Clover was left at the shelter late at night.
Clover was brought into the shelter late at night during closing time! A Dallas Dog RRR volunteer rushed Clover out of the shelter and straight to the ER vets. His eye is infected and close to rupturing. The other eye is infected but responding to medication.
Clover first needed to be stabilized and put on IV fluids and pain medications. Overnight he started eating and drinking which made him strong enough for surgery. The surgery was to remove the eye or eyes depending on how well they respond to medication. He weighs about 1.2 pounds and is about 6-8 weeks old.
During surgery Clover took a turn for the worse. Poor Clover’s little body has been through a lot. He is so frail and so skinny and the infected eye was bad. Dallas Dog RRR president Patti walked through the door of the vet office expecting to pick him up when the vet rushed through the door and said “we’re losing him, he is crashing!” But like a true fighter Clover pulled through!
Finally his doctor got him stable enough to finish the surgery. He is currently needing 24 hour monitoring so he will have to stay at the ER until further notice. He is on a dextrose IV and Doctors are having trouble keeping his body temperature stable. Rescuers were hoping that surgery was his last battle and he could start his recovery to finally feeling better. When clover makes it out of the ER, next stop is the eye specialist for his other eye. We are determined to try and save that eye. Please continue keeping Clover in your thoughts.
UPDATE 10/7/19: Clover is in a medical foster home with Dallas Dog RRR. This boy had to stay in the ER much longer than anticipated but was cleared to be transferred to his primary vet where he will gain strength to recovery from his surgery. He will stay with his medical foster indefinitely until he is physically stable and strong.
His surgery and emergency care is in the thousands and Dallas Dog RRR needs support and we are here to help.
We are sponsoring Clover’s surgery with one of our new BE BRAVE END ABUSE t-shirts, tote bags and more. If you can consider one for yourself or a friend and help this innocent victim survive what was done to him. He has so much more life to give.
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.