We do know she was alone in the subzero temperatures amongst the trash. Emaciated, freezing, sick, and scared.
MADACC, was her first responder, taking that first step towards saving her life. Enter: Canine Cupids.
Initially, Keitha’s condition was grave. The neglect and exposure left her emaciated, unable to maintain her body temperature, dehydrated, and with low heartbeat and blood pressure. Her first day in the ICU involved blood tests, x‐rays, nutrition supplements, hydration, heat therapy, and round the clock care. The exceptional team at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists had low expectations for Keitha’s survival. Her tiny body had little reserve to fight.
But Keitha did fight. After her first long day in the ICU, she gave us the answers we needed. She responded to touch. She stretched to reach every hand that sought to pet her. She tried to lift her little head and met our eyes when we spoke to her – all in spite of the tubes and monitors. We knew she was a fighter, she was a survivor, and she would overcome her desolate beginning.
After five days, she was strong enough to leave the hospital and continue her healing in a Canine Cupids’ foster home. Today, Keitha shows remarkable signs of improvement. She sits and eats on her own and
maintains her blood pressure and body temperature. Her journey to complete recovery, however, has just begun. She will require continued care and veterinary monitoring until all of her levels are normal and she reaches a healthy body weight.
Her hospitalization costs reached $4676.55 in just those 5 days. That’s more than this rescue can take on, alone. Enter: Community. Will you help us meet her bills and continue to give Keitha all she needs to become a new family member? We will prepare her for the journey, get her strong and healthy, show her love, and when she’s ready, spay her and put her up for adoption. Because that’s what we do. We find love matches for loveable dogs like Keitha. Please help us make this special puppy’s dream of health, and a loving home come true. Join Keitha's journey.
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