Maestro was hit by car 2 months ago with no medical care.
The story begins with a 3 year old puppy who was hit by car 2 months ago. His owners never sought Veterinary Care. Yesterday his owners took the puppy to Pulaski County Humane Society and left him there. Knowing the severity of his condition the humane society contacted The Arrow Fund for assistance. Now we are here to help save this baby boy’s life!
Maestro was rushed into an extensive emergency surgery today. He is in the ICU and remains in very critical condition.
Maestro had a chronic diaphragmatic hernia from his previous trauma. His liver, gallbladder, small and large intestines were in the chest. When this is a chronic condition, adhesions form between these organs and the lungs. The hernia was repaired without too much complications, but after surgery, he kept dumping air into his chest. This collapses the lungs He had a chest tube in, but was producing enough air that he wasn't doing well.
Doctors had to rush him back into the operating room and open his chest to try and slow the leaking. They found that his lungs were very abnormal due to the chronic nature of his hernia. They were able to remove a lung lobe which greatly slowed down the leakage of air. When the lungs collapse and can't expand, then a dog can't breathe off the toxic carbon dioxide that his body produces. This can be life threatening.
We are here to help rise the funds needed for Maestro’s emergency surgery and care which will cost in the thousands!To help save Maestro please consider purchasing one of his shirts, totes, bracelets and coffee mugs below. We have partnered with TAF to create these animal saving products to raise the funds needed to save him!
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.