Naomi, Wynonna and Ashley: Fighting for their lives
[UPDATE] FROM THE ARROW FUND:
Mom- Naomi really took a turn for the worse today and required emergency surgery . An ultrasound was done which showed several blockages . From trying to eat anything to survive .... Here is what we found
Mom - Naomi had 4 pieces of corn cob in her stomach and one piece of corn cob in her jejunum ( the part of the intestine between between duodenum and ileum ) causing blockages . They also took fluid off her stomach . She received an albumin transfusion due to low protein levels . Low protein levels can happen with severe malnutrition . The next week for her will be critical - this type of surgery can possibly produce leakage in the gut . So she will monitored closely . So thankful she came through .
X- Rays were taken of the pups which showed small pieces of what may be corn cob as well . The Vets seem to think they will be able to pass these objects on their own . We certainly hope this is the case
Naomi and her pups Wynonna and Ashley are being monitored 24 hours a day . All three are so sweet . It was such a stressful situation sending Mama in for such a serious surgery being skin and bones . Please keep this special little family close to your heart. But, they need your help today. With every tee, hoodie and accessory purchased, you can make a difference for Naomi, Wynonna and Ashley.
A family of three were spotted laying on the side of the road in Johnson County, Kentucky with only a small bowl of water. The family was intentionally dumped.
The Arrow Fund was contacted by a very caring Good Samaritan who saw the family of puppies and the rescue quickly went into lifesaving mode. They were and still are in critical shape.
Upon arrival at the vets, Naomi and her two puppies, Wynonna and Ashley, were immediately put in oxygen tanks. Their gums were white. PCV levels (packed cell volume ) were checked. Wynonna was at 10, Ashley was at 9 and Naomi (Mama) was at 20 -- very low. All immediately received blood transfusions. It was a very dangerous situation getting transfusions and being so very weak and starved. But, there was no alternative.
All also had very low phosphorus levels - this happens many times with prolonged starvation. So phosphorus supplementation was given to all three.
Regarding Emaciation, Naomi and her babies are all body scale 1, which is the lowest number they can be and still be alive.
The family remains in critical condition and are all on IV fluids. PCV levels have continued to drop. And, all three are suffering from diarrhea.
The family is struggling to stay alive. But, the rescue is determined to give them all a fighting chance. But, they need your help today. With every tee, hoodie and accessory purchased, you can make a difference for Naomi, Wynonna and Ashley.
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.