Malcom was sitting at the shelter blind, deaf and unable to stand.
Malcom was found as a stray and was at the shelter for 10 days having seizures. The shelter contacted our partners at Caitlins Vine Of Bravery and they immediately rushed to the shelter. He is so emaciated and sickly. They went straight from the shelter to the vet where they tried to stabilize him. Here is what we know.
He is heartworm positive. He will get his first injection in February. He has a prolapsed rectum, a mass on his back leg and possibly could be blind and deaf. Rescuers noticed his eyes were glossed over and he wouldn't follow my hand movements. The shelter wrote on his paperwork that he possibly could be deaf. He tried standing up but he is not strong enough.
Malcom will have surgery to remove his masses and fix his prolapsed rectum. His mass will be sent off to the lab to see if it is cancerous. His skin is covered in sores and scabs. He is showing signs of Nystagmus but we are hoping it's just symptoms from having a lot of seizures. Rescuers will do a CT Scan or MRI to see if he has vestibular disease or a brain tumor.
Right now they are seeing how he responds to treatment and supportive care. In a few days we will see if he improves and if there has been permanent damage from his seizures. He is currently staying at their emergency vet and is being closely monitored. This could be because of Malcom being so emaciated or it is possible he has vestibular disease. The entire room is spinning for him right now and is experiencing vertigo.
Now we are focused on saving his life. His emergency surgery and ongoing care will cost in the thousands and thats just not the kind of fund this rescue has. So, we have stepped in to help. We have created the Animal Abuse Awareness shirts, hoodies, totes and bracelets you see below. We ask that if you would consider one of these items below. It's a great way to show family and friends that not only do you have a cute shirt but you helped save Malcom’s life.
Malcom made it through and is still hanging in there. His cough is still pretty bad. The rescue remains worried he’ll suck in more air into his stomach. They will re check x-rays to make sure and may have to put him in the oxygen cage. Please continue to pray for him and share his story so we have enough funds to cover all his treatments.
Caitlins Vine Of Bravery
We rescue, rehabilitate & re home dogs that suffer from abuse, neglect, illnesses or special needs. Train service dogs for kids with illnesses, trauma, & ptsd. Caitlin's Vine of Bravery rescues, rehabilitates and re homes, abused and neglected dogs. They save dogs from kill shelters that are about to be euthanized. They provide medical care to dogs that are sick or need surgeries. They work with dogs that have been rescued to overcome their traumas, fear and anxiety. They are a voice to those who can't speak for themselves.