Dots--Balanced Buddies Res-Q
Dots showed up at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center (BACC) as a stray 7 times over 4 years. The cofounder of Balanced Buddies Res-Q met her while volunteering there in 2013. This past February (2017) Dot showed up again, this time injured, limping, and very dirty. Balanced Buddies Res-Q tried to have BACC release Dot to them, but again she went back to her owner who provided no veterinary care. Dots was surrendered on Halloween and Balanced Buddies Res-Q took the steps to pull her from the BACC. She's 7 years old, as sweet as candy and your typical cuddly American Bulldog.
Dots veterinary menu includes: a femoral head osteotomy, also referred to as a femoral head ostectomy or FHO, the removal of the “ball” part of the ball-and-socket that makes up the hip joint which eliminates the pain that is caused by the abnormal contact of the bones in a dog with severe hip dysplasia or osteoarthritis. In addition, Dots will be having multiple sessions (if monies allow) for aqua therapy and focal pain management thru PetPT. Our Foundation donated a total of $1,000 to her total veterinary care.
Abigale--J & Co Dog Rescue
Abigail was kept in barn with no contact and used for breeding most of life. This poor girl refuses to cooperate in being touched to have a full exam--even under sedation. The veterinarian thinks that Abigale is suffering from a tooth root abscess - a severe infection that develops around the root of a tooth usually occurring from a broken or traumatized tooth. A tooth root abscess forms when bacteria enters the exposed root canal of the tooth. As you will see in her picture, she has swelling on the left side of her face--most likely due to the abscess.
In order to know for certain and to complete a full exam to determine her overall health, Abigale needs to be put under anaesthesia. She will need either root canal or tooth extraction as quickly as possible as this type of infection, if not treated, can lead to serious eye infections, widespread tooth loss as well as other very serious medical issues that come with periodontal disease.
Our Foundation donated $750 towards the initial veterinary exam and medications to help Abigale's with the swelling and infection caused by the abscess.