At just four months old, Ramona should be running and playing with a family of her own. Instead, she was abandoned at a local vet’s office with an obviously broken leg. Ramona had no family…and no lifeline.
That is, until M.A.I.N. stepped up to give this sweet young pup a new name and a new life!
We know you’ll embrace her, just as you have done hundreds of M.A.I.N. dogs before her.
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We are so saddened to say that Ramona succumbed to Distemper on June 29th. We can’t express our grief or how grateful we are to her foster family for loving her the way she deserved these past few months. Rest in Peace, sweet Ramona.
This is how we want to remember our sweet girl, Ramona…in those peaceful, contemplative moments her foster mom was able to capture with the camera during her short time in our care. And while Ramona captured all of our hearts, tonight we had to let her go…much, much sooner than any of us could’ve imagined. She had taken a turn for the worse this afternoon & was unable to hold her bladder, experiencing mild seizures, and foaming slightly at the mouth. It was clear to us she wasn’t going to get better and it wasn’t fair to put her & her foster family through any more suffering. They were there tonight, surrounding Ramona with their love, as she crossed The Bridge. Her foster mom shares, “I can’t begin to tell you how much she will be missed.”
Friends, it’s heartbreaking to tell you that our sweet Ramona has taken a turn for the worse. She came into our care last month and had her broken humerus surgically pinned back together, through the support of Lulu’s Angel Fund/PACC911. Then, she developed URI symptoms that didn’t respond to antibiotics and began showing difficulty walking. Last week, she was hospitalized and given a continuous IV drip of fluids and antibiotics. Sadly, she became non-ambulatory, unable to stand or walk without assistance. We took her to a neurology specialist yesterday where they strongly suspect she has Distemper, based on the clinical signs present…her prognosis is guarded. She is on high doses of prednisone and antibiotics and will have several tests done next week to try to confirm the diagnosis. Right now all we can do is hope the medication works to reduce the inflammation in her neck and brain and that she’ll regain the use of her legs. Please send her and her wonderful foster family your thoughts & well-wishes…
Update from Ramona’s foster family, May 31st:
Update from Ramona’s foster family, May 19th: She just wants to be around us (a.k.a. her people pack) all the time. She is super friendly, tail wagging, happy go lucky, smiley, whining for attention. I wonder if she knows she’s even hurt…? It’s hard to keep her mellow unless she’s sleeping!
Update from Ramona’s foster family, May 16th:
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