We named her FENN
(short for…Female Emergency No Name)
There are moments
in Rescue when you don't even have time to exhale.
This is one of those moments.
One week ago, this
approximately one-year-old beauty arrived at a rural animal shelter. The person who brought her there claimed he didn't know
her. The person went on to say she might have been hit by a car.
But she didn't have any signs of outward trauma. Being
hit by a car seemed rather unlikely.
That didn't mean there wasn't anything wrong with her though. Far from it. This beautiful
little beagle was having severe full body tremors. Her balance completely off. She fell over easily. Any interaction with
her at all could set off the tremors and it seemed to be something far more serious than what fear would ever show.
And so, she was rushed
to the local veterinary hospital for tests. They ruled out young dog conditions like Parvo and Distemper. No evidence of Epilepsy
either or Vestibular Disease which is usually more common in older dogs. It could be that she had ingested something toxic,
or perhaps it's a central nervous system issue, or neoplasia. Sadly, it could also be the result of some past head trauma.
vets recommended a CT Scan and possibly a Cerebrospinal Fluid Tap (CBT). Given the fact she's likely been abandoned by her
owner, the surgeon kindly offered a reduced flat fee of $1,500. But the shelter couldn't manage that. They'd already incurred
what was within their budget and means with the initial tests.
And so they reached out to us.
With her claim period
ending as of midnight last night, we could swing into action and immediately proceed with the CT Scan today.
As I write this, our
newest rescue case - FENN (Female Emergency No Name) is undergoing this procedure.
There are so many
unknowns right now, but we had to do this.
We had to give her a fighting chance at a long and happy life.
Fenn is going to need
a trusted and loving foster home to go to possibly as early as tomorrow. But we cannot tell that foster parent what's wrong
with her. We don't know yet. And it could be that something unfixable will be discovered and, in that case, she won't come
home to us at all. We don't know.
But sometimes, you just have to have faith…
Please contact us
privately via email if you'd like to foster Fenn. We will get back to every inquiry but your patience is appreciated. This
is one of the most serious emergency cases we've ever had and all hands are on deck right now. We're doing the best we can
so bear with us.
If you'd like to make a donation towards Fenn's medical costs, the link to her special
on-line campaign through Canada Helps is provided below.
We may be holding our breath right now, but just knowing you are all there right along
with us helps more than we can ever express.