UPDATE: July 22, 2015
It is with great sadness that we report that Shyla passed away on Sunday, just one day before this blog was published. The pain of losing a pet is a very hard process that the Fur Kids Foundation board members and volunteers are all too familiar with. Please join us as we keep Shyla's loving family in our hearts and minds as they go through the process of grieving for their sweet girl.
Meet Shyla, a border collie/shepherd mix who recently wasn’t feel so great.
Shyla’s mom noticed that when she let Shyla out to go potty, she would make a grunting like noise, like she was uncomfortable. So, she brought her in to see Dr. Nicole Allee at Gillette Pet Vet Clinic where Shyla was diagnosed with a UTI and given some medicine to help clear it up.
After the meds were done, Shyla’s mom noticed that when she let Shyla out to go potty, it seemed as if Shyla was struggling and it would take her a long time for very little urine to come out. Seeing that Shyla was still not feeling better, she returned to GPV for some more tests. It was after getting a set of X-rays that Dr. Allee saw some little stones in Shyla’s bladder. Those little stones ended up being multiple stones that were the size of jaw breakers.
Shyla needed surgery to remove those stones, and her mom was worried about the costs to get it done. See, Shyla’s mom had recently had her own medical issues as well as had to pay for some repairs, so she didn’t have a lot of money at the moment. When she heard of Fur Kids Foundation, and how we help people with emergency veterinary costs, she reached out and applied. We were happy to help Shyla get the care she needed, as well as make her veterinary bills more affordable for her family.
Thankfully, Dr. Allee was able to remove all of the stones. Shyla is now settling in at home and on the mend. Though, she is just a tad upset over the cone of shame. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!