The girls are on their final stretch of healing! They have an approved adopter and once vetted will be off to their forever home!
Its been such such a long journey - the girls went from scared and hurt to playful and strong. They still need help when meeting new people but wow are they a world away from when I first met them.
Its been such an honor to be a small part of their lives and they will be forever in my heart. Thank you all for making it possible!
Shirley is just about fully healed. She still has a small wound on the inside of her leg. Laverne's wound on her back leg is getting close but her shoulder still has a bit to go.
I keep thinking she's never going to heal but when I look back on the original photo I can see so much progress!
Thank you to Dr. Jen and Sarah Donnelly at Peaceable Kingdom and the Team at Quakertown Vet!
Sorry - we posted an update a week ago but it's not showing!
The girls are progressing very well. Bandages are off but there's still a bit of healing to go. Shirley has almost fully healed - a spot under her leg and a spot on her head are the only places remaining. Laverne has come so far but still has a good size wound on her shoulder and on the back of her leg. Laverne and Shirley caught a bad case of kennel cough which spread to the resident dogs even though the girl have been quarantined (fun times!). After about two weeks of a second antibiotic and cough tabs, we think it's cleared.
They both have such personalities - Laverne takes her cues from Shirley. Both are pretty shy and on guard - that's a huge improvement from not being able to touch tor pet them. Laverne and Shirley give kisses and love to cuddle once they are comfortable with you. They are both food obsessed and loooove treats! They are finally playing regularly and have found their voices.
Once their wounds are healed they will be vetted and spayed. Stay tuned for more updates!
A big Thank You to everyone at Quakertown Vet for going above and beyond! They took such excellent care of Laverne and Shirley. The girls have been released. Shirley came right out of the kennel looking for food. Laverne took a little bribing. Both girls had dinner (which included a little steak) along with their meds. They have settled in nicely.
First we need to send out a heartfelt thank you to all who have donated and shared for these girls. Your support is overwhelming and we could never do what we do without you. Thank you!!!
The girls were sedated today and their wounds fully flushed out. We got this information from the wonderful people at Quakertown Vet -
Laverne is about 6 months old and is the one on the left - even though her wounds span a good portion of her body, they are less severe than Shirley's. They do cover most of her neck and once they heal more will most likely require surgery to close up the wounds. The vet was able to bandage most of her exposed burns.
Shirley is about 2-3 years old and possibly Laverne's mother. She has a burn on her shoulder but the most significant wound is under her arm. It can not be wrapped because of the location - any bandage would create friction whenever she moved which would prevent proper healing. It will require careful monitoring and once she heals some, we'll know if it will need surgery.
The doctor said that she didn't see any signs of residue and suspects that these injuries may have been from boiling water. Both girls will remain another night in their care. The plan right now is to hopefully pick them up tomorrow. Our clinic staff will take over their care for the next week - they will require daily flushing and bandage changes.
We have a medical foster set up that will take over their care at that time. For now we need to take it one day at a time. As you can imagine, these girls are very frightened.
Laverne and Shirley are currently on antibiotics and their pain is being managed. We don't know for sure what their past held but their future will only be filled with love and tenderness.
1/28/14 - Quakertown Vet called at 11:30pm last evening. Both girls have eaten and are on pain meds. They are so afraid of human touch that a full physical exam will need to be completed while they are sedated. They have been in this condition for days without treatment or pain management.
Laverne has has burns from her neck to almost her tail and Shirley has burns on her face that may have done damage to her vision along with burns on her shoulder.
We should have some additional updates today.