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Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue

Deborah Nicolle's Fundraising Page

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Deborah Nicolle's Fundraising Page

REST IN PEACE ~ BEN AND JERRY    June 30, 2008

It is with a very heavy heart that I must inform you that Ben and Jerry have lost their battle with Distemper and have gone on to the Rainbow Bridge. We could not stand by and watch them deteriorate any further....they were clearly suffering. Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue and the heroic vets did everything in their power to save these two....but Ben and Jerry's weakened bodies were no match for the ravages of the cruel disease.  We want to thank all of you for your donations and your prayers.....it means so much to us to know that so many people cared about these two darling golden pups.

I also want to thank Ben and Jerry's foster family, who lovingly cared for the pups  24 hours per day for almost 5 weeks straight. Because of them, Ben and Jerry knew love and happiness....and it was obvious that Ben and Jerry loved them back.

We all had such hope. Sigh!!

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page to help Ben and Jerry, two innocent golden retriever puppies that were dumped in horrendous condition at a Los Angeles shelter. Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue has stepped up and rescued these pups, but help is needed to raise funds for their care.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts.

Ben and Jerrys Story:

**UPDATE~JUNE 29th**
Ben and Jerry are in serious trouble. Just when we thought things couldn't get  any worse...they do. They are both still in ICU at the vets. Ben now has pnemonia....but worst of all, both of the pups have tested positive for DISTEMPER antibodies. They tested for positive on the Blood Test as well as the Conjunctival Smear. Please keep these sweet golden pups in your thoughts.

Ben and Jerry were left in a cardboard box at the Downey Shelter when they were only four weeks of age. They were diagnosed with Puppy Strangles, a condition that causes their lymph nodes to massively swell up and their skin to erupt in very painful sores. Ben could not stand when we picked him up and the vets feared neurological problems because he would fall over onto his face when we stood him up on his feet.  Both of the pups were extemely emaciated and weak. Ben and Jerry have had multiple medications, blood tests, urine tests, skin biopsies, xrays, ultrasounds, veterinary specialists, etc. These two pups have really had a tough go of it. It has been a rollercoaster ride of great days and then sick days.....and over the last four weeks have been rushed to the emergency vets multiple times. Sadly, as I type this (June 25th) Ben has taken a turn for the worse and is in ICU at the emergency vets office for the third straight day on IV's with a very guarded prognosis. Jerry is home with his foster parents, currently suffering from a bad case of kennel cough which has hit him hard due to his already compromised immune system. Through it all, Ben and Jerry's golden spirit has shined through....they are the sweetest, most loving pups.
UPDATE (June 26th) JERRY IS NOW ALSO AT THE VETS IN ICU. HE WAS EXTREMELY LETHARGIC, EATING VERY LITTLE  AND WOULD ONLY DRINK WATER IF HIS FOSTER PARENTS SYRINGED INTO HIS MOUTH. THE VETS HAVE HIM ON IV FLUIDS AND IV ANTIBIOTICS. SIGH!!!

So. California Golden Retreiver Rescue is commited to doing whatever is needed to help Ben and Jerry.  As you can imagine, the vet fees are very high and have topped $5,000. Please consider making a donation to help these two golden angels.  Your donation goes directly to So. California Golden Retriever Rescue and is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. A donation receipt will be given.

Many thanks for your support of SCGRR and Ben and Jerry-- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

Deborah Nicolle
So. California Golden Retriever Rescue, a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization.

Supporters

Comment Donation
Lucy's Mom In memory of Lucy
$500.00
Joan Hopple In memory of Ben and Jerry's valiant fight to live
$500.00
Angela I'll keep little Ben and Jerry in my prayers.
$150.00
Sherry XoooXXooXXoo - The Airechicks
$25.00
Momoko I am sorry to be little it.
$10.00
The Bumpass Hounds We all hope Ben & Jerry make it through this crisis. We linked this sad news in our blog.
$25.00
dale and marie donation from Sugar
$50.00
barbara gale Thank You For Taking Such Good Care of These Babies
$50.00
Janis Morris PAws crossed for the little guys!
$75.00
Trish Van't Hul hugs from Mali & Lucy xox Thanks for caring
$100.00
Carolyn Thank you for giving these little guys a chance.
$100.00
Kim Odom God Bless and Be With These Little Angels
$250.00
MAXI AND LEO BEN AND JERRY WE'RE ROOTING FOR YOU!!! HANG IN THERE!!!
$250.00
Kristen Hughes Billie and Ella (my goldens) have all their paws crossed for these little angels!
$50.00
Cory and Judy Stepanek Paws cross Lance, Tiger and Coop
$100.00
Julie Ramage My thoughts and prayers with both fo them
$100.00
Grind Music & Sound Inc. from Spencer to Ben & Jerry
$250.00
Lynette Findlay I already sent out 30 e-mails tomorrow I will send about 70 hope it helps
$500.00

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