Age: 2 year old
Size: 3.3 lbs
Update – Mirabelle
Turns out that Mirabelle, the emaciated 2 year old chihuahua that came in earlier in the week with a suspected liver shunt most likely has been experiencing issues due to head trauma.
Tests show that her liver function is normal, and her abdominal ultrasound also does not show any abnormalities. According to her previous owner, this poor dog has not been acting right for a month before they took Mirabelle to a vet and signed her over. It is so heartbreaking that she has been suffering this long without treatment.
Mirabelle is being released into foster care today, so that she can gain weight and be loved and recover from her physical symptoms.
Donations are needed to help with the care of Mirabelle and the many other pets in our care. If you can, at all, please consider making a donation via PayPal on our website at www.thearrowfund.org. You can also mail checks ot PO Box 1127, Prospect, KY 40059
Fosters are also needed very urgently. Without fosters, we cannot save these very deserving pets. You can apply to be a foster at our website (www.thearrowfund.org). Our vets are in the Louisville area, so fosters should be able to live within a reasonable vincinity to take the pets to our vets. A secure fence is also required.
The Arrow Fund – New Case
We named this baby Mirabelle .
Emaciated 2 year old chihuahua – that weighs 3.3 pounds – neglected by owner who did not treat or seek vet treatment for a month while she was declining . A liver shunt is suspected . She was blind , ataxic , and head pressing . This baby was eventually signed over to a Vet Clinic and then that Vet Clinic asked us to take over her care – most likely surgery will be needed . The Arrow Fund quickly stepped up and she was transferred last night to Blue Pearl .
Medicine was given to help with clinical signs of a liver shunt . She responded and has her vision back . Today Mirabelle underwent an ultrasound and a bile duct test . Mirabelle will need to be hospitalized for a while to get stabilized and then put in foster care to get her ready for liver shunt surgery . We are still waiting on a full report to make sure that she will be a good candidate for surgery , when she gains weight . She is so thin and not stable enough to proceed with surgery now .
Little Mirabelle was very sweet , but very nervous upon arrival . We have a wonderful donor , who chooses to remain anonymous , donate some snuggle puppies – that actually have a heart in them. The battery operated heart sounds like an actual beating heart . It immediately calmed her . Our donor has said she will donate to new cases that would benefit from a snuggle puppy ! So excited .
We want to thank all involved in helping Mirabelle get to us so that she will have the best chance of survival .