Amora is covered in thousands of ticks feeding off of her.
I am very rarely speechless with a case but this is the worst case I have ever seen. This sweet stray wandered onto a stranger's yard who called rescuers for help. Dallas Dog RRR sent a volunteer to transfer the stray girl straight to the emergency vets. Volunteers, nurses and doctors were in shock.
There are hundreds if not thousands of ticks infesting every ounce of her body. In her ears, in her mouth, between her toes, on her genitalia and all over her body. She is also covered in maggots and fleas. She had an emergency blood transfusion to stabilize her. With all of these tickets feeding off of her she had little blood left.
Staff had already spent hours removing the ticks from her body over the past two days. This is a monumental task. The entire time she is under pain medications and kept very comfortable. She is under 24 hour ICU Care.
This little girl has a long road ahead of her but she can make a full recovery. Her name is now Amora and she is still in critical condition and her blood values are extremely low! She will need to be monitored closely. Her rescuers at Dallas Dog RRR need your support in sponsoring her ongoing care.
UPDATE 8/16/19: Where do we begin with tiny Amora? If you remember she was saved by our partners at Dallas Dog RRR after being found with THOUSANDS of ticks covering her entire body. Because of these ticks she was near death. She had several blood transfusions that ended up saving her life. Well what difference 2 weeks can make. Her skin is healed and rescuers are starting to see parts of her fur growing back. This special girl cannot stop smiling. Look at this very powerful before and after shot of Amora.
UPDATE 9/27/19: Amora's foster mom says, "When I first got her, she was terrified of everything... we literally spent over 20 minutes trying to convince her to get out of the car so she would get into mine... it didn't work. We eventually got Amora home and I wasn't going to introduce her to my dogs so soon, but they weren't going to let up on finding out who she was. I sat with her on the floor comforting her while she shook and growled at the new company. She finally decided these other creatures were okay and maybe a hour later, decided everything they did, she was going to do. My female German Shepherd, Ava, quickly became her best friend, showing her the ropes, including pottying outside (we've had no accidents inside!). She still runs for the bathroom mat or the beds in the "dog room" when scared, but she's trusting more and she wanders around the house on her own now. Car rides, harnesses, being picked up, and baths are still terrifying to her so we're working on that. A lot of her confidence comes from having another dog or her human around. She wants to be with somebody all the time.
We don't typically allow fosters on the bed but I gave in with her and every night she snuggles up as close as possible to me. Even if she starts on the foot of the bed (with 5 dogs in the bed and me, there's not much room left!), she inches her way to being as close as possible to me often sleeping with her head on me. I think she was alone for so long, she loves the connection and maybe is afraid of being left again."-Kristen W., DogRRR Foster
Dallas DogRRR is a group of dedicated, animal-loving volunteers who support the abandoned dogs of Dallas, Texas, by collecting supplies, paying vet bills, locating foster families, facilitating adoptions, and advocating for a more hopeful future. We are often seen even in the trenches of SE Dallas searching for and rescuing forgotten dogs.