Midge was found curled up in a ball with half her jaw missing.
One look at Midge and a horror immediately announces itself. Animal Control was called out to a residence where a 25 pound emaciated adult pitbull was curled up in a corner of the garage into a tiny ball trembling in fear. She went limp as the officer picked her up.
Her owner clearly abandoned their responsibilities a long time ago. The bottom half of her mouth has been ripped off some time ago, we don't know if she can eat at this moment. She is sporting a disfiguring ear crop job and completely infested with hundreds of ticks.
Her backbone and ribs are protruding, her temperature is barely at 96, she is wet, filthy and her body smells like death. Her medical care will be expensive and it is URGENT for her survival. Although her trauma is severe, rescuers will not give up on Midge because she has not given up on herself.
She has shown rescuers her will to live. She was transported to a speciality clinic surgeon who will stabilize Midge and prepare her for surgery. She will need several reconstructive surges to rebuild her lower jaw.
UPDATE 6-22-19: Dr. Lockwood of Blue Pearl Specialty is doing an outstanding job putting her back together. Dr. Lockwood called rescuers last night and was pleased with the rostral mandibulectomy. She was able to push the gingivae forward, save the healthy bone and grab healthy skin from the neck and stretch it over to protect her gums and teeth. Stitching all of that to the gum line is tricky.
UPDATE 7-3-19: Midge is received her wound treatments all week long. Today is the day where Midge's amazing surgeon was to see how well the procedure held. Midge was lightly sedated. For the most part the surgery held together well but there was always the concern of the unhealthy lower jaw bone causing some issues. That it certainly did, it is not a major cause for alarm, that unhealthy bone will be removed and the little area will need all week to heal. We are asking for your continued help in her care!
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Second Chance Rescue
Second Chance is a 501c3 animal rescue organization that specializes in helping the Pit Bull Terrier dog. We focus on medical cases as well as abused & neglected animals. We believe all animals deserve a Second Chance.