We need your help to be able to continue to save and provide for those that others have failed, and this week has been no exception. Maddie, our sweet old girl from Tumut pound has had surgery to remove a number of large mammary tumours, which are being tested as we speak. We have transported urgent dogs in need, interstate where an available carer is to save them. And lastly, we have saved this precious old soul.
On Monday evening, we were notified of this old gentleman in a rural NSW Pound. We were absolutely shocked by his condition. We quickly made arrangements to get him into our care, thanks to a special few doggy angels, and he was out of the pound first thing Tuesday morning.
He's had his first vet check so far.. arthritis in his toes, front ankles, elbows and hips. Horribly worn teeth, many needing extracting. And his skin of course, likely as a result of severe flea issue left untreated for so long. He is also partially deaf, and his left eye has no vision and is oozing. He's extremely underweight. The vet ordered 3 weeks of love and good food before we go any further, as well as a blood test. Unfortunately the blood test result has come back tonight, showing he is in stage 3 kidney failure. Further tests and special renal food will be required, when he is more well and has gained some more condition.
Maddie was rescued from a rural pound last month, after being dumped in her twilight years, and found to be absolutely riddled with mammary tumors. She finally underwent her big surgery last week, and is recovering well, albeit slowly in her foster home.
Year round, we save desperate souls in need of a second chance. Routine vet work, commercial transport to safety, behavioural assessments, food, dog supplies, treatments, professional training assistance... the list goes on. This is before we look at the extra vet work and treatment involved with special cases. And these are just the expenses directly involved in getting these precious dogs into our care and placed appropriately.
Please, if you are thinking of giving this end of financial year, consider H2H so we can continue providing this life saving care to those who have been failed and forgotten.