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We need help to afford a vital surgery so that Reice may live a happy and healthy life and continue to spread her love for years to come.

UPDATE 9/27/2011: Erica has recently taken a job at a vet's office who can perform the surgery to correct Reice's ectopic ureter at a significant discount-- great news for us!!!! This all comes just in time because Reice has officially grown out of diapers and pull-ups, yet adult diapers are just too big. It's beginning to be a real pain to keep her butt in diapers and we're soooooo looking forward to the day that she can be diaper-free! Reice stays kenneled as much as possible to "air out", but she has recently started showing signs of another oncoming infection. We're treating her with antibiotics as a preventative measure. Please help us meet the lower goal of only $1500!!! By January, Erica will qualify for the discount at work, Reice could have her surgery, recover, and be sitting in her therapy classes ready to go spread some puppy joy. Makes my heart smile :)

My partner and I rescued Reice, but when we brought her home, we had no idea what we were in for in terms of her neglected health. All we knew was that she had stolen our hearts and she was certainly deserving of a second chance on love. She's also very deserving of a second chance on life, but unfortunately, financial restrictions have prevented us from granting her that.

Reice suffers from an alteration and malfunction of her bladder. Consequently, she’s relentlessly dripping urine without any control. In fact, we figure that her previous owners simply ditched her in the woods where she was found, thinking she was unable to be house-trained. After only a day of spending time with her, we knew there was a problem. We went out and bought a pack of diapers until we could get her into the vet on the following day. We hoped it was a simple bladder infection and that a dose of antibiotics would help, but unfortunately, the medications didn’t help at all.

Over the past few months, her condition has worsened. Aside from the countless diapers we’ve changed, we’re extremely concerned about the infection that we’re regularly addressing. She’s often got blood in her urine from the infections that develop and she keeps sores on her legs and tummy from having to wear diapers all of the time.

Reice has the sweetest personality and her greatest gift is bringing joy to others. We have wanted so badly to embrace this gift of hers and get her involved in therapy opportunities with children, handicap, and elderly. This surgery is vital to her living up to her potential and doing what she does best- spreading happiness!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please call us directly at 202-316-0002 or e-mail at .

If you want to send a donation by mail, please send checks to:
Devona Barnett
4360 West 145th Street
Cleveland, OH 44135

All your generous contributions, thoughts and best wishes are deeply appreciated! Thank you all SO MUCH.

- Devona and Erica-
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