Update: At noon, Tucson Tails was informed by Lizzie Mead that Pixie’s vet bill is now covered including follow up visits. Wow! Last night along with this blog post, a message was sent to the Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption community and people stepped up. OMD! Also Pixie is out of the danger zone and recuperating with Lizzie. It was the right thing to do. Plus there’s a potential adopter waiting in the wings. Thank you all very much.
This is to let interested parties know what’s going on with Pixie-the Greyhound-German Shepherd mix that waited at the pound (PACC) too long to be rescued. Pixie came to PACC as a stray and had a silver dollar-size wound on her back leg.
While at PACC, she got kennel cough, not an uncommon thing there. Then it moved into her lungs and now she has pneumonia. Pixie cannot eat or drink on her own.
She has rescue representation through Tucson Cold Wet Noses. They do absolutely phenomenal things in our community as far as rescuing dogs from PACC. Last year they placed 366 dogs who were slated for death. Awesome dedication!
Two greyhound adopters Lizzie Mead and Lori Riegel stepped up to foster Pixie. They both already do so much for the animal and people community already. Even though Cold Wet Noses couldn’t authorize the higher level of care because of the cost, Lizzie & Lori admitted Pixie to Benarda Veterinary Hospital. Without this level of care – Pixie will die. Pixie was crashing and the situation could not be a wait and see. She is on IV fluids and a Baytril drip. Both are confident that she will fully recover from this ordeal.
According to her foster mom, Pixie is simply the most perfect dog — a furry greyhound.
Okay, so here’s the pitch: Do you have it in your heart and budget to give a little? The bill will be around $800. If you can, please call Benarda Veterinary Clinic and pay it forward with a credit card or drop off cash or a check. Be sure to specify “care of Pixie – greyhound/GSD mix.” If 40 people gave $20, the bill would be paid for. Or 80 people gave $10. Every little bit counts.
Lori is a hard-working single mom and Lizzie has a business on 4th Avenue, unfortunately that part of 4th Avenue which is torn up now.
If you can help, no amount is too small. We will keep you updated on Pixie’s condition. I know we can’t save all of them but here’s one who has a chance. Thank you
Benarda Veterinary Hospital
2555 E Broadway Blvd,
Tucson, AZ 85716-5303
(Photo: Courtesy Lori Riegel – Pixie on her way home from PACC.)