Monday, September 17, 2012

Help Save Oliver

Sweet N Sour Deals has put together a giveaway in honor of Oliver James, a rescued Golden Retreiver Puppy.
Oliver James was rescued before he was even born by Laura Kody.
At 8 weeks old Oliver suddenly lost his ability to walk, and Laura began taking him to vets to find a cure. They saw 9 vets and spent thousands of dollars on testing, but no one knew what his condition was or could give them much hope for his survival. Finally, They saw a specialist and he was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Osteo-dystrophy.
Over the past year she has tried every treatment available for him and watched him go through recurirng bouts of joint swelling, lameness, and pain so terrible that he couldnt bear to be touched.
A few months ago he started screaming when she touched his mouth, and at that time the vet diagnosed him with his second condition, Craniomandibular Osteopathy.
Over the next few weeks his jaw went through similar bouts of swelling, pain, infection, and calcification that his legs had felt before. Finally his jaw closed shut permanently. He has been unable to eat, drink, pant, chew, or even lick his lips ever since. Laura bottle feeds him 6-10 times a day to keep his weight up, but despite her many efforts he weighs only a very scary 15.4 pounds. To put that in perspective, his littermates all weigh around 60. His toenails have begun to fall out from malnourishment.
You can read Oliver's Full Story HERE
Laura also posts daily updates on the Help Save Oliver James Facebook page HERE
In honor of Oliver James, we have had some amazing blogs, including us, donate prizes to spread the word about Oliver James.
The prizes include...
Philips Satin Perfect Epilator $99.00 ARV

A Diamond Candle ARV $25.00
A Homemade Flower Wreath
And a set of 3 Rosaries!
(picture to come)
Enter in the Rafflecopter Below!
Thank You So Much For Helping Save Oliver James!

I'm participating in this giveaway by making the handmade wreath. 

Have a lovely day!
xoxo

4 comments:

  1. Aww, poor guy!! Will share his story!

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  2. Hi Courtney! I LOVE your blog! I mentioned you in a post I did today!
    =D

    Krista

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