The Victoria Humane Society is seeking donations to help with care for Madame Marie, a five-year-old French bulldog brought in with a number of health problems. (Facebook/Victoria Humane Society)

Victoria Humane Society asks for public’s help caring for Frenchie ‘Madame Marie’

French bulldog required emergency c-section for puppies, blood transfusion

The Victoria Humane Society is asking for the public’s help in caring for a little dog with a survivor’s spirit.

Five-year-old French bulldog ‘Madame Marie,’ was emaciated and in severe respiratory distress when she was brought to the vet for an emergency c-section.

Now in the care of the Victoria Humane Society, the little dog required a blood transfusion and needed continuous supplemental oxygen due to fluid in her lungs.

Madame Marie was recently surrendered to the Victoria Humane Society. The Society is seeking donations to help pay for her health care. (Facebook/Victoria Humane Society)

READ ALSO: ‘More animals could have a chance:’ Victoria Humane Society in desperate need of a home

Still, Madame Marie is all about the love.

“She is the sweetest, kindest loveliest dog,” said Penny Stone, founder of the Victoria Humane Society. “She just wants to be touched and held and snuggled. The dogs we get in that haven’t seen a lot of human contact and caring, they seem tot be the ones that are so grateful.”

The Society is now seeking donations to help pay for Madame Marie’s ongoing health needs. The severely emaciated pup has skin, ear and eye infections and requires upper airway surgery and teeth surgery.

French bulldogs rarely appear in shelters, but even once she’s ready for adoption, Madame Marie likely require ongoing care, says Stone. The Frenchie will need a family with financial security, who can pay for her medications and health care.

“She will always have breathing and dental problems,” Stone says.

READ ALSO: Skittles spends Valentine’s Day with his new family

The Humane Society can’t share details on how Madame Marie came to be in their care.

Stone says its important for dog owners to properly research where they get their animals from and find reputable breeders if they choose to go that route.



nina.grossman@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin receives first poppy in Legion-led ceremony

The ceremony is one of the first steps to kick off the 2019 poppy campaign

Federal Election 2019: Esquimalt–Saanich–Sooke

Meet your candidates and more information on how to cast your ballot

Pacific FC parts ways with head coach before season’s end

Club says the parting is mutual and takes effect immediately

Sidney wasn’t and isn’t considering leaving current library system, says mayor

Current plans call for a review of library services in 2022

Victoria requests cruise ship visit cap while seeking limit on ship emissions

Mayor says motion is not meant to curtail current visits or limit local cruise industry expansion

Fashion Fridays: 5 things to remove from your closet

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

LETTER: Bring medicine into our public health-care system

Let’s implement a universal single-payer public pharmacare system, says reader

Sooke Region Museum hosts Halloween ghost tour

Tales of hauntings and disasters in the offing

Kawhi Leonard, former Toronto Raptor, welcomed back to Vancouver at pre-season game

Fans go wild at pre-season game between L.A. Clippers and Dallas Mavericks at Rogers Arena

Greens and NDP go head to head on West Coast; Scheer takes fight to Bernier

Trudeau turns focus to key ridings outside Toronto after two days in Quebec

Canucks beat Stanley Cup champs 4-3 in a shootout

Leivo nets winner, Vancouver dumps St. Louis for fourth straight win

Campbell River homicide suspects arrested in Vancouver

Two men remain in custody, but have not been charged

‘The more you test, the more you find’: Beef recalls a sign of success, experts say

Despite appearances, experts say a recent rise in major recalls is not a sign of food supply problems

Scholars say religious vaccine objections can’t be traced to Biblical sources

Vaccinations are a requirement to attend class in Ontario and New Brunswick, while B.C. launched a demand this fall

Most Read