Louie was adopted to the Gerhard Family.
Louie is doing WONDERFUL and the liver shunt surgery was a success! He loves his new family. This was a long time coming but he’s a very happy and healthy boy 😀
Thank you very much to everyone who donated toward his surgery to save him!
Original Story | 03.24.2016
Hi, I’m Louie. I came into Pug Rescue of Sacramento at about 4 months old. Although you would have never believed it based on my size. I was so tiny! Turns out, that is because I have a liver shunt. A liver shunt is a blood vessel that causes the blood to bypass the liver. This means toxins built up in my system and I lacked the protein and energy to grow strong. Having a liver shunt is a serious medical condition. You can read more about it here: WHAT IS LIVER SHUNT?
Right now, I am on medicine and a special diet. I have to take my medicine every 8 hours. I’m really good about it though and it has helped me a lot! I am growing and have energy to play. I have a favorite squeak toy that I run crazy with and play fetch with. I even sleep with it at night.
Even though I am doing better on the medicine and special food, in order to live a longer, much healthier life, I will need an expensive surgery soon to repair the liver shunt. My foster mom tells me stories about a loving family out there somewhere that will soon find me, and if my surgery is successful, they will adopt me and keep me forever. I want that dream to come true!
PROS needs help! Can you help them give me this surgery so I can make my dream come true? Any little bit will help! And please share!