Rescues In Need Of Help
SAINT has helped hundreds of animals through our Saving Lives Adoption Program. Some of the animals have been taken from horrible conditions and circumstances and have been severely neglected. Many have serious medical issues that require extensive and expensive treatment. Part of our Mission at SAINT is to give these animals the care and love they deserve and a chance to find a FOREVER home.
Belle is an adult, female Chihuahua. She is a senior dog; exact age is unknown. Needles Animal Shelter removed Belle from her home approximately two weeks ago because of neglect. SAINT has accepted Belle into our Saving Lives Program, and she is now in a loving, caring foster home.
Belle presented with a large mass in the area of her lower abdomen. It was initially thought that this mass was a very large mammary tumor. After x-rays were taken, it was determined that the large mass is actually a hernia that is filled with the vast majority of her intestinal tract and most likely her bladder! Belle has been living with this hernia for approximately 2.5 years. The hernia was most likely caused by trauma and worsened over time.
Belle is scheduled to have her spay and hernia repair on May 11th. Her diagnostic tests have cost approximately $350, and her surgeries are estimated to cost $950-$1100. Belle will recover at her foster home until she is ready to find her FOREVER home. Belle is a very SWEET and LOVING dog. She deserves the care and love that she hasn’t been receiving. If you can, please make a donation to help with her medical costs. SAINT greatly appreciates all that you do to help us help animals in need.
Bella is an senior American Bulldog whose owner went to an assisted living facility and left her with a neighbor who did not want to take care of her. She is a senior dog; her exact age is unknown. SAINT took responsibility for Bella last week so that she can receive the care she needs and find a loving home.
Bella has had a pendulous tumor hanging from her lower chest region that has gotten larger over the last two years. Parts of the tumor were dying and had become infected. The infection most likely had entered her bloodstream. Her doctor began her on antibiotics in preparation for her surgery. During her surgery, the pendulous tumor was removed. Her doctor found tumors on her uterus which were removed when she was spayed. Bella also had several mammary tumors that were also removed. These various tumors have been sent off for analysis.
Bella appears to be doing well and felling better after her surgeries. She is now recovering in a caring, loving foster home until she is able to find her own FOREVER home. The veterinary care she received prior to her surgery which included vaccines, x-rays, blood work and more, cost approximately $900. The surgery to remove her tumors was $2800. Her veterinary care will most likely cost close to $4000. If you can, please make a donation to help with the cost of Bella's care. SAINT greatly appreciates all that you do to help us help animals in need.
Max is an America Bulldog who is approximately 1.5-2 years old. Max was found running along side a road in Riverside County in California. A couple picked up Max from the road side and brought him to the Bullhead area. SAINT called several rescue organization and shelters in the Riverside and San Bernardino area, but no one had reported him missing. He had already been neutered when he was found, and he was also microchipped. Unfortunately, the microchip had not been registered by the people who had previously adopted him, and SAINT was unable to locate them.
The couple who rescued Max from the side of the road kept him for several months, but then decided that they no longer wanted him. SAINT agreed to accept Max into out Saving Lives Adoption Program. Max was taken to a veterinary clinic for a routine examination and vaccinations. During his examination, it was discovered that he has a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament, more commonly known as the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).
The ACL is a ligament in the knee that is crucial to the stability of the knee. When torn, the dog experiences pain and lameness, that often persists to varying degrees if surgery is not performed to help repair the defect and stabilize the joint. Max is scheduled to have have surgery on May 13th. SAINT has not received an official quote for the cost of his surgery, but ACL repairs typically cost approximately $4000. If you can, please make a donation to help with the cost of Max's care. SAINT greatly appreciates all that you do to help us help animals in need.
UPDATE: MAY 29TH
MAX IS DOING GREAT!! Max had his staples removed yesterday after having surgery last week on his knee to repair a torn cruciate ligament. His new adoptive parents are doing great with his recovery and physical therapy. He is expected to have full range of motion and a very happy life going forward. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the cost of his care. We couldn't help Max or others if it weren't for your donations. Thank you so much!