A Sad Story in Victoria

By Labrador Rescue

Some of you in Vic will have seen the posts about the old girl found in a ditch near Wallan/Kilmore area nearly two weeks ago on 8th Oct 2016.

At the time of being found it appeared she had been out in the cold for at least a couple of days.

Upon being found she was taken to the 24 hr vet clinic in Wallan.

Of course social media went nuts and thankfully one of our wonderful foster carers in Vic saw the posts and contacted our Vic State Coordinator.

As the dog was not microchipped the vets provided first aid until they could locate the owner and discuss treatment. No Microchip means unable to locate owner and therefore the Mitchell Shire was contacted.

On Saturday evening, Sunday morning and many other times during Sunday our Vic State Coordinator spoke with the vets to discuss the condition of this girl.

On Sunday morning and afternoon our Vic State Coordinator also spoke at length with a Shire representative to organise this girl coming into the care of Labrador Rescue.

When presented to the vet this was her condition:

  • chronic hypothermia
  • severe dehydration
  • severe skin condition
  • some form of paralysis of the back legs and rear
  • riddled with fleas

She was in such a bad way the vets concentrated on treating the hypothermia and dehydration and making her as comfortable as possible.

By Sunday morning she had brightened a tad, but there was still grave concern about her condition.

Happily by Monday morning she had rallied and was standing and walking and the concern with her legs had shifted to the area of critical arthritis with muscle wastage. 

We also know now that she is deaf as she does not respond until you walk up and make contact.
It appears she has had previous ear issues and was diagnosed with a current ear infection.

As she had rallied, the vets commenced the process of determining what the skin issue was and a plan to treat the issue. Then determining the extent of either arthritis/hip dysplasia/muscle wastage to see how extensive the damage was and sort a plan to assist her pain and mobility. They also begin an extensive flea elimination to stop the atrocious itching.

On Tuesday morning this girl was released into the care of one of our wonderful foster carers to begin her journey to wellness.

This girl has been called Violet and is now happily spending her days in a warm home with other dogs for company and the loving support of a wonderful human family.

Labrador Rescue would sincerely like to thank the 24 Hr Wallan Vet Clinic for their care and support of Violet and also for their informative updates and information provided to Labrador Rescue.

We would also like to thank the wonderful member of the public who found Violet and had the foresight to take her to the vet. Thank you. Your quick actions most definitely saved her life.

The vet treatment to date for Violet has been extensive and expensive and will be ongoing for quite some time. On the day Violet was released to Labrador Rescue the vet account was just shy of $3000. As there will be ongoing vet costs we are estimating our total to come to $4,500.

Now we need your help. If you can spare any donation large or small towards treatment for Violet it is much appreciated.

All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be provided.

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William Pullar 2017-01-14 09:15:17
I wish it could have been more. Good luck little Violet xx
Angel Harwood 2016-10-25 21:49:58
Thank you for the work you do on behalf of our fur baby friends xo
Lashay Cartledge 2016-10-24 23:09:05
Michelle Retra 2016-10-24 08:59:32
With love for violet xxx
Lorraine Pointer 2016-10-23 22:14:08
Violet hope you fully recover soon , thanks to the rescuing family and the vets . Would love meet you Violet at your new home , you deserve a massive cuddle
Grant Smith 2016-10-23 18:49:01
good luck and god bless
catherine taylor 2016-10-23 16:44:56
To Violet, hang in there beautiful girl xxxx, Sarah
Sarah Chambers 2016-10-23 10:52:39
I hope if my beautiful lab boy went missing someone would care for him. Thank you for caring.
christine Hoy 2016-10-22 23:24:03
Amanda Lachmund 2016-10-22 22:30:01
What great work you do looking after mistreated dogs. I congratulate your organisation and thank you for saving them from a very sad ending. I read the story about Violet and just had to help.
S & D Earp & D Earp 2016-10-22 21:10:09
Get Well Soon Baby Girl. Xx
Tess Naug 2016-10-22 21:01:04
All the best with your recovery beautiful girl!
Adam Furness 2016-10-22 20:10:45
Anonymous 2016-10-22 19:30:35
Good luck Violet x
Vanessa Reali 2016-10-22 19:27:48
Violet xxx
Laura Cassidy 2016-10-22 19:01:53
Wishing you a speedy recovery Violet. Rest up Pup
KELLY MORCOMB 2016-10-22 18:43:35
For sweet Violet s treatment. Thank you for the work you do Labrador rescue.
Anonymous 2016-10-22 18:29:06
All the very best violet in your recovery xo
Ashlee and Kane Koeleman 2016-10-22 17:44:07
Fiona Cairns 2016-10-22 16:50:40
Anonymous 2016-10-22 13:59:27
Lisa Winchester 2016-10-22 12:07:22
For Violet a beautiful Girl well done Lab Rescue Labs are for Life
Greg Gilbee 2016-10-22 10:41:45
Di Fenner 2016-10-22 10:29:53
Neal Baudinette 2016-10-22 09:23:09
Wishing only happy days ahead for Violet x
Anonymous 2016-10-22 06:07:06
Theresa Rain 2016-10-22 00:53:12
Anonymous 2016-10-21 23:42:36
Dear Violet, Your Story broke our Hearts. But thank goodness you were rescued and are now in a Loving Home, which is what you should have had all your Life. Our Senior Dogs need to be Cherished Loved, not discarded Get Better dear Girl.
Amanda & Sally Robinson 2016-10-21 23:38:38
Anonymous 2016-10-21 23:16:08
Anne Rentoul 2016-10-21 23:08:15
Thank you for your amazing work!
Fei Choi 2016-10-21 22:09:30
Lots of love to Violet and her happy future!
Karen Evans 2016-10-21 22:09:02
Anna Spear 2016-10-21 21:59:52
The old dogs are a gift and should be cherished.
DANIELLE KIRKHAM 2016-10-21 21:55:27
For dear, sweet Violet. May you know nothing but love and comfort for the rest of your days.
Katherine Giese 2016-10-21 21:44:26
We ll get you better soon Violet! xo
Steve Adler 2016-10-21 21:37:47
Beautiful violet you didn t ask to have such nasty humans as owners I hope you get better soon and are much loved for the rest of your days
Shelly Lupton 2016-10-21 21:37:11
Anskje Bronkhorst 2016-10-21 21:33:36
Thanks to all the caring animal people out there I hope there more of us than the trash bag that left poor violet out in the cold. Onwards and upwards to a better life violet xx
Anonymous 2016-10-21 21:33:05
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