Glendale, ARIZ. – An undiagnosed case of Valley Fever has a dog fighting for her life and a Valley animal rescue scrambling to raise the funds needed to save her life.
When 3-year-old Delilah was brought to the animal hospital, she weighed less than half the weight of a healthy Boxer her age and size. Her owners, according to Animals Benefit Club, surrendered her for euthanasia.
Doctors examined the emaciated dog and declared that she wasn’t a candidate for euthanasia. Instead, they determined she just needed medication and someone to care for her on her long road to recovery.
“The owners had never done any diagnostic testing,” Andra Jeffress, director of non-profit Animals Benefit Club, explained. “She had never been seen by a vet to determine why she was in this condition.”
The animal hospital contacted Jeffress and told her of Delilah’s condition. Animals Benefit Club stepped in on Delilah’s behalf and have worked with veterinarians to get Delilah on the road to recovery.
“She deserves to have a chance to live a happy life and run and play in a yard and live with a family that cares about her,” Jeffress said.
While she may be in good hands, Dalilah’s care doesn’t come cheap.
“We have to raise quite a bit of money for her because we have to get her- we have to save her,” Jeffress said. “We're not giving up on her. We're not.”
Animals Benefit Club is looking for anyone who can help cover the cost of Delilah’s care. A donation page has been set up on the group’s website specifically for Delilah. Those who are interested can also follow Delilah’s recovery from that page.