Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Sibe in need

Meet Shana, a sweet 2 yr.old little girl that came into South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue after being found wandering the streets of Hialeah. In her short life she became this adorable little girl who only wanted to be loved. She is being fostered by a family that fell in love with her gentle spirit and capacity for giving back to people and other dogs. Today we found out Shana has ITP which is an Auto Immune Disease which can cause her to bleed internally by the slightest bump or turn of her head. Her foster family brought her to the vet when they noted her lethargy and the alarming color of her urine..

This disease causes the body to attack the platelets, thus causing a lack of clotting. Today she received her first transfusion from one of her husky friends, and in three days we will know how much that has helped; however, she may need more.

Her treatment is quite costly, and when they get the bleeding under control, she will need to be on steroids in order to keep this problem from recurring. She will require constant monitoring and possibly occasional transfusions to enable this girl to live a full and happy life.

We want to give Shana the chance she deserves to live that full life, but our funds our low and find that we must turn to you, our friends to help keep Shana alive. We ask with heavy hearts that you help us find a way to help Shana fulfill her desire to give love to a special family when shes well.

If you'd like to donate to them, here is the link.



JackDaddy said...

Thank you for letting us know about this beautiful dog!

Chloe and Libby said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend, Shana. I hope that the tranfusions do some good. Paws crossed.

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh poor sweet Shana!!!
Why life is sometimes so bad with these unlucky friends???
we would love to do something for her!!!!
We're going to donate something for her!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us sweet friends!!!!!!!
And hope the transfusion do good work on her!!!!!!!!!!
Paws crossed and lots of prayers for Shana!!!!!!!!
We love you dear friends and forgive us for didn't comment a lot on your blog!!!!!!!
But mommy was very busy with Paco's puppies ad our new sister!!!!
She wants to say hallo to all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sweet kisses and licks

Lorenza said...

Paws crossed for Shana.
Kisses and hugs

Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh no.. poor Shana!! We are crossing our paws for her..

Bell and Kimberly said...

Best and Big wishes to Shana... paws crossed for woo..

Bell girl

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Poor baby. Hope her condition can be managed and she finds a permanent, loving home.

Princess Eva and Brice said...

poor Shana!

We'll keep our paws crossed for her.

Princess Eva

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

poor shana - we will donate today - we have some treat monies left over this month.

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Thoughts said...

What a heart breaking tale this is... our dear Benson is on a similar path right now... expensive meds and treatments to keep him healthy and alive and fighting his disease. We are sending prayers and crossed paws for this sweet girl...

Wags and woofs,
Jaime, Benson and Gibson

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