The Althaus Molly Fund was established in 2006 to be used solely for dogs like Molly who come into our rescue with astronomical medical problems. The Althaus Molly fund exists to help rescued dogs that need extensive medical care, have special health needs or require costly treatment.
Molly was hit by a car, received improper medical care, and was allowed to run loose before her injuries had healed. She was found by a humane officer and taken to the local shelter. The pin in Molly’s leg had worked its way through the skin, and the wound was filled with dirt and debris. The shelter made a plea to Molly’s owner – let Molly be taken in by a rescue and given proper medical attention.
Molly came to Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio. She was taken immediately to Ohio State Veterinary Hospital and seen by orthopedic surgeon, Jon Dyce. Dr. Dyce found that Molly had a left femoral fracture and that the pin was no longer holding anything together because the bone had since broken into several pieces (because she had not been restricted from walking). She had a severe infection, was severely malnourished, and her body condition score was 1 out of 5. Dr. Dyce performed surgery, removing the pin, grafting bone from Molly’s left shoulder, and inserting a plate held in place by 11 screws.
Molly had tested heartworm positive, so when she’d had a couple of weeks to recover from her surgery, treatment began. Molly had a severe allergic reaction and was rushed back to OSU. Next, Molly had three teeth removed, one that was fractured and undoubtedly very painful. During Molly’s treatment she was fostered by our own Stacey Gallant, an RVT at OSU. Stacey fell in love with Molly, and Molly is now a permanent part of Stacey’s family, which includes two other collies. Molly races around the yard with her collie brothers … a true happily ever after.
Molly’s surgery and subsequent treatment was extremely expensive. Even with time and materials that may be donated by veterinarians and hospitals, the costs associated with these types of extreme illnesses and injuries can severely strain our rescue’s resources. AHDRO is committed, however, to never turning away a dog because of finances.
By earmarking your donation to The Althaus Molly Fund, you are helping to send these dogs down the path to health and on their way to their Forever homes.
Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio is a registered charitable organization and donations may be tax deductible. AHDRO accepts monetary donations via PayPal … click the image below to donate now. Please enter “The Althaus Molly Fund” under “purpose.”
You can also send a check directly to us:
Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio
c/o Bev Schwieterman, Treasurer
7123 Durness Pl
Columbus, OH 43235
Please note on the check that it is for The Althaus Molly Fund. A receipt will be provided upon request.