DMRS Needs your help everyday! A little goes a long way.

Donations are always needed and appreciated.  Without your support, Dhana Metta cannot continue to help those without a voice.

Cash Donations can be made through our Paypal account by clicking on the icon below.

Donations can also be made directly to any one of the veterinary clinics we work

DOLPHIN VETERINARY SERVICES, LANGLEY BC 604 532 9321

KINGSWAY ANIMAL HOSPITAL, VANCOUVER BC 604 435 0222

CANADA WEST VETERINARY SPECIALISTS, VANCOUVER BC 604 473 4882

All the furkids we rescue and care for sure do appreciate any and all donations!

Pet Supplies always needed. Our wishlist:

Pee Pads, small collars, harnesses and leashes, Royal Canin Dog Food large or small breed, Cesar’s Bistro or Entree, Medi-Cal Gastro Low Fat or Moderate Calorie DRY or Canned. X-Pens, Wire crates, baby gates, chain link fence panels, gravel, dog beds, gently used towels and blankets (no knits please)

Other Supplies always needed: Bleach, Lysol Wipes, laundry detergent (phosphate free), dryer sheets.

Donations can be dropped off at Petopia Pet Supplies – located at 303-16033-108 Avenue Surrey BC. Or at any of the veterinary clinics we work with.

ALL OUR DOGS AND CATS LOVE THE KURANDA BEDS – AND DONATING ONE FOR A SPECIAL ANIMAL WAITING FOR THEIR FOREVER HOMES IS ALSO GREATLY APPRECIATED. JUST CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO DONATE A KURANDA BED TO A DESERVING PET.

Donate a Bed

THANK YOU!!!!

Sweet William

UPDATE AUGUST 19, 2013

Willie is so happy now!  I have to say I am so glad he was returned, his previous owners should never be allowed to own a dog again.  Denying him the urgent vet care he needed, and failing to get a diagnosis to help him,  was 100% negligent.  Leaving him in a crate 16 hours a day to fester in his urine was abusive, bottom line.  If I could get charges laid upon you, I most certainly would. 

All that aside, I want to thank his new mom (who was his foster mom after he was returned) for adopting Willie, and understanding his need for stability, love, and finally – CARE!!

Please continue to donate towards Willie’s outstanding vet bills.  We got enough to cover his ultrasound, however, the xrays, blood tests, urinalysis and medications are still outstanding.

Thank you everyone!!

 Willie Now

UPDATE ON WILLIE – April 16th, 2013

Willie is doing so great!!  He is now at a healthy weight, he no longer drinks excessively, and no longer urinates all the time.  he is back to being a normal little dude!  His fur has grown in so beautifully – after all the urine scald he suffered.  He is on a raw food diet and his fur is so thick and soft!  he is gorgeous.  Willie is ready to find his real forever human – one who is willing to give Willie everything he needs, but also one who is willing to allow Dhana Metta to be in his life frequently.  This means updates, visits, photos… we are not going to let Willie suffer ever again.  We really wsh his current foster mom would keep him, as he is so in love with her, and she takes such great care of him… he even gets to sleep in the bed.  But foster mom’s other half won’t allow Willie to stay forever… Which really breaks my heart 😦

Willie

UPDATE ON WILLIE (no longer Rico) January 15th, 2013

I don’t even know where to start or how to start with this update.  I might forget something, but will try to get all the details to all those who have been waiting for this update.  Here goes.

Willie was returned to us on December 20th 2012 after having been adopted 2 years before.  When he arrived he was in a small carrier, one that he could not even stand straight up in… and I guess that was ok at the time if it was just for travelling in.  I opened the door to the crate, and was absolutely SHOCKED at what I saw come out.

What happened to my sweet darling Willie???  He was emaciated, almost as bad as when he was first rescued.  My face became hot, my hands started to shake.  I was angry but had to contain my feelings.  I asked the lady “What happened to my dog???”  She said “He refuses to eat” .. so I put a bowl of food down for Willie infront of this woman and he started to eat immediately.  Really? He refuses to eat?  I was beside myself with anger and had to send this woman on her way before I said something I would regret.

Willie eats upon arrival

I held him in my arms and cried, I begged for his forgiveness, for entrusting his life to someone so not deserving of his love.  They knew his background – how could they let it come to this?  He could hardly stand, or walk, he was so weak I thought he was going to die in my arms.  I felt horrible, responsible.. and booked a vet visit immediately.

willie arrives

The visit showed that his urine specific gravity was far too low.  His body was unable to concentrate his urine.  So he drank water like crazy, almost a liter per day.  And he would pee this water all out as fast as it went in.  The urine was clear, with no color or odor.  Very unusual.  This is one of the reasons he was being returned (we were told by owner that he pees all the time, and she is having a baby and could not deal with this very senior dog – Willie is 7).  He did not have kidney disease, or kidney failure, no cushings disease either, no cancer.  His bloodwork was good.

I brought him home and fed him small meals every hour.  He loves his turkey with yams.

second day

This photo is of Willie 2 days after being returned.  The large bowl of water infront of him would be gone in 4 hours.

Willie just wanted to be loved and held.  He was urinating in his bed, not even trying to get out of it to pee.  I figured out why after asking his adopter where she kept him during the day when she worked, and while she slept.  She worked a full time job 5 days a week, and Willie would stay in the small crate he was returned in all day, without access to water, and not being able to get away from his urine.  So he sat in his urine all day long and all night too, hence being totally urine stained as you can see in the above photo.

No wonder he stopped eating and just wanted to die.  If I had to sit in my piss all day and all night, I would want to die too.

willie cuddles

Willie bounced back quickly.  You could start to see life in his eyes, the will to live, eat, and actually get out of his bed to go to the bathroom.  Soon he realized that he didn’t have to sit in his urine anymore.  He had the space to pee when ever he needed to, his bedroom laced with pee pads, and with a large bowl of water to drink when ever he wanted.  And food – anytime he wanted. Within a week, Willie had gone from 2 kgs, to 2.4 kgs.

3rd day

I was so happy that he was gaining weight, and happy that we went to vets that could pin what was going on with Willie’s excessive water consumption and excessive urinating.  And it sure was an easy fix.  I am a little peeved that his adopter didn’t look further into this issue, but instead just let him fester in his urine unnecessarily.  Willie was diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus. (water diabetes not sugar diabetes), and all he needs is an eye drop per day of demopressin.  SO easy!!!  After only 2 doses of this medication, Willie stopped drinking excessively and stopped peeing excessively, he is now a pretty normal little guy!!  His weight after 10 days – 2.7 kgs.

At his recheck yesterday (Jan 14, 2013) his urine specific gravity is in the low end of the normal range 10.22!!!  The medication is working and his weight is 2.83kgs, just perfect!!  This took all of approximately 3 weeks. Pretty amazing that someone didn’t think he was worth it.

There are still some concerns with Willie’s insides – and he will be getting an ultrasound on Friday Jan 18, 2013.

We are asking our dog loving supporters to please donate to “Willie’s GET BETTER FUND”.  Even though it has only been 3 weeks, we have reached a veterinary cost of close to $600 including bloodwork, double urinalysis, ultrasound, and his medication is also costly and he will need to be on it for life.  Willie will also need a dental and possible surgery to fix his messed up knee.

Willie will no longer be adopted out to anyone, he will be looking for a permanent FOSTER home only.  We are looking for one selfless person who will be willing to care for Willie for the rest of his life, all medical needs will be paid for through Dhana Metta Rescue Society.  Random home visits will be made to ensure Willie is being well cared for. We are not going to let this little man suffer ever again.  Donations are also needed to be able to pay for Willie’s ongoing care, for the rest of his life.  Please help us give only the best to Willie.

We will be posting more photos and videos of Willie as they come. Donations can be made through our website at:

http://www.dhanamettarescuesociety.org/to-donate/

Honey Bear aka Aloha

UPDATE ON HONEY BEAR AUG 19, 2013

Honey bear did so well during her recovery – and is using her leg 100%.  She is a happy, healthy puppy – and she could not have done it without all the loving support from her rescuers, transporters,  her donators, her surgeon and after care staff, and her Foster mom – who is now her new Forever mom!!!

Honey Bear

Thank you to everyone who helped Honey Bear get a chance at a new life off the streets!!

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UPDATE ON HONEY BEAR (aka ALOHA) June 24, 2013

Honey Bear went in for her Femoral Head Osteotomy surgery on June 3rd, 2013.  She did very well and pulled through like a champ.  3 weeks later, she is already weight bearing!  She sure is getting bored though, being kept confined for her healing, and only going out for short leash walks.  Soon she will start her rehab therapy at Canada West Vet Specialists.

We would like to thank everyone who donated to Honey’s cause.  We would like to especially thank Gloria and Tony for chipping in $4000 for the entire surgery bill, and a big thank  you to Mr. Snowman for his contribution.  With all that was chipped in, we were able to cover Honey Bear’s Surgery, her Rehab, her transport, and all her vetting previous to the surgery – which included xrays, skin scrapings and multiple exams, it also covered her spay!

We send a special thank you out to Dr. Dave Francis at Canada West Vet Specialists for being so compassionate and caring to all our animals that see him, and for being a great surgeon!

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Honey Bear thanks all of you for helping her!!
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Original post dated May 14, 2013

Sweet darling little girl Honey Bear, 7 months old, just a baby.  Lost and wandering.  Hiding under cars.  Scared.  One day an angel came along and took her to safety.  Her angel posted for help, stating that Honey Bear seemed to be walking oddly.  Dhana Metta answered the call – as we did not want to see this sweet girl killed by running through traffic and lord knows what other dangers lurk out there for small dogs.  Honey is only 8 lbs, a little underweight, she was covered with fleas and full of worms.

Honey Bear aka Aloha

Upon her arrival to Dhana Metta Headquarters, she was taken to the vet for a full exam.  We mentioned that we were concerned about her not wanting to stand up, and always leaning to one side.  Sure enough, the x-rays showed that she had a severely fractured pelvis and a broken hip.  The vet said she was likely hit by a car, cause only that type of force could cause such damage.

Honey Bear’s x-rays were sent to the orthopedic specialist for review.  The outcome – an FHO surgery is needed so sweet Honey can live pain free, and be able to walk much better.  She is a darling and is worth every penny. We hope the rest of you feel and see it the same way as we do. She deserves to be loved, cared for, kept safe, and given the medical attention she so desperately needs right now.  We don’t have much time to raise the funds for this girl.  The sooner the surgery the better.

So far, Honey Bear’s vet bills have reach a total of almost $700.  Donations would be graciously accepted and greatly appreciated.  To cover the bills already incurred, and to cover her surgery which will likely total approx $4000.

Honey Bear aka Aloha

PLEASE help us help Honey Bear.  She deserves to know how wonderful humans can actually be.  We are going to set up an account for Honey Bear at the Specialist Clinic and this info will be posted shortly.  However, if you would like to donate towards Honey Bear’s current vet bills (and for her upcoming surgery) donations can be made directly to Dhana Metta Rescue Society by clicking on this link:

http://www.dhanamettarescuesociety.org/to-donate/

Any amount is greatly appreciated!!  Honey Bear sends her Licks and Wags!!

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