Critical Care Fund
GCCR is commited to help needy Cavaliers, regardless of age or illness. Please give what you can to help these precious pups! Every dollar donated to the Critical Care Fund is used for medical expenses. Scroll down to use the online donation form or mail checks to GCCR, PO Box 1421, Aurora, IL 60507.
Dallas (763) is a little 6-year old Blenheim girl who came to GCCR when her owner’s husband passed away. Dallas requires orthopedic surgery because of her unusual gait and limp, which has progressed over the years untreated.
Donations to the Critical Care Fund are needed to cover the $2600 estimated cost to repair both knees; this could run to $6800 if ACL surgery is also required. Dallas is scheduled for surgery on April 26 at Edinger Surgical Options in Madison, WI.
Dallas is a sweet and happy girl who deserves a chance to walk without pain. Your donation will help her dream come true.
Footnotes about Long Term Fosters:
In early August 2014, Ollie had a 2nd surgery to prevent her hip from popping out -- a result of being run over by a car. Ollie also sustained nerve damage that left her incontinent and a broken tail that was amputated. Despite it all, Ollie is a happy, loving Cavalier and is thriving in foster care. Because of her incontinence, she requires diapers and medicated wipes on an ongoing basis. Here's a video of Ollie just 5 days after her surgery!
Six-year-old Katie (#687) arrived in May 2016, having spent her life in a commercial kennel producing puppies. She was thin, deaf, and extremely fearful. A CT scan in mid-November determined her hearing loss was partially due to PSOM (primary secretory otitis media), also known as glue ear. Her ears were flushed and while we remain hopeful some of her hearing will return after healing, the doctors feel it's unlikely. Additional tests revealed that Katie is also going blind due to retinal atrophy and an echo showed Mitral Valve Disease which is being treated with medications. Due to her significant health issues, Katie is being cared for as a Long Term Foster. $2000 was used from the Critical Care Fund for Katie's exams and procedures.