Bear's AARCS #
Approx. Date of Birth
Recovering from surgery to remove most of his ears
Good with other Cats
Good with other Dogs
Good with Kids
Foster Home In
Previously Adopted (September 10th, 2012)
AARCS received an urgent call about a stray dog in extremely rough shape. Rescuers could not believe their eyes when they found Bear. He was rushed to the nearest veterinary clinic where they immediately went to work to try and save him. First was tests on his organ function to ensure he was not septic. Thankfully, everything came back OK and he was immediately put on Morphine to ease the pain and transferred to a 24 hour emergency clinic in Calgary where he underwent surgery to remove all the dead skin and infection from his head.
Bear is now recovering in foster care. Unfortunately, he lost the majority of his ears. With all Bear has been through he is still a friendly dog that just wants to please everyone. We believe that his injuries are caused by extreme, untreated ear injections combined with an attack by other dog(s).
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Update Mar 19, 2012
I have the pleasure of fostering Bear. He is such a sweet boy. He loves my kids and sleeps outside their bed room doors if he's not sleeping on the couch near the fire place. All this boy asks for his plenty of food and loving! You would never know anything bad has happened to him if it weren't for his scars. His body is riddled with marks of his old life. Ive promised him I will NEVER allow anyone or anything to harm him again. He gets along great with my 3 other dogs and leaves the cats alone. He doesn't like taking his pills for all the horrible infections and all the pain he is in. So twice daily its a battle and not once has he growled or raised his hackles at me. He's just too sweet for words. I honestly can't say enough about how amazing Bear is. This boy deserves the world and while he's here that's what he will get. Bear will still need several vet appointments and a possible amputation of his one ear. This sweet old boy is on his long road to recovery. He's not only a fighter but hes also a survivor. His pictures speak a thousand words.
Update Mar 24, 2012
This past week was a tough one for poor bear, his foster mommy noticed that the swelling in his smaller ear wasn't going down and then the ear started to curl in, so she called the vet and they got him asap. it was decided that Bear needed to have the one ear amputated, so he stayed at the vet for a sleep over and they removed the ear first thing in the morning. So another unexpected surgery and another round of anti-biotic later hes doing much better. He loves sunning him self in the yard and cuddling in for a nap on the dog bed, He's doing great with people and animals, but for some reason the camera really scares him!