Spring Shelter Medicine Cases 2015
Foxy was found by a Good Samaritan roaming out in English Hills matted, hungry, frightened and completely non visual because of severe matting from foxtails in the eyes. At first we weren't even sure if her eyes could be saved. These are the type of cases that the Krinkls Fund is made for. Consider donating and help these guys get forever homes.
Foxy before procedure #2
Foxy was so scared and painful we had to muzzle her initially.
close up of her eyes
Here is Foxy's eyes two days after the first procedure.
Foxy's coat was very matted.
Foxy was loaded with over 50 ticks as well.
Foxtails were embedded in many parts of her body. Here one is being removed from her foot.
Removing multiple foxtails
Foxy was sedated and multiple foxtails were removed from her body including ears, eyes, feet, and trunk.
Candace clipping Foxy
Often the shelter medicine team has more than one person helping with the dogs needing medical care.
Foxtails were removed from underneath the foot. One foxtail traveled all the way from the bottom of the foot to the other side.
After procedure #1
The first procedure was done immediately to remove the foxtails from both eyes.
Recovering from anesthesia
Foxy wanting to be held and cuddled after anesthetic procedure to remove foxtails.
1 week after procedure #2
I am feeling so much better... look how good my eyes look!
Look at my ears
Enjoying some fresh air and sunshine.
Receiving some TLC
warming up after my bath
Oliver was brought to the SPCA with a fractured right distal femur at the growth plate. You can see the displaced fragment on the lateral radiographic view. Oliver was fostered by one of our shelter medicine team's family. Oliver has made a complete recovery and was adopted by the staff members family that fostered him.
Oliver is doing well and is probably one of our most photographed adoptees. He won a Buzzfeed contest with the Halloween pumpkin picture and who can resist his model pose!!! He is one lucky cat and was adopted by a great family!
I came to the SPCA with foxtails everywhere. I had them in my feet, ears, axillary region and side.
After my 4th surgery Dr P took me home for a few nights to relax and heal.
close up of fourth surgery
Although the SPCA found numerous foxtails, I underwent a forth procedure to see if another foxtail was hidden deep within the muscles on my left side.
Poppy (previously Mimi) with forever mom and dad.
At her vet check 6 months after being adopted. She is doing great.
A bouquet of orphaned kittens
These 3 week old kittens have been being cared for at the SPCA for a few weeks now.
Blow drying the litter
They enjoyed their spa day.
relaxing in the warmth
This little guy is really enjoying his spa day.
Warm and cozy
Whenever I eat I get a dirty face.