The Clyde Fund is for special animals requiring longer term care or extensive medical intervention prior to being made available for adoption. It is named for the beloved companion of a generous donor who provided the intital funding we needed to establish this account, and is maintained through public donations.
Bridger is a wonderfully soft and fluffy chow mix rescued after several months’ stay at the Casper Metro Animal Control facility in Casper, WY. Quiet and kind, and in love with an adorable squeaky pig toy, Bridger has won over the hearts of a a great many volunteers and public supporters.
After a couple of months in foster care, Bridger began to exhibit signs of sudden changes in blood pressure, with bouts of panting, disorientation, and general discomfort. His behavior started to change and even though we knew Bridger to be a kind and gentle dog, he has moments of dementia where he would randomly bite at objects near him, or himself.
An exam at the vet revealed Bridger had at least two tumors, one growing on his abdomen near his belly button and another, more ominous one at the base of his lungs, deep inside his chest. The abdominal tumor was removed and pathology reports indicated it is a small mast cell tumor. Though we can’t confirm, it is likely the tumor in his chest is of the same cancer.
Given his age, we made the tough decision to not pursue any drastic measures to rid Bridger of the tumor or his cancer. He is currently enjoying his life in his foster home and we do not want to impede upon his quality of life by putting him through aggressive treatments. In February, 2013, it was decided to remove Bridger from our adoption program and retire him to hospice care in his foster home. Comfort and supportive care for Bridger will be maintained for the rest of his life by The Clyde Fund.
When donating to BDAR, please specify your donation is intended for this special needs account if that is your wish.