Cora's eyes and part of her jaw removed from severe abuse.
Cora came to rescuers with a flea infested pelt, shatter broken jaw, and eyes matted shut. Because of her abuse both of Cora’s eyes will need to be removed.
Then surgery was started by one of Kentucky's best surgeons to save her life and repair the damage done to her mouth.
A segmental mandibulectomy was performed on Cora's lower jaw because a portion of the bone around the break had become devitalized (died). She also had multiple extractions due to periodontal disease. The good news is Cora did great during surgery.
She will need to heal from her jaw surgery before doctors can perform the second surgery removing her destroyed eyes. The neglect and abuse on this girl has been horrendous. But now, with The Arrow Fund, she will finally get the love and care she deserved all along.
Rescuers say Cora is such a loving senior. She absolutely loves to be held and does great when she feels secure. She looks like a precious teddy bear and is started to learn how to variegate without her eyes.
UPDATE 6-17-19: Little Cora is going in for bilateral enucleation of her eyes and spay today at Crestwood Animal Hospital. She is doing well post op from the jaw surgery from the jaw fracture. Hopefully this will be the last major day of procedures for her.
UPDATE 6-18-19: Both of Cora's eyes were removed in a bilateral enucleation. Its awful that this has happened to her at the hands of an abuser. Nut Cora is finally safe and she knows it! Please keep this baby girl close to your heart and she recovers from this surgery and learns how to navigate without her eyes.
Cora’s marathon surgery was a success but this type of care is expensive for a nonprofit and we want to help in our own little way. We have sponsored Cora’s care by creating the animal saving products you see below. Please consider purchasing something below to help this sweet senior.
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.