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The Arrow Fund was contacted about a starving dog that was starting to visibly decline. They immediately said yes and she was transported to an Emergency Vet Hospital under 24 hour care. Lily needed fluids immediately and a blood transfusion to stabilize her or she would have died. Sadly her story gets even worse. She is a senior who was used as a breeding dog for years and years then dumped to die after she stopped making money for the breeder.
Lily has several masses which doctors have aspirated and will get pathology reports back soon. She is anemic. Her white cells are high. She also has elevated kidney and liver values. Her body had started to shut down.
An ultrasound and radiographs have been done. Lily has a body scale 1 of 9 which means she is severely emaciated. She has been started on a scheduled feeding plan of very small meals several times a day to make sure she can tolerate food properly. Lily has had most likely many litters which also has taken a toll on her frail body . Several teeth are missing and many ground completely down.
Lily is so gentle. Her sweet kisses just melt your heart! Also, whenever you stop petting her she looks deep into your eyes and gently puts her paw on you to ask you to continue. This girl did not deserve this degree of neglect... no animal does. But the Arrow Fund cannot save her without your help. She will have weeks in the hospital costing the nonprofit hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
This is where we are asking for your help! We have partnered with The Arrow Fund to create the animal saving shirts, sweaters and accessories to raise the funds needed to save Lily. What they did to her is horrible but we are here now to correct the wrong. Purchase your animal saving tee today and help us save this innocent victim of abuse and neglect.
Lily came to us on May 5th severely emaciated and had some tumors, 2 of which were mast cell tumors . Our hope was once she gained enough weight , surgery would be performed. She was monitored 24 hours a day at Blue Pearl and her weight really did not increase. After 2 weeks Lily was placed in a loving foster home with Julie and Jason Weihe . We hoped that being in a foster home versus a hospital Lily would improve and start to gain weight . That did not happen and Julie tried everything. She did enjoy lots of love and many hugs ! Sadly after 3 days we had to readmit her to Blue Pearl because she was not eating or drinking.
We knew Lily had some evidence of renal failure but a more specific test was done that showed that our sweet girl was in end stage renal failure . A brain CT was also performed and a lesion was found that is most consistent with a large brain tumor .
I was called early this morning when Lily all at once had trouble standing . This was a drastic change and I rushed there . I had three soft , fuzzy blankets and we curled up on a couch for hours . I told her of the love that you all had for her . Lily was and still is one of the sweetest souls ..."
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.