Shakti "the dumpster dog" UPDATE: Shakti was taken from Shaffer Animal Hospital to the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida in Casselberry and she has been there since Friday (7/12/13) evening. Shakti has been diagnosed with diabetes and she is in ketosis which means her body is using fat for energy (hence the reason why she was not gaining weight). She has been on continuous IV fluids and 24 hour care which includes insulin shots and tests to check her insulin and glucose levels. She will be there until Monday, by which time we hope she has been stabilized enough to go back home. Shakti also had little protein in her body which required a blood transfusion from a healthy large dog. Leslie Yates used one of her dogs as the blood donor. Shakti appears to be a fighter and we are doing everything necessary to give this girl a fighting chance. Please help Shakti! The veterinary clinic bill will be approximately $4,000, which does not include her care a treatment after she goes home. We appreciate the outpouring of support and concern for Shakti. I know there is bad in this world, and Shakti did not deserve the treatment she got, but it is wonderful to see people coming together to help the cause of this sweet dog. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Please visit www.gofundme.com
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