Hi! I’m Simba, a sweet, seven year old Golden Retriever, who has been in constant pain for most of my life.
When As Good as Gold saved me, I was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia, a nasty infection in both ears, and skin infections. No wonder I was in so much pain! When my two back legs began to collapse under me, the doctor said hip surgery was needed.
Being a golden I’m determined to maintain my sweet, friendly personality. I'm very affectionate and love cuddles from humans. But As Good as Gold understood that a lifetime of drugs and injections was no way to live. So on July 20 I had surgery on my right hip and the outlook looks good. But that’s not the end. In the near future, I will also have surgery on my left hip.
As Good as Gold never hesitated to help when I was suffering, but can you imagine how much my medical care costs? My first hip surgery cost $2,800, the next surgery will add another $2,800, and that doesn’t include the $300 to treat everything else. That’s a lot of money.
Please help As Good as Gold to help me. Join the Parade your Pooch Walk on September 25. By donating and/or walking a mile and half, you, your friends and your family will give me the chance to walk the rest of my life – and get those cuddles I love so much!
Get your walking shoes on and come join AGaG at our 2nd annual, all breed fun walk. A morning of fun for the whole family!
WHEN: Sunday, September 25, 2016 starting at 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Busse Woods, Grove 27 in Elk Grove Village.
HOW TO SIGN UP: Click Here
As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is a membership-based, volunteer-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of Golden Retrievers and golden mixes who are in need. In addition, As Good as Gold educates Golden Retriever guardians and the general public about the importance of spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, appropriate medical treatment and humane care.