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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or to the vet directly 440-458-4291. Anyone qho makes a donation will get a tax deductible receipt!