Cherise just had a seizure and is fighting for her life.
Rescuers took one look at her photos and knew if they did not help she would die. When it rains it pours in animal rescue. We received a plea to help save this tiny angel rescuers have named Cherise. Rescue Dogs Rock was asked by animal control to step in to save her life.
Here is what we know. She's a 2.5lb chi who is very old and very weak. Just look at this poor baby shake and try to walk. She came into a GA shelter with some serious neurological issues with no apparent known cause. Cherise was rushed to the Emergency Vet where she spent the weekend. Little Cherise underwent testing to try to find a cause. Her liver values were elevated they originally that she ingested some type of toxin.
Well, Cherise is not doing well today. She had a seizure this morning that they were able to stop with medication. Her liver values are still elevated and the worry is that she is suffering from a liver shunt rather than having gotten into a toxin. She is going to need to be stabilized and then sent to a specialty hospital for further diagnostics. RDR usually see shunts in puppies, but their vet said it's possible she's been living with it all this time undiagnosed.
Now rescuer needs your help! Her care will be extensive and expensive. Please keep this tiny angel in your thoughts and prayers! She needs them. A liver shunt will likely mean surgery and the additional diagnostics will be costly, so please donate if you can!
UPDATE 2-3-17 : I have a very sad message from her rescuers. "Sadly, Charise is gone. Gone, but will never be forgotten. We are devastated. We had hoped fervently that she could be stabilized. We did everything in our power to try and help her. Sometimes, the injuries/problems are just too much. This little girl had the will of a fighter, and she fought with all her might, and our emergency veterinary specialists fought at her side. But it wasn't enough. Charise could not be stabilized and her seizures were increasing - coming more frequently and rapidly, and the pain had dramatically increased as well. We are so sorry Charise. We had such great dreams and hopes for you. Thank you to everyone who prayed, donated, and sent positive energy. Be at peace little one. We love you. We will ALWAYS love you. "
It is important to note that just because the Rescue Dogs Rock lost Cherise that doesn't mean they no longer need our help... In fact, they need our help now more than ever. The vet bills are in the thousands after trying to save Cherise's life. So please donate here OR purchase one of Cherise's tee shirts, tote bags, hoodies or bracelets that trigger a donation to help RDR. I know this hurts but Cherise will never be forgotten and we will never stop saving animals.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc., rescues puppies and dogs from high kill shelters, owner surrenders, puppy mill throw aways and medically neglected and suffering dogs and give them the proper medical care, then we do our best to find them the perfect home. We are deeply committed to healing the physical and emotional wounds these animals have suffered.