Call to Action for Candie


Our little Candie gave us quite a scare this week.  

Candie is an 11-year-old, 21-pound female Bichon Frise mix who came to BROC from the Chula Vista Shelter on October 5, 2017 - she has been with us for almost two years.

Thursday morning, Candie woke up dazed and stumbling.  She appeared lethargic and felt warm.  We immediately took her to Stonecreek Animal Hospital where x-rays revealed that her intestines had filled, a left inguinal hernia and surgery needed to be done immediately. 

Candie has had more than her share of calamities.  When we rescued her she presented initially with several issues, tantamount was severe scabbing, erythema and erosions over the caudal dorsum, medial thighs and inguinal region and a left inguinal hernia.  Despite constant treatment, her condition continued to worsen.   In 2/18 her culture revealed the bacteria relentlessly attacking her had mutated to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and E.Coli.  We battled MRSA and other bacterial infections for over a year, delaying treatment to the hernia until she had significantly recovered. Since May, Candie has had no open sores or lesions and her hair is growing back.  We couldn’t be happier.  

Our sweet Candie is now recovering nicely in her foster home. Her foster mom reports that her tail is wagging and that she seems much happier and more alert after the surgery and, even in the cone of shame, is enjoying watching TV and sitting in the sun on her special rug.  

Candie is our golden girl for sure! ❤ 

Donations on Candie's behalf are greatly appreciated ...

We'd Love to Help Candie

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Bichon Rescue of Orange County believes in the value of our senior citizens as adopters as well as fosters and are committed to their advocacy and support through our “Seniors for Seniors” focus.    

Taking that a step further, BROC has developed a "Senior Sponsorship Program" for our eldest pups that may require ongoing medical care or special diets, etc. If you, or someone you know, would like to SPONSOR, one of our senior or special needs pups that is marked with an asterisk on our Available Pup page, we would greatly appreciate your support. Sponsoring a pup through this program helps us create the best life possible for those who may be entering the sunsetting days of their life.   

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