Rascal, a 7-year old American Bulldog, was surrendered to EARS on June 13. When he arrived at EARS, Rascal was more than 40 lbs. under weight, his eyes and ears were in fected and he has small tumors on his eyelid and foot.
The initial exam by veterinarian Dr. Steve Groves, revealed that Rascal had had several urinary tract infections that had not been treated. The infections caused leakage that ate away some paw pads, causing Rascal to bleed when he walks.
Dr. Groves recommends additional tests to determine the full extent of Rascal’s health problems including: full blood panels, x-rays to make sure he does not have cancer, organ failure or any other serious condition.
Surgery is required to remove the small tumors. We knew Rascal was in dire straits and that taking him in would be expensive. But, how could we turn our backs on this wonderful dog who has suffered so much yet has remained sweet and loving? What could we do? We gave Rascal sanctuary and he is being fostered by EARS’ Pet Store staff.
Come meet Rascal at our Pet Store and judge whether we made the right choice. What can you do? Help us help Rascal by donating in Rascal’s name either to EARS or to the Groves Veterinary Clinic. We will keep you posted on Rascal’s progress.