“Hey y’all!” – That’s how you Georgia peaches say hello, right?
Please allow me to introduce myself – my name is Krystal and I’m originally a Florida girl. By now, you are probably wondering how I ended up in Georgia, right? Here is my story:
As a 9-year-old golden girl, my owners had to surrender me to Everglades Golden Retrieve Rescue—the local golden rescue. It was mostly because I have been dealing with skin issues. EGGR gave me vet care and took me to a dermatologist. However, I was still itchy, scabby and not getting much relief. The worst part – I had to wear a cone 24/7.
In comes Adopt A Golden Atlanta! Dun… Dun… Dun…
As some of you know, AGA has had wonderful success helping dogs with allergies. The big problem was getting me from South Florida to Atlanta!
Luckily, a wonderful friend of AGA was flying in from Orlando in his own plane. I was the best co-pilot – I may even consider it as a part time gig. Look at me in action!
After my big journey, AGA began to take really good care of me. I had biopsies and cultures taken to send out for testing. In the meantime, the AGA vet began making some changes, including: new food, new meds and daily medicated soaks and baths. Results came in and we found out that I have an auto-immune disease that causes my body to attack and destroy skin cells.
The good news: I’m responding well to the new medications. I already look great again (see below) and smell “so fresh and so clean.” Best of all—I’m no longer itchy, so the cone has been banished to the closet.
The bad news: I’ve been at the vet nearly three weeks. I will be here for another two weeks. I need my daily medicated soaks and baths. In order to pay for all of my bills, AGA needs to raise $4,800. AGA has been extremely kind to me—they saved my life for goodness sake! Please donate to the Krystal Fund so they can pay my bills and help others, like me.
Despite everything I have been going through, I am the happiest golden girl. I love all the attention I receive, when I hang out at the vet’s front desk. Since the vet has helped me out so much, I’m giving back by being the “Official Welcome Committee.” My duties include wagging my tail and smiling to all visitors –people, dogs and cats.
I am forever grateful to Adopt A Golden Atlanta. You guys have changed my entire life!
Thank you for reading my story and thank you in advance for your donations.