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Taylor is a 9 1/2 year old Brussels Griffon with health problems. He was adopted in August 2009 by his owner, Marilyn, who loves him dearly. Initially, he had to have surgery on both ears to relive his pain from chronic ear infections, unfortunately even though his pain was relived from the surgery he is deaf from the result of the years of untreated infections. At the same time extensive dental work was performed to correct severe dental disease. All of this was done at no cost to Marilyn from Tails of Woe. Marilyn makes weekly visits to the clinic to have Taylor’s ears cleaned. Now, Taylor is blind due to cataracts. Because he cannot hear or see, it is causing him problems getting around the house. First, Taylor will need an echocardiogram, and then cataract surgery. Taylor’s owner is retired and on a fixed income so Tails of Woe is accepting donations towards his surgery. If you make a donation for Taylor, please let us know so we can put it in “his” surgery fund!
FEBRUARY 8 UPDATE: After Taylor appeared on Channel 7 on January 30th we received donations that will cover his cataract surgery. Thanks to all who donated and especially to the Denver Foundation – Second Leash On Life Fund for their generous donation. We are setting up appointments for an echocardiogram and surgery and will keep you updated!
2/11 Taylor had his echocardiogram today (donated by Rocky Mountain Cardiologist) and we will be scheduling his surgery soon!
2/24 Taylor will be able to have cataract surgery on one eye (the other has a detached retina) and that will take place on March 2nd. We’ll keep you posted on his progress!
March 3 UPDATE: Taylor had surgery yesterday and he can see! The doctor said he did wonderfully and he will now go back for weekly rechecks for the next 4-6 weeks. THANK YOU for your donations that made this possible!