Our "Sharing the Love" story for today. Elyse was found wandering about as a stray. She is a tiny little Beagle, of only about 20 to 25 pounds, and it wasn't long before the shelter staff and volunteers realized that she was blind. Dr. Amy Bowman of the Oaks Veterinary Clinic confirmed this and did a pressure check on her eyes to make sure she did not have glaucoma. Fortunately, little Elyse's pressure was fine but she did test positive for heartworms. A wonderful foster for the Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter, Jessica Miller, came forward to take Elyse into her home. Not long after that, Rainbow Rescue volunteered to step forward and take Elyse into their rescue to help her find the most perfect forever home while staying with the same foster. Gimme Shelter was able to cover her spay and heartworm treatment which helped expedite her rescue. This little blind dog stole many hearts, and she spreads love to everyone who meets her. It was only a few weeks before the right forever home was found and Elyse was happily adopted into a loving home. She now lives with another blind “fursibling” and gets plenty of love from her new human family. She was spayed last Thursday and is doing very well. Treatment for her heartworm will begin in 2 weeks. It took several “heroes” to come together and give Elyse the medical and emotional care she needed, and each of those individuals found this tiny blind Beagle gave more love than she could possible ever receive. Special thanks goes to Jessica who provided day to day care for Elyse, and Rainbow Rescue who provided a pathway into her forever home. Another wonderful “hero” story of working together to help the animals.
Mahalah is now considered ADOPTABLE! Yup...she just had a visit with the good people of Anderson's Corner Animal Hospital and has been cleared to be spayed. Her spay is scheduled for the 22nd. She is healing well, and progressing nicely. Her nerve function is continuing to get better by the day and she is now ready to start looking for her forever home! This little girl was struck by a car which left her hip and shoulder broken. She has had surgery to pin both breaks, acupuncture for nerve damage and physical therapy exercises in her foster home. She is only about 8 months old and LOVES other dogs. She is not exactly stellar with cats so we recommend no small animals for her. She is basically housetrained, is beautifully crate trained and is just now learning her basics like "sit." If you would like to meet Mahalah and see her utter cuteness in person, please message the page. She so looks forward to meeting you!
Happy day! Panny left the building! She headed into a foster to adopt! With high hopes we will be keeping all paws crossed it's true love :)
"Panny" ... Today's Sharing the Love story,
Panny was found as a stray with a severe limp. A kind citizen called Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter to come pick her up. Her rear leg didn't seem to function well so volunteer Howard Holloman made sure she got to the vet for x-rays. There it was discovered that Panny's hip had been dislocated for a long period of time. Putting it back in place was likely to result in more dislocations. Chief Larry authorized volunteer Noa Alexander to call Dr. Carol Attia at Pungo Veterinary Clinic. After reviewing the x-rays, Dr. Attia agreed that the best thing to do was remove the ball joint of the hip and allow the muscle to take over. An FHO (femoral head osteotomy) was scheduled. Gimme Shelter covered the funds for the entire procedure. Howard Holloman kept Panny at his home until the surgery date and Noa Alexander drove her to Pungo Veterinary Clinic for the procedure. Dr. Attia and her wonderful staff operated on Panny and cared for every need for several days afterward. Panny has recovered very well, was spayed at the time of surgery, and is ready for the very last step in her journey…finding a forever home.