We need some help. Little Girl needs some help. Long story follows, but please read and share.
We adopted a dog on 10/4 as a friend for our dog from a “rescue” that turned out to be a sketchy organization. First, this dog had surgery to be spayed (it was discovered she had already been spayed) just THREE DAYS before we adopted her. The fact that this had just happened was not told to us and we were not given medication or a cone. She also had a red and inflamed leg that was irritating her and we were told was from her rabies vaccine (not true).
Just two days after adopting, we had to take her to the ER because she was lethargic and her incision appeared inflamed. We informed the previous foster of this and she wanted us to take her to the SPCA vet and lie about her adoption, saying that we were a foster. How strange... we didn’t do that and just took her to a reputable ER, who gave her medicine and an e-collar.
I should add... Yelp reviews of this “rescue” are HORRIBLE. Faked papers, withholding information, etc.
Since then, she’s been very lethargic and has peed herself in her sleep a few times. I called the SPCA vet to get her records and she had tested POSITIVE for heart worms. Once again we were not told of this. We took her to our vet today and had her retested and confirmed the diagnosis. Additionally, she has a double ear infection and her teeth show evidence of having chewed to try to get out of a cage.
This is terribly heartbreaking to us. She is such a sweetheart... literally the most cuddly dog I have ever met. We can’t afford to treat these issues. We have already spent so much to get her checked out and treated... if I had all the money in the world to help her, I would. We are in the process of finding Little Girl a potential better fitting home, but are seeking to get her heartworm treatment and address her other medical concerns.
If you have it in your heart to give to help “Little Girl” get treatment she needs, and if you could share, we would be incredibly grateful.
- Todd Stratman
- Alyssa Castagnino
- Debbie379770508591014 Lopez