Update: August 2011
Since we rescued Ellie, she has fully healed from her wounds and was placed for adoption.
We are extremely happy to inform you that Ellie has been adopted! Ellie went to her new loving home in New York City. Her new owner is experienced with the breed and has had three Keeshonds before Ellie.
Ellie has a new canine brother named “Snickers,” and they all very happy. Thank you for your support of Ellie and all our Help Me Heal animals.
When the Animal League rescued Ellie, an adult Keeshond, she had severe injuries to her back and advanced infections in both her ears. It is likely she suffered severe trauma and was left to die. Upon rescue, the Animal League immediately placed Ellie in the life-saving Help Me Heal Program so that she could get the extensive care she desperately needed.
During Ellie’s initial examination by Animal League Veterinarians, she was minimally responsive and severely dehydrated. Ellie was unable to stand or walk and had a high temperature. Her fur was matted and bloody and her back appeared to be burned and severely infected. Even worse, Ellie’s deep wounds were infested with maggots.
In addition to these injuries, Ellie also had severe ear infections in both ears, a deformity in one ear, and her X-rays revealed that she has spinal arthritis, which is likely to advance and require chronic pain medication in the future. It was clear that she had been lost and suffering for a while.
Ellie is currently on antibiotics for her abrasions and infections. Her ears will likely require future surgery to help open up the canals, as they are extremely infected and damaged.
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