Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sally and Donny

Last week April notified me of 2 dogs who were posted on Urgent Ohio Dogs (a facebook page).  They had been seen on a Garage Sale website, listed as "Free"  The picture below was attached to the ad....
As you can see by the picture the dog is not in good shape.  The minute I saw that I said WE WILL TAKE THEM. Where I was going to put them or how we would pay for their medical was not a thought... we will figure it out.  I mean come on look at that poor dog's eyes, look at her back and the missing hair.  SICK!  The people who had the ad posted were contacted and the first time anyone talked to them they gave a fake address.  If you are so worried that you are going to get in trouble for the condition of the dogs THEN DO NOT LET THEM GET THAT BAD!  Come on this is not days or weeks of neglect and abuse this is MONTHS or YEARS.

When April got there they took the female and carried her to the car.  They acted like they were being helpful!  NOT!!  When she got to my house with the dogs it was clear why they carried the female to the car from the backyard.  SHE CAN NOT WALK!  Well sort of can walk but not very well.

We took both dogs to the vet on Friday, Donny the male is  heartworm negative and is now neutered!  Here is a picture of his back... all the hair loss is from fleas.  He is currently on medicine for his skin, steroid pills to help with the chronic itching and ear medication for his horribly dirty and infected ears.  I have to give him a bath every 3 days to also help his skin.

Poor sweet Sally the female she however is in A LOT worse shape.  After 1.5 hours at the vet office running tests and getting x-rays it has been determined that this sweet girls is fixable but is going to need at least 2 surgeries, maybe 3. She has to have surgery on both eyes b/c her eye lashes grew inward instead of outward.  This is something that should have been taken care of YEARS ago, you are able to tell this is a problem when they are just puppies.  Why it was never addressed God only knows.

Then we get to the reason why she can't walk... both of her hip joints are deteriorating. It is hard to tell if it is from injury or bad breeding.  The vet seems to think it is from bad breeding.  She also has a knee cap that is poping in and out of place.  That is defiantly from bad breeding.  This poor dog is in pain 24/7 with bone rubbing on bone and has been suffering like this for a long time.

On top of all the genetic issues, she too is missing most of her hair on her back and is VERY VERY thin.  That is just from having a-hole owners.  Here are the pictures of sweet sweet Sally

Even though she is in horrible pain, she wags her tail and    is so happy to be loved and wants to be loved.  This poor girl is on medication to help heal her skin, her skin is horribly infected.  She is being given eye drops to just help ease the pain until she can have surgery and is taking a steroid pill to help with itching and has ear medication..  She is scheduled for first surgery on June 1st.  We have to wait that long b/c of her skin infection.  The idea of her waiting until June 1st to have surgery is KILLING ME!  I want to get her fixed and feeling better ASAP.  The thought of her being in pain even one more day just makes me sick to my stomach.

We are hoping that we only have to do 2 surgeries but we might end up doing 3.  It will be July, maybe August before all of her surgeries  are compete and she is some mostly healed.

The total cost of her surgeries will be just under $3,000.  We are hoping for donations to be made in Sally's name either pay pal to or to the vet directly 440-458-4291.  Anyone qho makes a donation will get a tax deductible receipt!

1 comment:

Kieran Andersen said...

Sad story. It's heartbreaking that those wonderful dogs had to go through so much. I reposted your blog entry on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, hoping to get people to donate. I left you a small donation. I hope that Sally starts her new, healthy life free of pain,soon.