Sugar Plum was shot in the face.
We have created this campaign page to help raise the funds needed to save a puppy who was shot in the face.
Sugar Plum was just taken in by The Arrow Fund. She was shot in the face. It has destroyed most of her mouth and nose. Her teeth are shattered and she has on nostrils. Sugar Plum has arrived at Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists and will see surgeon, Dr. Applewhite. After the doctors evaluation, rescuers will know more about what reconstruction surgeries are possible. This girl is so happy to be off a chain and actually loved.
UPDATE 1-3-18 Sugar Plum and Rebecca of The Arrow Fund met with Dr. Applewhite, the surgeon who will be working on Sugar Plum. Dr. Applewhite assured that Sugar Plum's facial injury is currently causing her no distress. Sadly, this is an old injury, she suffered greatly out on a chain after it happened. But she is the sweetest girl despite what she went through and never stopped wagging her tail!
UPDATE 2-4-2019 Here is a recent report from Dr. Adrienne Robertson. Conformation that Sugar Plum’s injury was caused by being shot in the head and chest with buckshot. Her muzzle is completely missing on the left side. The left side of her muzzle has healed deformed causing blockage of her airway on the adjacent side. Because of the abnormal strain of air intake she is having difficulty breathing normally. Her right side lung fields have congestion on auscultation. Because she is also fighting her battle with Heartworms, Erlichia and Lyme Disease (a terrible combination) at this time she is receiving medical care to prepare her for upcoming reconstruction procedures planned.
After initially treating her diseases, doctors will attempt to repair her face and sinuses to hopefully give her one nostril to breathe through, a "snorkel" as he called it. She will also need some teeth extracted in a separate surgery
UPDATE 3-6-19 Sugar Plum is up for adoption!! Yes, you read right. Sugar Plum was rescued in December 2018 after being shot with a gun.
UPDATE 5-1-19 Sugar Plum is thriving in her foster home! We want to thank Sarah Pigott and Bryan Reilly for opening up their homes and hearts to Sugar Plum. Sugar Plum continues to heal from her heartworm treatment and is so happy with her family! As you may recall, Sugar Plum came to The Arrow Fund in early December after having been shot in the face. She had surgery to remove one of the pellets that was irritating her breathing. She was treated for all diseases, and was able to transition into a loving foster home. So many of our cases take months of treatment to get them to the point of adoption. Sugar Plum is just one of those case.For information on how you can become a foster or how to donate go to thearrowfund.org
At only 3 years old, Sugar Plum is now about 23 pounds and happy all of the time. She loves people, dogs and cats.
Thanks to The Arrow Fund and hundreds of you who purchased animal-saving products, Sugar Plum has been given a second chance. She is bound to make any family a lot happier and and a home filled with love.
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.