Clair was covered in urine and unable to walk in a crowded city shelter.
Posted by Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs on Sunday, April 28, 2019
Shaking, covered in urine and unable to stand. Claire was presented to a crowded shelter with a 104 degree temperature, major neurological deficits, not eating and urinating on herself. She is only 18 pounds, covered in urine and 8 years old. Still so much life and love to give.
She is very weak and unable to stand well. The shelter reached out to Second Chance Rescue and they immediately rushed Claire to the Bush Veterinary Neurology Center. Doctors are trying to figure out what is wrong with her. It is difficult to watch her try her best to walk. The MRI ( and possibly a spinal tap) is to rule out if she has a brain tumor, had a stroke or has meningitis.
UPDATE 5-3-19: Claire underwent her MRI and her spinal tap. The MRI showed a lot of fluid around her brain and the brain is atrophied. She is being tested for hyperthyroidism and should have the results back soon along with the spinal tap results. She is hanging in there strong and will recover at her wonderful hospice foster until the results are back. We will keep you posted but ask that you please please please continue to support Claire.
Rescuers are committed to saving her life but they needs your support. Today alone her bills have accumulated an additional $3,500 on top of her current running bill. They are nowhere near raising funds for Claire's emergency care, it is needed very badly to keep moving forward.
We have created the animal saving products you see below to help rescuers cover Claire’s care. We ask that you please share her story and consider purchasing one of her tees, hoodies, pillows or aprons below.
UPDATE 5-18-19: This community has heavy hearts over the cases that have come in over the past few days. As we rally to help animals in need, we wanted to bring a small dose of happy and show everyone how well Clair is doing. This happy face is a far cry from the pup with 104 degree fever who nearly didn't make it. But this girl is a fighter. She has been since Second Chance Rescue met her. Though it took a few scary days of medicine and syringe feeding pedialyte, she is now eating, playing and bopping around happily. This is a photo of Claire with her foster mommy Chloe Arrington.
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