Help Save Dragon's Leg!
A day after he was released from the vet I received him as a foster. Dragon came to me with a short cast covering his arm and a bottle of antibiotics. Because of my location, I opted to take Dragon to a more local vet (reccomened by the rescue group) for follow up care. A week after his surgery, Dragon had his bandage changed.
To my and the new vets horror, Dragons wound was infected and puss was oozing out of a mysterious hole in his arm. After a thurough cleaning, Dragon was rebandaged. I was given for the first time, detailed care instructions. His new bandage was much longer than the first,"to prevent Dragon from using the limb," A cone was placed around his head "to prevent Dragon from chewing on his cast," and he was given a second set of antibiotics along with a follow up appointment 4 days later to acess his healing.
Unfortunately the follow up brought even more bad news. The wound was still infected. Only now we could clearly see that the hole the puss had been leaking from was actually being caused by the screw that was used to hold his tiny leg together. It was too long! Even worse, Dragon's tiny paw pad had begun to rot off of his foot.
Through all is this, Dragon had not been given ANY PAIN MEDICATION.
I left Dragon with the vet that day while the rescue decided which step to take next. It was apparent that Dragon needed a second surgery but the rescue had already paid $1000+ dollars for the first surgery and could not afford the cost of $2000 to have it redone by the new reputable vet. It was then decided Dragon would have to go back and have his leg fixed where the surgery was originally performed.
Though he had been taken there that very day, they still allowed Dragon to sit in his current condition WITHOUT PAIN MEDICATION for FOUR days before actually operating on him for the second time.
Dragon came back home with me a few days ago after his second surgery. This time not only was he not prescribed antibiotics, he was once again not given any pain medication. They didn't bother to wrap his arm either. Though dragon is wearing his cone, without the wrap, he can still lick his broken arm and now has another open and bleeding wound. On top of everything, he has developed a terrible cold I believe may be kennel cough.
Dragon is due for a third surgery next week to remove the plate that's now holding his leg in place at the original vet.
BUT HE IS STILL SUFFERING NOW!
Please help us raise the money ASAP to get Dragon treated at a reputable vet! Every dollar helps! I'd love to start his treatment tomorrow if we
can even raise $50 by then.
*Please no judgment. The rescue was not aware of Dragons condition until after being pulled from the shelter. The vet Dragon had his original surgery at had been used in the past without incident.
Dragon is only 9 months old and has been in unmanageable pain for the last month.
If you would like to donate any other service such as vet care, pain medication or seek to adopt Dragon, contact Pickle Pants Rescue.
Thank you everyone for your support! I firmly believe if we hadn't stepped in and enabled Dragon to have an amputation at this amazing clinic he would have died.
$1392 was left towards dragons bill yesterday. The rest of the donations were paid on smaller invoices already posted on prior updates.
Pickle pants has still not paid on dragons bill despite their trying to sell Dragon "to re-coup" the funds.
We are still $400 short on paying the remainder of Dragon's medical bills. So donations will be accepted again.
I'm trying to look on the positive. Dragon did get his life saving surgery at the good clinic thanks to everyone who donated. He now has a chance at life.
I have offered to adopt Dragon myself but was denied despite having raised all this money from you guys.
A close friend of mine also offered to adopt Dragon but could not afford the steep fees this unlicensed "rescue" is now asking.
Thank you again for ever one who tried their hardest to help this little dog. I am deeply saddened how it all played out and TERRIFIED of what will happen to this precious puppy.
P.s. feel free to send me a private message and I'll tell you which clinic it is.
For Desda, You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! I agree with you 100% . I'm just a foster, I'm not the rescue but this is what happened.: Pickle pants pulled 7 dogs that were literally minutes from being euthanized. Until dragon was in the rescue vehicle, no one had any clue he was injured. As you might know, before a dog with expensive medical bills is typically pulled, the rescue runs a campaign to get pledges online to pay for the expenses. Because the injury was not known until after the fact (go to hell riverside "shelter" for letting him sit like that for 2 weeks without medical) there were not ANY FUNDS to help wit Dragons medical. Dragon went to a non-profit surgeon that still cost the rescue well over $1000. This surgeon has healed MANY rescue dogs and I keep hearing that this surgery was just a fluke. I don't buy it either. I've met the surgeon and he is a liar and a tool. However, our new vet insists that we DO NOT burn bridges and that we do not ruin their name. Dragon has been on donated pain mess for 3 weeks now.
Pickle Pants Rescue: I am very upset at all this suffering this poor little baby has endured. mentioned here many times is NO PAIN MEDS! THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT! WHY DIDN'T YOU MAKE SURE SOME VET GAVE HIM PAIN MEDS. PLS EXPLAIN WHY THIS HORRIBLE VET DID NOT GIVE PAIN MEDS ON ALL THOSE OCCASIONS??? i THINK THE RIGHT THING TO DO WOULD BE TO NAME THIS IN COMPETENT VET FOR ALL OF US TO KNOW! HE/SHE SHOULD ALSO BE SUED & HOPEFULLY LOSE THEIR LICENSE!