Thursday, December 18, 2014

OBG's 4th Save of Christmas -- Meet Pumpkin!

We apologize for the delay in posting yesterday's SAVE!

For the fourth Save of Christmas we introduce Pumpkin! Pumpkin is a ten-year-old red and white sweetie pie. She was picked up as a stray in Prince George's County and within weeks joined the very special group called the OBG pups. She was a well-behaved girl through the rigors of the intake vet, which included deworming, dental extractions, resolution of a urinary tract infection, and . . . the dreaded shave-down. No worries, Pumpkin, your beautiful fur will grow back!

Some OBG pups, such as Chloe Girl, our third Save of Christmas, come in with eyesight issues we can resolve. Pumpkin, however, is not so lucky: she has the beginnings of progressive retinal degeneration in her left eye, early glaucoma in her right eye, and cataracts in both. OBG consulted with eye vets to learn what could be done to optimize Pumpkin's vision. The right eye is inoperable and will be treated for glaucoma; she has some vision in this eye, but the glaucoma could eventually destroy all vision. The cataract in the left eye is operable and would restore her sight, but there is a risk that this eye could go blind from the progressive retinal degeneration. She can be put on supplements to combat the progression. Even knowing the risks, we think it is worth it to do what we can for Pumpkin's eyesight. We hope you agree!

Meanwhile, our Holiday Beauty only knows that she is enjoying love and warmth in a foster home and is modeling fabulous winter sweaters! She recently visited Santa and whispered in his ear, "I want to find a forever home!" Pumpkin is looking for someone to give her a kiss and a hug under the mistletoe, some fun toys under the Christmas tree, perhaps a tiny taste of Christmas Plum Pudding . . . but nooooo Pumpkin Pie!


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Please check back tomorrow for the Fifth Save of Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

OBG is a 501(3)(c) organization, and all donations are tax deductible

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