Meet Mia! This beauty is a 7-year-old German Shepard.
Mia’s family has fallen on hard times and had to move into a new home. The place they were living didn’t allow dogs, so Mia’s family chose to find a foster home for her while they searched for a pet-friendly home. Unfortunately with the change, new dogs in a new home, a pretty bad fight happened between Mia and her two foster siblings, and Mia had to be taken to the vet unexpectedly. Poor Mia received the brunt of the fight, and received large cuts on her back legs, resulting in five drains needing to be placed in her legs..
A Penrose Drain is a latex tube that is placed into a wound with one or two ends exiting the skin, allowing fluids to drain from the wound. Penrose drains maximize the likelihood that fluid will drain effectively, resulting in less chances of infections.
Mia’s family thought this was all that was needed. But between the fight and drains, Mia’s system was shocked, she wasn’t eating, drinking, and was sluggish. She needed to stay at the vet clinic to be monitored and receive fluids until her body adjusted. Mia’s family was beside themselves knowing that paying for all this was going to be very hard on their already strapped resources. They applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help, and we were more than happy to try to help relieve them of some of their stress.
We are very happy to report that Mia’s family has found a new foster home while they search for a new place to live, and Mia is receiving nothing but the best care from her family and foster family.
Bringing a new member into an already established pack of dogs can often be a challenge. If you are in this situation, and are finding that you may not know what to do, Fur Kids Foundation does encourage you to reach out to local dog trainers. Find information in the Resources section.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, 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. Read 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.