Violet's Journey

URGENT FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR VIOLET!!!!

January 17th 2017 -- Present

Baldwin Park Shelter Photo

Baldwin Park Shelter Photo

Violet was dropped off at Baldwin Park Animal Shelter in Los Angeles, CA. This shelter is very unfriendly towards rescues-- which is why Violet endured her condition for 7 days. Some shelters will alert us if injured cockers come in.

We were looking at the online database for Animal Shelters called Petharbor.com We noticed this dog's picture included the rim of a laundry basket-- she either had a litter of puppies, or she couldn't walk.  We called to ask but all they could say was she cant walk on her rear legs.

Our volunteer who lives nearby went over to check her out: if she has a slipped disc, she'll need immediate back surgery. We rushed her over to the VCA animal hospital in West LA for consult and an MRI. Our donor base donated enough for a down payment on the $3600 quote )including the tests and blood work).

Right now is a waiting game. She sat for 7 days in the shelter in her condition. We're really hoping it's not too late to help her.

Update -- January 19th 2017

Here is what the MRI did reveal - Violet has "abnormalities of the spinal cord" which is most likely NOT congenital but more likely due to some sort of physical trauma.. Read our note about Violet's MRI and prognosis on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/CampCockerRescue/posts/1274462699302562:0
 Violet will see the physical therapists today at Two Hands Four Paws in West LA for an evaluation and treatment plan. Based on this information we will receive, we'll make a proper decision on which path is best for Violet.

UPDATE -- January 23rd 2017

We received some hopeful news from the physical therapists: Violet can stand/ balance on her own AND wag her tail. Which she could not do last week.

She is currently getting daily acupuncture, laser therapy, muscle massages and physical therapy exercises, in addition to the 24/7 nursing care she needs.

Update February 2nd 2017 -

Check out Violet on the underwater doggy treadmill!

https://www.facebook.com/CampCockerRescue/videos/1288462451235920/

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Acupuncture!

Acupuncture!

Underwater treadmill!Β  Go Violet GO!

Underwater treadmill!  Go Violet GO!

Balancing!

Balancing!

Update--February 8, 2017

Violet is continuing to make progress!

She says THANK YOU to all of her fans for all your support!

Thank you everyone who is rooting for Violet and sending love and donations! She is quite a trooper and is not giving up! If she doesn't give up-- we wont give up!

Please continue to send any amount you can!

Her care is $220 per day (after our rescue discount) and as long as we can finance her treatment we can continue to watch her progress!

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We understand that many people may not want to donate to a dog that has such a poor prognosis, so we set up a special donate link especially for Violet, so that no donations will come away from other dogs we might save. We are currently trying to raise the funds to pay off her MRI and initial medical expenses as well as fundraise for her physical therapy.

If you can spare a small donation today, $5 is all we ask! We could cover the first 24 hour cost for Violet to receive 24/7 care at the hospital, and for her ongoing needs throughout this week. Click the button below. Thank you!

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Update -- February -New photos!

Violet has improved so much that we are confident to look for a foster home where she can stay while continuing her treatment in West Los Angeles, CA

The cost is too much for our rescue to sustain on a daily basis to keep her there over night. It would be a tremendous financial help if we could find a foster home for Violet.

This foster home would be pretty special to take care of Violet's needs on a daily basis. But we know they're out there somewhere!

If you or someone you know can foster Violet, please apply here:

Thank you everyone who is rooting for Violet and sending love and donations! She is quite a trooper and is not giving up! If she doesn't give up-- we wont give up!

Please continue to send any amount you can!

Her care is $220 per day (after our rescue discount) and as long as we can finance her treatment we can continue to watch her progress!

Balancing on her rear legs!Β  :)))

Balancing on her rear legs!  :)))

Stay Tuned for more photos, video and updates on sweet Violet

Follow her progress on Periscope!

- Camp Cocker Rescue