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2016 - Sunny

© 2016 Kerry Blue Terrier Foundation

Sunny, a 10-year old miracle man

Originally Posted on February 1, 2016

  • Rescue Coordinator: George Hanna
  • Fostered in Georgia
  • Name Known By: Sunny
  • Estimated Age: 10
  • Sex: Male
  • Neutered: Yes
  • Pure Kerry: Yes
  • Housebroken: Yes

The KBTF rescue group was notified by another breed rescue that there was a Kerry in trouble. He was in a shelter and had been turned in by his owner because he was "incontinent". Upon examination, he had bladder stones. The vet at the shelter tried to get the stones back into the bladder but was unsuccessful. The shelter reached out notifying breed groups that "Sunny" was going to need surgery and had to be picked up by 5 that afternoon……read euthanasia.

A KBTF rescue coordinator, who was on vacation, hooked up with a local rescue who pulled Sunny and the coordinator took him to a local vet for surgery. The surgery was done on an emergency basis, both because Sunny was in pain and the blockage could be considered life threatening. It cost a small fortune but we felt Sunny deserved a chance so we went ahead with the operation. The vet removed 37 stones…..yes……37 stones. As a matter of fact, the coordinator was told that he would "have to make a decision" when the surgeon managed to get the last 2 stones.

It is a miracle that Sunny is with us, in good spirits and out of pain. He is currently in foster care. He is not aggressive and loves children. Sunny is 10 years old, neutered, heartworm negative and is waiting for a forever home. He is healthy and the vet says the only follow up is to be a prescription diet, water and loving care. Although identified as a full Kerry Blue Terrier, we are going to call him a "mix" based solely on the fact that he currently weighs 22 lbs.

Other Dogs: Maybe

Cats: Maybe

Children: Yes

If you are interested in Sunny, please fill out our Adoption Request Form (ARF). For more info, contact George Hanna,

If you can't adopt, please consider becoming a Kerry Angel.

Kerry Angels

  • Regina Corry
  • Tim Cunningham
  • Jennifer Burkizer

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