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Porsche the Boxer

Porsche the Boxer

Meet Porsche the Boxer! Porsche was born with a cleft palate and was the runt of the litter. Sadly, her momma rejected her right after being born. The owner decided to give Porsche a fighting chance and surrendered her to Dr. Debbie Goode with Westwood Veterinary Hospital.

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Dr. Goode took Porsche in when she was only 1 day old. She is now 10 weeks old and is starting to eat meatballs. Porsche is gaining weight and getting stronger by the day. She is such a fighter!

Porsche will need to undergo corrective surgery to fix her cleft palate so she will be able to eat on her own. Guidelines for surgery at that age vary widely—some veterinarians prefer them to be 8-12 weeks, while others recommend treating puppies with this condition when they are 6+ months old due to decreased effect on the development of dentition, or the arrangement of the teeth. Porsche will be evaluated for surgery when she’s at least 2 lbs/1kg (would not be a safe anesthesia candidate before that) or larger. We’ll make a call on when we do surgery at that point. The surgery will be easier the larger she is.

The initial surgery will cost at least $2500, however, revisions are very common with this type of procedure.

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KarmaLaunch is excited to help support Porsche and Dr. Goode with another great t-shirt fundraiser. You can purchase your “I LOVE BOXERS” shirt with the above link.

Remember Me Thursday

Remember Me Thursday

Today is Remember Me Thursday, a chance for folks to share how their rescue pets became part of the family. It’s also a chance to alert Blue Buffalo to your favorite rescue organization, and enter them into a drawing for 1000 pounds of free food! Remember to tag your submissions with #RememberTheRescue #RememberMeThursday #karmalaunch on Twitter or Instagram by September 30th.

To get the ball rolling, here are 3 stories from folks on the KarmaLaunch team. We can’t wait to read yours!

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KarmaLaunch giving back.

KarmaLaunch giving back.

KarmaLaunch is excited to take part in a great cause this upcoming Saturday, July 23. We are donating t-shirts to the Pacifica Boys and Girls Club for a landscaping cleanup project that parents of the community have organized. We are not only donating t-shirts but we are also getting our hands dirty by helping with weeding and planting of drought resistant plants and grass.

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