This One Last Chance
These past couple of months have been busy for Animals Abused &
Abandoned. Several organizations reached out to us for
help. Medical care for injured animals and food for starving
horses have been high priorities.
Here are some illustrations that
required our financial
assistance. A little stray dog named Nutmeg was picked up by a
local municipal shelter. She had a broken hind leg from being hit
by a car. Because of her sweet disposition, the pound called a
rescue organization to please save her from an inevitable fate.
Nutmeg's x-ray and after
The rescue group picked up Nutmeg
and took her to their
veterinarian. Because of the type of trauma, the expertise of an
orthopedist was required. Unfortunately, the injury was too old
to save the leg. The muscles and tendons had atrophied, so the
limb was amputated. We are happy to report, Nutmeg is doing well
in her foster home and hopes to be adopted soon.
same group was called about a young cat needing urgent
care. He, too, had a broken leg and an injured front paw.
Xrays were taken. The good news was the leg would heal by simply
applying a cast, no surgery needed. Antibiotics were prescribed
for Tiny Timís contaminated toe. Time passed and the infection
would not heal. He underwent exploratory surgery and the digit
was removed. A month later, a pad on that same foot began to
bleed. He then developed a fever of unknown origin which had his
veterinarian most worried. This precious cat spent more and and
more time at the veterinary clinic being treated by the medical
staff. Tragically, he passed away recently. His immune
system was so compromised, his body no longer had the capability to
fight this persistent infection.
Two little strays
were brought to another city
both had injuries that required medical care, Kallie and Penelope were
placed on the euthanasia list unless someone were to save them.
They were released to an organization that took responsibility for
their medical care. At the veterinary clinic, several radiographs
were taken which revealed that both pups suffered from leg
fractures. Kallie was prepped for surgery the next day. She
required two pins and screws for the break in the metatarsus of her
hind left leg. Penelope only needed a cast. Her broken bone will
heal without surgery. Both are recovering very well from their
Cookie and Angelo
part of the US has
suffered from a punishing
in the past three years which has become an immense problem. The
cost of hay has skyrocketed. Horses are abandoned without
food by their owners. Horse rescues are overwhelmed with numerous
horses suffering from starvation and diseases. Here are a some
pictures of Cookie and Angelo which exemplify the condition animals are
in when they arrive at a refuge. At the facility, they are fed
nutritious food and typically a farrier is called to trim hooves and a
vet to float teeth.
Many horses are unable to eat
overgrown, broken or decayed teeth. Animals Abused &
Abandoned purchased 84 / 100-pound bales of alfalfa and several bags of
a special grain, for senior horses, that is easily
digested. Enjoy the pictures of Tango, Babe, Tayo and Angelo after
being fed healthy food.
animals depicted in this story have been provided with the medical
care they deserve. They are nurtured back to good health in a
safe environment. This only happens because of the generosity of
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Please help these groups continue to provide aid to
voiceless victims of abuse and neglect. Sadly some do succumb to
their illness and mistreatment. But at least, because of your
support, many of these special creatures are given the chance of a life
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