Cali is not yet ready for adoption. We are still evaluating her personality and addressing her medical needs. An email notification will be sent when she becomes ready for adoption. If you wish to receive the notification, please sign up for our mailing list at the top of the front page of our website. Adoption fees are set at the time a dog goes available and applications can only be submitted at that time. Please follow our website and social media pages for updates on Cali!
Please welcome Cali to the Village! She is 11 months old and the sweetest little girl. Cali came into rescue with severe scoliosis of the spine. Once in foster care, her foster mom began to observe other neurological behaviors, such as phantom scratching. She was seen by a veterinary neurologist and an MRI was performed which revealed that she also has severe Chiara malformation with syringomyelia. Cali’s skull is too small to properly give room for her brain. Syringomyelia is a disorder in which fluid-filled cysts form within the spinal cord.
Cali is currently pain free. She still has puppy energy and puppy joy. Surgery to reduce pressure in her skull may be an option so that this may remain the case for her. She was referred to Long Island Veterinary Specialists who have performed over 200 surgeries on dogs and are currently registered in a study for this condition. If she is a candidate for surgery, costs would be high, and she will spend 2 weeks in the hospital undergoing extensive physical therapy.
French Bulldog Village wants to give her a shot at as normal a life as possible. We can’t fix her scoliosis, but we can help the best we can with her other issues. French Bulldog Village is committed to providing her state-of-the-art medical care to reduce potential pain and discomfort. We believe in giving every dog we can the opportunity to live a pain free and happy life. Her MRI’s and consults have begun adding up significantly, so donations are greatly appreciated. Any little bit helps!
We greatly appreciate any and all donations! $3000 will help us provide Cali with some basic essentials, such as a leash and food, as well as help us cover some of her vet bills.
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