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UPDATE ON SHORTY
With a heavy heart we have to report the vet called and Shorty is beyond our help. She said he has four neurological symptoms: stupor, nystagmus (eyes moving rapidly back and forth), strabismus (eyes looking opposite direction, and his is vertical which she said was even more concerning), and circling. The kindest thing is to give him sedation, then let him go. I talked with owner who, despite being broken-hearted, agreed. Her request to me was for someone to say his name, and tell him he was a good dog. I promised her he would be held, loved on, and we would tell him he was a good boy. Thank you to the very compassionate staff at ACC for carrying out her wishes ♦️ MEDICAL EMERGENCY ♦️
This little guy is Shorty. His mom was in the process of moving and some friends were watching him. Unfortunately, he got loose and was attacked, possibly by a larger dog or coyote. This happened two days ago, but his mom just found out yesterday. When she got him, he was circling around and she thought she would have to euthanize him. She started a post this morning asking for help.
When we joined in the conversation, she was walking him to a friend’s house for antibiotics because her truck was broken down. She is diabetic and her blood sugar was dropping, so both she and her beloved dog was weak.
We wanted to help this lady and the little dog she loves so much. Thankfully, Melissa A Nicely drive out to meet her and take Shorty to the vet; and a million thanks to Chad Ferrell and the staff of Animal Care Clinic Inc for staying past closing time to help Shorty.
Shorty is at ACC right now. Once we know more, we will post on here. We don’t know the severity of his injuries other than he has been bitten, had been walking in a circle, and is now lethargic. We aren’t sure if he will need XRYs, IV fluids, antibiotics and pain meds, or if his injuries will warrant humane euthanasia. Please say a prayer for him.
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