Emergency Foster Home Needed for Terminally Ill Dog
The Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC) is seeking an emergency, short-term foster home for Jade, a seven-year-old dog that has lived at the SPARC shelter for the past three years and is now terminally ill with only days or weeks left to live.
Jade was rushed to a specialist veterinarian this week with a distended abdomen and difficulty breathing. It was discovered that Jade has Hemangiosarcoma, a rapidly growing, highly invasive type of cancer which has wrapped itself around her heart. Hemangiosarcoma starts in the blood vessels but tumors generally develop in the major organs. Symptoms include breathing difficulties, lethargy, abdominal swelling, pale gums, exercise intolerance, rapid heartbeat, appetite and weight loss, lameness, partial paralysis, seizures and sudden collapse.
Jade has only days or weeks to live. SPARC is providing hospice care for her for whatever time she has left but hopes a foster care provider who is home during the day and has no other pets will come forward to give Jade a loving home for the rest of her days. Jade could have a fatal heart attack at any time.
Anyone willing and able to foster Jade is asked to please call 805-525-8609 as soon as possible. Jade and SPARC also need funds to pay for her medical care. Please visit http://www.
SPARC is a No-Kill, No-Excuses, 501(C3) city pound and shelter in Santa Paula where every single animal arriving gets a second chance at life.