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**Gus Update**
Thank you all for your generous donations...we are nearly there!
The good news is that Gus is doing fantastic.  He has fully recovered from surgery,  is no longer incontinent, and has completed heartworm treatment.  He is doing beautifully in his new foster home, showing us that he can do well with another 4-legged sibling and with older children.  He knows his commands and is a true Velcro Weim.  We presently need an adoptive home for him.  Additionally, we have raised nearly enough money to cover his medical expenses, but still have over $1500 of boarding fees to cover.  Due to this medical circumstances, he was boarded longer than we like to have our Weims at the vet.  Please consider donating today to help cover the final amount of his medical bills and the remaining boarding costs. 
Tarheel Weim Rescue needs your help!

Meet sweet Gus! Gus was found wandering on a busy highway by a Good Samaritan who stopped to help him. This person was unable to locate an owner after a few weeks and was also unable to personally provide a forever home so TWR was contacted to see if we could help!

Gus’s savior noticed something was terribly wrong physically with Gus, but Gus was a happy loving boy who just wanted to play with his tennis balls and soak up all the love that was being lavished upon him!

We had Gus transported to our board member Dr. Rita McGinnis DVM for examination this past weekend and not only was Gus Heartworm Positive but he also has a very severe Bilateral Perineal Hernia that if not treated immediately could turn into a medical emergency should his bladder get caught up in the hernia.

The decision was made to give sweet Gus a chance to live a good life so he was transported to a board certified surgeon yesterday (05.26.15) for immediate repair surgery! Instead of using mesh the surgeon used bovine pericardial tissue - stronger and less prone to problems but more expensive. Thankfully, no anesthesia problems, huge hernias but his rectum feels strong and healthy!

Cost of surgery was $3200 + an additional $100 for pain meds throughout the night. Gus was moved back to Triad Animal Hospital today to recover under the watchful eyes of Dr. Rita and will remain hospitalized there for at least a few weeks while recovering.

A Perineal Hernia is caused by an overload of hormones and is usually only found in older UN-Neutered male dogs. This is another reason it is so important to have your pets spayed and neutered! Gus is estimated to be approximately 6 to 7 years old!

After full recover Gus will still have to undergo full Heartworm treatment with another high cost involved with that but we are concentrating on getting him through his surgery ordeal right now!

Please consider helping Tarheel to cover the surgery cost if you are able!! We feel Gus is very worthy of our help and his prognosis is good and he will be an amazing addition to some lucky family once he is healthy again and able to be adopted!

We thank you…..and Gus thanks you!!

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Eastern NC:  Laura (319) 239-3649 

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  • To provide a kind and loving home for each Weimaraner that enters our program;
  • To educate and inform the public about Weimaraners, and to provide information on care and training (including counseling owners on solving behavior problems) that might otherwise necessitate the owner giving up the dog;
  • To provide education to new and prospective Weimaraner owners as well as continue to expand our own education;
  • To help owners be responsible for their pet (if they must give it up for adoption) by advising them on how to do so correctly and carefully, and to take into our foster program those dogs that need immediate help;
  • To handle with the utmost kindness all of the dogs entrusted to our care, from their day of induction into the rescue system through their placements in their final homes and afterwards through our follow-up program;
  • To provide a safe and kind end to life for animals who, through abuse, infirmity, or old age, cannot be placed in a new environment.