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January 2013    

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Lovie needs your help!
Lovie and TAGS would like to say a BIG Thank You to everyone who has donated to TAGS so far to help make it possible for Lovie get her surgery.  We are getting closer with every donation made.  Remember that your donation is tax deductible and TAGS will send you a donation receipt.

Please make your donation online or send a check to TAGS at P. O. Box 703782, Dallas, Texas  75370-3782.

See Lovie's story below.

My name is Lovie.  I am 2 � years old and was training to be a racing Greyhound. While I was training, I was bitten on the top of my snout by a dog of another breed (not a Greyhound). It was a pretty bad bite so I had to stop training. My wounds healed some time ago on the outside but I was never the same. After that I made snorting noises when breathing and I sometimes have trouble getting my breath when I get excited and when I eat.  I have been with TAGS since the end of November, 2012. When I had all of my medical done (yuk), the vet said that I had a "hole in my hard palate" - whatever that is - and that I needed to go to a specialist to see if surgery would correct my problem.


My foster mom took me to see Dr. Robert Radasch at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. He was very nice and pet me all the time while he talked - except when he made me open my mouth so he could get a good look. I didn't really like that, but I was a good girl. He said he thought he could help me. What he told my vet and TAGS is this:  I have a hard palate lesion on the right side that is 3/4" to 1" long and about �" wide. There is food impacted in the hole. I have a lot of nasal discharge and likely have secondary rhinitis/sinusitis. What Dr. Radasch suggests is that he perform surgery and make a double flap to cover the hole (kind of like a skin graft).  He said it will have to be covered with an acrylic plate over the repair for 2 or 3 weeks. He also said I will need to take antibiotic pills for a month after surgery. None of this sounds like something I will enjoy, but I know it must be done so I will get well and hopefully can breathe normally and not have more sinus infections. 


I don't really know anything about this part, but I heard the TAGS people talking about how expensive it will be. The low estimate is $1,540.00 and the high estimate is $1,900.00. It will also cost more for me to go back to see Dr. Radasch after surgery and have the acrylic plate removed.


TAGS would like for you to make a donation to help pay for my surgery. TAGS needs to raise the money before the surgery is done. I would like to get well very soon and get this behind me. I'm ready to find my forever home and not have to worry about the hole in my mouth and sinus problems. I just want to have a home of my own and be loved by a family like the other TAGS Greyhounds that have been adopted. Please make your donation through Pay Pal online or send a check to TAGS at P. O. Box 703782, Dallas, Texas  75370-3782.  I hope to meet you soon. I'll give you a Thank You kiss in person. Thanks for helping me. 


Your friend, Lovie


Your help is, as always, greatly appreciated! 

Thank you in advance for helping sweet Lovie. It is greytly appreciated by Lovie and TAGS!  Please forward this email on to others who may help.

Thank you for your continued support,
The TAGS Board of Directors

Texas Adopt a Greyhound Society, Inc.

PO Box 703782, Dallas, TX  75370-3782


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