Will You Bend For Willow?
By Sandra Ostrander
Our sweet Willow, a loyal, loving tan and white female lab mix, needs your help. A resident of the Good Shepherd Animal Shelter since last August, Willow has developed fungal pneumonia, a bacterial infection characterized by a hoarse cough.
Treatment in ongoing and long-term for this kind of illness, and unfortunately, outside the scope of the annual shelter budget. The Good Shepherd is asking the community for help with the cost of Willow's medicine. She is responding to treatment, but her medicine runs about $360 per month, which puts a real financial strain on the shelter. She will need to be on this medication for up to 6 months, depending on her reaction to it.
All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. No donation is too small.
Willow also needs a local short-term Foster Home to facilitate her healing. A quiet home setting with a fenced yard is a must. Willow will have to be kept as a house dog as the heat and putting her on a leash exacerbates her condition. Willow is house trained and her illness is not contagious. Ever the charmer, she enjoys hugs and a lap that can accommodate a 35 pound pup. An environment with no other animals or an older/less active dog would be best. Please contact Carolyn at goodshepherdadoptions@aol.
A family back East is interested in adopting Willow, but she will have to be well to make the trip. Let's do what we can to insure that Willow makes it home.