Marley is a Rescue in Need. Marley’s first owner trained him to hunt Boar. Marley just didn’t have it in his heart to hunt so his owner was going to have him euthanized. Fortunately a good citizen took Marley into their home instead. They soon realized that he was more than they could care for so they did a “Free to good home” ad. The best part is that GDRA was able to step in and take Marley. He is a sweet boy and he doesn’t meet a stranger. Marley was extremely underweight and was taken to a veterinarian to be evaluated. Unfortunately Marley is Heartworm Positive, and the severity is high. He needs to start treatment as soon as possible. There is also an issue with his eye. The vet doesn’t think that it is Cherry Eye, but further investigation and treatment for that is required also. Marley has scars and sores that tell about his history, but we want to give him a new start. Please donate to save this boy and give him the wonderful new life that he so richly deserves.
Rex is our newest dane that is in need of help. He found himself at the Guilford County Animal Shelter where he would not walk. He was only 108 pounds, had a funny gait, and was afraid of the most gentle touch. He was picked up by the Great Dane Rescue Alliance because we knew he still had a lot of love left to give. He is heart worm positive and was filled with intestinal worms. After 4 weeks of good food and medicine to rid him of his worms, he was taken to an orthopedist to evaluate his gait. Unfortunately, our worst fear was confirmed and he was diagnosed with Wobbler’s Syndrome or Cervical Vertebral Instability. His case is fairly advanced so he was not deemed a good candidate for surgery. Instead, he will start acupuncture therapy and cold laser treatments. Please consider helping to defray the costs of Rex’s medical bills and other danes in our rescue that need help. To learn more about Wobblers please: http://www.chetbacon.com/wobblers.htm
Any money you can contribute will help us show Rex that people are not all bad! He wants to help his friends in rescue as well so he is happy to share any funds that are not directly needed for his care.
The Great Dane is a remarkable breed of canine. These “Old Souls” are not only giants but they are gentle. Good breeders produce healthy dogs that live 7-12 years of healthy, energetic companionship.
However, rescues tend to have health problems because otherwise, they would not need rescuing. Most of the rescue health issues are pooled in the general donation fund. This page highlights Great Danes that are in need of special medical care from surgery to mental rehabilitation with a professional trainer.