Tater Tot was one of the skinniest dogs R.E.S.C.U.E has ever taken in. He couldn’t hold his head up, was limp, and seemed unable to see. After being rushed to the emergency veterinarian, the vet stabilized him and said Tater had been born with a liver shunt, meaning that his liver was not removing toxins from his body.
But thanks to the generosity of R.E.S.C.U.E. supporters, enough money was saved to pay for his lifesaving surgery. Tater became a Christmas miracle!
Tater came through surgery with flying colors and is now fully recovered. He’s eating normal food, is no longer on medication, is in no need of further medical treatment, and he will go on to live a full and normal life!
Since Tater was born with the condition, it appears he is making up for missing his puppyhood. He has lots of energy, loves to play with just about anything, and is always available to cuddle.
He is eager to start the next chapter of his amazing life!
For more information on TaterTot, or other deserving animals, call Reducing Animal Euthanasia at Shelters through Commitment and Underlying Education at (480) 598-9410 or visit www.azrescue.org. The cost of adoption is $125 for cats and $150 for dogs, which includes spaying and neutering and some inoculations.
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