Athena was found on the side of the road with gaping wounds infested with maggots.
From the moment we first saw this little girl our hearts broke. Our partners The Arrow Fund knew without their help she would die.
They are naming this little baby Athena. Here is what we know. She was found on the side of the road. She has open wounds down to the muscle and bone. This story gets even more heartbreaking. The giant wound is infested with maggots. Fleas and ticks are present as well. When rescuers got to her she was unresponsive for part of her transport . She is beyond critical at this point.
She is receiving around the clock care at TAF’s emergency vets. We have been told she is about 8 pounds. So tiny and so abused. Please keep this baby close to your heart. She needs all the support and prayers she can get. We cannot save her without your help.
“We are asking for donations, if you are able . Our intake has been great and our cases require very advanced care which is very costly.” wrote TAF founder Rebecca. The Arrow Fund is a licensed Non Profit Organization and rely solely on donations to continue their life-saving work. They cannot do this without you.
UPDATE 6-28-17: Athena has had a major set back! She has been rushed into emergency surgery. Athena has had two plasma transfusions and a blood transfusion. She is still is in critical condition. New bandage techniques are being used. On her back a vacuum bandage has been place to help promote healing. Please keep her close to your heart and please help us save her life.
UPDATE 7-8-17: 8 pound Athena, who came to TAF unresponsive massive wounds infested with maggots, is doing so much better. All wounds are sewn up and stitches and drain tubes are out . For those that have followed Athena's story you have witnessed a miracle. We are overjoyed at how well she is doing now .
This is where we are asking for your help! We have partnered with TAF to create these animal saving shirts, sweaters and accessories to raise the funds needed to save tiny Athena from her horrible injuries. Everything from a tee to a bracelet can help poor Athena get the care she needs to heal both physically and mentally.
The Arrow Fund
The Arrow Fund provides medical treatment to Kentuckiana animals who have been the victims of torture or extreme forms of abuse and neglect. By highlighting these cases, we strive to educate the public regarding the ongoing problem of animal cruelty and the need to strengthen Kentuckiana's animal welfare laws.