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Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 7 Jul 2008 08:37:23 -0700
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I am also an organ donor - makes sense to me to recycle anything useful, as well as aid in the education of future doctors and vets.  As far as I know, OSU in Corvallis has the only vet school in the state.  Are there others?  ML

Michael and Jennifer WhiteWolf Crock <[log in to unmask]> wrote:  "When my collie Cosmo passed away at the age of 12+ last summer, I was able
to donate his body to a local veterinary school......."

I am an official organ doner myself. We don't have a Vet school near 
here, but some years ago when I lived in another city in Oregon, there 
was a local Vet that was doing a lot of research in developing advanced 
orthopedic procedures. The company I worked for did engineering work for 
him, designing special tools and fixation devices for bone work. When 
one of my beloved furry ones passed over, I donated her body to his 
clinic. They were always looking for bones to test-model procedures 
with. My dog knew the vet and his staff and liked them all very much. It 
seems so fitting that her body be used to help future K9 generations..

Years later now, and I know of no such local options. If a school 
donation is an option for someone, it is an ultimate gift, a way that 
our beloved pets can help long after passing, to train tomorrow's Vets. 
A very thoughtful donation indeed...

Tyson did fine today, mostly just laying about, but eager to eat, and 
still offering up a happy tail when you call his name... His external 
tumors are growing, I can actually feel them larger than yesterday...I 
can only imaging what his insides are like, poor guy...

Tomorrow is the 4th of July...celebrate safe everyone...

and Michele Long wrote:
> When my collie Cosmo passed away at the age of 12+ last summer, I was able
> to donate his body to a local veterinary school. He had so many medical
> problems during his life I thought his body would be good to learn from and
> that maybe some of his suffering could go to something positive. I learned
> about it through the emergency vet that I took him to after he passed away,
> the school picked his body up from them. For this particular school, if your
> dog is under 65 lbs they will return the ashes to you on request, but it can
> take up to 2 years. Not that this is for you at this time, but I wanted to
> share what I learned in case others may be interested. This particular
> veterinary college was outside of Los Angeles where I live. Its probably not
> an option everywhere.
> Most importantly, best wishes and healing thoughts for Tyson.
> Michele / Los Angeles
>> From: Michael and Jennifer WhiteWolf Crock 
>> Reply-To: Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration
>> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 02:45:24 -0700
>> To: 
>> Subject: [FARMCOLLIE] Tyson report
>> Tyson held in there pretty good today, probably better than I did to be
>> honest about it.
>> We have to face the inevitable, and though we have the high hopes and
>> best intentions to help Tyson along as best we an can for him, we do
>> recognize that it would be good idea to make arrangements in advance,
>> so that were not running around deep in grief looking for final services
>> on the spur a sad moment. We found a place that specializes in Pet
>> cremation, and at reasonable prices. They do only individual cremation,
>> not mixing a larger number of animals all in one. Everything is done
>> on-site and the best part it is that have a very nice comfortable room
>> set aside for you and your Vet, if it is appropriate not to wait for a
>> natural passing over. If your pet passes at home, they will even come
>> to your home to pick up the body. If someone wanted to, they even allow
>> you stay with your pet after passing, all the way to the cremation room
>> and if you want to stay there until it is all over, they also allow
>> that. I think I might have too hard a time with that though.