Echo is a Survivor

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‘Echo’ was transferred to Kindred Souls Foundation’s Medically Fragile Program by Benton County K9 Control after he was diagnosed with cutaneous hemangiosarcoma (skin cancer). An incidental finding on Echo’s x-rays revealed that he had been shot, likely with a shotgun, sustaining over 50 BB’s throughout his body.

Echo’s history is one of neglect as reported by the ACO who referred him to us. It is evident that he sustained abuse by the multiple BB’s throughout his body and head. Despite this, he remains a happy, loving, and friendly senior dog who enjoys his park walks, playing and sleeping with his feline and canine siblings, and visiting with people. Not to mention he is crazy-in-love with his foster family!

Echo is an amazingly smart, friendly, and social dog. Once he arrived to Kindred Souls Foundation, we had his cancerous lesions surgically removed. Echo recovered beautifully!

Not long after, Echo began showing some signs of neurological impairment that steadily became worse. We consulted with our veterinarian who referred us to a neurologist. Echo needed an MRI and other diagnostics to tell us how to help him. The MRI provided the information needed and Echo was diagnosed with encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). Echo recovered, although he does have some long term effects of the condition which affect his balance.

Just when we thought Echo was out of the woods, we found new cancerous lesions! Additionally, he received a new diagnosis of hypothyroidism and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). Echo’s quality of life is too powerful to deny. Hypothyroidism and KCS can be treated with medication and his new lesions can be removed.

We would be grateful if you would consider making a contribution to his medical bills. Echo has a lot to offer the world and we want to be sure he is given the opportunity to share his love and joy with as many people as he can for as long as he can!

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