LOUIE’S STORY – PART 1 – 1/16/2014:
Hello everyone, we’d like to introduce you to the newest patient of our Critical Care Program, Louie.
Louie, a Pitbull Terrier mix, was surrendered to our shelter in very poor condition and on the verge of death. He is another case of a loving dog that had been neglected, abused and not properly cared for. Louie was presented to us severely emaciated and frail, he was fighting to survive. We immediately rushed him to the veterinarians at Pet Haven Animal Hospital for emergency care and stabilization. Upon initial examination by our veterinarian, Louie was found to have a body temperature that was too low to even register on the thermometer. He was placed on IV fluids and heating pads in an effort to help raise his body temperature. With the help of Dr. Amy Ford of Noah’s Ark Veterinary Practice, Louie was transferred to Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group, where he can be attended to 24/7 and receive the critical care that he needs.
Initially, we could not believe that Louie reached this state of emaciation from starvation alone. Was there a foreign body trapped inside or something else medically wrong with him? Further testing showed that Louie was simply neglected and starved to near death. This poor baby is now fighting for his life. We are looking into this case to find out who was responsible for the neglect and abuse of this innocent pup. Louie is now safe with us, and we will provide him with the medical care he needs and the love he deserves. We are optimistic for Louie, but we know that his survival is not guaranteed. If Louie does pull through, he will need weeks of hospitalization and rehabilitation. Louie will need all of your positive thoughts and energy in order to help him recover. We are asking for all of your thoughts and prayers. We will continue to provide updates on Louie as soon as we have them.
Please share Louie’s story and if you are able to donate anything towards his care, we would be very grateful. We are only able to take these severe cases of abuse and neglect into our Critical Care Program with the help of good folks like you. Help us in providing Louie with the second chance he deserves.
LOUIE’S STORY PART 2 – 1/17/2014:
Yesterday we introduced you to Louie, who was surrendered to us severely emaciated and fighting for his life. Today we are happy to say that Louie is slowly improving. He is able to stand for short periods of time. Louie can even take some baby steps with the help of the supportive staff at Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group. His blood work has also dramatically improved. The techs and assistants at VERG will tell you his improvements have a lot to do with head rubs and kisses. We are not going to argue with that. We know that Louie is in the best hands with the staff at VERG and we would like to thank them for all they have done and all they will continue to do to help Louie in his fight to survive. We ask that you all visit and like their Facebook page: http://bit.ly/VERGFacebook
We are very happy that Louie has improved, but we know that he is not out of the woods yet. He will continue to need all of your support and prayers. Please continue to share his story.
If you’d like to make a donation to support animals like Louie, who are in our Critical Care Program, we would be very grateful. We would not be able to take in these babies and give them the second chance they deserve without your support. http://bit.ly/seancaseyanimalrescuedonations
You may also donate directly to VERG through their Pawsitive Tails Fund, so that they can help other dogs like Louie, who are in desperate need of the life-saving care and 24/7 support that they provide to animals in need. http://www.positivetails.org/donate/
*Check back for more updates about Louie & our Critical Care Program…