This is Annabelle, a 3 year-old plott hound mix. Annabelle recently caught a smell, or saw something exciting, and like most hounds, declared her excitement with typical hound bays. This normally isn't an issue, until an individual became upset over this, and shot Annabelle with a pellet gun!
Luckily, Annabelle’s parents knew who shot her, and called the police. Unfortunately, Annabelle had a deep laceration, or cut, in her chest, and needed medical attention. Her parents rushed her to the vet.
Deep cuts are one of the most common reasons dogs have to go to a vet clinic unexpectedly. Lacerations can be a minor skin problem or a major problem. Regardless, any laceration should always be examined by a veterinarian. Even what we feel are small cuts can be deep, and can penetrate important structures that require sutures or additional treatment. Please be sure to see your dog IMMEDIATELY if you notice any of the following signs:
Most lacerations are dirty wounds and they often require antibiotics.
Annabelle's dad is the only one working in their house, and this veterinary expense was not expected, so he applied to Fur Kids Foundation for assistance. Luckily, the laceration wasn't too deep, and all Annabelle needed was a wound cleaning, antibiotics and pain meds. She’s on her way to a very speedy recovery.
If your pet is ever a victim of animal cruelty, or if you ever witness an act of cruelty, please call Animal Control at 307.686.5249. Cruelty has no place in our community. No place.
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% ran by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. You can see a list of those who support us on our Supporters page. Check out more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!