Jimmy is a big, proud, boxer
guy who likeds hugs. Just days before his first birthday, he was lucky enough
to come into rescue as a result of the 10 March 07 Thorp Auction, and it looked
like his life was going to change for the better.
Surgery was done on his
entropian eyelids (you'll remember that this is the very painful condition
where the eyelids turn in, forcing the eyelashes to rub against the eyes every
time they are opened or shut.) Being able to blink without pain just added to
this wiggle-butt's joy!
He even found some wonderful
people to adopt him.
Then, when he was retested for
brucellosis (which his former kennelmate Max was infected with), he also was
found to have the disease.
Because brucellosis can be
transmitted to humans, and a cure in male dogs is very rare, the State of
Wisconsin recommended that he be put to sleep.
Jimmy's People weighed the
risk and the expense of treatment and periodic resesting -- and made the
decision not to follow this recommendation. Not only has Jimmy had the
opportunity to know joy, love, and family, but he will live a reasonable life
For more about canine
brucellosis, please click here.
Please note: Jimmy was the SECOND dog
purchased from Ms. Brubaker at the Thorp Auction to test positive for
Brucellosis. If you have obtained a dog from this woman within the past year,
PLEASE get that dog to a vet and have him/her tested ASAP!
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