"In memory of our sweet Blonde Lab, Carly"
"Sending love and holiday best wishes for healing from Iowa in memory of the goldens I've loved and lost."
Merry Christmas Marti! From Annie 12-425, John and Mary.
Thank you for everyone at RAGOM who cares for our beloved goldens.
Thank you to the fosters of Marti 16-270.
And thank you to Karen for sponsoring Marti 16-270. Marti Jones Sichko
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Date Posted ||Fence ||Kid Friendly ||Another Dog ||Cat Friendly|
|12/1/16 ||Not required || Yes||Not required ||Not tested |
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
Marti made the mistake of her life and it may cost her that very thing. Marti was staying at a friend's home while her family was away and found her way to a tasty stolen treat--rat poison. Marti was a beloved member of her family and they immediately sought vet care. When it was apparent that she would need round the clock care to combat the poison, the family brought her to the emergency vet. Over the coming days, Marti seemed to be fighting off the poison and the family tried to take her home to care for her. She took a turn for the worse and the family returned to the emergency vet. With mounting bills into the thousands, the family struggled with their love for Marti and their ability to continue. Marti's prognosis was guarded and she was given only a 50-50 chance of surviving. The vets told the family that her care would take several more days and weeks. Distraught, the family made the most heartbreaking but loving decision for their girl. Marti was surrendered to RAGOM.
Marti is a 10 year old spayed Lab--an honorary Golden girl! She has helped to raise the family's young children--the youngest is now 5. They taught her many tricks along the way and she is a very smart loving pup! Everyone who has met her at the Animal and Emergency Referral Center in Oakdale is in love with her! Marti's survival spirit has brightened over the last day or so and she is eating and seeking attention from her caregivers. Marti is not out of the woods. The rat poison has impacted her kidneys. Toxins must be removed from her blood with medications and IV fluids around the clock. We are hopeful that the fluids will be weaned over the coming days and she will be able to enter a foster home. Marti will still need to be monitored closely with lab work and fluids every day or so over the next weeks. If her lab values take a turn for the worse, she will need to return for 24 hour care. Marti won't be available for adoption until she is healthy. Please send good thoughts and prayers for this senior girl! And if you are able, please consider sponsoring Marti or helping in any way to offset the care she needs.