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By Staff | Feb 19, 2009

ARC Gentle Giant in Need

Forrest came to the Animal Refuge Center as a stray. But he was not roaming the streets as so many are in times like these but instead inhumanely tied to a tree in the woods. He was tied for days from the look of his thinning frame. A Good Samaritan found him and proceeded to bring him to ARC. It was quickly evident that this magnificent Great Dane was in pain from watching him walk. Something was terribly wrong with Forrest.

His diagnosis confirmed that he has two ruptured rear knees. The fact Forrest can walk at all is a testament to his determination to be mobile. The only chance this magnificent Dane has to properly support his weight is to get a Tibial Tuberosity Advancement. This surgery entails replacing both hind knees with titanium implants which are thinner, lighter, and stronger than stainless steel. Perfect for a dog the size of a small pony.

The Animal Refuge Center is in need of your help. Please consider giving Forrest a second chance at life by making as generous a donation as you can to his surgical fund. While Dr. Kaderly, of Specialists in Veterinary Surgery, is working with ARC to help make this surgery happen it still remains a formidable expense. The price of Forrest’s future is $6,800.

At five years old, Forrest is hoping for an opportunity to enjoy the rest of his life on his feet doing what Danes do best which is to romp and play and be a noble member of someone’s family. Please consider a generous donation to the care of Forrest. Together we can give this magnificent dog a bright future.

Donations marked “Forrest Fund” can be mailed to ARC PO Box 6642 Ft Myers Florida 33911, through PayPal on our web-site www.animalrefuge.com or by credit card call Betty at (239) 841-0810.

Lee County Animal Services needs supplies for food pantry

Lee County Animal Services is in need of cat food – both canned and dry for its community food pantry. The food pantry helps feed needy families with pets. The shelter also needs more kitty litter. To donate, go to Lee County Animal Services at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers. For more information, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS).

Island kitty’s need homes

Snickers and Tieger are mother and daughter. Snickers is long-haired and Tieger is short-haired. Both are indoor cats and have been spayed. Snickers, the mother, is very affectionate and loving. She is approximately 4 years old. She is very quiet and very affectionate. Tieger was born on February 8, 2006, the only survivor of a litter of 5 kittens. She also is very quiet and affectionate, but very timid when around strangers. She is fine around her owner, who hopes that both of them can be adopted together. Their owner is relocating and needs to have someone adopt Snickers and Tieger who will be as good to them as she has been.

The owner can be reached at 489.3303, Ext. 196.