A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

Oliver

Meet Oliver

WAG staff was called at the end of the business day on June 20 about another extremely sick puppy. This poor pup was never vaccinated and is now suffering from the deadly Parvovirus and owners unable to provide the necessary care. Again, wag is now left with the responsibility of this poor pup, which staff rushed to emergency care at 6 pm at Twin Trees Veterinary Clinic @twintreesvet and then to Canada West Veterinary Specialists @canadawestvets critical care unit in Vancouver at 2 am last night.
So far, he has been fighting for life and slowly improving but he is far from out of the woods. We have named him Oliver and are desperate to give him a fighting chance!
The medical bills for treating this entirely preventable disease are in the thousands and the suffering, death, and financial toll it takes on wag are completely preventable through routine vaccinations. Vaccinations save lives!
We will be launching a fundraising and vaccine awareness campaign for Oliver, so please consider donating to our critical care fund- literally, every dollar makes a huge difference for these dogs. Without these funds, we would be unable to give these sick puppies a fighting chance at a life they deserve.

If you have a pet as a member of your family, please provide them with medical care and contact us before their illness is critical! Their life depends on you!
Wag will be closed for our public visiting hours this Thursday through Saturday as staff resources are limited right now, but adoption and volunteer appointments will continue as scheduled. As always, we are here if you do need to contact us, call 604 935 8364 or email [email protected] and we will respond as soon as possible!
Please visit our website to donate online to our Critical Care fund, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT and stay tuned for updates on Oliver!
http://www.whistlerwag.com/donate-2-2/

 

FOLLOW HIS UPDATES!

June 23, 2019

Hello WAG supporters! Oliver is still stable, however, last night he did need another Plasma Transfusion, which are extremely expensive, just to keep his levels at an acceptable rate, so, unfortunately, he is not recovering as well as we had hoped. 
His doctor this morning was optimistic however, as he is wanting to eat for the first time and has started to find his voice!

Though our funds for this special man are running low, we will keep him in Critical Care in the hopes that he has turned a corner, so stay tuned for updates!

Thank you so much to Canada West Veterinary Specialists and all of his donors!

If you would like to donate to Oliver's Fund, visit our website at www.whistlerwag.com!

 

June 23, 2019

Hello WAG supporters! Oliver is still stable, however, last night he did need another Plasma Transfusion, which are extremely expensive, just to keep his levels at an acceptable rate, so, unfortunately, he is not recovering as well as we had hoped. 
His doctor this morning was optimistic however, as he is wanting to eat for the first time and has started to find his voice!

Though our funds for this special man are running low, we will keep him in Critical Care in the hopes that he has turned a corner, so stay tuned for updates!

Thank you so much to Canada West Veterinary Specialists and all of his donors!

If you would like to donate to Oliver's Fund, visit our website at www.whistlerwag.com!

 

June 22, 2019

So far, Oliver is still recovering slowly! He had a good first night, but then did need a plasma transfusion and has been reluctant to eat on his own. His belly was full of fluid which has been removed, and he is now on a feeding tube to start slowly introducing vital nutrients back into his system. He is struggling with this a bit, so they are taking it very slowly.

He is still in very Critical Condition at Canada West Veterinary Specialist is Vancouver and we are hopeful that he will recover enough to be transferred soon, but at this point, he still needs extensive care.
Despite these small setbacks, the doctors and staff say that he is clinically doing very well and is wagging his tail at them!

A huge thank you to his doctors and staff at Canada West and a massive THANK YOU to his supporters! We have been blown away by your support for Oliver in the last couple of days and it is ONLY because of these donations that we can continue his care.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and keep sending those good thoughts to Olly!