Puppy Is Fighting for His Life After Being Poisoned

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UPDATE (7/30/16, 12:45):  Sadly, Ranger did not make it.  He died last night.  Justin and Lyn send their sincerest thanks to everyone who donated towards his medical care.  Unfortunately, the toxins had already done too much damage and even the best treatment was unable to save him.

 

 

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Earlier today we warned you about the danger of water hemlock, which is fatal within hours of consumption.  Another plant people may not realize is toxic to dogs is the sago palm, which they often find quite tasty.  Ranger, a 10-month-old puppy, got into some leaves without his family realizing it, and now they’re fighting to save their baby from liver failure.

 

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Many dogs eat grass and other plants to help sooth upset stomachs, or because their diets are lacking in particular nutrients, and others eat them because they just like to.  But many innocuous looking plants are anything but, and dogs and cats need to be kept away from them.  (To see some of the most common yet harmful, click here.)

 

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Justin Rocha and his fiancée Lyn Gonzalez had no idea that sago palm trees were incredibly toxic to dogs.  Their Belgian Malinois pup munched on some of the leaves of this plant, and is now fighting for his life.

“He is undergoing IV Fluid treatments and maintaining support treatment in order to fight of the toxins in his liver,” Justin said.  “He needs fluid injections of all sorts of vitamins and medications because his liver is beginning to shut down fast.”

 

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His life might be over before it’s barely begun.  Justin and Lyn are young, and they’re reeling from the possibility they might lose Ranger.  The bills are adding up, and they’re doing whatever they can to save him.

“Ranger is strong willing, loving, caring, family, playful, and much more. He is outgoing, loves to go for walks, chase squirrels,” Justin reflected.   “[He’s] a man of the house and loves his sisters.  He always has a clown face smile on. He is very friendly and wouldn’t hurt a fly.”

 

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Lyn says Ranger misses being at home, playing with his sisters Maya and Sasha.  He “brightens every bit of our day,” she says, and they’re terrified that he won’t make it.

They’ve started a fundraiser to get Ranger as much treatment as possible, to give him the best chance of surviving.  If you can help this desperate family, please CLICK HERE.

 

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10 thoughts on “Puppy Is Fighting for His Life After Being Poisoned”

  1. If this person, Melanie, submits another story like this that leads the reader to believe that this is happening NOW then what is the point? It would be much more HONEST to write the story about the sago palm dangers AND use Ranger as an example. PLUS – did Ranger live or die?

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    • Louanne, this IS happening now. If you click the link for the gofundme page, you’ll see it was created 2 days ago. Are you looking at the date on the vet bill thinking it’s the date of the invoice? It’s Ranger’s birthdate. So if you are actually concerned if he lives or dies, maybe you want to click that link for an update… or to donate.

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    • This IS happening now! If you had actually looked at the line where the date on the bill is, you’d have seen that that is Ranger’s birthday, not the date this was taking place. However, Ranger sadly died last night. So I will be removing the fundraiser and reworking this story to warn more about the dangers of sago palms and other common plants.

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      • So sorry to hear…hugs and prayers. Rest in peace Ranger.

        Ignore the cold hearted comments that spoke volumes about the source.

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  2. Pray he will be ok – lost my little Pomeranian Princess two years ago and still cry
    for her – had her 12 1/2 yrs.

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  3. Bring his sisters to him to help boost him. It always a good seeing his family because he is very close to them.
    It would help lift his spirits and his health.
    God Bless to him to Ranger.

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  4. GoFundMe page just had a post this morning (07/30/16) from Justin stating Ranger has died… 🙁

    Thanks for sharing this story and the link to the plants that are poisonous to pets — GREAT information and maybe another fur baby can be saved due to Ranger’s owners being willing to share their story!

    RIP Ranger!!

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  5. Milk thistle has been proven to help repair livers, even reverse damage in both human and dogs. They sell tablets in most grocery stores, might be an option.

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  6. This is for Kirby…

    A corrupt California DEA poisoned my dog to death because I called the San Francisco Attorney General’s office to complain that the FBI and DEA where fabricating evidence and stealing from me. From the time I noticed something was wrong to the time he died at the vet, it took about 30 hours for my dog to die. Kirby suffered tremendously.

    The FBI and DEA are smelly piles of dog s**t.

    Will those people that poison defenseless pets also poison humans? YES.

    Time to leak this…

    Many years ago when I was writing software for the NSA and DIA there was a rumor that several DEA employees had been giving their drug addicted informants and suspects needles tainted with HIV and Hepatitis viruses.

    Audio confirmation of Department of Justice employees joking about committing crimes came from the warrant less wiretapping after 9/11. After 9/11 the NSA was ordered to and began data collection on local, state and federal police agencies.

    These days the DEA is not much more than a proxy force for the Defense Intelligence Agency.The Defense Intelligence agency oversaw and instructed on the use of torture at Abu Graib.

    There are multiple instances of other crimes, but this is the most egregious. Another one , involved using gang members to break into their suspect’s homes and steal items and plant evidence.

    Another leak…

    It was about two weeks after the Waco Texas siege, I was at a software conference and a group of our software “users” said they had heard that the Department of Justice had requested the use of incendiary rounds for Waco.

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  7. This is for Kirby…

    A corrupt California DEA poisoned my dog to death because I called the San Francisco Attorney General’s office to complain that the FBI and DEA where fabricating evidence and stealing from me. From the time I noticed something was wrong to the time he died at the vet, it took about 30 hours for my dog to die. Kirby suffered tremendously.

    The FBI and DEA are smelly piles of dog s**t.

    Will those people that poison defenseless pets also poison humans? YES.

    Time to leak this…

    Many years ago when I was writing software for the NSA and DIA there was a rumor that several DEA employees had been giving their drug addicted informants and suspects needles tainted with HIV and Hepatitis viruses.

    Audio confirmation of Department of Justice employees joking about committing crimes came from the warrant less wiretapping after 9/11. After 9/11 the NSA was ordered to and began data collection on local, state and federal police agencies.

    These days the DEA is not much more than a proxy force for the Defense Intelligence Agency.The Defense Intelligence agency oversaw and instructed on the use of torture at Abu Graib.

    There are multiple instances of other crimes, but this is the most egregious. Another one , involved using gang members to break into their suspect’s homes and steal items and plant evidence.

    Another leak…

    It was about two weeks after the Waco Texas siege, I was at a software conference and a group of our software “users” said they had heard that the Department of Justice had requested the use of incendiary rounds for Waco.

    Reply

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