Brock has been diagnosed with Laryngeal Paralysis (a condition that affects his breathing). This condition is not a death sentence as it can managed by ensuring that he’s kept in a cool environment and doesn’t get overexerted. The surgery to treat this condition is expensive; and it is not always successful. Pre-surgery risks include the administering of anesthesia; post-surgery risk include aspiration pneumonia. As the procedure needs to be done by a specialist and is estimated to be $6000, we will not be pursuing surgery at this time. Because he can have 10 days or 10 years (the latter with the proper management of the condition), we will be placing Brock as a Hospice egghead. Is there a special home out there for this super sweet lovebug? He’s a very happy-go-lucky guy who is not in discomfort at this time. More information on Laryngeal Paralysis can be found here: http://
A video of Brock at the shelter can be found here – he’s a truly sweet guy!