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This month we have been fortunate to work with veterinarian Dr. Graham Thatcher
and his partner Andrea White in rescuing Tyson, a mixed beagle from the
Paso del Istmo. Paso Pacifico rangers and University of Copenhagen
veterinary students volunteering in the area first found Tyson when
visiting rural farms of the Paso del Istmo. He had been accidently hit
with a machete on his muzzle and part of his snout was missing. He was
in surprisingly good health considering the wound, but in need of
reconstructive surgery not available in Nicaragua.
Thatcher and Andrea White saw Tyson in an Instragram photo and
generously offered to perform the operation at no expense. After several
weeks coordinating logistics and negotiating with various airlines, we
were finally able to get Tyson to Ottawa, Canada for treatment. During
this process he has become popular in the Canadian media
and featured in a number of articles. He has been aptly named "Tyson the Wonder Dog" and you can visit his Facebook page here
are thankful to Dr. Thatcher and Andrea White for their expertise and
kindness. We are also grateful for Tyson's sponsors who helped cover the
costs of veterinary and legal services to prepare him for his travel.
United Airlines graciously covered the costs of Tyson's airline ticket. Please make sure to visit his Facebook page for the latest updates on his recovery.