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Timmy  is a Brittany-Setter mix who was found as a stray in Hugo, OK.  He was starving and NBRAN was contacted. The OK NBRAN coordinator arranged for a volunteer to get him immediately to the local vet. We had to act really fast to get a volunteer to drive to where he was get him to the vet before they closed for the day as he looked to be on the brink of starvation!  The vet kept him for 3 days to stabilize him get some food into him.  His white blood cell count was high, so they waited a couple of days before giving the immunizations.  They took very good care of him at that vet and he was then transferred to a foster home in AK.

The foster in AK took Timmy to her vet where they confirmed he is heart worm positive but it is not severe. However, he does also have a significant heart murmur, so NBRAN will need to get him up to a good weight before we do the heart worm treatment. It is risky, but the vets thinks he can undergo the treatment successfully.  NBRAN is treating his eyes topically and we are also treating the skin problem on his nose.  The vet wants to see if the skin on his nose clears up with topical treatment.  He also has another skin lesion which he is getting treatment for.  They will investigate the skin issues more thoroughly in the next few days.  The first priority is to get some weight on him, so his foster is feeding him high-quality food with puppy food added for additional calories.  He is being fed several times a day given lots of TLC.

At this point, we are cautiously optimistic about his health, but we will have him in foster care for awhile until we get him healthy. And Timmy has a long road and many medical bills facing him.... We could really use your help to get Timmy back on his feet. Any donation is welcome. Thank you!

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