RMGDRI Permanent Foster
Special Needs: Wobblers
Meet Sampson! He came to rescue in May 2016 when his family had gotten really busy and they want him to have a great home where he would get lots of attention. Once in rescue, we noticed a strange gait and the vet later diagnosed him with Wobbler’s Syndrome. Wobbler’s is a gradually progressive disease that causes spinal cord compression due to instability of the vertebrae.
Due to the severity and quick progression of Sampson’s illness it was determined he was not a candidate for adoption and was inducted into our Permanent Foster Program. He will remain with his foster mom Joan who will continue to care for him.
8-12-2017 – Sampson absolutely loves to get ice cubes from the frig door! Luckily he hasn’t figured out how to do it on his own. When it’s nice out there’s nothing like stretching out in the grass and watching what’s going on in the neighborhood. He likes to give kisses and has no boundaries when it comes to getting close.
Watch for video’s and updates on how he’s doing.
9-29-17 – Sampson just had his yearly vet appointment. She has to come to the house now as he’s not able to get up into my SUV. Everything we’ve tried hasn’t really helped and sometimes made his symptoms worse. Sampson is just living life as best as his body is able. He’s such a love bug and quite the talker!