Rescues In Need
This page showcases different dogs that are currently
with MAGDRL and are receiving treatment and training to help them
overcome the abuse and neglect they have suffered before finding
their way to us. Each of these dogs deserves a chance and our
dedicated volunteers are working to save their lives.
Additional Photos of Augie
Augie is an approximately 4 year old natural eared Piebald Dane who was found as a stray. He had no collar or microchip when found. He is emaciated at only 95 lbs. He had to wait at the shelter for 7 days before his stray hold was up and we could pull him to a foster home. Augie has many severely infected skin lesions that will need long term antibiotic treatment and care. These lesions are swollen and bleed and ooze when bumped. His foster home will be soaking them to help them heal and fight the infection. Augie had the secretions from the lesions sent for culture and sensitivity so we are sure we are treating him with the right antibiotics. He also needed bloodwork: both blood counts and chemistry. He is intact and cryptorchid (only one descended testicle) so when he is ready to be neutered, it will be a more complicated procedure. Augie is not healthy enough to be considered for anesthesia and surgery yet. His vet expenses are already over $500.00. With the cost of antibiotics and additional vetting including his eventual neuter, we anticipate his health expenses to be over $1000.00. Please help us help Augie by contributing to help cover these costs. He is on medical hold and is not available for adoption at this time. Augie came to MAGDRL in December 2013. (3)
Augie's bills have been over $500 to date and we expect them to at least double.
Can you help Augie?
Additional Photos of Samson
MAGDRL got an email from a lady in need of help after her 3 year old Great Dane had been involved in a hit and run accident, breaking his rear leg, giving him a compound fracture. This was very late on Wednesday evening. A kind neighbor helped her get him to the emergency vet and upon medical evaluation it was determined that his surgery alone would be well over $2000. The owner was not able to pay for the surgery but the vet office did grant her a 24 hour grace period to try and find funds or locate a rescue that may be able to help. Samson was made comfortable and the race was on. MAGDRL agreed to take this boy into their rescue program and pay for his surgery. He was surrendered to us at 12 pm the Thursday after his accident and was in surgery within the hour. We rallied round to find him a foster home that would be able to accommodate his recovery period and then moved him there by way of our tremendous volunteers on the Friday after his surgery. He was collected from the vet on Friday evening, had a brief stay overnight at one of our volunteers homes, to then finish his travels on Saturday morning. He is now recovering slowly at his new foster home. He has to be kept quiet, with little activity and his bandages need to be attended too on a regular basis to avoid infection. He is settling in nicely with his new foster sister but has a long way to go before he will be completely up and running. He will need follow up appointments and possibly some therapy once all is said and done but he is expected to make a full recovery.
Samson is a sweet soul that is good with children and other dogs. Cats are unknown at this time due to not wanting him to feel the need to chase if he sees that cat currently in his foster home so we will test this further when he is a little further forward in his recovery. He will be going back for recheck and stitch removal in a week. Follow up x-rays will be needed at this time to make sure everything is healing well.
Samson's bills have been $2500 to date.
Can you help Samson?
accepting donations to help defray the medical bills of our Rescues
in Need. Thank you for caring.
If you would prefer to make your donation by check MAGDRL
gladly accepts personal checks and money orders. Donations can be
made to MAGDRL, PO Box 285, Hanover, MD 21076.
All donations made from this page will
go toward the expenses for all the special needs dogs in MAGDRL's
Thank you. All donations are tax deductible.