Special Needs Rescues

If you are interested in adopting a rescue dog, or would like to find out how you can help, please contact us at glimmeroflife@aol.com.

NAME: ELLA

BREED:
MALTESE

AGE:
4 MONTHS

SEX:
FEMALE
 
Ella is an adorable 4 month old Maltese who was taken in by Glimmer of Life after being diagnosed with a deadly grade 4 heart murmur. Unfortunately for Ella, her family was not prepared emotionally or financially to care for her. Ella's condition is fatal if left untreated, and her vet has described her as a "ticking time bomb." We do not know how long she has left before her heart gives out, so our goal here at Glimmer of Life is to raise enough funds to cover Ella's heart surgery as soon as humanly possible! Ella is so full of life and has LOTS of love to give! Her favorite things are walks, cuddles, and giving tons of kisses! Please help us help Ella by making a donation towards her surgery. All donations are tax deductible, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Ella's healthcare. She is also in need of a loving, forever home!
 
 
NAME: THEA

BREED:
SHIH TZU

AGE:
4 MONTHS

SEX:
FEMALE
 
Thea is a sweet little Shih Tzu about 4 months old, who was recently diagnosed with Atlantoaxial Instability (also known as AAL). Atlantoaxial Instability is a rare but serious condition in which there is abnormal movement or instability between the first and second vertebra of the spine. This abnormal movement causes pressure or pinching of the spinal cord, which eventually leads to total paralysis and eventually... death. Signs and symptoms include neck pain, weakness, and paralysis from the neck down. Atlantoaxial Instability may occur during birth or due to other trauma or injury. Without surgical treatment, this type of injury leads to further catastrophic spinal cord trauma, respiratory arrest, and eventually death. Thea's case is currently mild. Her only symptom is that her head tilts to the side. Although she is able to walk and play, this condition usually worsens rapidly. For the best possible outcome, the vet has recommended that Thea receive immediate surgery to repair her spine. We are now accepting donations to raise the funds to make this possible. Please help us help Thea by making a donation towards her surgery. All donations are tax deductible, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Thea's healthcare. She is also in need of a loving, forever home!