Miss Holly Hunter
On Tuesday night, 2/25/2014, this 11-wk-old puppy was attacked by two adult dogs after they were let out of the house for their potty break. It was 6:15, dark outside and that night there was a cold wind and temps would drop below freezing.
We think someone dropped off this puppy off on Tammy's porch knowing she would take care of this pup [if she found her]. Tammy's porch is high and hard for me to get up. Thinking this pup wandered onto her porch is far fetched, at best.
Just three days earlier Tammy was involved in the rescue of five other starved and dehydrated babies. We wonder if the owner of this skinny white puppy heard Tammy had helped with the other group of pups.
This pup also had some form of mange, which needed a veterinary diagnoses to determine: was the mange contagious or not?
Marilyn Neville, director of the BCSP, and Tammy worked with this pup to keep her alive. Fortunately she was not punctured or torn by the dog attack: only bruised and I suspect afraid and sore. She was dehydrated, thin with her backbone, hips and ribs showing, and she had hypothermia. Her gums were BLUE. Tammy helped me give a B-12 shot, iron shot, and 30cc of warmed IV solution.
Tammy left her with me. She would not have survived without the IV's thorugh the night and morning, every 90 minutes.
I cared for her for two days, until she was strong enough to walk on her own to go potty. Then I took these attached photos.
In the 5-10 minutes it took to photograph her she went from alert to weak, as seen in the expression on her face in the final photo. She was so uncomfortable from the cold.
She was named HOLLY HUNTER by Tammy Beck. Holly has been boarded and is being treated for her Sarcoptic mange at the Marble Hill Vet. We will be paying for her board for two weeks at $11 per day, plus for her dype and special care. We are asking for help to pay her bills. We expect her isolation and care will be over $200 to $250. We can recover her other regular vetting costs in her adoption fee.
We think Holly Hunter is a Rat Terrier or Whippet mix. She has some tan in her coat and on her ears as well. She weighed 7 pounds and will mature in the 20 to 25 pound range we think.
Holly is a VERY smart gal. She is also committed, loyal. She would cry to tell me when she needed out of her crate to go potty.
Thank you for any assistance you can give to help little Holly during her recovery.
Read her story in this week's Banner Press STAY REPORT.