We named her that because we want to redeem her faith in people. This precious girl has been treated as no dog, or any living creature for that matter, should ever be treated.
A Good Samaritan was driving down the road in Buena Park, CA and noticed a wire dog crate on the side of the road. Plenty of people drove past this crate, maybe even walked past it, and did nothing, but thankfully this angel did stop and look. What she discovered was 2 dogs (one was Faith) shivering inside of the crate. No food. No water. It had been raining in Southern California for the last few days and we had record low temperatures. The other dog had already passed away and Faith was very close to being gone as well. There were days worth of feces and urine inside the crate; it's horrifying to think how long they were trapped in there. The pictures in the slideshow of her in the crate are from the day she was found. The dog that passed is under the white towel and she can be seen snuggling with her fallen friend.
The woman took the crate home, bathed Faith and cared for her and then brought her to the Downey SEAACA shelter where they immediately had to take her into an ER facility for IV fluids and treatment. She wouldn't have survived if she would have been left at the shelter. Southern California Bulldog Rescue received the call that this girl needed help and we rushed down to get her the next day. Our volunteer that went to pick up Faith was floored when she saw her. Faith was frail and tiny, shivering and barely able to move. She drove all the way to out vet's office with Faith on her lap, trying to soothe her.
Upon an initial exam by Dr. Kraemer of Vet4HealthyPet, we were told that aside from her being extremely emaciated, weighing only 20 lbs (she should be at least 35 lbs) and frail, she had a raging ear infection as well as a HOLE in the cornea of her left eye that was causing an immense amount of pain. She needed to see an eye specialist ASAP and would likely need surgery. We went home with a bunch of medications, a probiotic, and critical care food. The vet also noticed some mucus coming from her vaginal area and recommended that we get her spayed as soon as possible to avoid possible pyometra, an infection in the uterus.
We got an appointment with an eye specialist the next day at Eye Care for Animals in Tustin. They confirmed that she had a hole in her cornea from an unknown trauma, but that it had happened recently so the chance of saving her eye was very good. With surgery - they would do a graft of skin (taken from her inner eyelid) and seal the hole. We were told that with surgery, not only would she not be in any pain anymore, but she would eventually regain eye sight in the eye and be back to normal!Faith needs YOUR help to get her on the road to recovery! This little girl has known nothing but horror and neglect and this is our chance to make things right for her and get her healthy so that she can be adopted by the kind of family she deserves and know the love that she has never known. Please consider a tax-deductible donation towards her care so we can get her the surgeries she needs!
- Medications for Eye Pain $300
Posted on January 15, 2017
Thanks to you, our amazing supporters, Faith was able to have her eye surgery to repair the hole in her cornea. She won't be fully healed for about another month, but she will now open her eye fully and is visibly happier because she is no longer in excruciating pain. Big thanks to the amazing staff at Eye Care For Animals in Tustin and her foster mom Charli for doing such an amazing job with our special girl! Thank you so much to all of you who donated and helped us get her surgery done right away.
Kisses from Faith!