SSRR is raising money for Teddy’s Medical Fund by holding a photo contest!! View our AWESOME prizes!
The top 6 CLEAR photos with the most votes will have their photo appear on the label of our new candle line thru Charity Wicks! Candles will be ready for sale by the end of March!
The top 3 entrants will receive additional prizes and if your entry raises $200 or more, you could win a VACATION!!
Teddy was rescued from the Norfolk Animal Control in early November. He was picked up as a stray by an Animal Control Officer who saw him strolling along the road on his own. His owner never came to reclaim him. The shelter saw what a great boy Teddy was and called our President to see if we may be able to take him in to our rescue. Teddy was only 9 months, did fantastic on his temperament test and got along with other dogs as well as cats. We took Teddy in to our rescue right before Thanksgiving and he was fostered by one of our really great fosters in Hampton, VA.
A few days passed and Teddy did very well in his foster home but one day, while playing with his foster sister, Teddy let out a yelp and had a hard time getting up off the floor. He whined for the next day each time he went to stand from a sitting position so his foster mom took him to the vet. We thought maybe he had pulled something while playing but that wasn’t the case at all. The news we got was much worse and the last thing we expected. From the vet:
FINDINGS: Severe bilateral coxofemoral joint subluxation with poor to almost absent coverage of the femoral heads. There is concurrent femoral neck thickening, mild periarticular remodeling and acetabular flattening. There is bilateral pelvic limb muscle atrophy. The left patella appears laterally positioned.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Orthopedic consultation is recommended for both the coxofemoral joint and stifle disease. TPO, however, is generally not a surgical option in patients that have developed degenerative joint disease. Total hip replacement +/- FHO are other surgical options depending on response to medical management. Total hip replacement may be better for a patient of this size.
Due to his diagnosis, Teddy was moved to a Veterinary Assistant foster of ours who took him, on January 14th, to see a specialist, as recommended. The specialist agrees that Teddy needs a total hip replacement which should be done in the next few months. The surgery will be done at Anderson’s Corner Animal Hospital in the Richmond Virginia area.
As you know, we stand by our Rotties for better or worse and we will do everything possible to help this very young, very sweet boy. Teddy’s surgery cost is expected to be $4,500. We need to raise funds to help this incredible boy. That’s where you come in. Our donors and supporters have been more than generous and we could not do half of what we do without each and every one of you. I realize we’re all coming out of Christmas and many of us have some high bills from it but if you are able to donate to Teddy’s medical fund, we would more than appreciate it. Any amount, no matter how small it may be will add up and help us get closer to getting Teddy his much needed surgery.
No people in the photos please, Rotties only! Entries should be sharp, clear images with a high resolution, 150 dpi (300 dpi preferred) in a .jpeg or .tiff format. Photos need to be 4” in height & width. Full contest rules can be found under the Contest Rules tab. We reserve the right to reject any unclear images that would have made the top six selections for the candle labels. We will ask for a replacement but if one is not provided within three days you will forfeit your candle label but still be eligible for other prizes.
Submissions are open to all companion Rottweilers, rescued preferred but we love them all. There is a $5 entry fee per photo and they can be submitted from February 1st, 2015 at 12 am (CST) thru February 21st, 2015 at 9:00 pm (CST). All entries may be voted on immediately for a $1 donation ($5 minimum). Encourage your friends and family to join in the fun and competition!!! Share via Facebook & Twitter for more votes!!
SSRR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible. All funds raised will be put towards Teddy's medical bills. Any monies over his vet costs will be used for another one of our Rotties in need.