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Hope - Help Hope recover and get ready for adoption
( December 2009 )

Dec 2009 Update: It will cost a lot of money to take care of Hope and get her ready for adoption, please help by sending a donation to us so we can help pay part of the expenses. Please indicate the donation is for Hope.
Also, read the Christmas update on the bottom of the story.

Hope had been staying in a very poor shelter after she was abandoned from a puppy mill in Taiwan. The shelter didnít have the funds to take care of her properly, so we managed for a rescuer and foster mom named Jean to get Hope out of that shelter. The following updates on Hope are from Jean's emails.

Hopes' updates from Jean

I finally pick up Hope, hundreds of flees all over her, the ulcer of her joint was worse to the bone, she was only covered with a thin skin overly underweight of only 20.1kg and she is larger than Faith, she was *rescued* 6 months ago after she was abandoned from puppy mill, she is not spayed , but her condition now is not allowed to perform any op due to her high liver count, her red blood count is too low , she lost a lot teeth what's remained are worn down...

the changes she has made in just a few days is unbelievable , she is much lively , she flaps her tail whenever I come close or pet her , and like Faith, she is so afraid of losing me that I don't worry she would run away or any outdoors.

Hope is thinner in person, she emptied the meal I cook for her, she likes to eat!! she is so thin not because the shelter didn't give her food but because her worn down teeth was not able to chew pellet.

I give her additional daily supplements too, including joint supplement for her weak hind joints , vitamin mineral for her anemia and a tab of high potency nutritional vitamin for her malnutrition.

She is walking around more often, she 'd snuggle close to me when I work- totally different than the first couple of days.

she came in heat 3 days ago , male dogs follow us on the walk , tough to handle, I've discussed with 2 vets about when'd be the time to fix her without much risk of her condition. We 'l wait for another blood test in a couple of days to see if her liver count is in safe range to perform the op.

she came in heat 3 days ago , male dogs follow us on the walk , tough to handle, I've discussed with 2 vets about when'd be the time to fix her without much risk of her condition. We 'l wait for another blood test in a couple of days to see if her liver count is in safe range to perform the op.

Christmas 09 Update:
Hope, Lion and I had the most heart warming Xmas the weekend. I was surprised to receive a cake on Xmas from Candice. She says I never know how to take care of myself that I should have a real holiday with my dogs. On the same day I received a sofa bed from her too !!! which ended my 10 years of sleeping on the floor with my dogs! and I have a good news to break --- the report of the biopsy from Hope's bladder growth just came out - the growth is from long time untreated inflammation, it's not tumour, thank god! so I'm taking her to the vet to remove the stitches on her tummy and also get the med for treating her bladder problem in a couple of days. Hope is a bit disappointed that she can not go to the park , but I promise her everyday before Lion's walk that I will make it up to her when her bleeding is firmly controlled ( she did not bleed the past 8 days) . She is a total sweetheart:)

No matter how much time she will have , a dog should live with quality of life, I'm so glad her bladder problem is treatable so she doesn't live in pain, tho her liver problem is none-operable and may one day strike her fatally, the doctor had described me how it'd be when it happens, and I won't let her suffer when it comes. She is happy now and I want her to stay that way everyday cause that's the real meaning of rescuing her from her past - to give her a real life .

We received many updates on Hope, she was at the verge of come and go, but because of Jeanís excellent and tireless care, Hope is finally out of the woods. AHAN is donating $200 to this rescuer to just cover part of the cost, if anyone can help would be great, it will be the greatest gift for Jean and Hope.


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