Sponsorship Dogs: Sandy
When Sandy was rescued by North Shore Animal League America, the seven-month old puppy was diagnosed with a condition that’s very rare in animals of such a tender age. This sweet Shepherd Mix has severe renal disease, a condition in which the kidneys don’t function properly, leading to a buildup of toxins in the blood.
Sandy is a very sweet, happy and playful dog.
We will never be sure whether Sandy’s kidneys were defective at birth or if the disease resulted from an infection. As a rescued animal, Sandy’s background and early life will always be a mystery. Sandy’s kidney disease will ultimately progress, though at this time we don’t know how rapidly.
But we do know one thing for certain: Sandy will receive all the care she needs, thanks to people like you who donate to our lifesaving Sponsor Program, in which monthly donors fund the lifelong treatment of animals in need.
At this time, Sandy is on a prescription diet as well as medications. Sandy’s bloodwork will be closely monitored, and she will be given any additional treatment as necessary.
Sadly, renal disease in a dog as young as Sandy very likely means she will have a shortened lifespan. But the good news is that she will receive all the treatment she needs to make that life a healthy and happy one.
If Sandy had ended up in a traditional municipal shelter, she would have had virtually no chance at survival. But Animal League America is dedicated to making sure that Sandy has the best life possible.
Your support of our Sponsor Program means that Sandy and many other deserving animals like her receive the medical treatment and (just as important) the love and affection they need to thrive. Thank you for helping us to provide this level of care to these precious animals.