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by Sommer Aweidah
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Ajax update Dec 24/12: "So, do you
recognize me now? No more effects of bloat, Lyme disease, maggots in
open sores, hot spots and malnutrition - no more sleeping outside in
I'm home for the holidays! Home with two of the best parents in the
world - with two GSD siblings, also rescues - with a warm bed by the
wood stove - with all the toys that
I could ever want- with love and security from those who cherish and
Yep, I'm home, and so many people helped me get there! A million wet
and sloppy kisses for all of your generosity in paying my vet bills
and your encouragement for me to keep moving on! Thank you all from
the bottom of my heart! Happy Holidays!"
need a village to help our MIRACLE boy! GSRNE’s Ajax is a
miracle! When Ajax came to us two weeks ago he was in dire
straits with heartworm and still recovering from neglect. We were
contacted by a caring veterinary hospital to let us know he'd been
recently rescued by a family who was treating him for a maggot
infestation in open sores, abscessed anal glands, hotspots and Lyme
disease. Poor Ajax had not had a good life up until then! We are
planning to continue his recovery by treating Ajax’s heartworm after
he puts on 10-20lbs, and gets the green light from our vet. And if
all that wasn't enough, Ajax had one more ordeal in store which
could have meant death!
After spending most of his life living outside,
he was getting used to living in his foster home when the dreaded
and unexpected happened on Tuesday evening. Ajax began to bloat.
Ajax’s foster family headed through rush hour bumper-to-bumper
traffic to the hospital while praying and hoping that they would
arrive in time. Could Ajax’s heart and body in their
life-threatening conditions stand the stress of an operation to
relieve the bloat? Miraculously they did!
Now Ajax needs his village to come to his aid.
The cost of surgery and care for these types of conditions is beyond
the reach of most small rescue organizations. Once GSRNE makes the
commitment to a GSD in rescue, we treat the dog like our own, giving
him every chance possible. The way that we do
this is in through the kindness and generosity of those who agree
that every dog deserves a chance and miracles do happen. Are you
one of those people who can help us return Ajax to the dog he was
meant to be?
Donations would be greatly appreciated through
Ajax’s Chip-in fund, GSRNE's PO Box, or you can contact MA
Vet Referral Hospital and make a donation for his care there. If you
donate through MA Vet, please let us know on our
We want to thank you!