Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Oh Susie Q, Baby I love you!
We fostered Susi for a couple of weeks while she was waiting on transport to her rescue. She is a sweet gentle girl who is also afraid of people. Her person decided that rather than teach her not to jump on his car, he would just kill her instead. Thankfully a neighbor stepped in & got her to STAR. Shortly after she arrived, I was giving her a rub down & found a lump, but what I feared might be a cancerous tumor. It was discolored & dark. I had also noticed that she had a large scar on her back foot & it appeared to be swollen. I pushed all around on her "lump" and her foot & she did not show any discomfort. Any who skip forward to Susi being at the vet.......the "lump" was a bullet & her foot had injuries consistent with being broken in a trap & being left to heal without treatment! No wonder the poor girl is afraid. The bullet was removed & sadly there is nothing that can be done for her foot. She will have symptoms comparable to arthritis in it for the rest of her life. STAR has set up a fundraising page to cover the costs of the xrays that were needed in order to ensure that Susi did not have any other bullets in her. Any donations are greatly appreciated! Susi is now safe in a home that specializes in rehabbing shy/scared/abused dogs. Thank you to STAR & Happy Dog Rescue for making sure that Susi never has to be afraid of being hurt again!!