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In Memory of Munchkin who crossed the Rainbow Bridge 9-06 at almost 21 years old. Munchkin was our first Virtual Adoptee ("Forever Foster”) and lives on as our poster Lhasa ... If you would like to make a donation for, or sponsor a Virtual Adoptee ("Forever Foster”), please use the buttons below!
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Lenny, will you sponsor me?

Lenny

0 July 25, 2012 12:00 AM in Virtual Adoptee's
If you look up the word "cute" in the dictionary, you get Lenny's picture. Ok, not really, but this little guy is cuteness personified!

UPDATE ON LENNY!!

Lenny went to the doctor and got such a great report, we HAD to share it with you all!!! Thanks to your help with his vet bills, he has made amazing progress! First of all, he has not had a seizure in about 6 months now that we have gotten his Phenobarbital regulated. He only coughs right after he drinks and only for a little while AND (drumroll, please) His heart murmur has gone from a grade 4 or 5 to a 2...that's right...a 2!!!! He has no trouble breathing now and enjoys walks around the block. He isn't very fast, but he loves to stroll slowly and smell all the wonderful smells and greet everyone along the way.

Lenny's medicine is pretty expensive, but it's working! Who knows what his life was like before he came into rescue, but he sure is enjoying his Golden Years thanks to your help. We hope you will continue to donate to little Lenny so he can stay healthy and happy!

Thank you, again!


Lenny was found wandering the streets of the desert in El Paso, Texas. We tried very hard to find his owners but no one claimed him. I can't imagine someone wasn't scouring the countryside looking for him! But that seems to be the norm for El Paso. People don't look for their dogs if they get lost. Weird.

So ALAC Rescue took little Lenny in and initially put him on our adoption page. But we kept finding more and more health problems with the poor little guy and decided he needs to stay in our program and be made comfortable for the time he has left. He is presently living in Ohio with his foster mom and dad and his 2 fur-brothers and fur-sister. His foster mom and dad simply adore him as does everyone he meets! He LOVES everyone. Has to say hi to everyone he meets and if you try to get him to go in a different direction, he simply won't move until you let him go say hi. And he ALWAYS has to have a toy in his mouth. Just today his foster dad thought he was looking a little sad so he took him to a pet supply store to get him a toy. He decided to let Lenny pick out his own toy. The store has these bins of toys at ground level and Lenny proceeded to pull out toys looking for the right one. He found it and carried it to the cashier in his mouth where the cashier had to scan it while still in his mouth, cut the tags off and Lenny carried it out to the car. Talk about CUTE, huh???!!!

He really deserves to live out his Golden Years in dignity and comfort but for that to happen, he needs your help. Here are the health issues he needs help with...

He has an enlarged heart that is pressing on his trachea and it makes it hard for him to breathe. He is on medication to shrink his heart and it is working pretty well. He has a grade 4 to 5 heart murmur. He has a lump on his neck that may or may not be thyroid cancer (we haven't pursued it because if it is cancer, the treatment would only buy him a few months and the pain of Chemo isn't worth it, in our opinion). He also has seizures. He has just begun treatment for Epilepsy and has to go in for routine blood work to monitor it's effectiveness. Seizures are especially hard on the heart, so that is a concern with his severe murmur. But after only a couple days on the meds, he is showing signs of breathing easier and a decrease of seizure frequency.

To be Lenny's virtual family, simply click on one of the Sponsor buttons below. You can choose from as little as $1.00, $10.00, $15.00 or $20.00 a month for 1 year or if you prefer make a one time donation.
[the $1.00 option is a nice way for children to make a donation and know they are making a difference in the life of a rescue dog]
* should your circumstances change your donation can be cancelled at anytime.


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