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Saint Bernards => Saint Bernard General Discussions => : jej227 July 24, 2008, 10:11:30 PM

: Can you help?
: jej227 July 24, 2008, 10:11:30 PM

I'm new here. I am a volunteer with a Mastiff rescue. Somehow we wound up taking in a Saint. (A dog in need, is a dog in need.) It turns out this dog has horrible mouth problems. We are in need of funding to help with his surgery.

His name is Teddy. "He has severe gingival hyperplasia with underlying chronic periodontal disease. He needs an undisclosed number of teeth pulled . The number is not completely know at this time but looks like at least 6 until the gums are cut back to expose the true extent of his oral dilemma. Many of his teeth have simply disappeared under the swollen gum tissue! In all my years as a rescue person I have never seen a mouth quite like Teddy's The smell will buckle your knees! Teddy is having such a problem eating with his mouth the way it is that his recovery is being compromised."

You can see his pictures here....

If anyone is able to donate to his surgery we would really appreciate it. (There is a donation button on his page.) We are an official 501 C 3 rescue.

Please feel free to email me with questions.

Thank you for your time.
: Re: Can you help?
: DAMAGE July 25, 2008, 01:04:11 PM
Have you tried contacting anyone from the national rescue? (
 They may have funds available or perhaps could put you in touch with one of their Saint Rescue people who is close to you. You could also try posting here: (
You might also try Jamie Byrnes, the rescue co-ordinator for PA/NJ/DE. I have assisted in transporting a number of Saints coming out of Ohio, to her Saintly Bernards Rescue. She may be able to assist with some funding or taking over the responsibility of getting him fixed up. (
: Re: Can you help?
: jej227 July 25, 2008, 08:15:18 PM
Thank you so much for the information!!!