Oreo, February 2004
Oreo is the February Buddy Arnold Memorial Fund Dog
Oreo and his sister, Vanilla, were taken to Ocean County Veterinary Hospital in Lakewood, NJ when they were only 8 weeks old. These adorable bundles of fur were diagnosed with serious staph infections which had gone untreated for so long that the puppies had become feverish and dehydrated. The owner of the pure-bred Lab pups declined the now-expensive treatment that would be required to restore the pups to good health. The staff at the vet hospital could not turn their backs on these beautiful puppies when a complete cure was possible. They were determined to find a way to save the lives of Oreo and Vanilla and find loving homes for each of them.
contacted and asked to help fund the intensive treatment which was expected
to take 4 - 6 weeks. Both pups would need to be hospitalized at first to
receive IV fluids and antibiotics. They would also need frequent
applications of special topical medications to reduce scarring. To help
reduce the costs of treating Oreo and Vanilla, a staff member offered to
provide foster care as soon as the pups were able to leave the hospital.
LABMED was happy to be able to help provide a much needed second chance for
these puppies! Oreo and Vanilla are expected to make a complete recovery,
and the vet hospital already has a waiting list of families who are
interested in adopting them.