Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fixing your dog or cat may save its life

Red Lake Rosie’s received a call on March 24, 2015, from Lisa, a resident with a dog named Mr. Brown that she feared had been shot. Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue offered help, provided the family let us neuter Mr. Brown who was an intact male about 2 years old.

Lisa readily agreed to let us neuter Mr. Brown and transported him to the shelter. Mr. Brown was transported immediately to the Cornerstone Vet where it was determined he had NOT been shot but rather was more than likely attacked by a pack of dogs. There had been a female dog in heat in his neighborhood which often fuels vicious fights between competing intact males.

Mr. Brown was too sick to be immediately neutered and needed time to heal. We were unsure if we could save his eye as at various times it looked cloudy and white. After 23 days of daily antibiotics and pain medication, Mr. Brown went to the MN Snap clinic on April 16th and was neutered. We had saved his eye and perhaps his life! His owner Lisa was happy when she picked up Mr. Brown knowing that he now was neutered and he did not lose his eye!

These before and after pictures show how much damage can be done when dogs are not fixed. These pictures are graphic but show the reality of what happens to unneutered male dogs in fights.

We urge residents to take advantage of our neuter/spay clinics held at the Redby Custom Homes Warehouse. Red Lake Rosie's Rescue is asking for a small donation of $10 per animal for which they are
fixed, vaccinated, wormed, and provided flea and tick removal. The next clinic is June 18-20. Won’t you help out your dogs and cats by fixing them?

Sincerely, Karen and RLRR

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