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For: Running thunder
Organizer: west texas diamonds in the ruff
save the pup (Running thunder)
of $1,000 goal
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Raised by 11 donors
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The Story

This sweet baby was shared on our networking group yesterday afternoon. A ladys aunts dog had puppies. All pups were doing good except for this one little boy. He was nursing, moving around, and doing good over all. ExCEPT for having a large section of his scalp missing.

Not knowing the full extent of damage to his head I went to see the pup and to see what type of treatment might be needed. The skull felt like it was there. The head was hard and not soft. So we immediately sprung into action while we gathered funds for the emergency vet. One thing we knew for sure is we needed antibiotics to ward off deep tissue infection.

We shaved the hair around the pups head. Washed the wound thouroughly with saline and used a pup safe disinfectant. Then placed an antibacterial bandaid over the opening. He was very cooperative for a little guy :0)  ....

Funds came in and we headed to the emergency vet. They rewrapped his head and sent home with some antibiotics.

He is with a trusted bottle feeder. He is eating well and doing good. The next few days are critical in this little guys life.

He will be going to A to Z Veterinary Clinic Tuesday for full examination and to see where we go from here. Running Thunder could use some help. Donations can be made here via the youcaring or called in directly to A to Z Veterinary clinic Tuesday @ 432-520-8387. Account: West Texas Diamonds in the RuFF

Thank you to all who have helped with this little guy so far.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 4, 2013

Posted on September 4, 2013

Running Thunder had an awesome vet appointment today!

His skull is fully intact and he has a small overlap where there peices of the skull come together.
His opening is looking much better than it was on Saturday.
There is no signs of infection at this time!
Prognosis is extremely good for him.
We are giving him meds to help ward off infection and he will need the area cleaned, antibacterial medication applied, and he will need time to heal.

We will continue to closely monitor the area and will continue to post updates.
He will return to the vet here in a couple of weeks but it is our hopes that there will be no issues arrise... If all goes as planned he will start vaccinations on schedule. After fully vaccinated he will be altered and ready for adoption!

Lets keep positive thoughts headed his way as he goes about this RuFF start of life. May it be only a momentary trouble to a start of forever.

Posted on September 3, 2013

Posted on September 3, 2013

Running Thunder was born Thursday. He is officially 5 days old now!
He is being bottle fed and eats great. His foster says that he eats about an ounce at a time and eats about every 2 to 3 hours around the clock. He has a very healthy appetite and other than his scalp missing he is a healthy normal puppy as far as we can tell at this time.

He goes to A to Z Veterinary Clinic today at 3:30pm for his first full exam (past going to the emergency clinic). We will confirm that his skull is intact and make sure that everything is going well (check for any infection, future medical needs, course of treatment for his missing scalp, etc)...

Running Thunder after he has healed will need to be vaccinated and neutered.

All funds raised will go directly to his care be it feeding or medical. Any residual funds will go towards additional rescue animals in the care of West Texas Diamonds in the RuFF. To see more about the needs of these animals or for additional information please visit:

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