We saw a plea on Facebook for Sheena who was on her last safe day at Mobile County Animal Control in Alabama. It said she was pregnant and had been hit by a car. We called and there was no one for her. We did not have much money in our bank account but we knew we could not let her die! We rushed to get our paperwork for her that afternoon and told them we would drive up the next day to get her which we did. We left at 7am on 1/11/17 and returned home at 11pm that night but it was worth it! We rescued Sheena with our hearts not our heads but we don't regret it one bit.
Sheena turned out to one of the sweetest dogs we have ever met! We took her to our vet, Bushnell Animal Clinic, on 1/12/17. Dr Mounger said her leg was too swollen to x-ray so he splinted it and she stayed overnight to minimize the swelling.
She is doing well, considering she is very pregnant with a boken leg and has adapted to the splint well.
Sheena will need an orthopedic vet for surgery to correct her leg once the puppies are weaned. This is something that our vet cannot correct. Her leg is broken in a couple places and since she is due to have the puppies in one to two weeks surgery cannot be performed at this time. We need donations as an orthopedic vet is going to anywhere from $3000 to $5000 and we are a very small Rescue. Please help us help her.
The 3 surviving puppies she had went to the other Rescue and are doing well being bottlefed.
1/27/17 Update--Sheena had her leg surgery on 1/25/17 and is now back with me her foster. She has stitches on the inside of leg. She has two different pain medications and an antibiotic. She will go back to the vet in two weeks to have the stitches removed. She was at the vets office for two days. On the 2nd day they did a pelvis x-ray and discovered she has a dislocated hip on the opposite side of her broken leg. Surgery to correct it will be performed once her leg is healed. This is an unexpected expense so donations are needed for that as well. Once she healed from her surgeries she will get her heartworm treatment. Sheena has a long road ahead of her but she will be healed in the not distant future with your donation for her care!
4/24/17 Update--Sheena is now using her leg but needs her hip suregery to fix her dislocated hip so she can walk normal. She walks at a slow place due to the bad hip. She had a camera shoot this morning and we have added those pictures.
4/27/17 We spoke to the vet today and they gave the go ahead for Sheena's hip surgery which they estimated at $800. We don't currently have the estimate in our account. We also need to order to order flea and heartworms meds for her. We need to raise the funds to get her fourth and final surgery. She will be ready for adoption once she heals. Please help us get this sweet girl completely healed and ready for her forever home. She is so worth it!