She is very malnourished and has suffered all her life with this tight chain which now had grown into her neck leaving a large gash all around her neck, very deep and infected. The deepest laceration was under the chin. The odor was so strong I had to drive with the window open on the way to the vet.
Buffy had a severe infection and a high fever. This sweet soul, immune to her pain, was wagging her tail as I took her into the vet.
|LOOK AT THE EMBEDDED CHAIN|
There is a risk that the chain could cut the carotid artery and the animal will bleed to death or that the larynx would be destroyed in the process of removing chain. But, my fear and sadness turned to joy when I heard from the vet that she successfully removed it. Then, I knew Buffy's healing could begin.
Thank you to our supporters who make funds available to provide life-saving medical care.
There is not greater joy than to free an animal from an embedded chain or collar. The suffering leading up to their freedom cannot be imagined. I know that these photos are shocking, but this is the reality. Healing will be long and slow.
We are so happy that our wonderful rescue partners ACT V Rescue & Rehabilitation were willing to take on Buffy's care and she was transported to them over the weekend.
UPDATE FROM ACT V:
|BUFFY AND HIS FOSTER MOM|