~ Hannah ~
After being hit by a car, her pelvis broken in three places, abandoned, and her life at death's door...
Hannah is now ready for her Forever Home!
On Friday, May 2nd, we were contacted by a local shelter to help Hannah. Their words were quite upsetting: "We have a severely injured Scottie that needs an emergency rescue."
We rushed to the shelter to find a dirty, heavily matted, little Scottie (mix) female that was unable to walk and obviously in shock. At this point, it didn't matter that Hannah wasn't a pure breed Scottie; she needed urgent medical attention. After signing documents to transfer the responsibility of her care to Scottie Kingdom Rescue, Hannah was rushed to our closest Vet. An entire team of Veterinarians and assistants swarmed over Hannah. A massive amount of bruising, some abrasions and a series of x-rays confirmed that her pelvis was broken, in three (3) separate locations. The amount of pain this little girl was in could not be imagined. Further, her intestines were packed with feces and her bladder was unusually large. Poor Hannah was in so much pain, she couldn't even eliminate her body's waste.
Hannah was immediately given pain medications and anti-inflammatory drugs. She also received a laxative to help her pass the feces that is backed up in her system. Blood was drawn and sent to a lab for analysis.
This morning (5-3-08) when we visited Hannah, she was trying to sit up and had already begun eliminating the built up waste in her body. She's certainly not out of danger, but at least she's alive and doing better than she was.
Hannah has received something not all dogs get. She has the chance for a future, which is more than she had just 18 hours ago.
On Monday, Hannah will visit our Veterinary Surgical Specialist, to determine if surgery is necessary.
We'll keep you updated on her progress as we know more.
5-5-08: Hannah is not a candidate for surgery at this time. Our Surgical Specialist also confirmed that she has 3 breaks in her pelvis: Upper, Mid-Section and Lower. The upper break is pushing on her spine and nerve endings, which is the reason she was having problems eliminating. The surgeon is fearful of any surgical intervention at this point, as it may leave her incontinent. He has not ruled out future surgery, however. Hannah is resting well at the Vet's office, being cared for in their hospital section. She is being constantly watched. We have taken a soft sided plush bed for her to sleep in. She seems to like the added support it is giving her.
5-15-08: Hannah has been released from the care of our Vet and is now in foster care. She is in a home where she is watched 24 hours a day. She continues to receive her pain medications and anti-inflammatory medications. She is beginning to be more active, although a good sign, we can't allow her to harm herself.
6-2-08: Hannah had a visit with her Veterinarian today. X-rays showed her pelvis is healing, but will require additional confinement over the next few weeks. She will be x-rayed again in six to eight weeks.
6-15-08: Hannah has now completed her confinement and is ready to find her Forever Home! Are you the home that Hannah is searching for? If so, you should know that Hannah carries with her, a badge of courage. She has a 4" long hairless scar on the center of her back, where the car that hit her rolled over her and then left the scene. Perhaps, in time, hair will grow again in this area, but if not, it is a remembrance of Hannah's life before she joined your family. We believe Hannah is 3 - 5 years of age.All dogs adopted by Scottie Kingdom Rescue, Inc. have had a full medical exam by one of our licensed Veterinarians, and have received all necessary vaccinations, in addition to being spayed/neutered and microchipped. Copies of all available medical records are transferred to you when the adoption is finalized. Because we want to assure you of the health of our adoptable pets, we include a pre-paid 30 day pet health and accident insurance policy, at no cost to you.
Scottie Kingdom Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization. We prefer to adopt to families with past Scottie, Westie and/or Terrier experience, but realize this isnít always possible.
We do not ship our pets. If you have that special place in your heart, and in your home, for a Scottie (or any of our other available Rescue Dogs), please be prepared to visit us in Dallas for an in person meet & greet session with our Available Dogs.
If you have existing dogs, they must travel to Dallas with you, so we can be assured that they will be compatible with the new addition to your family.
Please contact us at Rescue@scottiekingdom.com to receive an Adoption Application or for more information on our Adoption process. Also, please take the time to visit our website www.scottiekingdom.com for further information.
We sometimes receive several applications on the same dog. Our goal is to place the dog in the best home possible, based on his/her needs, personality and past history. Please note: Adoptions are not done on a first come, first served basis. Submitting an application does not guarantee the adoption of any dog. We are looking for the best available home for each of our rescue dogs.
Thank you for your understanding, and for considering adoption!
Please help Hannah. She needs your assistance.
You May Also Mail Your Donation To:
Scottie Kingdom Rescue, Inc.
P. O. Box 551265
Dallas, TX 75355-1265
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