It appears that we have a revolving door that has not stopped spinning since the arctic weather has brought about an influx of sick, injured and abuse victims to our facilities.
The latest is a stray girl we call "Lily". The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mixture was brought in as a stray from inner city Newark with the mouth wide open -- unable to close -- as it was forced to stay open. Had she not been discovered, she would have slowly languished and died or could have been the target of cruel people.
Unable to take nourishment, AHS brought her to Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls for care. She was given intravenous fluids and scheduled for surgery with Dr. Garrett Davis.
The diagnosis was a bilateral mandibular fracture which required repair. Lily underwent surgery successfully but it was not a totally corrective repair. Tragically, it was discovered that there had been an old fracture in the past. According to Dr. Davis, the 2 year old had been spayed -- so she had belonged to someone who cared. Was she sold, given away, stolen?
It is not known if this was an accident, a cruel blow or kick but she suffered both physically and emotionally until she arrived at AHS. Thanks to your donations to the Res-Q Fund, we are able to take these orphans of the storm and bring sunshine and warmth into their lives. Lily is a super friendly, affectionate and unspoiled by her past.
For more information on little 10 pound Lily, call the AHS at 973-824-7080 or e-mail us and refer to File 132486-SF.