About the Campaign
(Scroll down for UPDATES!) This dog is now named Clark.
Clark was found in the desert of Apple Valley in California. He was out here for a long time, and is severely malnourished. As you can see is this photo. 1) Hip bone clearly visible. 2) Spinal column protruding due to lack of back muscle. 3) Ribcage exposed.
Some rescuers wanted to capture Clark and have him humanely put to sleep, but the rescue Dream Fetchers with Faith Easdale has now taken him in and he is at Ark Animal Hospital in Victorville. The rescue is also currently trying to capture a Chihuahua in similar conditions and another ill dog. All of these will cost money.
Updates to come, we will expand this story here and on our Facebook page soon.
UPDATE June 7th, 2022
Thank you!!! We have some great news! First of all, as of writing this 41 donors have donated $1780.00 to Clark and Dream Fetchers!
Second of all: Clark is eating and improving! His blood tests are very good! The doctor even said “I should have blood tests results this good!!”. This means he does not have significant damage to organs, such as his kidneys, which can happen with chronic dehydration and malnourishment.
Third of all: Clark is a good boy! He is being super friendly with all the staff at Ark Animal Hospital, and has been good with other dogs there as well.
So that is a big trifecta of GREAT NEWS for Clark, and Mike Ryan (who trapped him and took him to Ark) says thank you:
Clark does have one issue. His right arm is broken. This is part of why he was lumbering around. It’s mixed news because we were worried that he had hip problems, but it looks like it is all because of this leg (and muscle weakness, which mother nature and good food will take care of). Now, look at the x-ray. She how it is all cloudy and sort of stringy around the break? These are tissue fibers trying to reconnect the bone, but it should not be this fuzzy and stringy. This may be because the bone has been trying to heal as he uses it and moves it around. But it is also a sign of bone cancer.
The doctor has sent a sample for a biopsy, the results will be back in about a week. But, good news, there are no other signs of cancer in the body. They did full x-rays (THANK YOU DONORS) and there are no signs of tumors, and there is no indication in his blood tests. So, what does this mean? If it is cancer, the arm will probably have to be amputated.
Right now we need a foster for Clark, so if that is something you would be interested, please send an email to us at email@example.com