How this fluffy sweet angel ended up in animal control no one will ever know. A four year old Shih Tzu with a fear of being touched, SuzieQ was a dog in need of rescue from the city shelter. SAFE pet rescue located in St Augustine, FL quickly came to her aid. While the love of special volunteers poured over this little canine, they quickly learned that she was in severe discomfort. This gentle soul craves to trust humans, but suffers from Inter-vertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) which is a herniated disc that results in chronic pain explaining her fear of touch. SuzieQ desperately needs surgery to regain function of her rear legs and eliminate her pain.
SAFE Pet Rescue MUST raise $2,000 dollars to cover the costs of surgery SuzieQ is scheduled for Tuesday September 24th. If SuzieQ doesn't receive the treatment, she may never walk again. Without surgery, she will be permanently paralyzed due to irreparable damage to the spinal cord.
Who Is S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue?
S.A.F.E Pet Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to shelter animals. The organization was started in 2008 and “works with various animal control agencies in an effort to help them place more animals in homes. We visit the shelters and take these wonderful adoptable animals home to begin new lives. These pets reside in SAFE foster homes until they are permanently adopted. In our first year of operation, S.A.F.E. saved over 500 animals, and to date, we have saved over 5,000 lives!” (S.A.F.E., 2013).
How You Can Help Little SuzieQ?
Support is needed to help SuzieQ through this surgery procedure. An experienced surgeon is ready to perform the surgery SuzieQ requires provided funds are raised. Please take a moment and visit the donation page on the SAFE website and make a tax deductible donation in SuzieQ’s name. Once the surgery is complete, a local dog trainer has generously offered to work with SuzieQ to help her move past the fear of touch. With the help of a community, this little soul can be healed to find her forever home where she can once again chase balls and enjoy life.
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