We are super excited to see you at this years Open House and all the positive response we have received. We’re not afraid of a little rain, however, thunder and lightning are predicted tomorrow, which is another story. Safety is our main concern for everyone and all our four-legged friends. Due to this, we will be rescheduling our Open House to Saturday, October 21st. from 11 am – 2 pm. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but we hope to see you next weekend. Fingers crossed the sun will be shining.

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Porsha is a 13 year old Labrador Retriever who became paralyzed overnight in February 2016.

Due to her sudden inability to walk, our veterinary technician rushed Porsha to Dogwood Veterinary Referral Center for an emergency neurologic examination. Porsha was diagnosed with a degenerative intervertebral disc in her neck that had slipped and was causing her spinal cord to be compressed. Therefore, Porsha was rushing into emergency surgery to remove the disc applying pressure on her spinal cord. Amazingly, within 24 hours of surgery Porsha was able to move her limbs and within 48 hours she was able to stand with assistance!

Porsha continued her recovery at Dogwood Veterinary Referral Center for 1.5 weeks where she received intensive physical therapy and rehabilitation. Due to the wonderful care she received, we are happy to report that Porsha is again enjoying long walks with the staff and volunteers at Mackenzie’s!

Please sponsor Porsha today!