In memory of Bill McIntyre


and his beloved dog Tess.

Bernice and Matilda

pitch the dog

Our partners in Colorado, Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR), often rescue dogs from breeders. These are usually dogs that are of no use to the breeder because of a physical problem. Bernice and Matilda are two such dogs.

These girls were born within a week of each other at two different breeders. And they both had the same problem. They both suffered from ectopic ureter, an abnormality of the urinary tract that results in incontinence. It is correctable through surgery, an expense neither of their breeders were willing to undertake.

GRRR brought the pair to Colorado State University where veterinarians performed a surgery that required an anesthesia and a cystoscopy, which involves inserting a small scope inside the urinary tract. The vets were able to repair the defect during the surgery.

As you might expect, this was an expensive procedure. The Tess McIntyre Foundation is providing some funding to GRRR to help pay these bills.

While it is believed this type of surgery has about a 50-75% chance of success. We’re told both Bernice and Matilda are doing well and a follow-up procedure will be unnecessary.

The Tess McIntyre Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity which provides funding for the medical care of abandoned, abused and injured dogs that have been rescued by our rescue agency partners. One hundred percent of the funds donated to the foundation go toward supporting dogs like these two puppies.

Donations to The Tess McIntyre Foundation are tax deductible. The Tess Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charity.
Tax ID # 47-5329117.

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