10.12.2019 – Pupdate
It is with much sadness and disbelief that we inform everyone of the passing of our sweet, precious and beloved Takoda. He fought a long hard battle. Takoda was very loved and will be forever missed. ❤️ -Pati
DalmatianRescue SoFla went above and beyond trying to save this beloved 9-month-old puppy over the past several months, even transporting him from Miami to Missouri for Takoda’s last hope of a miracle. Please consider donating to this rescue in Takoda’s memory if you can as the hospital/surgery/ER/cremation bills have put a strain on the finances of the rescue (as you all can imagine). Your generous donations allow the rescue to help even more dogs in need. Heartfelt thanks to all who prayed and supported Takoda. His little body couldn’t fight anymore and God didn’t want him to suffer any longer. I personally never met him but he touched my heart and I will never forget him…until we meet one day at The Rainbow Bridge, my little buddy. 💔😢🌈💜💛💚💙❤ -John
10.11.2019 – Pupdate – 5:55 PM
URGENT: TAKODA IS BEING DISCHARGED TODAY AND WE JUST LOST 2 DRIVERS. PLEASE PRIVATE MESSAGE PATI, WHO RUNS THE RESCUE, AT
IF YOU CAN HELP. THANKS!
Here are the 2 legs we need fill for Sunday
St Louis to Effingham IL roughly 104 miles.
Effingham to Indy approximately 150 miles.Interstate 70
THIS IS NOW FILLED
Urgent transport needed FRIDAY
The University of Missouri to Indianapolis, Or as close to Indianapolis as possible.for a sweet pup.
Please consider a donation to help care for Takoda. Click the donation menu item above to use PayPal.
-Thank you for your kind consideration – The DRSF Team
10.09.2019 – Pupdate – 8:42 PM
Takoda’s surgery for the insertion of his PEG tube (feeding tube) went well today. His esophagus is angry and very irritated the doctor said. There is some thickening in his stomach. He’s on a recovery diet for now and will be discharged on Friday. -Pati
10.08.2019 – Pupdate – 5:03 PM
We just finished a conversation with the vet in Missouri. Today’s test was inconclusive since he’s been in sildenafil. They are placing a PEG tube in Takoda. They want to evaluate him again in 4-6 weeks. At that time they will do another videofluoroscopy. They want us to discontinue his sildenafil and continue his cisapride and Zantac and get some weight on him. He will be ready for discharge on Friday. Trying to work out logistics to get him back to Fla. – Pati
10.08.2019 – Pupdate – 10:30 AM
10.07.2019 – Pupdate – 9:28 AM
Takoda is on his way with Ivonne
We are incredibly grateful for everyone dedicating their time for this sweet needy pup – Pati
10.06.2019 – Pupdate – 3:10 PM
Hey everyone! It’s ME! Takoda. On my way with Miss Sara. She’s the first driver in my long journey to wellness!!!
10.06.2019 – Pupdate – 10:44 AM
We desperately need a driver to transport Takoda from Miami to Naples today. Contact Pati at +13059403320 if you can help. Please share.
10.05.2019 – Pupdate – 9:00 PM
We need one more driver to transport Takoda from Miami to Venice tomorrow 10-06-2019. If you can help please contact Pati at (305) 940-3320.
10.05.2019 – Pupdate
FUNDS NEEDED TO HELP ME GET THE TREATMENT I SO DESPERATELY NEED!! I am so grateful for everyone who is putting together my trip to the ME clinic in Missouri where I can finally get some help. DRSF needs to cover my travel expenses as well as my vet bills. PLEASE consider a tax-deductible donation today! Lots of love, Takoda. Please share!!
10.04.2019 – Pupdate
Yvonne needs Takoda To be in St. Petersburg for early Sunday a.m. departure need to post right away I’m driving right now from my appointment we need to get drivers to get him to Saint Petersburg tomorrow he can stay overnight perhaps with someone and be ready for departure first thing Sunday.
10.04.2019 – Please contact Pati @ (305) 940-3320 if you are able to help Takoda.
LIFESAVING TRANSPORT NEEDED IMMEDIATELY AND URGENTLY FOR TAKODA. MIAMI TO COLUMBIA MISSOURI!!!!’ Specialists all concur that Takoda’s best chance at survival is to receive cutting edge diagnostics and procedures at the College of Veterinarian Medicine at the University of Missouri in Columbia Missouri. We need to get this pup there by Monday or Tuesday for an appointment or he will need to wait until the next appointment in November. Unfortunately flying Takoda is too risky so he must be ground transported. PLEASE, EVERYONE, PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAPS AND SHARE FOR ANY TRANSPORT IDEAS THAT COULD GET TAKODA ONE STEP CLOSER.❤️❤️❤️
10.03.2019 – 3:00 PM – Pupdate
PER PATI, URGENT, AND DESPERATE. PLEASE SHARE AND POST IDEAS IF POSSIBLE – NEED TO GET TAKODA TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI BY MONDAY OR TUESDAY AT THE LATEST FOR LIFE-SAVING TESTS AND POSSIBLE TREATMENT.
Takoda, the 9-month-old Dalmatian who was rescued by Pati and her team as an injured puppy who was forced to live in a cage too small for him at a pet shop, has megaesophagus – basically, an enlarged esophagus preventing him from swallowing normally and getting nutrition.
He is losing weight and wasting. He has seen multiple doctors in Florida. His only hope is to go to the University of Missouri, which offers cutting edge tests and treatments for dogs like Takoda. Takoda cannot survive a flight, unfortunately, due to frequent regurgitation and anxiety. He needs to be driven to Missouri from South Florida ASAP to hopefully save his life. Pati cannot leave the rescue at this time.
Thanks in advance to everyone who can help or offer suggestions. This is Takoda’s last chance to live! — at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri. – John Smith
The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine’s address:
1520 East, Rollins St, Columbia, MO 65211
Columbia Missouri is 677 miles from Atlanta and 535 miles from Columbus Ohio
10.03.2019 – 9:14 AM – Checking in this am for fluoroscopy. Paws crossed. 🐾 – Pati DRSF
PRAYERS NEEDED FOR TAKODA PLEASE
As some of you may remember, Takoda has megaesophagus (Megaesophagus in Dogs. Megaesophagus is a generalized enlargement of the esophagus — a muscular tube connecting the throat to the stomach — with a decreased to absent motility. Esophageal motility is required for moving food and liquid down to the stomach.)
He already suffered a bout of severe pneumonia a few months back and is now losing weight again. He saw a new internist today who is not offering many options, unfortunately. Takoda’s radiographs are being sent out for another expert opinion as well as the University of Missouri who is at the cutting edge for megaesophagus treatment.
Please pray for this sweet boy as Pati said, “Takoda wants to live a healthy life. He’s the happiest pup all things considered.” We need prayers for a miracle! THANKS SO MUCH!