Can you help Dargo?

By Labrador Rescue

Meet Dargo, an 8year old Labrador surrendered to us “in good health” by an elderly couple who were moving into a retirement home. Our foster carer, Judith, went to pick Dargo up from his home, armed with the usual questions so we can get a gauge on the dogs’ health and behavior. As soon as Judith saw Dargo she instantly noticed his agitation, pacing and panting. Judith also questioned a very sore looking growth on his right eye to which the owners responded “we just haven’t had the time to get it attended to…” she went on to ask… Does he sleep inside? No, never. Does he have a toy or blanket to bring with him?

What is his diet like? We usually feed him leftovers … and you can imagine how the rest of the conversation went. Dargo was picked up and went straight to the vet. He was thoroughly checked over and it was confirmed Dargo had arthritis and hip dysplasia, no wonder the poor boy was agitated, he was in pain! We also scanned his microchip and found he was closer to 12 years old not 8 as the previous owner said! The vet also examined his eye. The growth was not just on the surface, it was spread right throughout his eyelid and so an appointment was made with the eye specialist. At the specialist appointment we discovered Dargo had the beginning of cataracts and that the tumor was causing bleeding behind the eye… Eyelid tumors can destroy the structure of the eyelid, not to mention the very annoying rubbing on the eye. It is usually best to remove them when they are still small, and Dargos’ isn’t exactly small… They also checked his blood pressure and found it was through the roof! At home Dargo was always hobbling and panting in pain, his only relief was when he was sleeping. He is now on medication for his pain and blood pressure and has absolutely blossomed over the past couple of weeks! He very excitedly jumps in the car when it’s time to go to the dog park and can very comfortably run and play with all his fur friends. His pain and blood pressure are being very closely monitored, but now it’s time to remove the tumor from his eye, and this is where Dargo needs your help.

Dargo needs to have the tumor surgically removed from his eye and the surrounding area frozen with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery) to kill any remaining tumor cells. This treatment is expected to cost upwards of $2000. The vet has said the prognosis for Dargo’s eye condition is good and we are asking for donations for Dargos’ surgery. All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be provided. Please help us help Dargo.

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Katie Vidor 2016-06-03 21:31:20
Get well soon Dargo sending lots of Labrador love from Jack War xx
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Tina Lynch 2016-06-03 18:51:00
 
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Juliet Rose 2016-06-03 17:35:46
Get well soon Dargo! Sending lots of Jerry the Labrador love your way. You deserve a great life.
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Alison Carbery 2016-06-03 16:06:12
Tigger and Phoenyx want Dargo to have a happy beginning
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Michelle McLoughlin 2016-06-03 13:14:32
 
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Anonymous 2016-06-03 13:07:00
Good Luck Dargo you deserve the best! xx
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Liza Lyons 2016-06-02 22:25:42
I think this special boy is going to need more care along the way
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Barbara Gough 2016-06-02 21:30:43
All the best beautiful boy. Hope you heal quickly xx
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Anna Curran 2016-06-02 21:24:41
Feel better old boy you are in good hands now
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Philsa PTY Limited PTY Limited 2016-06-02 21:21:46
Good luck Dargo...thank your for all you guys do Lab Rescue
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Tuseet Kaur 2016-06-02 19:55:32
It s all I can afford to spare, but I hope it helps.
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Steph Carroll 2016-06-02 19:51:01
Enjoy the rest of your life Dargo. Labby kisses from Olympia and Axel.
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Nadia Mattiazzo 2016-06-02 19:47:46
Good luck Dargo xxx
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Wendy Salvant 2016-06-02 19:43:12
 
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Anonymous 2016-06-02 19:28:37
 
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Anonymous 2016-06-02 19:18:01
All the best Dargo
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Ceciia Stenstrom 2016-06-02 19:06:10
 
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Anonymous 2016-06-02 18:20:49
 
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Michelle Wilson 2016-06-02 18:17:58
 
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Christine Wadley 2016-06-02 18:11:48
Good luck Dargo...it s going to get better from here xx
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Katherine Frankland 2016-06-02 18:10:01
From Sharon Zoey
$10.00
Sharon Rasker 2016-06-02 18:09:03
I saw the appeal to help Dargo with his eye on Instagram, thankyou for helping him and all the other animals you rescue and look after.
$100.00
Luke McGuire 2016-06-02 18:08:21
Wishing you well gorgeous Dargo!
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Vanessa Cook 2016-06-02 18:07:45
Best wishes to Dargo and thanks Lab Rescue for caring.
$100.00
Jan Sykes 2016-06-02 18:04:00
DARGO Wishing you a happier and more comfortable life after your surgery little buddy
$20.00
Meredith Ternel 2016-06-02 18:02:53
Best wishes for Dargo.x
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Shirley Henry 2016-06-02 18:00:31
Get well beautiful boy
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Anonymous 2016-06-02 17:58:11
Good Luck Dargo
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Anonymous 2016-06-02 17:56:23
Hope you get better Dargo
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Dana Patterson 2016-06-02 17:52:52
 
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Simon Simpson 2016-06-02 17:49:54
Good luck Dargo
$20.00
Susan Wilson 2016-06-02 17:49:51
Best wishes Dargo and thanks to Labrador Rescue.
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Gwen Connor 2016-06-02 17:41:00
 
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Anonymous 2016-06-02 17:37:24
 
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Michael Carter 2016-06-02 17:33:29
 
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Anonymous 2016-06-02 17:29:35
 
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Anonymous 2016-06-02 17:27:49
 
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Kylie Ledger 2016-06-02 17:27:29
 
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Minka Coxhell 2016-06-02 17:27:21
I hope Drago has a quick recovery. Love Deanna, Jim Xalia Bear
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Deanna CARUSO 2016-06-02 17:18:40
 
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