Baloo was found paralyzed and covered in his own feces.
We have created this tee shirt campaign to help raise the funds needed to save a dog who was abandoned by his family.
Baloo was found covered in feces and infection. He was found despondent in the middle of the road in rural Kentucky. The Arrow Fund was asked if they could help. The Arrow Fund took on this horrible a use case even though their rescue was already at capacity. They knew if they didn’t he would be euthanized at the county shelter.
Baloo was taken to the Emergency Vet in critical condition. Rescuers and Doctors did everything they could to stabilize this very injured pup. The staff spent hours cutting away all of the matted and feces filled fur.
Doctors Initial findings are that he was heavily parasitized. He is only able to walk a few steps with assistance. Baloo’s entire body was reddened with inflammation and a horrid smell of infection. There is pus coming from his eyes, ears and entire skin surface. Baloo was diagnosed with severe Gastroenteritis, Pruritus and his hind limbs are swollen with pain from cellulitis. Difficulty walking due to pain but thankfully no fractures shown in the Xrays but so painful a broken left hind was high on differentials list! Baloo is positive for Erlichia and is also anemic at HCT 20. This list is long but rescuers and doctors are certain they can save his life. But, to do this, we need your support. Now more than ever!
I know you will support rescuer’s decision in saving Baloo’s life. Humans may have failed him before but that all changes today. Please support his care.
UPDATE 10-24-18: When they are so critical it just takes time! Baloo is still at Bannon Woods and will be for at least another week. This will be about a total of a one month stay. He had Sarcoptic Mange and severe Gastroenteritis. Baloo is improving each day! He even trots now! Remember he could not even stand nor lift his head. This type of care is expensive for the nonprofit so please consider to purchase his tee or mugs to help with his care.
To help with all of the specialty care and vetting for Baloo please consider purchasing one of his shirts, bracelets or coffee mugs below. With every purchase you can help The Arrow Fund give him a second chance at life and love.
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.