He has many bite wounds and a very bad skin condition. He was so sad 😦 A great rescuer got him off the street and he’s now being treated and will never have to suffer again. Your donations make this possible!!! http://www.polysfund.org
These rescuers never cease to amaze us with their willingness to help animals… and the horrors they see every day. This dog was urgent, we saw the plea for help… and thanks to polysfund.org donations, we (yes, you!) are a big part of saving her life!!!
First we saw the plea for help:
Then we saw that they had arranged a taxi for the dog to get to the vet (yes, there are dog taxis in Tijuana):
And so we sent funds directly to the treating veterinarian:
Poly’s legacy… still saving lives!!!!
… and a wonderful rescuer stepped up to help her… So polysfund.org helped with medical bills. She likely has TVT (cancer of the sex organs) – but it’s curable and she’s on her way to health and happiness!
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On the streets:
In the rescuers car on her way to vet:
Trooper has SEVERE head trauma. During the first few days he had to be sedated and fed through a tube. After he woke up, he was able to eat on his own if held upright but could only “swim” on the ground.
As of 4/25/17 he is in foster care (under close veterinary supervision). Over the last three weeks he has started to right himself and sit on his own… and has even started to walk a bit while leaning. Yes, this video is very sad at the beginning… but it also shows hope when he starts to walk.
Currently all we can give him is time and love and hope his brain heals so that he has more and more muscle control… and we will ALWAYS keep his quality of life as our top priority.
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Today his swelling was way down so vet took him off sedation… and within a couple of hours he was eating and drinking on his own (with some help get and stay in a safe position to eat)…. so they took the feeding tube out too!
He still can’t sit or stand on his own… so we wait and see if he starts to have more motor skills as his brain heals… but this news today is VERY encouraging!
UPDATE 5:30 PM PST:
Bloodwork shows he is anemic but no other issues (no diseases and no high white or red cells). The vet is convinced he was not hit by a car because he has no injuries other than his head… he says he was hit HARD directly in the head. He is on pain meds and is being tube fed. He is also being sedated because what looked like seizures in the 2nd video (here: https://youtu.be/lycyB3DsOHA )
is actually him trying to get up – and the vet does not want him further injuring himself. His swollen head was also drained today. The vet will take xrays tomorrow. We named him Trooper… because he is.