Please help Olive
Olive was surrendered by her previous owner when her family’s living situation changed and they could no longer keep her. Olive spent about six months in our boarding facility. She was depressed and clearly missed her family. Then, one of our volunteers, Mandy, took Olive into her home as a foster. Once again in a happy home, she blossomed and we got to enjoy her as the silly, loving dog we know her as today. She plays with their pugs. She takes turns cuddling with her new mom, dad, and their daughters. Olive is finally back in a loving home, enjoying life.
OLIVE’S MEDICAL ISSUE:
Olive’s new family saw her behavior change as she began pacing and staring at the wall – a far cry from her usual cuddling or playing with her pug brothers. She wouldn’t eat and seemed disoriented. After many tests and visits to specialists, we arrived at her diagnosis: she has developed a noncancerous tumor on her pituitary gland, causing the stress, lethargy, and change in her demeanor. While not cancerous, the location of the tumor means that it is disrupting her brain’s regular functions.
OLIVE’S LIFE GOING FORWARD:
The temporary treatment is prednisone, but this medication is a temporary fix. Olive is already back to her goofy self with this medication, but her neurologist says this relief will be short-lived (a few months). What Olive really needs is noninvasive radiation treatment done over the course of a week. This treatment has been proven extremely safe and effective. All of the doctors and specialists who have seen Olive agree that she is a very good candidate for this treatment. A dog who will be given a new lease on life. If we can pull together the funds for this targeted radiation therapy, we can drastically shrink the tumor and give her two or more years of a happy life in her loving foster home.
We’ve worked so hard to get Olive into a happy situation again after six months in shelter care. We desperately want to raise the funds to allow her the time to enjoy it.
The cost for the treatment is $9,000. After the costly emergency visits, and testing to diagnose Olive, our funds are short. With other dogs in our care, we are putting forth immense efforts toward fundraising.
Please help by donating. Any amount you may be able to donate helps.
Thank you so much!