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Thursday, May 24, 2012


Hi evfurrybody dis iz Vincent Rocket askin you all to help Casey, i came across Casey when i gots in contact wif IGCA to see if i could help dem in any way and dey told me abouts Casey. please read hims story and help him gets betta so him can find hims foreva home. thank you :')

Casey came in March of 2010 into foster care. him was 3 years old. sweet lil Casey had been tied to a table leg for 16+ hours a day wif a wire cable. one day him got tangled up in da wire and almost got hims penis cut off. dis is da reason him ended up in da rescue. hims family could not afford hims vet care. da rescue worked to heal casy from march till da end of June.

dey thought dey had him healed but sadly it was not to be. da vet feels him had metal shavings down in da skin and causin da area to reinfect. so end da of June 2010 casey had hims penis removed and hims "plumbing" rerouted to da back and a stoma made so him could pee normally.

Casey was all healed by mid august when dey noticed him didn't seem like himself. it was hot out beings August but him just wanted to lay in da corner of da couch. him used to love to play ball,run and wrestle wif da other igs in da home. him had lost interest in all of dis. him just wanted to lay and sleep. dey couldn't even get hims interested in going for car rides or meet and greets at petstores. dey took him to da vet on a Monday and him appeared to be ok but dey insisted dat dey do bloodwork.

 on dat Wednesday da bloodwork came back and Casey was diagnosed wif hemolytic anemia. dey immediately started him on high doses of prednisone. dey started seeing da old Casey again! every day dey were havin episodes of da zoomies through da house. dey were sooo excited for him. da summer of 2011 was a great summer. dey were still weaning him off of da prednisone and figured about September he would be ready to find dat foreva home. but not to be.

him started coughin and hims breathin sounded asthmatic. him was back to bein very tired and not wantin to play or do anythin but sleep. dey got him into da vet right away and da vet took chest xrays and found out hims right lung had collapsed. his left lung showed infection in it so dey put him back on antibiotics.

him got better and sounded better and was starting to get hims energy back. by October him was doin good and dey thought ok hims is fine now, den he had a relapse at da end of October. hims vet sent him to a respiratory specialist in November who wanted to perform a very expensive test called a bronchoscopy. Even doe it cost 1700.00 da rescue agreed he needed to have it done. so dey did dat in December.

It turns out dat him has a bacteria called mycoplasma and pasteurella. dey started him on two different antibiotics. since December Casey has been on antibiotics and back to the specialist once every 30 days for chest xrays and another 30 day round of antibiotics. dey were able to stop one antibiotic in March but dey have had to continue wif da second one. dey did stop da second antibiotic for 4 days and Casey started goin downhill again so dey restarted it again.

Casey has shown great improvements since bein on da antibiotics and him is more like hims old self. very playful. him goes to some of da meet and greets and him now can be active for an hour and sometimes two before him has to take a nap. him so enjoys life. him looks forward to every day. him loves peoples. but sadly at da last appt wif da specialist da specialist had conferenced wif two to other vets at da clinic and dey feel Casey will never get over da infection in hims lungs unless da source of the infection is removed. dis beings da collapsed lung. it will never reinflate and dey feel it is a field of bacteria causing him to constantly have an active infection and eventually damage da left lung. da left lung does have some minor scar tissue right now.

 so to give Casey hims life back dey need to remove dat right lung. dis is a very expensive surgery. i iz told upwards of $2500.00.
God willin dis will be da last health crisis dis sweet iggy boy will have to endure.
Casey has been a very medically expensive little iggy. to date da rescue has paid out over $6400.00 in medical expenses for him.

 but you know wot??!!
 him is worth every penny of it!!
 PLEASE find it in your heart to help dis little guy, so him can get well and find hims foreva home

IGCA Rescue
Donations will go to the Italian Greyhound Rescue Fund. The fund has already paid for $6,400 of Casey's medical bills and we anticipate an additional $2,500 expenditure to get him in good health so that he can be available for addoption. The IG Rescue Fund pays for the medical bills of dogs in rescue. Any funds raised over the goal amount of $8,900 will also go to the IG Rescue Fund to benefit the dogs in rescue. IGCA Rescue is a 501c3 charity. We secure discounted services with our veterinarians so your hard earned dollars go further than dollar for dollar. If only 1,780 people donate $5.00 each, we will read our goal so EVERY TINY DONATION HELPS! Even $1.00 :-) Please read Casey's bio and consider a donation.
To learn more about IGCA Rescue nationally go to http://www.italiangreyhound.org/ and click on the rescue tab for more information.
To learn more about IGCA Rescue Florida please go to http://www.floridaigrescue.com/

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gino's Journey

as i think back to da day Gino came to live wif us......

mommy wanted anotha Iggy, no doubt friends, i was gettin a brofur or fursis.
we looked around locally but found no iggys...so one day while lookin through petfinder mommy saw Gino. she knew, somthin inside her clicked when her saw hims big brown eyes.

Gino was a 3 year old Italian Greyhound just like me, but because him was known to haves siezures no one wanted him. dis i tell ya made mommy want him more. it took a long time to to finally get the ok to go to visit Gino in foster care in Miami, but dat day i will neva forget.

mommy and daddy and me packed da car for an adventure, and adventure dat would change our lives. we drove and drove and drove and drove and finally we got der. we all walked into da house and der him was, full of life and sweet as pie! after mommy took care of all da buisness we harnessed da G man and took him wif us, took him to start da rest of hims life wif us.

Gino was said to be very scared and had skin problems and somethin called horners syndrome along wif hims seizures. him had lots of medicine. mommy also noticed da first week dat Gino didnt see too good specially at nights. we took Gino to da vets and hims got on special foods and within no time him was off meds and hims skin and ears were clearing up. da doctor said him needs to see da eye doctor, so mommy made da appointment.

mommy was very scared for Gino her was scared him was going blind. so off to da doctor dey went. after a long time of testing Gino da doctor confirmed PRA. PRA iz an inherited eye disease dat always leads to blindness. so saddened by dis news mommy cryed for many days. her found doe dat her loved Gino even more, and knew her and daddy and me would do what eva we could for him.
i wears a bell for Gino so him can hears me when we iz out in da yard at night. it do help him and den him dont get lost. my brofur Gino has had no sezures since him came to live wif us, he is happy and well adjusted and even doe him cant see to good we do zoomies and play every day.
dees lovely pictures are from da ride home dat day we picked him up. him has come so far since den. and now dat him iz comfortable in hims new home him iz fearless.

Gino, my brofur, my partner in crime.......my very best friend in da whole world......
i luv you :')

Monday, May 21, 2012

hello everyone! i just wanted to let you all know wot i iz doing here on my new bloggy.
first of all i am dedicating dis to all da pets out der in need ov foreva homes. dis iz very impawtant to me because my brofur Gino comes from a rescue where him was in and out of foster care for a long time. Gino iz really da reason for me to be here. him iz so happy and setteled in hims foreva home wif us dat it fills our hearts wif luv and gives me a reason to want to give back.
on dis bloggy i will be havin fudraisers and helpin as much as i can to make sure dat someday, maybe not in my lifetime, but someday der will be no more unwanted pets in da world.........

i iz not very good ats grammers or punktuations and spellins, but i haz a big heart, so i hopes you follow me through my life adventures and does of my brofur Gino. and maybe along da way we can help does in need of love and comfort and finding foreva homes.

thank you
Vincent Rocket

Sunday, May 20, 2012

hey dis iz hard doin dis bloggy thing, i iz lost but still gigglin about it hee hee