"I brought Tigger into Canada West Veterinary Specialists after two days of care at Vancouver Animal Wellness Hospital where Dr. Vasilescu palpated an obstruction in his intestines. He took X-rays and consulted the radiologist from Canada West Veterinary. It was speculated that the blockage was in his colon so it may pass therefor a conservative treatment was recommended at the time, in hopes of avoiding a costly and invasive surgery. However, his condition got worse. In hindsight, I may have been able to save on costs had we done the surgery right away. But I made the best decision I could with the information I had at the time.
Tigger was adopted through Leash of Hope assistance dogs, a non-profit organization that trains dogs for people with disabilities, after he was deemed ineligible for the assistance program. He was named his excited bouncing behaviour, as well as his bouncing, loving personality. Tigger was in training to become a psychological support dog for a child with autism. He was very good at his job however a few behavioural challenges. If it weren’t for the resource guarding and his incompatibility with cats, Tigger would have made an amazing service dog.
We are so grateful to everyone at Canada West and the Jessie + Bandit fund :) In the future, when I am financially able to, I will contribute to the fund and continue to help people in my situation."