*911 - URGENT & IMMEDIATE NEED*
Severe Neglect - Dumped With Euthanasia Request
PINKY NEEDS YOUR HELP!!
This precious little senior lady arrived to us on 2.1.17 after having been surrendered by her owners as a euthanasia request to the local kill shelter... she was transferred directly to the hospital upon release.
I hadn't posted her fundraiser page until now (2.4.17) because quite frankly, I initially wasn't totally confidant that she would survive - but she is proving to be a tiny fighter - so we will fight on with her.
Estimated to be between 12 and 15 years old, tiny Pinky is in critical condition requiring ongoing medical care and treatment.
12-15 years - spent in loyal companionship and faithful love to her humans... only to be neglected - then abandoned with an execution warrant; when she needed them the most.
Pinky is severely emaciated, at just half of her expected body weight.
She is suffering from dehydration.
She is experiencing bloody stools and abdominal pain due to gastroduodenal ulcers from gastrointestinal parasites and stress.
She has a terrible cough which may stem from an upper respiratory infection, onset of pneumonia or other underlying condition.
Her lower jaw is literally rotting away from oral infection and decay... she will require a full dental and extraction of her few remaining teeth.
Due to her frail condition, Pinky cannot currently undergo more thorough evaluation or advanced diagnostics - as she must first be stabilized - so we cannot yet know the severity of her overall condition.
Radiographs show that Pinky has severe orthopedic malformations which will ultimately require amputation of the right rear leg, at the hip.
This is due to long term lack of care and treatment for what stems from a severely luxated patella. The excruciating pain of walking with the malformation has led Pinky to instinctively lift and carry the leg in a bent position for so long that it has completely contracted to the point that it cannot be straightened.
She does suffer with a luxating patella in the left knee as well - and while still painful, she has had no choice but to use it to ambulate, despite it being weak and causing to her fall over occasionally. The left knee will be able to be surgically corrected once we get her through all of the immediate concerns.
As expected, due to dehydration, her malnourished state and general poor condition - her labs are all over the place so we cannot get an accurate view of her condition moving forward until she has stabilized a bit - but on initial evaluation and testing, Pinky's overall condition appears to have been instigated by sheer lack of even the most basic care - and advanced over time.
Immediate funding MUST be in place to assure that Pinky receives the best possible care and treatment.
Pinky is currently receiving in-house ICU care and respiratory therapy here with us and, while guarded - we are hopeful of seeing some positive change in her condition in the days to come.
We will update with further details regarding her condition and our funding goals as we learn more.
We are counting on all of you for your support as we work together to bring this little lady to a comfortable healing and a blessed forever! ♥
We will amend Pinky's funding goal amount as we move forward.
EVERY bit helps - no amount is too small.... the drops in the bucket will add up quickly if we can all pull together for this little one!
Please hold this sweet little love in your hearts.... ♥
Regular updates, photos and additional treatment details will be shared routinely over on our Facebook Page.
As always, we appreciate each and every one of you for your never-ending love and support in aiding our mission to "help heal the homeless"! ♥
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**Please note - that we are not a 501c(3) rescue organization and your donations to our plight are not tax deductible. We provide for these little ones in the same way that we have always cared for Emma - dependent upon the private donations of generous friends, family, businesses, individuals - and out of our own pockets. We are limited on both space and funding - as well as physical ability - so we are able to take in and provide for only a limited number of pets at any given time - determined on a "case by case" basis.**
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