I want to tell you about Hugh. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I love working with the awesome volunteers over at Underdogs Rescue. Well, now they really need your help. Or rather Hugh does.
This is Hugh…
Yeah...he's pretty adorable. Just look at those big puppy-dog eyes! Jade (the President of Underdogs Rescue) let me in on the details behind those sad eyes. It turns out that Hugh has a few problems right now. He has something called Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia. If that's not something you've heard of before, don't worry...it's not just you! In basic terms it means that the red blood cells that are meant to carry oxygen around Hugh's body are being destroyed by his immune system just as quickly as they are being produced.
Unfortunately. Hugh's problems don't stop there. He was also given Tylenol when he was just a little puppy which caused him to have some liver damage.
The combination of these two issues means that Hugh has very little by way of an immune system. He can't be vaccinated yet, or proceed to surgery. Treating him is becoming a real struggle and the only solution has been to keep him on immunosuppressants. Fighting off simple bacteria is a problem for Hugh and it's caused his skin to become infected.
Underdogs Rescue helps dogs like Hugh all year but their funds are running low. I therefore want to help you help them.