Please Help Ol' Red get the surgery he needs!!
Help Ol' Red get the surgery he needs - Donate!
Miss Holly Chamley is a wonderful friend of animals in our area ~ now her recently adopted shelter senior boy Red needs help! Here is their story:
Back in March of this year, we making my routine stops at the shelter to visit the dogs and possible network for those in need. Down in the lower kennels at Pulaski County Animal Shelter, sat a senior beagle, loosing hope you could see a pain, sadness and a hard life in this fellows eyes. His hair was thin, in spots it was completely missing. Skin was scabbed, his back was bleeding from scratching it against the fence. His bark revealed teeth grinded completely down to the gums. He was flea and tick ridden, and walked limp. No sooner than we hear his old beagle bark, we were signing papers and adoption was done. Before we even left the shelter, he took on the name Ol' Red. We scheduled his first vet appointment quickly, as we knew there were skin issues, severe kennel cough, and an unknown issue with his hind leg. His diagnosis was accurate and quick. Ol' Red had Lyme disease, teeth complete grinded down to the gums from chewing on a wire kennel the majority of his life, he had a severe skin infection and he has a damaged, and misplace socket on his hind leg that is grinding bone on bone. We immediately began antibiotics and medicated baths every 2 days and Ol' Red was on his way to wonderful recovery. We have come to a halt in the issue on his leg due to financial reasons. Dr. Mullins from Midway Veterinary Hospital made several attempts to put the bone back in to the socket and was unable due to the time that has passed since this first occurred, and severe dislocation. This dislocation is causing Ol' Red to often drag his rear and unable to walk, there is pain and very limited use. He is unable to jump, run, and climb without pain and/or falling. The doctor will need to perform a surgery that will consist of opening the skin to the leg, sanding the joints, locking the bone back into its proper place and sanding again. It is a necessary surgery at this point in time as he has many years left and you couldn't ask for a more sweet, humble and loving dog and an extremely important part of our family. Any help/donations are tremendously appreciated and we thank you, and Ol' Red thanks you very much for your help.
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