Sunday, June 6, 2010

One Dog's Story

part of it anyway.

This is the story of Gypsy. Rescued by the Belmopan Humane Society. (I can't take any credit for this amazing story, only pass it on)


June 30/09 call from Wendy ***** *** ****
Saw a dog in San Martin, [address]. chained to dog house starved almost to death.
Wendy & I went to house, saw dog, Gypsy. Indeed she is dying from malnutrition. She also has 5 puppies trying to drink from her. [Owner], says the puppies are 6 weeks old. 

July 1 – I returned with Patsy . Brought food, (Mash) vitamins, food bowl, info, activity book for children. Dewormed her, Pyrental
Showed them how to feed dog, need to feed her small amounts 3 times a day plus feed the puppies.
Pictures from July 1, 2009

Owner has 3 other dogs, all males, puppies of Gypsy 10 months ago.
Gypsy has been impregnated by her own male dogs.

The owner does not like females as they always get pregnant. I asked her to help get Gypsy healthy by feeding her the food BHS provides and I would find a home for her. She agreed.

July 6, returned with Patsy. Gypsy is thinner if it is possible. The other dogs got hold of the mash bag and tore it open and ate everything. She has not been fed for days as there is sickness amongst the children and the mother is at the hospital all the time.

July 7 – phoned owner, asked if I could remove Gypsy from her premises. She said yes. Had her sign a release form and returned with Patsy in the pm and moved her to foster home, Judith F*****.
Dr. A***** gave her a complete checkup and an antibiotic shot for a light infection draining from her vulva.
Judith to feed her 3 times a day and vitamins twice a day.

July 7th

July 8 – checked on Gypsy. She is eliminating properly, seems brighter and slept well in her dog house. Gets along well with Retsi, resident dog. Introduced her to Leila.

July 17 – Dr. B***** visited Gypsy, gave her anti rabies & dog vaccine. Checked her over, clipped her nails.

Gypsy is feeling much better, gaining strength, going on walks.

July 20 – Lilly walked Gypsy to property to keep Leila company for the morning while volunteer work was being done in Resource Center. Walked her back after lunch. She still has discharge, took to her to Dr. A***** who gave her an antibiotic shot and prescribed quinocalf 2 tablets morning and night for 7 days. Says she is doing very well, is putting on weight.

July 27 – looking good, though she still has discharge. Dr. O***** says spay will take care of that. Scheduled for spay.

July 31

August 4 – Spayed. Judith F***** assisted Dr. B*****. Gypsy was pregnant!!!! She lost a lot of blood. Put her on puppy chow, canned dog food, vitamins. Wouldn’t eat or drink for 24 hours. Put on amox shots every 3 days.

Aug. 7 – eating and drinking and feeling better. Judith to prepare liver for her to build up blood.

Aug. 8 – Dr. B**** put her on Penicillin tablets daily. The day after receiving Penicillin tablet she has stopped eating. Judith admin. Fluids.

Aug. 9 – Gypsy is losing weight quickly. Judith took her to Dr. B**** clinic where she stayed for 3 days. I noticed a pattern of her becoming sick every time she has penicillin. Suggested she be put on a different antibiotic. Poor dog has been taking amox or penicillin for over a month now. Dr. B****gave fluids and different antibiotic shots for 3 days. She is eating again.

Aug. 13 Brought her back to Judith’s, she will recuperate better there. Infection and discharge STILL there.

Aug. 15 – asked Dr. H****’s opinion. He suggested Cefalexin for 14 days.

Aug. 16 – started her on Cefalexin. She has put on some weight since the 13th. Her coat is changing color. Old dead fur being brushed out every day.
Lilly took her for long walk in the p.m. She is looking very well.

Aug 22

Sept. l – endovet
Discharge cleared up
Very healthy – new coat growing
Loves to play in sand
Ready for adoption.

November 9

January 25, 2010

May 5 (with Honey)

Gypsy lives with me now. She is the sweetest dog with a loving personality that defies her history.

I would like to say Good Job! to the Belmopan Humane Society for their efforts.

Thank you for the chance to have this sweet girl in my life.

She's settled in quite well here with my pack and is thriving.

This dog's story continues...


Allenspark Lodge said...

Wow. Those early pictures are unbelievable! Wow.


Wolfie said...

I actually got a little teary eyed reading this story. So glad it had a happy ending! What is this woman doing with all of these dogs when she obviously hasn't a clue how to be responsible for them?? Good grief.