Thursday, October 27, 2011

We Need Your Help: Help SuperLevi Find his Super X-Ray Vision

We always joke that our fosterdog, little SuperLevi ,was raised by Superheros. And while he is always trying to help us if he thinks we're in distress, and charm the seemingly eternally grumpy Miss M, we realized that little SuperLevi actually needs our help.
Quite by chance we discovered that Levi has a congenital eye condition that will effect his vision in the near future. He is not in any pain, and he does not have any vision loss at this time, but left untreated he will lose vision in the future. We were so devastated to hear this, especially as he is so young.
But the good news is, there is a corrective surgery that will make him as good as new. The bad part: this surgery will cost about $2,700 (at discount!).
But, we know SuperLevi is really depending on us to help find his Super X-Ray Vision. And we have some ideas...
 One of Levi's favorite Superhero things to do is go for group walks. And since he's such a great walker, we thought we would have a mini Superhero-themed walk to "Help SuperLevi find his X-Ray Vision". And since we know everyone does the walk just for the T-shirt anyway, we made our own limited edition SuperLevi T-shirts and dog bandannas, based on these photos:

Want to support Levi in his search for his X-Ray vision?
Interested in getting a unique, limited-edition shirt, and snazzy bandana, that will help support Levi?
If you purchase 2 T-shirts, you will get one raffle ticket!

Here is how you can help:
 If You Live Outside the Chicago Area:
We would love to see you walking with your pooch in your own area in Levi's honor. Just like on New Year's Eve where they check in to all areas of the country, it would be great to see photos of people from all over posting photos on Facebook wearing the T-shirts and bandannas on the day of the local walk and walking in his honor.
If you would be interested in buying a shirt: you can make a tax-deductible donation on the New Leash site.
-1 Shirt & 1 Bandanna is $33, including shipping within the US.
-Extra Bandannas are $15 each.
-You can purchase them by making a donation clicking here.
-In the 'description box' make sure to include your preferred T-shirt size.
-Please order by Thursday, November 3 to make sure you receive your items in time. We have a limited quantity, and shirts will be available as long as quantities last.

If You Live in the Chicago Area:
We will be having a fun renegade,Superhero-themed walk for Levi the weekend of November 12. We would love to have you join Levi, Miss M, and Mr. B to walk to find Levi's X-Ray vision.
Check for complete details in a future post, but to 'reserve your spot' and order your T-shirt and bandanna:
--1 Shirt & 1 Bandanna is $30, extra Bandannas are $15 each.
-You can purchase by making a donation clicking here.
-In the 'description box' make sure to include your preferred T-shirt size.
-Please order early. Shirts will be available as long as quantities last.
--You can pick up your shirt at the walk, or by arranging to pick it up at a NLOL adoption event.
Other Ways to Help:
1) Please, please spread the word and share on your Facebook page or blog.
2) Any type of donation would be greatly appreciated. Levi's rescue is an all-volunteer rescue so all donations go directly to the pooches. New Leash on Life also seeks to help the under-represented pooches and has been so successful finding many homes for senior dogs, bonded pairs, deaf dogs, and many pit bulls (including Miss M!). They function solely on donations and are dedicated to giving dogs the medical care they need as they search for their future families.
3) Check our blog tomorrow as the pooches host a raffle including brand new versions of their favorite things.

Again, thank you in advance for your support. Special thanks to Frances Almeda for creating our amazing T-shirts and bandannas, Aleksandra for the creative ideas, Claudia for jump starting everything, Kelsey for being so inventive and organized, and all the great people at New Leash on Life and SociaBulls for helping pull things together.
Please make sure to check our Facebook page for updates!


bigalrlz said...

I get a "Not Found Error 404" when I try to follow the link to order outside of Chicago :(

But I will be ordering one once the link works! SO awesome!

Road Dog Tales said...

So sorry to read about Levi's eye issues but 'SUPER' glad there's a solution for him. Those shirts and bandannas are fabulous. We'll be in touch :)

The Road Dogs

Two Pitties in the City said...

The links should be fixed now. Thanks so much!

bigalrlz said...

Got mine ordered, SO excited! Hugs to Levi, M, and Mr. B :)

Patty said...

On my way to order!

Daisy Dog said...

We ordered a t shirt and bandana for mom and I, and bandana's for Mouse and Roscoe! Can't wait to model them for Levi!

Kate said...

Sorry to hear this! This is a great fundraising idea though. What exactly is his condition? (I'm just curious)

The Whitfields said...

He's so lucky to have you guys! Okay, I'm posting on my facebook & twitter accounts!

Two Pitties in the City said...

He has cataracts, as well as a partially luxated (detached) lens. The detached lens can cause glaucoma.

Unknown said...

Oh no! We are sorry that SuperLevi has to have surgery, but oh so glad his condition was discovered. Has he been having problems or was it discovered in a routine exam? We are hoping to be able to make a donation. Great fund-raising idea!

Christine said...

We're taking Nabi & Willie on a mini-vacation to Michigan the weekend of Nov. 12, so they will unfortunately have to skip the walk, but they just donated their treat money to NLOL. Go Levi!

brooke said...

Poor Super Levi!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Levi our paws are crossed
Benny & Lily

A Cup of Sparkle said...

I loved the super levi...hope he will feel better.

Alanna said...

Levi is so damn cuuute! I hope you raise the money for his operation so her can continue to be his most super self!

Two Pitties in the City said...

We discovered it by a complete fluke. He was laying upside down and when the light hit him a certain way it was almost like his eye was a tunnel and you could completely see down it. It wasn't something we could see normally, but then when we took him to the dog eye doctor, they discovered the detached retina and cataracts.

kissa-bull said...

we're going to order ours saturday morning as soon as my paycheck gets deposited :) we'd love to help out super levi get his superpowers maybe he can come help us wiff the tree rats at night. we're sure his eyesight will be better than ours at night

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...


Hope your eyes get all fixed up better than new. You are a Super Cutie. Wish we could add you to our family.

When is your surgery?

We just got our Super Levi shirt & bandanna.

We will put a link on our blog to your post.

Best Wishes,

Anonymous said...

Ordered! Petey and I will wear them proudly in New York :)

Anne-Kathrine said...

Poor baby :) I will need to get on my home computer and see if I can send some money to the shelter being that in Norway :) Good luck :)

Anonymous said...

We and our Chick are SO EXCITED to proudly model Levi's logo wear while helping him get his x-ray vision back! Keep us up to date on how the fundraiser is going.

erin @ oliveourhouse said...

i clicked over from aleksandra's fb page and i had to comment. first, i'm sorry to read about levi's condition! but remember, it's probably much more devastating for you guys than for levi. while i am SO happy that there is a treatment for him, blind dogs do get along just fine! they adjust and live a full life just like seeing dogs.

again, i'm glad levi has this option and i hope he gets the surgery he needs! best of luck in your fundraiser!

-erin (possibly overly defensive dog-mom to basil, blind and deaf aussie)

Sagira said...

Silly question...what is the biggest size the tshirts are available in? If you can reply under my blog b/c I usually don't see replies to my comments on peoples pages. :)

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