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Meet Noni and Star

Noni

Noni was brought to us after being hit by a car from Humane Animals Services.  Her pelvis was broken and she has been treated for shock at a local veterinary hospital.  Noni is one of those dogs that instantly makes you smile.  She has an underbite that gives you the impression she is always smiling at you.  UC Davis was instramental in providing additional treatment for this wonderful dog.  She still has a long way to go but we feel she will make a complete recovery.   

Update on Noni now Chaco
Soon after Chooc returned from UC Davis she was adopted and now enjoys country life.  She is one of our sucess stories and has made a full recovery.

Star

Star, a young female bull terrier, was also brought to the SPCA from Humane Animal Services.  She was covered in fleas and had also had a nerve injury to her left front leg (brachial plexus avulsion).  These types of injuries are usually caused from either jumping from a moving vehicle or from being hit by a car.  All the nerves in her front left leg were damaged rendering her leg useless.  Recently, she had her front leg amputated at UC Davis to prevent further complications including self mutilation and chronic infections.  She gets along well on just three legs though.

Post Amputation photos 

Watch me walk/run 

Fresno Rescue Dogs Photos

Fresno 2015  01

This Beautiful brindle bulldog was the last to be realeased due to a medical condition most people are aware of but veterinarians don't see commonly ...benign colorectal polyps.  After spending her first  few weeks at the SPCA,  Mike noticed blood coming from her anal area and she was examined and I discovered a mass in the rectum.  Dr Dennis Jurberg donnated his surgical expertese and we were able to sucessfully remove the mass and  release this dog for adoption to her forever family who had anxiously waited.  #01 Forever name Georgia

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Georgia

Charlotte

Charlotte came to the SPCA at the time when there were 15 other Chihuahuas at the shelter.  She was spayed and shortly after her adoption, she developed bilateral inginual hernias, a complication that is a direct result of not being spayed. Estrogen can weaken the ligaments in this region.  Due to the generosity of Cal West Pet Hospital, Charlotte went through 2 additional surgeries to repair her inginual hernias and is now doing great.  The photos below tell her story.

Duce

Duce was transfered from another shelter and was in need of a dental.  The photos show the great transformation.  Sometimes just doing some simple things like a dental procedure make our animals at the SPCA more adoptable.  If you are interested in helping fund some of the medical needs of the animals at the SPCA of Solano County visit the Krinkls fund page for more information on how to donate.

Dental Procedure

Before

Before

Duce under anesthesia

Duce under anesthesia

Dental proceedure

Dental proceedure

dental proceedure

dental proceedure

After

After

Look at those pearly white teeth

Look at those pearly white teeth

Coming Home - Skyler Gray
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Shelter Medicine Staff loving what they do and making a difference !

Gandolf

Pink

Percy

Gandolf is a Great Pyrenees

Gandolf is a Great Pyrenees

He was anesthetized to remove all the foxtails including one in his scrotum. OUCH!

embedded foxtail

embedded foxtail

foxtail

foxtail

Gandolf came to the shelter very under weight and covered in foxtails.

typical foxtail tracts

typical foxtail tracts

recovering for anasthesia

recovering for anasthesia

ready to go to a forever home

ready to go to a forever home

Pink before
She was very afraid...
clipping under anesthesia
This was the largest matt removed.
after her first proceedure
foxtail removal
Pink after

Percy came to the SPCA almost dead.  He had suffered crushing injuries, was anemic from fleas and had brain swelling.  He is currently able to walk with a slight head tilt but is thriving. 

Torra

Torra came to the SPCA grossly overweight.  She would be considered morbidly obese.  With the tenaciousness of caring SPCA employees and generous donations of green beans from the community she lost approximately 40 pounds on the green bean diet.

Before

arrival day

arrival day

Torra could hardly walk she tired so easily and was always panting.

top view

top view

The extra weight was taking a toll on her joints

box dog

box dog

Torra was so obese she hardly had any shape at all to her body.

No waist

No waist

From the top view notice the lack of a waist.

side view

side view

Torra weighing in at 107 pounds in a 60 pound dog frame.

After

Happier and Healthier

Happier and Healthier

I feel so much better after losing over 35 pounds.

I am smiling.

I am smiling.

I am so much healthier.

Results

Results

The green bean diet works.

My waist

My waist

You can see I have a waist now!

I lost a total of 35 pounds.

Going home

Going home

I then went to my forever home.

BAILEY

Before

After

Bailey came to the SPCA with an undiagnosed medical condition causing her hair loss, demodetic mange.  The shelter staff worked hard to get her well by treating her every week with special dips.  Look at her now!  She is beautiful.

Shelter Medicine Candid Photos

 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cases:  Meet Jackson and Splinter

Meet Jackson  call name " The Bear" ....

Sometimes taking "a chance" on a difficult adoption pays off, and everybody wins but especially the dog.  Jackson came to the SPCA as an unruley very thin, german shepard.  Over the course of his stay at the SPCA, he was diagnosed with IBD or inflammatory bowel disease.  Due to both the extensive training required to teach the beautiful dog some manners and the life long commitment to treat his medical condition the shelter medicine staff was skeptical that he would ever find his forever home.  Then one day a wonderful couple the Petersons, came in and inquired about Jackson.  After a very long discussion with the me, the shelter veterinarian, regarding all of his special needs, the couple went home and had a family discussion.  Max, an adoption counselor gave the couple some training videos to watch and the couple did their homework.  They also enlisted a fellow military friend that trains dogs for our Armed Forces  to help them train Jackson.  They decided to adopt Jackson knowing he would reqiure extensive training  and life long medication.  The entire SPCA of Solano County thanks the Petersons for making this very special adoption possible.  Since his forever family is part of our Air Force it is fitting he has been given a call name, Jackson, "The Bear".  

Meet Splinter

Hi, my name is Splinter and I like Jackson have found  forever home. It took almost a year but the dedicated staff and volunteers have nursed me back to health and did not give up on me! Like Jackson, I have IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, and I will require medication and a special diet for the rest of my life. I now live with two other rescue cats Lilly and JJ and a wonderful forever family.  The SPCA even had a going away party for me.  All the volunteers showed up to say good bye.  They will miss me but are so happy I have finally found my forever home.

Here I am happy in my new home.

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