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Fort Worth, TX Shelter Rescue ~ Evie

**Please click the UPDATES tab for the latest information on Evie's condition**
URGENT 911 ~ Evie

Fort Worth, TX Shelter Rescue

Stuffed Into A Sealed Plastic Tub And Thrown Into A Dumpster

Evie Needs YOUR HELP!

This fundraiser has been organized to aid expenses for both immediate and ongoing care and treatment of our most recent rescue angel who came to us from the Fort Worth, TX shelter on 11.15.13.

Anyone wishing to assist in our efforts to get this little one on her way to a healthy new life is welcome and encouraged to send up a donation and share this page wherever you can.

We really don't have a lot of information at this point, as we only received Evie from the Fort Worth shelter this afternoon and her condition is still very fragile.

She was found inside an apartment complex dumpster - stuffed into a sealed plastic tub.  Seizing, dehydrated and presenting with a myriad of severe neurological symptoms.  ("swimming", miotic pupils, non-responsive and with a significant fever of 105).

Tossed away like garbage ~ left to die an agonizing, terror-filled death.

*it is obvious that Evie has recently given birth - though there was no sign of puppies in the area (who would be at least several weeks old by now judging by her body condition)*

Evie was rushed to the ER hospital where she remains tonight - in critical condition, receiving supportive care, seizure management and is under 'round the clock observation in ICU.

(the bells around her neck just serve as an added measure of observation and alert to seizure activity)

The cost of Evie's care will exceed 1500.00 for this one night alone.  If the doctors are able to stabilize her, she will require continued hospitalization and treatment over several days.

I am setting Evie's fundraiser goal here to 4500.00 - which will obviously be amended accordingly as we progress with her care.

Evie's case is one of great concern - as we've no idea what extent of damage to the brain she may have sustained due to the lack of oxygen and extreme body temperature.

We are counting on all of you for your support as we work together to bring this little mommy to a comfortable healing and a blessed forever! ♥

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"! ♥

Regular updates, photos and additional treatment details will be shared routinely over on our Facebook Page.

(Evie's shelter photo)

Follow Evie's  progress on our Facebook Page

**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.**

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 28, 2013 by Friends Of Emma
See our latest video addition here on the page for today's video update of our little Thanksgiving Blessing. ♥

Posted on November 28, 2013 by Friends Of Emma
Evie - continued improvement - you all know that she can SEE and her vision (while noted previously, seems to "come and go" - has stayed strong). I have zero information on what's going on with the "legal aspect" of her case - other than it is in the hands of the Fort Worth PD - so any inquiries would need to be directed there.
As posted previously, the story as to how Evie was found is changing. I'm told that she wasn't found "inside a plastic bin and thrown into a dumpster" at all.... now it's said that she "was found curled up inside a mop bucket atop a pile of trash on the curb". 
So - the reality of what happened to Evie - I don't know... 

Posted on November 25, 2013 by Friends Of Emma

Evie.... wow..... nothing is gonna' keep this little one down...
Evie sleeps in a playpen at the foot of our bed. (just like Nadia did)
In the wee hours of the morning I hear scratching / scraping - and think "Oh Lord, she's seizing"........ nope... she's up on her hind legs against the wall of the playpen - peeking up over the edge.
I literally "laughed out loud"- then quietly laid back down to see what she'd do.
Minutes later, she had wiggled herself up over the side of the playpen, on to the bed - and had vigorously wedged herself right between Kylie and I - where she flipped herself over on her back, fell soundly to sleep with both paws high over her head - touching my cheek.
OMG - "that was card-worthy"... ♥

PS - Evie can SEE!!

Posted on November 24, 2013 by Friends Of Emma

"How's Evie? How's Evie? How's Evie?"

Evie is doing just beautifully........ ♥
We are working hard to regain some of her balance and coordination ... trying to reach a point of stability in all aspects.
She has some odd little spasms in the low spine / base of tail that I think are causing some of her wobbling.
She could have easily experienced some strains / sprains of different muscle tissue areas surrounding the spine, with all of the seizing - so I feel as though it's something that will work itself out with continued therapy.

Posted on November 23, 2013 by Friends Of Emma

Evie continues to do very well.... I am quite pleased with her progress from day to day and am hopeful that we'll continue on a positive path with her.
Obviously, time is our greatest ally - so we'll just keep doing what we're doing and push on with each advancement as they come. ♥
To recap Evie's treatment plan - I'm reposting the following:
Cold laser twice daily to the brain stem.... hydrotherapy (swim therapy) twice daily for muscle strengthening and coordination.... massage several times throughout the day for improved circulation (and because touch is SO important). ZERO medications. Some diet supplements. ♥

Posted on November 22, 2013 by Friends Of Emma
PS - for folks asking about Evie's treatment.... cold laser twice daily to the brain stem.... hydrotherapy (swim therapy) twice daily for muscle strengthening and coordination.... massage several times throughout the day for improved circulation (and because touch is SO important). ZERO medications. Some diet supplements. ♥

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Friends Of Emma
Evie is a changed girl... her vision is extremely minimal (if she can see at all) - she has very little balance and coordination - cannot hold herself steady yet - but she is HAPPY to be out of the hospital and seems perfectly content tonight. ♥

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Friends Of Emma
For those of you awaiting updates on Tess and Evie... we will be going to the hospital at 10:30 pm to bring them both home. ♥

Posted on November 20, 2013 by Friends Of Emma
For those of you awaiting updates on Tess and Evie... we will be going to the hospital at 10:30 pm to bring them both home. ♥

Posted on November 19, 2013 by Friends Of Emma

How is Evie???
Well.... I can say that she is 110% IMPROVED from the state she was in when we received her on Friday.
However - Doctors today tell me that we may have "reached a plateau" in her recovery.
As usual, I'm not convinced.
Evie's healing is extremely uncertain - but with the progress she has made thus far, and with continued care and treatment - I think she can do better.
In consulting with the neurologist this afternoon - he couldn't really give me any good honest answers for what may lie ahead with Evie... the reason? Because in nearly every case even remotely similar to Evie's - folks opt for euthanasia. Either they don't have the heart, funds or time investment to offer towards healing - so efforts are rarely attempted.
We are choosing to continue to fight ~ for Evie.
Now - as for the "case" itself.... the situation in which Evie was found - and what we've shared to all of you via the original Facebook plea from the shelter... may not, in fact - be the case at all.
Now that the cruelty investigator has been looking into the situation - it would seem that between the initial person(s) finding Evie - and her actual arrival at the shelter.... the details... hmmmm, what's the best word to use here...... "blossomed".
So at this point - I don't really know what is what - or how this little dog was found.... I don't know whether what was posted initially (that she was found inside a plastic tub inside a dumpster) is fact or "confusion" - and I don't know whether we are looking at a cruelty case or a case of neglect.
Either way - I will keep you updated as the story unfolds and details are confirmed.
Right now, the case is ongoing and I am in communications with the investigator.
I DO know - that what was posted earlier today, regarding the spay / neuter clinic contact and Evie's previous owners - is fact.
At this point - my concern is on Evie's recovery and healing.
She will remain in ICU again tonight... will undergo another two sessions of hyperbaric chamber treatments tomorrow - and we will likely be bringing her home along with Tess tomorrow night.
With the new information received today - (from the spay/neuter clinic contact) and the knowledge that Evie did have some neurological issues prior to being found on Friday - the doctors think that whatever damage has been done - is likely irreversible.
We considered an MRI for additional details into what's going on - but that would mean upwards of $2700.00 (on the low end) - with our treatment regimen remaining the same, no matter the results of the imaging.
So - for now - I've decided to forego the MRI and direct any funding for her towards treatments to address her current symptoms.
You all have been AMAZING in helping to raise the funding to keep Evie under care and treatment over the past week - and what's been raised seems like an extraordinary amount... but in actuality - in both Tess and Evie's cases - once the ICU bills are paid - we are left with very little (we are actually "in the red" in Tess' case) - to continue outpatient therapy and treatments. So there just is no wiggle room for advanced diagnostics (such as an MRI for Evie) when the results really will make no difference in the outcome of treatment. If the treatment plan would be changed pending differing results of imaging - I would absolutely move forward - but since I'm told that is not the case, I can't see visiting that just now.
I am going to post a quick video clip in a little bit... I think you'll all be quite pleased with Evie's progress. ♥

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