Lucy’s story with CalWEAR began on January 11th when we received a phone call from Sarah Thompson at the San Diego Humane Society. Per Sarah, Lucy came in on the 2nd as a stray, and her people never came looking for her. Sarah was also very frank with us in revealing that Lucy had “possible Discoid Lupus Erythematous – TM,” as well as “Multiple large masses on chest, one approximately baseball size caudal to L axilla and slightly pedunctulated, and one approx. softball size caudal to R axilla which feels to be invading underlying muscle. Third mass SQ on L side abdomen approx. 6×8 cm, soft and mobile. These three masses all aspirated as lipomas. There are several smaller (.5 -1 cm) pigmented dermal masses on top of the large masses.”
Estimated at just age seven, and boasting the SWEETEST personality there ever was in a Weimaraner, CalWEAR asked our superstar transporter (and adopter alum!) bail her out on the 13th, and then we got her safely tucked into Judee’s home in Orange County.
Lucy’s freedom ride!!!
Cooper, right after she delivered Lucy to Judee
Since then, we’ve taken Lucy in to Dr. Kathy at PetPoint Medical Center in Irvine, a number of times. The latest visit for blood work showed that she was indeed healthy enough to withstand surgery. Now that we a qualified surgeon on board, a surgery date of February 22nd, an estimate on hand, and a commitment from the surgeon that they CAN operate successfully, the next step is to FUND RAISE for the surgery!!! (For those of you who have known us awhile, you’ll remember Libby’s story from Summer 2017, and why a commitment for a successful surgery is so important to us before we started to fund raise for Lucy.)
Unfortunately, PetPoint Medical Center has limited office support services and is not equipped to take individual donations to Lucy’s account. Dr. Kathy and her team have asked CalWEAR to collect the funds, and pay her bill in full.
To minimize donation streams (YouCaring, GoFundMe, Facebook, etc.), we are sticking with our tried and true 501c3 non-profit PayPal account. Unfortunately 3.25% goes to PayPal, but we’ll get every penny of the remaining amount to the PetPoint team. Oh, and as we go, we’ll publicly post every dollar raised, and keep everyone apprised of Lucy’s progress. 🙂
Lucy’s first day at her foster home
Thank you in advance for the love and support, and here’s to getting Lucy back on track so she can live a long and healthy life with her new forever family! (And by the way, she’s looking for that, too.)
With love and gratitude,
– Team CalWEAR