Boomer's Heart is Broken
Boomer was 8 weeks old and 4.7 pounds when we rescued him. He was bred by someone with 2 Mini Aussies who gave the puppies away at 6 weeks of age as "party favors" to attendees at her daughter's birthday party. When Boomer went to the vet for shots, the vet determined that he had a loud heart murmur. I got the call that afternoon asking us to take this wee one.
After speaking with our vet at Sacramento Animal Hospital, I learned that Boomer has Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) which is a common birth defect in puppies. PDA is a failure of the connection between both sides of the heart to close at birth. If left open, Boomer can have serious problems or die.
The surgery to repair the problem is well-established and very effective so that Boomer can live a happy, normal life.
Surgery was successful and Boomer may come home May 21. He'll need to rest for at least 2 weeks once home - wish me luck!
Cost to mend his broken heart almost $6,000 or about $950 PER POUND OF PUPPY!
We are asking you, our supporters, to help us pay for his surgery ... Thank you! Donate with PayPal
A Message from Kim 5/19/15
Thank you for your kind gifts to help pay for Boomer's surgery which happens today at noon.
If you would like to donate towards our Medical Fund so that we may help the next Aussie in need, please give using your credit card by clicking on the paypal link above (you DON’T need a paypal account to do this) or mail a check to NCAR, 10556 Combie Road, PMB 6200, Auburn, CA 95602. Thank you!.
We rarely rescue dogs with such serious health conditions, but when we do, your generous support has gotten them through.
I’m thrilled to say so many of our foster Aussies went home over the past few weeks! Good thing because we have 2 mini red merle boys coming in and possibly a young black tri female.
One thing is for certain, it never stops!
If you are thinking about fostering, please contact me - we can really use the help, and dogs benefit from being in foster care!
We have several nice kids up for adoption right now – like Roki, a 7 year old black tri who loves everybody, and Ava, a 3-4 year old playful, goofy mix who would love to have a family of her own. We also have some Aussies whose owners can no longer care for them, like Ollie and Punky. Click on OWNER LISTED on our website to learn about them.
SSPCA DOGGY DASH on June 6
NCAR Annual Reunion at Pt. Isabel on June 20 from 11 to 2:30 PM.
Fun for everyone!
NEW FROM AMAZON! AmazonSmile: a program where .5% of your purchases can be directed to NorCal Aussie Rescue. Just go to www.AmazonSmile.com and designate us as your charity of choice and go shopping! Thank you!
Our Reunion was wonderful! Thank you all for coming and showing off your wonderful kids! Thanks again to Sue Wilson for making a video of our time together! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur4PaihlAD4
Please consider fostering one of our dogs.
Fostering makes a huge difference in these dogs' lives because they get lots of one-on-one time with a person...at the Sanctuary, they all share one person... me! Fostering also helps to "lighten my load" here so I have more time to write newsletters, research foundations, take dogs to the vet and, oh yes, rest!
Sometimes we're so crowded at the Sanctuary, that I need to board dogs elsewhere. We spend more than $4,000 annually for boarding. You can help by fostering, or by making a donation with PayPal. Thank you!
See the fun by watching Sue Wilson's video of our Reunion in June 2013 Video: http://youtu.be/9a2eR3-dyBE
2012 Reunion at Pt. Isabel!
Special Needs Dogs are Just Special
If you think it's a disability, just check out the video of Bailey (now named Emma) running around with Ammo in her new home.
Archive of Kim's messages
NorCal Aussie Rescue is featured in BARK Magazine. Thank you Marcia!
Go to Shelter Aussies to see the beauties who've lost their homes. Also look at Owner Listed Aussies...they are in trouble too. If you'd prefer a little dog, please look at Pocket Dogs
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with Paypal or by
check made payable to NCAR, Inc and mail to our post office box::
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc.
10556 Combie Rd, PMB #6200
Auburn, CA 95602
PH 530-268-1600/FAX 530-268-9911
You can print this PDF for mailing your donation. THANK YOU!