My name is Sassie. I am a Rottweiler. This is my story.
I am 7 years old. Please share my story with others...I think it may inspire compassion and increase dog rescue for all who share.
From the time I was a puppy, until I was 4 years old, I was abused and neglected by my people. They kicked me, hit me, and made me live in a shipping crate outside for 24 hours a day in my own excrement without food, water in winter and summer with no shelter. I developed health problems but they never took me to a Doctor. When they let me out to eat or drink, I was abused. I was skin and bones, had little hair left, smelled like death and had terrible infections in my ears. Despite that, I would try to lick, wag my tail and please my owner when I had the chance. They had little children and I tried to love them too. It didn't matter. I never had a walk, a bath or someone who would pet me.
One day, in my 4th year, my owner decided they didn't want me anymore. They took me to a kill shelter who decided they would euthanize me because of all of my health problems. I tried to show them that I was a sweet, gentle, loving friend but they did not care. Then, there was someone who looked for dogs like me that needed help. She found out that I was going to be killed and took me away from that scary place the same day. She was not my forever home, just until someone that would love me came along.
A lady had contacted my new friend a week before and said she was looking for a Rottweiler to rescue. She saw a few others but they weren't the right fit for her family. Then a few days later she came to visit me. I was in terrible health but I was so happy to meet her and I showed her how much! Finally, a person believed me and she rescued me to my forever home. Her house was wonderful, there were ducks, geese, a pond, horses, kitties, little doggies and lots of room to run. Even though I was sick and smelled bad, everyone in the family loved me right away, even the baby. I was never in a cage again.
I had to take lots of car rides to see many Doctors. My new people put my health before their own needs and I received lots of medical care for 3years. They spent thousands of dollars for me because they said, " You are worth it!" All of my health problems were cured but one. My ears had infections for so many years, that went untreated, they are full of scar tissue, growths, pus and they hurt. My owners have been treating them for all my time with them, but none of the medicines work because of the permanent damage inside. Three Doctors say I need a very expensive surgery to remove my inner ears. I will lose my hearing but my suffering will end. It is called a total inner ear ablation. It will cost around $3000 and my owners cannot afford to pay for it due to their own medical crisis. I am suffering. They have spent more money on more medications to help with the pain but I need the surgery soon. The meds I have taken for years are not good for me (steroids, etc.) I will have to be put down without the surgery. My standard of living is so low because of my problem. Can you help me? I promise, I am still worth it. Thank you if you can help or share and for reading my story.
My Doctor is at Hillsdale Veterinary Hospital, 6359 Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR. 97239 (503)246-4660.
I have a special account : Sassie Rasmussen - Fisher, McKenna. Tell the vet both names please...
PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org you may go to the PayPal site and type in my email there and the funds will be collected.
You may also donate directly to the Vet Hospital listed above, let them know it's for Sassie Rasmussen the Rottie by Fisher, McKenna. ... thank you so very much... Namaste mgf