Ever wondered what is like to work or volunteer at an animal rescue shelter? Here are a couple of examples of what rescuers face on a daily basis. Meet Rainey, Cinderella and Dillinger
Rainey is a beautiful dog inside and out, but has had a very difficult life so far. She was rescued her from a high kill shelter in Georgia only to find out that she has distemper AND she was pregnant.
She was very sick and had to be treated with strong antibiotics. She appeared to be doing some what better, but she took a turn for the worse on Sunday, April 18, 2010 and had to be rushed to an emergency vet where she had four puppies. Two were stillborn.
However, that is not the end of her trauma. She still had two puppies in her belly and had to be transported to Animal Hospital at Vista Lakes where the wonderful Dr. Raulerson performed a c-section on her.
On April 20, 2010 she was diagnosed with a very bad case of pneumonia and has been given a 50/50 chance of surviving. As you can image, Judy has spent thousands of dollars on Rainey trying to get her well so any donations towards her vet bills would be appreciated.
Rainey update May 6, 2010
Rainey went to Animal Hospital at Vista Lakes and is doing wonderfully well! She is still on medications for another few weeks to ensure the pneumonia does not return.
On a sad note, one of Rainey’s puppies died May 5, 2010.
Cinderella was rescued at only 8 weeks old and has had a difficult life as well. Cinderella’s momma was rescued from a high kill shelter and had 13 puppies. Two were stillborn and one later passed away due to complications.
Cinderella was born with a persistent right aortic arch so a thoracotomy had to be performed by the wonderful Dr. Scholl at Chickasaw Trail Animal Hospital. This is not a routine surgery. The surgery cost $2,000 so any donations would be appreciated.
Dillinger is just under a year old. His owner put him in a crate with no food or water, covered it in a blanket, and put him out to be collected with the trash.
Orange County Animal Services was called, and they soon discovered that Dillinger’s left rear leg is broken. He was hit by a car a month ago and his owner never took him to a vet. He also has dermatitis from a flea infestation, mange, an infection in his right ear, and a deformation in his front left leg.
Dillinger’s lone chance was a rescue willing to invest the money needed for his recovery. Pet Rescue by Judy is the only group that stepped up to help this boy.
Dr. Raulerson of Animal Hospital at Vista Lakes will be performing a surgery called an FHO to repair his rear leg, after which he will need physical therapy.
The bad news
His treatment will be expensive.
The good news
Orange County is filing criminal charges against Dillinger’s owner.
The great news
Dilly is a friendly, loving boy who is expected to recover use of his back leg and go on to live a
long and happy life.
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