Dog Allowed to Blossom

April 5, 2016 was not a day that Blossom cares to remember, but the circumstances of that day may have saved her life. Harford County Animal Control picked this little Yorkshire Terrier mix up from the Aberdeen, MD area and brought her to the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC). Clearly Blossom was not feeling her best and after an examination, HSHC’s veterinarian, Dr. Mary Zink, diagnosed her with a urinary tract infection. After further testing, it was determined that Blossom had a large stone in her bladder that was about the size of a walnut! For a 9 lb. dog, this was no laughing matter!

Blossom's Bladder StoneSurgery would be required to remove the stone, so one of our veterinary partners, Dr. Amy Hubbard from Rock Spring Veterinary Clinic, performed the cystotomy procedure on April 18. Blossom is now resting comfortably in a foster home.

The bill for her procedure will be paid for using monies in the shelter’s Phoenix Fund account, but that account is low on funds. Donations to the Phoenix Fund are needed now to pay for costly surgeries, medications and rehabilitation – and to give second chances to critically injured or ill animals like Blossom. Make an impact and contribute to The Phoenix Fund by clicking here or mailing a check (payable to HSHC) to: The Humane Society of Harford County, Attn: Phoenix Fund, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD 21047.