Noel
Noel - Adopted!

Noel is a wonderful friendly pug who loves to cuddle up next to a warm body.  She gets along very well
with all the other pugs.  She is a very gentle dog.

She is currently on medical hold.  Noel has labored breathing due to an elongated palate.  Our vet has
recommended having her palate shortened & possibly her nasal passages widened in addition  
which should aid in her breathing.  We plan to haver her rotted teeth removed at that time also.  
Surgery estimate is approx. $550.  We are currently accepting donations to help with her surgery
expenses.

Her surgery is scheduled for Feb. 21st.  Info. will be updated after her surgery.

UPDATE:

We've had to push Noel's sugery back.  She needs to see a specialist to have her epiglotis trimmed
first. This procedure is recommended because her epiglosits is trapping her soft palate causing her
to have labored breathing.  Her surgery will be done at Northview Animal Hospital in Pittsburgh.  We
do not have an estimate on this surgery yet.  When we do her info. will be updated.

We are accepting donations to help with Noel's medical expenses.  If you'd like to make a donation
using paypal to help Noel, please click on the donation button above.  To make a donation by check,
please make any checks out to "SW PA Pugs" and mail to PO Box 185, Leechburg PA, 15656.  Also
you may want to check with your employer to see if they have a matching program.  A reminder that SW
PA Pugs is an IRS 501c3 tax emexpt rescue organization.

UPDATE:

We had to move up Noel's surgery to have her epiglotis trimmed due to her having more labored
breathing.  The vet said her epiglotis was so long it obstructed part of her esophagus which was why
she was having such a difficult time.  Our bill for Noel's surgery is $2,770.  Any help, no matter how
small, would be greatly appreciated.  

If you'd like to make a donation using paypal to help Noel, please click on the "make a donation"
button below.  To make a donation by check, please make check out  to "SW PA Pugs" and mail to PO
Box 185, Leechburg PA, 15656.  Also you may want to check with your employer to see if they have a
matching program for donations to nonprofits.  A reminder that Southwest PA Pugs with Special
Needs is an IRS 501(c)3 tax emexpt rescue organization.
RESCUE DETAILS
Name
Noel
Age
8 years
Color
Fawn
Weight
16 lbs.
Temper
Very friendly
Health
Breathing issues, collasped trachea, elongated epiglotis.
Habits
Loves to cuddle.  Gets along with children & other pets.  Very friendly.


We'd like to thank the following
people for helping us with
Noels medical fund.

Jill & Elliot Panigel
Kim Munger
Pamela & Anthony Mikita
Crystal & Brandon Yates
John Appleby
Gary & Michelle Appleby
Jennifer Haney
Art Sample & Marti Strohm in
loving memory of Lucy the
pug
Monica Austin
Judith & Daniel Dugan
Elizabeth Scholz
Slugger McPherson
Julia Odonnell
Patricia Donahue
Beth Collier
Tobi & Dave Appelmann
James Tonn
Donation Thank Yous