Meadow is covered in scaly, blood and puss covered skin.
WHO COULD DO THIS
Someone did this to her... Someone watched her deteriorated and fall apart. This ends today. Read what rescuers did to save her life. Keep Reading : http://dogco.org/save-meadowPosted by Hendrick & Co. on Friday, January 6, 2017
Do we know who abused her? Unfortunately No. She was found and there's no way to trace her to a person. I know, we are as frustrated as you are but we must focus on saving this girl now.
Meadow is a four-year-old dog who has been severely neglected. Neglect isn't the right word to describe what happened to her. She has been horribly abused. She has terrible demodex mange. Just look at this girl’s body. She is covered in blood and puss covered skin. She also has some mobility issues with her back legs that they are still diagnosing.
She also has contagious papilloma virus on her mouth. That is what has caused the huge masses on her lips. How will you treat the mouth virus? Doctors can speed up the healing with azithromycin. Once her immune system gets better she can fight it off. She needs hand feeding until she can eat on her own.
In many shelters she would be seen as a lost cause and you be euthanized. Thank god our friends at Austin Pets Alive! have her in their shelter and saved her! Now we need your help.
UPDATE : She remains in critical condition. She still is not moving well on her hind end. She is full of parasites so is getting treated for all that (internal and external) and she has to make up for a low protein due to all the bleeding/oozing of her skin where the protein is lost.
UPDATE 1-10-17:An update from Meadow's Medical Foster: "Meadow is doing really well. She seems to have increased her appetite and hopefully will put on some weight. She had a relaxing weekend with my husband and I. She also got to come to work with me today.Meadow seems to be doing fine on all of her medicines. She particularly likes her pills in slices of grilled chicken! Her medical foster dad who is a licensed Physical Therapist, has been working with her back legs a little, trying to increase her range of motion. She has been very cuddly and sweet!"
Meadow is our first major project of 2017 and we can't wait to see her when she's feeling (and looking) much better! We have created this campaign with APA to help raise the funds needed for Meadows continued recovery. Please, if you can, purchase one of her tees, hoodies, dog apparel and bracelets to help. We cannot save her without you.
Austin Pets Alive
Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping to Keep Austin No-Kill. Since 2008, APA! has saved more than 25,000 dogs and cats from being killed at Central Texas shelters.