Breed: Boxer Mix
MAYFLOWER IS NOW AN ANGEL AND WE ARE HEARTBROKEN …
THIS CASE CHANGED ME . PLEASE READ TO THE END .
YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WE WERE ALERTED AT APPROXIMATELY 3:00 PM ABOUT A DOG IN JOHNSON COUNTY, KY. WHO HAD BEEN UNDER THE CARE OF A GROUP CALLED WHISKERS OR WAGS (“WOW”) SINCE TUESDAY. WE WERE TOLD THAT THE DOG HAD DEEP WOUNDS TO THE CHEST CONSISTENT WITH KNIFE WOUNDS. IT IS OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT WOW ALSO OPERATES THE JOHNSON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER. THE ARROW FUND IMMEDIATELY AGREED TO TAKE THIS SWEET BOXER MIX GIRL IN. TRANSPORT WAS ARRANGED .
We were not prepared for the condition this girl came to us .Her transporters ( Arrow Fund volunteers for the second leg are nurses) said she labored to breathe the entire ride. The stench of infection was so powerful, really there are no words to describe it. We were informed that her bandages were changed just before transport. When she got to us the bandages were already soaked through. When Mayflower’s temperature was taken upon arrival it was 105 degrees. Her whites cells were low.
The after hours surgical team at Blue Pearl had been called in . Mayflower, after examination, was quickly intubated. She was critical, but we wanted to give her a chance. So much necrotic tissue had to be removed. Mayflower was then cut open in an attempt to repair the damage from these wounds. Mayflower was septic. Infection was throughout her chest cavity.
It was at this point that the surgeon came out to me . Mayflower was still under anesthesia and monitored by the rest of the surgical team. I was told by the surgeon that with this amount of infection and so much tissue needing to be removed that it would be cruel to continue. The kindest thing was to let her go while under anesthesia.. We are saddened that we only learned of her late yesterday. Several Vets at Blue Pearl were in agreement and felt these deep wounds were the result of an animal attack.
I asked if I could see her and be with our sweet girl for a moment and tell her that we all loved her and that we tried. I was escorted into surgery and witnessed something that will forever change me. That beautiful girl lying there with her beating heart surrounded by pus. If only we could have had a chance to help her sooner….
You were ours but for an instant Mayflower but you will forever be in our hearts . You had so many people praying and fightng for you . You will always be a part of this large family called The Arrow Fund . Sweetheart , we loved you so and will love you always.
Even though we lost our girl . Our efforts to try to save her resulted in a very large medical bill. We are asking for Donations for the many animals in our care . Donations can me made on our website at www.thearrowfund.org and checks may be mailed to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127 Prospect, Kentucky 40059.
I want to say thank you to everyone for supporting us. These cases are so tough, and we are feel blessed everytime we are able to help these victims of severe torture, abuse, and neglect. This case was so hard….and so sad. The Arrow Fund encourages groups with severely injured animals to seek appropriate veterinary care immediately. This will decrease suffering, increase the likelihood of a positive outcome for the animal, AND it’s the law. .
With a profound sadness in my heart ,
Rebecca ~The Arrow Fund~
CODE RED – THE ARROW FUND – CRITICAL CONDITION
SEVERAL DEEP WOUNDS TO THE CHEST CONSISTENT WITH STAB WOUNDS.
VET IN PRESTONSBURG SAYS DOG NEEDS SURGICAL INTERVENTION – A CHEST TUBE
THIS BOXER MIX IS ON HER WAY TO US FROM JOHNSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY. THIS BABY WILL BE GOING TO BLUE PEARL .SHE IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. WE ARE NAMING THIS BABY MAYFLOWER .
Proper pictures of wounds were not possible per Dr. Melanie Greene in Prestonsburg due to wounds communicating with the chest and they move in and out with each breath when open. The lower wound is infected and cannot be adequately cleaned and drained due to the length of time of bandage off with out doing full surgical intervention. Another puncture was found on this girl just before she was put in vehicle to transport .
Our thanks also to our transporters Brittany Goble, Kim Alvey, and Donna Peterson.
I am getting ready to head to Blue Pearl to meet transport.
I will visit with our boy Pilgrim when there and then greet our new critical girl.
Also – Fosters are still needed – applications are on our website as well.
Abuse does not pause for Holidays and the case requests keep coming. Please help The Arrow Fund any way that you can.
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