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Little Linus – a Cold Wet Noses Long Term Foster Dog

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January bracelet sales benefit Tucson Cold Wet Noses, a 501c3 non-profit dog rescue and adoption organization. TCWN was founded by a group of local dog lovers whose goal is to rescue dogs from the local shelters (PACC, MCACC, PCACC and The Arizona Humane Society) and find them their perfect homes through successful adoptions. Their ultimate goal is to have successful adoptions, finding a perfect match between the dog and the new owner.

At two years old, Linus is just a baby. When Tucson Cold Wet Noses pulled him from PACC, he was unable to walk. He’d been attacked by a resident dog and lost the use of his rear limbs. He doesn’t know when he needs to go potty. One day when his foster mama was expressing his bladder, she couldn’t get anything out. We rushed him to our vet, where an x-ray showed bladder stones. When they did surgery the following day, it became complicated. Because Linus is so tiny, his bladder wall was very thin and the stones had perforated it. The vet had never seen this happen before. It took several attempts to place a catheter, in hopes of letting the perforation heal and not have urine leaking into his system. It was a stressful time for all. Thankfully, Linus recovered and now enjoys playing with his foster siblings. Because of the uncertainty of having the stones return, we have decided to make Linus a long term foster. He has a wheelchair that he can use when he goes on walks, but prefers to scoot around (fast!) inside and chase his siblings. Linus will continue to live in his foster home and eat a prescription diet to hopefully prevent the stones from returning. As with our other hospice dogs, we care for them for the remainder of their lives. We provide medications, special food, supplements, any veterinary care they may need to make the remaining months or years with us the best.

Purchase this bracelet named “PLANT A SEED” and sow your love for animals!

You can help deserving pets like Linus by purchasing one-of-a-kind, handcrafted Beading Divas bracelets.

Cost per bracelet is $20, with no tax. The bracelets make great gifts any time of year!  The best selection is online via Etsy but in Tucson you can also buy bracelets at Fuchsia Spa in La Encantada Shopping Center and Silver Sea Jewelry, in the historic 4th Avenue Shopping District. Silver Sea is open Tuesday-Sunday from noon-6pm (masks and social distancing required.)

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