THERE ARE NO WORDS ONLY TEARS.....
We thought we had seen it all when we found Suzi in Pinal County with 97 puncture wounds. Well, this might be worse.
We got a call from a Good Samaritan about some puppies in a rundown house in a rural area south of Casa Grande. She hadn’t seen the mom and was very worried about them. Two of six were already dead.
We asked her to bring them to our hospital while we looked for bottle feeders. What we got when they were delivered was horrifying.
The four remaining pups had been shot with a BB gun. One was shot through his back end and the bullet lodged in his throat. He was struggling to breathe and, after heroic effort by our hospital staff, we had to humanely euthanize.
The other pups are undergoing treatment to remove the BB’s and provide nourishment and antibiotics. This is a heinous and unforgivable crime against innocent creatures. We also are scared to think what could have happened to mom. We are trying to get a team together to respectfully search for mom. We will be offering a reward after vet bills are covered.
We could use help with the reward fund and the vet care. Please share away so we can help them live and find who did this. - Debbie Varner, FYH founder
A lot has changed for me over the past few days. The vets at the ER said I wouldn’t have survived the night if Jeanine hadn’t stopped to help me. That’s pretty scary, but i guess my worst day became my best day❤️. I’m so grateful she stopped, but the one thing that hasn’t stopped are my bills. Holy dog, this rescue has spent over $4,000 trying to save me with a $5,000 surgery on the horizon. Ugh 😭.
She will have surgery today to remove her right eye and amputate her front right leg. They think her leg is an old injury and her eye is proptosis possibly from trauma. She was given plenty of pain meds to keep her comfortable. I can't wait for her to come home and recover. She will likely be a pretty long-term foster since she still needs to be spayed. The surgery today is going to be long and hard enough on her that we will spay her at a later date.
Ongoing Kidney & Prostate Issues
Hippie is ongoing medical for seizures and her hip.
Non Cancerous Growth Removal
Auto Immune Issues
Double Ear Infection & Kennel Cough
Her plea: We have a stray (A222150), approximately 3 month old, cairn terrier mix in need of rescue. This girl was picked up in the Casa Grande area with a pack of other dogs. She has a suspected rectal prolapse. The area is inflamed and red. She is timid, but able to be handled. Is anyone able to help this young girl get out of the shelter ASAP and provide her with the care she needs?
Her plea: Sophia A222248 is a 16 year old Bichon Frise who was surrendered by her owner this morning. Her owner is no longer able to take care of her anymore. Sophia is super sweet and friendly, and walks well on a leash. We're sending a plea because she's a senior girl, and because her owner said she has bladder stones that cause bleeding.
Sweet Gladys Grace, waiting so nicely for her appt with Dr Carr. 😍 Her mass test came back as a benign breast tumor. The margins all looked good so they are confident they got everything! 🙏 Still trying to get her dermatitis/allergies under control, she has scratched/chewed a few spots raw. 😢
We were just messaged to help this little one that showed up at someone's home. They said "he possibly needs medical attention and said it looks like he had been beaten and his eye is popping out of the socket."
One of our fosters works at a vet clinic and they had a woman who surrendered two cattle dog puppies. One has parvo. 😕 she’s afraid they both have it and can’t afford treatment.
Severe Valley Fever
She has demodex and an ear infection and most likely an autoimmune disorder
Her X-ray showed that she has a REALLY small trachea similar to that seen in bulldogs. Additionally it shows a little clouding around her right lung which is either aspiration pneumonia or an infection like kennel cough. Current plan is to treat for aspiration pneumonia with a broad spectrum antibiotic and IV Fluids. They may consider treating with another antibiotic for kennel cough just to be safe.
No femoral head on one of her back legs
"Mimi's mouth is so infected. They're thinking there could be an abscess behind her eyes. Hopefully they'll get her on some antibiotics and some pain meds right away.They also want to sedate her to check for the abscess. Her teeth are so rotten most will be pulled."
He was attacked by another dog and his owners can't care for him like he needs.
He will need to have an Enucleation. This is a surgery to remove the non functioning eye and close the lid to prevent issues later.
He has an old injury - a broken left tibula which will be in a splint for a couple of weeks (3-4) then it will be rechecked.
Seizures, valley fever, hernia repair and spay
4 cracks in his pelvis and a dislocated hip
Valley Fever & Much needed groom
Stella had Mastitis & Lincoln was critical care
Barney had the head and neck of his back left femur removed AND was neutered AND had some teeth pulled
PDA Valve Heart Disfunction
Malnutrition & Happy Tail
Mange & MRSA
Severe Skin Allergies
"We found out on Monday that he tested positive for valley fever. His titer is =>1:256. This is the highest titer reading you will see. Being =>256 means we really have no idea how bad it truly is (he could be 1200) or if the number is improving until it falls below 256.
Vet update So it turns out Treble has both cleft pallet and cleft lip, they’re connected. The cleft pallet is very small, and she can still nurse if she’ll latch. She can have her cleft lip and pallet repaired around 6 months of age
He has so much matting in his hair that when he would urinate it would soak his whole belly and leave trails, like a paint brush when he would walk. Tinks has terrible teeth and will require a dental. He is going to need a full blood panel before we do anything.
We took him to Dr. Carr on Monday, he has a right ear infection, possible skin allergies, a slight cough. Dr. Carr gave us the medicine for the ear infection, and the cough medicine (as needed). Weighed 61.2, very underweight, but we are fixing that and he is eating good. Starting to regain his strength.
Welcome Coco! He is coming to us from MCACC. Coco's pictures break my heart. He was discarded by someone. He had a terrible ear infection, mats all the way to the skin and a lameness in his back leg(s). We are going to do our best to patch this boy up.
Anemic & Tick Fever
We will be getting him groomed so he can get his dental and some fatty tumors removed.
"He's a sweet boy. Other than limping he acts fine. He has arthritis in his left back leg joints. He is having a joint tap on Monday. He is a happy guy but not healthy. He also has an ulcerated lip. He got eye drops for his ulcer issue. He acts fine, doesn't seem to be in pain. He has an Immune disease. Dr. Carr thinks it may be Lupus. Nobody knows what causes Lupus. The test Monday will tell us. Dr. Carr doesn't think he will live very long. Mr Bojangles may be a hospice pup.
Valry went to see Dr. Carr He thinks her allergies were environmental and will resolve in her new environment. He is concerned about her ear. There are 3 different strands of bacteria causing an infection. She has an ear cleaner, ear creme, antibiotics and eye drops. She has a follow up in 10 days to check progress and see if a culture on the ear needs to be done or a stain on the eye.
Charlie was pulled from county on Wednesday, has an enlarged spleen, is anemic, and a matted mess.
Dr. Carr said she will need surgery to remove her right eye. Also, he will remove the skin tag hanging from her left eyelid. Hermione is a brave 10 year Chi
Double Cherry Eye
Cherry Eye & Tumors
Broken Ribs & FHO
She either has sepsis, cancer, a liver shunt, or a massive infection. They can't see a foreign body, but she has fluid on her espophagus. They are treating her with antibiotics and calling in the critical care team.
This little girl joined the FYH family late in the day yesterday. Paige is a medical pull from county. She was surrendered by her finder after 3 weeks of care and no owner surfacing. When she was found, Paige was infested with ticks. She has since tested positive for tick fever and will be on medication for the next 2 weeks. Paige is on the road to recovery but does have some respiratory trouble (related to tick fever) that is causing her little body some added stress.
She has allergies and a skin infection
Beast is currently in ICU care after having 12 seizures
Mama Serenity has truly had a rough life. She was hit by car, was living under an abandoned trailer and very pregnant. We took her in and have been sparing no expense to get her the medical care that her and her unborn babies need.
Dr. Carr is thinking that he has a Caudal Cruciate Ligament tear which is very uncommon.
Possible bait dog, Multiple deep wounds and abscesses plus MRSA
Tommy was diagnosed with Type 1 Atresia. Atresia ani is a genetic disease of dogs characterized by malformation or non-formation of the anus. We are waiting on xrays to confirm whether or not Tommy will be a candidate for a surgical repair from a specialist.
Poor guy is a trooper. He had crypto surgery and 6 teeth pulled.
Update from Dr. Carr: He says cerebellar hypoplasia, sending her blood off to test for bile acid deficiency and was going to consult with another vet to test for possible valley fever.
Momma Bella went into labor early, early this morning. ..she has a very big baby boy so far, 12 oz. She was struggling trying to get #2 out. Natalee, a seasoned momma foster, knew she needed to see a vet. She is at AVECC and they may need to do emergency surgery. Please send positive thoughts her way.
Baby will be our million-dollar miracle dog if she survives. "It’s been a weird Christmas. I’ve been fostering a fully vaccinated adult dog who has one of the weirdest cases of parvo I’ve ever experienced. The last 10 days has been endless days & nights, in & out of the ER hospital. Baby & I are both exhausted, but prayerful that 2019 will be a much better year for her. We’re at the ER vet again this evening, feeling very helpless.
He has Pneumonia and confirmed Hypoplastic Trachea. Which is a congenital condition. Hypoplastic trachea occurs when there is a growth abnormality of the cartilage rings that make up the trachea (windpipe), causing the dog's airway to be narrowed.
Momma Taylor She came to us from a high-kill shelter in Alabama. Her and her newborn babies were flown to AZ. Her pups are available for adoption today, 12/16. Unfortunately she has a really bad case of Heartworm and will require aggressive vet treatment.
Violet saw Dr. Carr today and her jaw is broke in two places.
Babs went to our vet today. She basically needs to have her right breast removed and may need up to 300 stitches.
She has mastitis, inverted eyelids, an eye infection, ear infections, severe allergies and will definitely have arthritis if she doesn't already. They gave us an anabiotic, an anti-inflammatory for her eyes, and another eye cream. They think that her eyes may need to be corrected surgically but want to try the cream first.
Moses went to the vet today and he isn't well. He has cancer throughout his body. (We rescued him from the shelter the other day) So now he will be in hospice care with me till it's his time to go. He is seven years old. I hope in his past 7 years he had a family at some point that loved him. Now I will love him till the end.
We were asked to take in this little guy and his siblings from the shelter. His mom somehow injured him and was being very aggressive towards any people and they did not want any more harm to come to these puppies. We were asked to take them in and this little guy went to see Dr. Carr yesterday.
Dierks Bentley is very anemic and not producing new red blood cells. Poor little guy has no energy. He just wants to be held. He is being started on steroids and antibiotics.
Parvo & Corneal Ulcer
Post adoption Parvo
Horatio update. We are calling him Hero. ♡♡♡♡♡♡ His mast cell tumor has been removed from his testicle skin. But, then his left eye developed a growth. The vet thinks it is pannus. We have been getting him all the vet care needed
Wayne went to the ER vet last night and got some fluids and anti-nausea medicine. He's not doing much better this morning, so it's off to dr. Carr's office. He is going to get more tests and blood work done. And hopefully we can get him on the road to recovery .Tested Positive for Parvo
We got news that fell somewhere in the middle. She does have lots & lots of tiny tumors on her tummy that are skin cancer from reflected sunlight. They could be removed but they would most likely return very quickly. She also has arthritis in her back. Dr. Carr ran preop bloodwork and found that she is anemic and the function of her kidneys are slowly fading. Therefore, we are unable to do surgery for the cancer 💔 After this news, I did what any sensible rational person would do... I adopted her
June was taken in by foster mom Caitlin. June was dumped off with some people that contacted us. Once June got home and settled, Caitlin couldn't get her to eat and decided to take her to the vet. She ended up testing positive for parvo. She will be getting treatment right away and hopefully we caught it soon enough.
Khaki & Burlap went to the center on Saturday but they both started seizing and were rushed to the ER. They were hospitalized and kept stable. They are now back home with their foster mom Jackie. The seizures may have been from a reaction to the dewormer.
Penny, aka Betty White went in to labor today. She had one at home and then had complications with the labor. So, Kailey took her to Warner Vista Animal Hospital. She had an emergency C section and had 2 more babies. Thanks to everyone that kept momma and babies safe and alive!
Jackson (11 years young) stopped at the Center on the way to his doctors appointment. He had quite a bit done today at Warner Vista. Pictured are the bladder stones they removed. He also had his teeth cleaned and a tumor removed from his back.
"Dr. Carr is really happy with the way her biggest wound looks. He says it's healing nicely. Just gotta keep an eye on the black spot and any new ones that pop up. Gotta bring her back Tuesday. I'm so happy. He says it looks really good and new skin is forming."
They did an x-ray to confirm that she is not pregnant. And then they had to do a lot of blood work to try to figure out what could be going on. Wow! She is low on everything! Iron, platelets, kidney function, liver function. She tested positive for tick fever & he thinks that's what's causing the anemia & low protein & specifically the low protein will cause her to be so distended. She's being put on an antibiotic & steroid & said it will be VERY slowly that her stomach will shrink
Our recent shelter rescue became lethargic at her foster home. Kim took her in to the vet and it was confirmed that she has parvo.
Debbie rescued a puppy for her birthday. Mambo was at the West Shelter. He was rescued from a field in Buckeye. He was covered in ticks. Debbie took him to the great staff at Warner Vista. Dr. Carr is treating him aggressively because he was so badly infested.
Laker is a 1 year old male pom mix who was surrendered by his owner when she lost her home. He was neutered and had a cherry eye fixed.
She's been diagnosed with hypoplastic trachea.
On Sunday, Eddy's foster mom Jennifer noticed that he was not feeling well. He's throwing up and not very playful. He was good on Saturday. So, she took him to our friends at Ironwood Animal Hospital. They tested for parvo and it came back positive.
She has hypoglycemia. She's on meds staring at 12, every hour for 6 hours and she should be back to normal. Anesthesia drained her body and was a bit too much for her and her sugar dropped tremendously
Abby went into surgery for a mastectomy and spay. Her blood pressure went extremely low during surgery...they were able to bring it back up but ended up not doing the spay. She was also bleeding quite a bit as her blood was not coagulating. But after it all she pulled through and is resting. She's been through so much but worst of all has been away from her pups. The pups are thriving and doing well.
Critical Mastitis, Emergency surgery
"This baby breaks my heart 💔 she can't even sit fully. She is seeing Dr. Carr tomorrow. Pray for this beautiful baby girl. She's the 16 yr old surrendered dog. She was brought to us at Petsmart. She is deaf and seems to be going blind or has arthritis... she's been tripping over everything. It pains us that her family abandoned her after all these years.
We thought initially that poor Mario had a simple case of kennel cough. He came from the shelter and most of the dogs we get from the shelters have it. It turned into coughing up bile and not keeping food down. So, we took him to see our friends at Ironwood Animal Hospital for a bunch of tests. They are thinking it may have escalated to pneumonia.
This little girl, Raven, was brought to us Thursday. She was covered in oil and was very skinny. A truck driver got her off the I-17. She went to her foster home and was eating and playing well until yesterday. Tested positive for Parvo.
Undergoing Parvo treatment
REX & his brother TEX were strays from Coolidge. One of our local rescuers lured the 2 from a field. We took these 2 in. REX wouldn't put weight on one of his rear legs. Of course a doctor's visit saw that he had a dislocated hip and needed a $1,500 surgery. In this picture he is on his way to his big day.
Last night Pink Star started having difficulty breathing. Michelle rushed her to the ER vet. She was put on oxygen and had an xray. They thought pneumonia or lung damage but would know more soon. She was planning on staying at the hospital overnight. Then it got to where Pink Star couldn't breath on her own. So, we had to make the very difficult call to put her down. (Vet recommended).
Spike is one of the Peanuts pups and he just isn't as big as his sisters and has something wrong. Dr. Carr has run almost every test to figure out what's wrong with him and everything comes back negative. We don't know what's wrong with him. He doesn't eat much either. He's very anemic from not eating and only half the size of the girls. Lately he's been eating more but still losing weight.
Just a little spike update. At his lowest he was barely 6lbs he has now reached 7.12lbs. This boy is having no problems gaining his much needed weight back.
She is a very feral & fearful dog that came from Pinal Animal Control. We rushed mom to the emergency vet because she stopped giving birth. Momma ended up needing a c-section and three of the puppies are pretty weak and having a hard time maintaining their body temperature. Four of her six puppies are still alive.
Laser Pain Med Therapy
Lacey continues to fight for her life. She ended up not having pyometra, but a huge bladder stone encased in puss. She is currently dehydrated and anemic and awaiting a blood transfusion.
Kit was found with severe injuries that required multiple surgeries. Someone had pretty much just left him for dead until Debbie and Follow Your Heart took him in.
Kit recovering from his second surgery.
Cherry Eye Surgery
She was at the pound turned in by owner with the wounds.
She hardly has any milk, is not eating and there was liquid all over the place (not keeping water down) Her temp is 104.9 They are going to give her antibiotics, fluids and an anti nauseous injection. The doctor says the puppies look healthy. They are going to check Buffy for calcium.
Raina is favoring one of her legs, so they put her on some meds to see if it'll help and if not they want her back in for an x-Ray. She is also being treated for a UTI and a sore on her arm.
T.J. was surrendered by his owners after they found out that he and his brother Tank had parvo.
She is one of the puppies that we picked up from the reservation yesterday. This morning she had a seizure. She can't get up and her breathing is labored.
Dolly is our Super Sweet shelter girl that was going to be killed because of her possible Valley Fever. She went to the vet today for blood work to test for valley fever. She has a fever and is on an antibiotic and has a stye on her eye we have to watch.
Rex was a previously adopted pup that ended up with severe hip dysplasia and needed an FHO surgery.
Kodiak came into the rescue with Coccidia, Giardia and Pyoderma.
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