big boy happy. He now smiles, loves the toys, and is just a big love bug! We have all decided that we are not going to put him through chemotherapy, due to the poor chance of it really making a difference. We all want Luca to have quality of life, and for now, he is enjoying his life. Luca’s medical expense for all the diagnostics we have done, is around $700. If you would like to donate toward his care, we would be most grateful. The photo of Luca in the snow was when he first got here. You can see in his face that he was not feeling right. The others are of him doing better, and enjoying his new home…..thank you Scott, for taking care of this big boy!