Adopt Poochie

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
  • Color: Black
  • Size: Large
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Senior

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Back in March we were lucky to get the call on sweet poochie. Yes she is 17 years old. She was on death row out Staten Island ACC.  Our small 501c3 home-based rescue decided that Poochie was going to stay with us. After her first visit to the vet, we knew her heart was strong and lungs were clear. But 17? Wow! She had the start of arthritis in her hips and legs. Everyday got a bit tougher walking around. The 4 stairs going out to the backyard got tougher and tougher to walk up and down. Just recently Poochie started drastically slowing down. She no longer could walk down the stairs so we carried her. Then she could not walk up the stairs. So we carried her. She had stopped eating her everyday food. So we fed her whatever we could get her to eat. But she was still drinking water and taking her vitamins. It was time to go see the doctors.


When we arrived they were shocked to see her like this just a few months later. Our hearts broke watching her as she tried to get up on her own. She never gave up. But with positive assistance she did it. She had blood work drawn. Sadly, her red blood count is way low. At first they were thinking the "C" Word. But then they started with a possible Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia with Thrombocytopenia.

Poochie received 4 shots 2 antibiotics, 1 anti inflamatory and 1 steriod. She was also given a pill which is for chemo. We had to watch her closely and she seem to be doing fine. Still sleeping a lot.

The next step will be to admit her to the hospital for IV antibiotics and a blood transfusion.

Please dig deep and if you can help that woukd be great!! Thank you !!