Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thomasville NC: 10 yr old Lab just saved from shelter!! Critical care is needed!! Donations are needed!! Suspected snake bite!!

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From: Katie Walter <>
Date: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Subject: Thomasville, NC - 10 yr old Lab just saved from shelter - Critical care is needed!! - Donations are needed!!

From: Sue
Date: Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:53 PM
10 years old, just saved from shelter
- Critical care needed!!
On Jessi's surrender form to animal control, it stated she was an outside dog, and liked car rides.  Jessi spent 5 days at animal control after her owner abandoned her, and then her euthanasia date was moved up, due to a sudden limp. 

We went to the AC, and saw Jessi, the 10 year old Lab in her kennel, lying on her side.  When she stood up we saw her leg which was 3 times normal size.  Jessi hobbled over to the gate, and sweetly gave kisses through the bars.

With our bank account in the negatives, very little space, and our founder heartbroken over the passing of her beloved dog, Alexa Rose; the decision to take her was made purely from our hearts.  We put Jessi in the car at 2:30 pm.  She was schedule to die at 4:00 pm. 
Upon immediate examination, Jessi had what the vet suspected was a venomous snake bite, and would need critical care.  This was on Friday….  On Sunday we got a call that the vet was changing antibiotics and beginning fluids, she was afraid her body was turning septic. 
On Monday, our vet called and said Jessi was in Kidney failure, and she was doing all she could.  She said she believed she could pull through, however the cost would be very high.

Deciding to euthanize a dog should be basic on several factors: Long term prognoses, if the animal is suffering,  quality of life and desire to live.  With treatment, the chances are that Jessi can get through this, and live a quality life for several more years.  I sat with Jessi at the vet's office, hoping she could let us know what to do. Jessi got up, gave lots of kisses, wagged her tail, then exhausted, fell asleep with her head on my lap. 

Jessi will not die because of a high vet bill.  We will do anything we need to raise the funds to continue her treatment.

Jessi's vet bill has exceeded $2,300, and is still climbing.  We are desperately asking for help with her care.  Jessi is in the care of Ruff Love Rescue and is currently at Blue Flint Animal Hospital 

Please Donate To: Blue Flint Animal Hospital: 336-328-1000.  (Tell them you are donating toward Jessi's care)

Mail Donations to:
Ruff Love Rescue (Jessi)
PO Box 2013
Thomasville, NC 27361

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