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    DefaultMurphy Rescue Fund (Formally Would you????)

    UPDATE: We've decided to take this boy on. He's coming to us this Saturday.

    If you want to help:
    http://cmlrn.chipin.com/murphy-the-rescue-labrador

    and if that doesn't work, you can do a direct paypal donation to [email protected]

    I am humbled by the donations to help already. You are the best. But please, don't feel compelled to help. I know it's tough times. We are applying for a grant too.

    Back Story: This older couple with two college aged sons decided that a cute Labrador puppy was just what they needed for their empty nest. So, what better way to get a dog than to roll up to a nearby farm with two un-papered parents and pick up your next bundle of joy from one of the stalls, eh? At six weeks of age they were mortified that the number 1 dog in the country peed, nipped and was so crazy (SHUT THE FRONT DOOR--Didn't they read Marley and Me?)!!!! Well my goodness. Well, several trips to the vet over 6 months with issues like diareha, ear infection and now lameness, they've decided that a dog is expensive and they are not really dog people to begin with. *sigh* So enter Murphy.





    He's 7.5 months old. He came from a farm that doesn't care what happened to him from two untested parents. He now lives in a home that no longer wants him because, well, he has developed OCD in his left shoulder and they won't pay the $2,000 to have the surgery to make him better. OCD of the shoulder is the best place for a dog to get it, but since they don't want him anyways, they barely agreed to get the x-rays taken to get the diagnosis. If we don't take him, he's going to the pound and lord only knows what will happen to a lame dog there...or if he ends up in a home and they discover what it would cost to correct his issue.

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    DefaultRe: Would you????

    But, as a rescue, I don't know how we could afford the surgery either.
    JL donations? How much is the surgery?





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    Amy, Rookie's OCD surgery was $2600. I'd imagine that it would be around $2000 minimally.
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    DefaultRe: Would you????

    What about Labmed helping to pay for the surgery? I've donated to them numerous times and would do so again. Poor baby.

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    I couldn't do a lot but I'll donate.


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    OCD lesions will typically heal over and calcify/scar by the time the dog is about 12 - 14 months. They will resume normal activity and be sound for many years. Shoulders are the best place to get OCD and once the flap breaks off the area can heal nearly 100%. This guy will do just fine Dani either in a foster home until he's sound or with a new family who is educated.

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    So you wouldn't recommend surgery Sharon?
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    DefaultRe: Would you????

    Its a toughie and i dont know how these things work so wouldnt like to say what you should or shouldn't do but for a byb pup he is one little cutie!

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    Oh my, I don't envy your position here. He is beautiful.

    There must be some way that we can help you help him.


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    Dani - if no surgery is ok, great - if necessary - let us know so we can help!

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