💖 Parker's Amazing Journey 💖

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AN UPDATE ON OUR SWEET AND AMAZING GIRL – PARKER 💖

 

This sweet girl is receiving the best medical care from Dr. Wes Blount and staff at Seaside Veterinary Hospital. Her foster mom, Virginia Pearson, is providing her with lots of tender loving care and great nutrition throughout her recovery.

For months we have monitored Parker’s health by checking her weight and bloodwork as well as providing supplements to treat her anemia. She’s had weekly medicated baths and applications of a special mousse to her skin to promote healing and regrowth of her coat.

We are elated to provide an October 4th progress report from her foster mom:

“Parker had a great checkup today. Everyone who saw her commented about how great she looked. Dr. Blount especially was thrilled with her progress. The hair on her neck and chest is growing back in and is soft as cotton. He never expected it to completely grow back after being so dry and scaley, but he was glad he tried the mousse treatment.

Since her belly has filled in, we were able to find a spay scar. Dr. Blount was happy because that was one less ordeal we'd have to put her through. At 53 lbs., she only has a couple of pounds to gain to get to her ideal weight of 55 lbs. but she's obviously very healthy. He did a CBC to make sure that her blood was healthy and the anemia was gone.

Once he finished the exam and was doing his notes, Parker started playing and wrestling with my dog Sunshine. Dr. Blount just sat there watching and smiling. Her progress is much more than he had hoped for at this point.”

The results came in and good news, Dr. Blount has started her heartworm treatment. This is the last hurdle sweet Parker must get through.

Parker’s making such great progress. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she goes through this difficult part of her recovery. We look forward to the day when she receives a “clean bill of health” and we know you do too! 🐕🐾

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HEARTFELT GRATITUDE TO OUR AMAZING FRIENDS! 💖

Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe our reaction to the response we have received for Parker. The fact that inflation is having such an impact on so many people certainly did not keep people from making Parker a priority! We cannot find any words to adequately thank everyone who responded to this appeal. Over $8,000 has been raised to help this sweet girl!

We also wanted you to know that if all the money donated to help Parker is not needed for her – other dogs will benefit from your generosity.

Right now there is a critical crisis of dogs needing rescue and new homes all over the US. Local shelters have had to close their doors because they have no room, dogs were left in a carrier outside of one shelter in unbearable heat, and others are being turned out to fend for themselves or tied somewhere to starve like Parker.

With inflation continuing – this heartbreaking situation is not likely to go away anytime soon. But GGR stands ready to help any future dogs who will need us and your donations could very well help make that happen.

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💔 Parker Needs Your Help!

This is Parker’s story-

"Emaciated and abandoned, this little girl was tied up on the side of a rural road with just enough rope to reach the woods for a break from the blistering heat. No food - just a bucket of nasty water. No one knows how long she was like this but, as pictures show, her ribs, spine, and hip bones were exposed.

Fate surely stepped in for this dog when a Good Samaritan chose to drive down that road and found her. For several days he brought her food and water. One day her rope was so tangled that she couldn't reach the woods for a break from the heat and burning sun. Having been unable to locate anyone who knew anything about her, he cut the rope and took her home. A plea went out for rescue to help this sweet girl and Grateful Goldens Rescue quickly stepped up. To start her new life, she needed a new name, and we chose Parker, a strong name for this little fighter.

Parker was severely underweight and anemic from fleas, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. She had yeast and fungal infections on her skin. Her bloodwork showed low protein because of her diet and her nails looked like they had never been trimmed. After a soothing medicated bath, Parker obviously felt better and her healing began. Now in a loving foster home, Parker has discovered the wonder of belly rubs and has begun to smile as she's slowly being introduced to The Golden Life.

Parker has a long way to go in her recovery. None of the big things like spay surgery or heartworm treatment can  be attempted until she's stronger. She requires weekly medicated baths to help her skin heal and her coat to grow back and multiple dewormings to rid her of a heavy load of intestinal parasites.”

Parker's vet bills have already reached $600 and that is before being spayed and treated for heartworms. We expect her vet bills will be at least $3,000.

 

Our heartfelt appreciation for your special support for Parker! 💖

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Parker's Golden Angels 😇

Melba Duncan

Cheryl Parsons

Debbie Trey

Charlotte Delavergne

Cynthia Castle

Matt Prisby

Anne Wyman Cipolla

Cecilia Dilworth

John T Bartley Jr

Chris Ellis

Greg Moore

Bobby Simmons

Pam James

Patricia McMillan

James Zwolak

Jana Witt

Thomas Rauzzino

Robin Costanzo

Jody Clark

Sarah Jenkins

Lisa Gohn

Traci Manos

Rosemary Emmel

Jessica Faumuina

Cynthia Plutro

Christine Pelic

Richard Bryan

Joan Brooks

Kimberly Byrd

Ashley Sadowski

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Kerri Hendrick

Terri Weiss

Maureen Hersey

Kevin Chapin

Erin Afanador

David Hoover

Keith Hanzi

Clyo Wilson

Adam Killermann

Robert Van Dolah

Vicky Shields

Ashley Jenkins

Carl Carlson

Bobbie Cooper

Warren Onken

Patty Parrish

Joe Gaddy Jr

Mary Lou Bryant

Elizabeth McAlpine

Sarah Rabinowitz

Kathy Waites

Marlene Christensen

Joan Jackson

Colleen Condon

Beverly O'Neal

Caroline Cunningham 12

Rebecca Zozaya

Cynthia Teegarden

Mary Hanson

Rita Hammond CPA

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Sylvia Alldredge

Elizabeth Williams

Jonathan & Jennier Poore

Pam James

Gale & Steven Kohlhagen

Judy Kenyon

Judith Miller

Christine Netto

Joyce & Lowell Mallard

Sloan Wright

Ed & Suzie Ryan

Janet Armstrong

Cheryl & Richter Morsch

Deborah Maynard

Hoof and Paw Benevolent

    Society of South Carolina

Dawn Goodman

Linda Hastings

Diana Quinn

John Ryder Jr.