Please help these Medical Needs Dogs
Over the past few weeks, MAGSR has been called upon to help several dogs with significant medical needs. Each of these dogs has a unique story and challenges yet they remain affectionate and sweet natured and they all deserve a chance.
Sweet Mac was picked up as a stray by animal control in the south. At only seven months old, this little girl easily won officers over with her gentle nature. Unfortunately, it was very apparent that something was not right with Mac. She was weak, emaciated, and struggling to walk. Upon closer examination it was determined that Mac has a fractured pelvis involving her right hip joint as well as a dislocated left hip. Mac has been seen by one of our surgical specialists and will be undergoing surgery on Monday, July 5th.
Handsome Zulu was picked up as a stray in the south. Although this special guy instantly won over the hearts of the shelter staff, it was highly evident that he needed medical support. Zulu has bacterial pyoderma. He has sores throughout his body with clusters on his belly, legs, neck, and back. In order to help Zulu get some relief we needed to shave him in some areas to better address his skin concerns. Zulu is getting medical baths every three days with an additional medical mousse to help him heal. In addition, he is on a round of antibiotics. Unfortunately, Zulu is also heartworm positive. We have begun his treatment and he should be ready for his first injection in a few weeks.
Adira and her siblings were dumped on a country road. Fortunately, the right people found this little family. However, not before Adira was hit by a car. Emaciated and clearly in pain, Adira needed medical support immediately. With the support of one of our surgical specialist partners, we were able to provide Adira with the help she needed. At the end of June, Adira had an FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy). She will need to take it slow over the next two months but is expected to make a full recovery.
Teddy Bear and his siblings were brought to a shelter when their owner passed away. Unfortunately, it was apparent that their owner had been struggling to care for the dogs for a while. Fearful and avoidant in the shelter environment, this little family needed out and fast. Due to the condition in which he arrived, sweet Teddy Bear needed to be shaved as his fur was so matted and dirty that it had caused a skin infection. Fortunately, our amazing vetting partners were able to help Teddy Bear get the relief he needed. With some regular baths, medication, consistent grooming, Teddy Bear is slowly healing. His lovely fur will grow back and he will once again have a magnificent coat. Unfortunately, we have also discovered that Teddy Bear is heartworm positive. He has begun treatment but will need to take it slow over the next couple of months.
Handsome Ranger was brought to a local vet as his family felt that he should be euthanized. It was evident that Ranger needed immediate medical support for an untreated skin infection. However, staff members quickly recognized that this delightful boy deserved a chance at a life with a family that would care for and commit to him for a lifetime. Ranger has a lot of hair-loss, flaking, and itchiness. It is believed that everything began with an allergy that went untreated. This resulted in a secondary yeast/fungal infection that got out of control. In addition, Ranger was suffering from bilateral ear infections. His ears are being treated and Rangers is on a course of antibiotics and steroids while receiving medicated baths.
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There are so many ways that you can help at MAGSR. Just like you, there is no doubt we’ll have a number of unplanned needs come up at MAGSR over the next 12 months. It is your help through fostering, volunteering, and your regular financial support that will help others know the joys we have experienced through our fur families As you can imagine our biggest expenses are vet and boarding, so our biggest needs are foster homes and donations.
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