Sammie’s Friends seeks funding for emergency veterinary care |

Sammie’s Friends seeks funding for emergency veterinary care

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Crankshaft came to Sammie’s Friends after his owners moved and abandoned him on their property.

The neighbors saw him slinking around, but he was shy and didn’t understand what had happened to his life. His people were gone and there was no one to care for him.

Too frightened to accept help from the neighbors, Crankshaft eluded their efforts for over a month.

They continued to put food out for him, until one day, scrawny and starving, he let a woman touch him.

She brought him to Sammie’s Friends where his new life began, starting with a new name — Whiskey.

Soon after, the love of his life walked in. They knew they wanted to live together forever. But something wasn’t quite right — Whiskey had a slight fever.

So his adopters decided to leave him at Sammie’s for a few extra days, until he recovered.

The veterinarian put Whiskey on antibiotics, but a couple days later, on Labor Day Sunday, Whiskey needed immediate medical care.

He went to Auburn Medical Center, and from there to Loomis Veterinary Clinic.

The fear was that he had a perforation in his intestines or had a blockage (both are deadly).

Whiskey was a very sick dog, but with the help of Sammie’s Friends and skilled veterinarians, he pulled through (no blockage or perforation).

Whiskey is now healthy and happy with his new family and clearly living the high life.

Sammie’s Friends’ emergency funds took a hit on this one, though, ($2,800).

If you can help, send your contributions to Sammie’s Friends, 14647 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949, and mark them for “Whiskey.”

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