Ears: DEAF, Worst hematomas vets have ever seen covering his entire ears.
A few days ago an emaciated hound dog appeared on the front porch of a Bullseye Rescue foster family in Atlanta, Ga. He had a cut leash, thousands and thousands of fleas, and ears as big as a baseball and softball, respectively -- dripping from infection, hard as rocks, and emitting a horrific odor. He could barely walk, so we believe he'd likely been dumped at a home known to have rescue dogs. We are as angry about this as you are too! But thankful he is in safe hands now.
His name is Ears. He was rushed that night to an emergency vet, where he was found to be anemic and lethargic... and young. He's less than 5 years old, though his body looks a decade older. Ears spent his stray hold under medical supervision, but no one ever claimed him. He was rescued by Bullseye Rescue. After building his strength, he was neutered, and the what-to-do-with-those-ears questions began.
Ears was seen by 5 skilled veterinarians. They had never seen hematomas as severe as his. Ever. They not only cover his entire ear, but they have also calcified so they feel like rocks, and every time he shakes in pain, he further beats himself up. And because the hematomas extend into his ear canal as well -- where they're also calcified internally -- he's effectively deaf. A simple ear amputation was out of the question.
Today he visited vet number 6, a specialist at a hospital in Atlanta. We have a plan! On Tuesday, June 21st, this sweet, gentle guy will undergo a bilateral TECA (total ear canal ablation) to address his severe end-stage otitis and chronic hematomas. He'll go from carrying around several pounds of rock hard, painful, infected, non-functioning ears, to having no ears at all -- a completely smooth scalp. He will look goofy, for sure! But with a skilled surgeon, plentiful pain meds, and lots of quiet recovery time, we're hopeful he will have many happy and healthy years as someone's beloved family member. And he'll smell so much better!
We have partnered with Bullseye Rescue to help raise the funds needed for Ears' recovery. Help us save another innocent victim. Please, if you are able, consider purchasing an item below to help save this babie's life.
BullsEye Rescue, Inc.
BullsEye Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, licensed Georgia rescue committed to improving the lives and reputations of breeds typically classified as "Bullies" (Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Bulldogs, Bull Mastiffs, Rottweilers and mixed varieties of these breeds and others).