HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING !!
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We get many requests from families who need help with catastrophic vet bills; from Rescues that have saved pets that need medical attention; and from Shelters to help with vet services to make a pet more adoptable.
When you donate to Barkleyworld, it enables us to reach out and pay it forward. Donations are always paid to veterinarian offices or directly to a reputable 501c3 Rescue. We research every plea for help and offer alternatives and other suggestions if we cannot fulfill the whole need.
We are VERY grateful to each and every one of you for supporting us!
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Here are the current pets we are SUPPORTing
On July 10th, Patti Chiaramonte with Don’t Forget to Feed Me (DF2FM) contacted Barkleyworld regarding a very sad story for assistance from the Fort Worth Fire Department involving an elderly woman (100 years old) and her pup Precious who were victims of their house fire. Precious was found unconscious in a bedroom by a firefighter and taken to a local vet for emergency care. The firefighters association donated to Precious’ vet care but more funds were needed so Barkleyworld immediately agreed to help with a donation to Hulen Hills Animal Clinic and arranged to have her transported to Central Animal Hospital, for longer term care. Precious mainly suffered from smoke inhalation with injury to her lungs, and some minor injuries to her eyes.
Precious’ mom, who was uninjured, received assistance from friends and the Red Cross. She was joyfully reunited with Precious on July 14th! Thanks to everyone who came together for this family---The Fort Worth Fire Dept., The Fort Worth Firefighters Association, Don’t Forget to Feed Me, Hulen Hills Animal Clinic AND Central Animal Hospital!! Barkleyworld is very proud to partner with everyone involved in this rescue!!
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Binky is a 12-year old Shih Tzu diagnosed with adrenal gland tumor cancer in January resulting in a series of radiation treatments performed at VSNT with much success. Although there is not a cure for this type of cancer, there is hope to extend Binky’s life. Binky continues to do well after his recheck on August 9th at VSNT where radiographs and a sonogram showed shrinkage of the tumor and no new concerns! These rechecks are vital every 3 months for a year following radiation treatment and then every 6 months after that. So Binky’s saga continues and Barkleyworld’s commitment to try and raise funds for these rechecks stands firm.
Mom Marisol continues to fundraise along with Barkleyworld! Thanks to all of Barkleyworld’s supporters for donations to help Binky!! These tests will be repeated in November and February at a cost of $1,000 for each visit. Cost for the remainder of these tests will be a total of $2,000! Binky’s journey is not over but we are so thankful he is doing so well.
Westin, an adorable 8-year old Jack Russell terrier, escaped his home and incurred a horrific jaw injury from an altercation with another animal. A portion of his lower jaw was amputated August 8th. After exhausting all of their funds and raising almost $1,000 for Westin’s care, they reached out to Barkleyworld for additional help and through your generous donations we were able to help.
Westin’s family is very grateful for all the love and support. Dogs are resilient creatures and Westin is home and his recovery is going well.
Belle was found by the side of a road by a Good Samaritan named Miranda who thought this pup, laying alongside another pup, were both dead. When the pup raised her head, Miranda stopped to help. This pup, later named Belle, was standing guard over her deceased companion but limped to Miranda when called. Miranda posted on Facebook trying to find the owner but to no avail. Not needing another dog, Miranda could not turn her back on Belle but did not have funds to take her to the vet for an obviously broken leg. So she reached out to Barkleyworld and we agreed to help.
Indeed Belle did have a broken leg that is now in a splint and we are hoping it will heal without surgery. So far so good but further exams will be made to check the progress. By this time, Miranda could not let her go, so Belle now has a forever home with the kind stranger who helped her.
"Stella and Chance "
Stella and Chance are two adorable dogs with serious medical issues that drained their owner Sherry’s finances. Chance had an eye tumor removed in 2016 and recently began having seizures. It was thought that some cells may have metastasized to his brain stem and down his spine causing these painful seizures. It was recommended that Chance see a neurologist to get an MRI. Having exhausted all of her funds, Sherry reached out to Barkleyworld and we put Chance under our rescue vet, Dr. Hultman, at Central Animal Hospital. Sadly, the seizures became more frequent and with the pain Chance was enduring, and with the support of Dr. Hultman, Sherry lovingly made the decision to put Chance out of his pain. Our condolences are with Sherry and Chance’s life-long Stella who has issues of her own.
Stella was diagnosed with Cushings Disease, high blood pressure and a heart murmur. She too is at Central Animal Hospital where she is being monitored and treated. She is missing her companion Chance but both Stella and Sherry thank all the Barkleyworld supporters who reached out to help them.
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Bandit is a 2 ½ year old small Pit Bull mix sweetheart! He was rescued from undesirable conditions at 4 weeks old and has been part of Teresa’s family ever since. He blended with the family kittens and earned the title of “Dog Daddy”. Recently Bandit was diagnosed with a torn cranial cruciate ligament requiring surgery. Bandit was referred to Texas A&M Small Animal Hospital for a clinical study and if qualified, more than half of the surgery cost would be refunded at the end of the year. Sadly, it was discovered that Bandit needs two TPLO surgeries on two legs, so was not eligible for this program.
Barkleyworld had already committed to helping Bandit thru A&M so when this offer collapsed, Barkleyworld’s offer stood firm. Bandit had the first of his surgeries at Central Animal Hospital on July 25th and his rehab is going very well. As soon as he is able to put weight on this leg, then the 2nd surgery will be scheduled at CAH. Thanks to all who donated to Barkleyworld for Bandit. Expenses for the 2 surgeries were far more than we budgeted, so donations for Bandit are still greatly needed and appreciated through Barkleyworld!
Shady, an 11-year old cattle dog heeler, was diagnosed with anal sac cancer in February and underwent two surgeries, chemo and radiation. Shady’s Mom Katrina totally ran out of funds during ongoing radiation treatments at VSNT and reached out to Barkleyworld for assistance and we agreed to help her raise funds. Thanks to the generosity of Barkleyworld supporters, we were able to raise money to complete radiation only to be told that chemo would also be needed. Katrina was able to obtain some grant money from the Mosby Foundation, Texas Cattle Dog Rescue and from Canine Cancer Awareness in addition to Barkleyworld’s support so there was no interruption in Shady’s chemo treatments.
He was recently awarded the “Super Dog” cape by the chemo staff at VSNT. Barkleyworld and Katrina continue to fundraise to complete Shady’s chemo thru the end of September. Donations greatly appreciated for Super Dog Shady!!!
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Darby is an 8-year old Schnauzer who escaped from his home and was hit by a car. After lying paralyzed on the side of the road for 36 hours, he was thankfully finally found by his frantic Dad, Blake, and taken to an emergency vet clinic. Darby was paralyzed in his hind quarters and after reviewing the x-ray, there were concerns with the spinal cord. Consultation with specialized surgeons determined that Darby needed surgery immediately and it was decided that the Texas A&M Emergency Vet Clinic in College Station was the best choice. Barkleyworld was contacted for support and we pledged to help Blake with expenses at A&M clinic, and so the journey began. Blake and Darby left for College Station late night on April 29th and Darby underwent surgery on May 1st. Darby had a metal plate inserted into his back to stabilize the fractured spine. He remained in ICU until May 4th. He was measured for a custom wheelchair that will give him the mobility to move around. We still remain hopeful that he will regain use of his hind legs although the chances are not favorable. Darby received his custom fitted wagon on May 19th and he has adjusted with no problem! We are still hopeful he WILL walk again!! Thank you to Barkleyworld’s magnanimous supporters for reaching out to help Blake and Darby.
Darby’s journey is still not over as he returned to Texas A&M for a follow-up surgery to replace two of the main pins that secure the metal plate as one had come undone. While doing this, at the request of Dr. Hultman, Central Animal Hospital, a suspicious tumor was removed which tested to be a mast cell cancer tumor. Dr. Hultman has taken over Darby’s care at this point and has requested more analysis and is discussing options with Texas A&M and with Blake. Prayers for this poor little dog and his owner. In the meantime, Darby and Blake are living life in the moment as dogs always do!