Someone came to our main clinic with a wonderful kitty. Her request… to have her euthanized.
India is an indoor cat. About six months ago she was offered as a present to the ten year old kid of the family…
That decision forever marked her life.
For the last year India has been routinely abused, mishandled, kicked, thrown around the house, and finally, the injury that sealed her fate, grabbed and pulled by the tail with such strength that this injured her spine and damage the nerves controlling her ability to pee and poo on her own.She needs manual assistance to pee and she can´t control her defecation.
And so… the owner, annoyed with having to clean pee and poo didn’t hesitate to take her to the vet to have her killed.
Please watch her video and you will get to see what an incredible cat she is.. see the beauty and kindness of her character. Please, please, fall in love with her, because you are all she has today.
We need to ask our readers and members of the Let´s Adopt! community, to share her story in the hope that someone out there… someone will offer a permanent home for India. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are some sights you never get used to. An animal suffering. The sight of a little puppy, scared but at the same time desperately, silently, asking for help.
He is not even strong enough to bark, but the way he moves tells me there is something terribly wrong with him. And then I see it… blood dripping from behind and alongside his tiny legs.
Anal prolapse. His lower intestine is hanging out.
He is in a desperate position. Unless we act, his lower intestine will become necrotic and he will die of septicemia.
I give him a name. A great name. A name filled with dignity and greatness for a little whimpering puppy. Right there and then he is named Eagle.
I grab him and hold him tight against my chest. I don´t have a proper carrier to I place him at the passenger´s feet and rush to our clinic. His looks tell me, plead me: Save me.
He is the sweetest thing I´ve ever seen. His eyes seem to grow as they become fixated on mine, and so, in that awkward position he falls asleep, exhausted.
Eagle is at our clinic in Intensive care. His blood results show tremendous anemia and dehydration. His little body has been pushed to the limit for quite a few days. A big chunk of his intestine is already necrotic which makes this quite a delicate operation. A portion of his intestine will have to be cut off, all dead tissue will have to be removed.
His age and size make of this a very risky procedure but there is no alternative. Either we do this or he will die.
PLEASE WATCH EAGLE´S RESCUE VIDEO AND YOU´LL UNDERSTAND THE URGENCY OF THE SITUATION ..
Eagle is on Intensive Care right now. He is receiving fluid therapy and we are working hard is improve his anemia and other indicators to make sure he is be able to survive the surgery.
We live in a warped world… it´s very tempting to fall into despair and think that nothing will ever change, and who knows, maybe that´s so…. but of one thing we can be certain… together, today, we can save a little puppy´s life. To him, and to us, that should be all that matters.
P.S. After Eagle´s surgery and treatment is over, he is going to need an extraordinary home where he can enjoy the most amazing life.
If you are that home PLEASE write a letter to me on email@example.com telling me everything about you and your family of animals.
De los cinco grandes depredadores que aún se pueden encontrar en estado salvaje ninguno cautiva nuestra imaginación como el gran león africano. Con cada vez menos ejemplares en estado natural se ha creado una gran industria alrededor de aquellos ejemplares que se encuentran en cautividad. En cada festividad, nuestras calles se llenan de circos que pasean enjaulados a tigres y leones.Esos felinos, desquiciados, pasan sus vidas tras barrotes con la única excepción de aquellos minutos de ridículo en que han de hacer “el show”. Mientras tantos sus cachorros son paseados entre las gradas y a las puertas del circo ofreciéndose un posado a los espectadores a cambio de quince, veinte euros para finalmente en ocasiones acabar muertos a manos de pseudo-cazadores en “cacerías enlatadas” para grandes bolsillos con ansia de sangre.
Magnus nació en cautividad, una víctima inocente de esa industria que humilla y abusa de estos magnificos animales, despojándoles de toda su dignidad y transformándoles en una simple foto de recuerdo de una absurda tarde de circo.
Al poco de nacer, Magnus fue separado de su madre y convertido en una atracción turística. Estos magnificos animales crecen a un ritmo sorprendente pero sus dueños quisieron que se mantuviese pequeño, lo más parecido posible al leoncito con el que todos quieren salir en la foto. Una vida útil de lo más reducida, ya que pronto se convertirá en un animal demasiado grande y dificil de manejar.
Para conseguir esto Magnus fué alimentado a base de yogurt y pan. Una dieta absolutamente catastrófica para un leon.
Esta dieta ha tenido terribles efectos en su desarrollo general, y ha dado lugar a una estenosis de esófago, un estrechamiento del esófago que hace imposible su alimentación de modo natural.
Al llegar a este punto el propietario del circo, al no servirle Magnus para nada lo llevó a un veterinario para que fuese eutanasiado.
El veterinario, consciente de que la situación de Magnus es complicada pero tiene solución quirúrgica lo remitió al que es, posiblemente, el mejor hospital veterinario de Valencia, el Hospital Veterinario Valencia Sur.
Nunca hasta ahora había estado en presencia de un león, y al arrodillarme a su lado experimenté una emoción indescriptible. Es imposible comprender la grandeza y el poder de un león hasta que lo tienes delante. Magnus tiene un serio problema que necesita cirugía pero no por ello deja de ser el Rey.
La decisión estaba clara, desde este momento tanto Valencia Sur como Let´s Adopt España lo haríamos todo para solucionar el problema de salud de Magnus y finalmente, ofrecerle el mejor futuro posible.
Juntos, podemos salvar la vida de este pequeño gran león y ayudarle a convertirse en el magnífico ejemplar que estaba destinado a ser.
Con vuestra ayuda podemos ofrecerle una vida alejada del sufrimiento, el abuso, una vida en la que quizás llegue algún día a tener su propia manada.
OS PRESENTO A MAGNUS.. MIRAD SU VIDEO…
La cirugía de Magnus no puede esperar. Magnus será operado en el Hospital Veterinario Valencia Sur el próximo viernes 13 de Febrero.
Esta será obviamente una cirugía compleja y delicada y vamos a necesitar vuestra ayuda.
Actualización Sabado 14 Febrero
Llegará el día cuando mire hacia atrás y recuerde el rescate de Magnus y su historia como uno de los momentos más especiales en mi vida como rescatista.
POR FAVOR MIRAD ESTE VIDEO… OS LLEVARA DIRECTO A LA SALA DE OPERACIONES.
What you are about to read is possibly the most challenging and complex rescue we´ve ever undertaken, both from a medical and logistical point of view. Please help us save MAGNUS… read the post through to the end and SHARE it on Facebook and Twitter…
Of all the big predators still living in the wild today none of them captures our imagination like the great African Lion. With shrinking numbers in the wild an entire industry has appeared around the number of lions in captivity. From Circuses still touring with their absurd and inhuman shows to Lion farms breeding lions in captivity to use them as photo ops by tourists ultimately ending as prey in the horrifying industry known as “canned hunting”.
Magnus was born in captivity, an innocent victim of that industry that degrades and abuses the most magnificent of animals turning them into nothing but a photo op available for purchase for a mere 20 bucks.
Barely days after he was born Magnus was separated from his mother and turned into a tourist attraction by a Spanish Circus.
Lions grow at an incredibly fast rate, but his owners wanted to slow down that growth for as long as possible before he would be too big and dangerous and therefore useless to them.
To achieve this Magnus was fed a mixture of yogurt and bread.
This clearly inadequate diet had severe effects on his bone, muscular and general development, creating what is called a Stenosis of the Esofagus, that is, a narrowing of the esofagus passage that renders impossible Magnus´s normal food ingestion.
At that point the Circus owner, having no use for a sick lion barely able to eat took him to a vet to have him euthanised. I was then contacted in the hope that Let´s Adopt Global would be able to help.
I had never been in the presence of a lion, in the wild or otherwise, and so, kneeling in front of this magnificent lion cub I was filled with an emotion unlike anything I´ve ever felt. The decision was taken in an instant. Let´s Adopt will do whatever it takes to save Magnus´s life and offer him the best possible future.
There are very few organisations in the world capable of taking such complex medical and logistical challenge. We hope, together, we will be able to save the life of this extraordinary animal, to help him become the great lion he was destined to be, and to offer him a beautiful future, away from suffering, abuse and maybe, who knows, a pride of his own.
MEET MAGNUS… PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO..
Magnus´s surgery can´t wait.He will be operated in just a few days, on Friday 13 of February. This will obviously be a complex and extremely delicate surgery and we´ll need your help.
Update 14 February…
There will be one day when I will look back and I will remember Magnus and his story as one of the most special moments of my life as a rescuer.
PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO… IT WILL TAKE YOU RIGHT TO THE CENTER OF THE OPERATION THEATRE…
After Magnus´s health condition has been solved, or at least improved to the point that he can have a normal lion life, Magnus will need a wonderful place to live.A haven for lions. The search for such haven has begun… We will welcome the assistance of reputable Lion Rescues willing to help us offering Magnus the life he deserves. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY… A DOG WITH TERRIBLE INJURIES NEEDS IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE… PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST AND DON´T FORGET TO SHARE IT ON FACEBOOK / TWITTER…
We just received an email plea for help accompanied by this picture… A young dog, lays on the floor, completely paralysed, still in shock after having been victim of a hit and run. The driver didn´t even stopped.
Claudia somehow managed to crawl away from the road and find a comfortable spot on the fields to catch a breath, unable to move in any way she would have died there hadn´t it been for a young man that follows our work… He snapped a picture and sent it to me.
Claudia is microchipped. We contacted the owner, a hunter who came to the clinic, gave her a quick look and asked the vet to euthanize her before leaving without even looking back.
But we couldn´t allow this to happen… We have conducted a full analysis of her injuries and she is being stabilised waiting for surgery. I could describe in medical terms the extent of her injuries but I think with just a glimpse of her Xray you will understand the gravity of the situation…
If we had to describe Claudia with just two words, those would be INCREDIBLY SWEET. She is one of the softest and most delicate dogs we´ever rescued. Used to run around free and agile she is terrified to find herself paralysed, not knowing where she is, not even being able to stand…
PLEASE WATCH HER VIDEO….
If you are reading this you are probably a close follower of our work and you´ve seen, time and again, what this incredible team can do for an injured animal. Let´s Adopt Global is a unique organisation where the combined efforts of all of us become the difference between life and death for animals like Claudia.
We are aiming to operate her on Friday morning, that is, in less than 48 hours…
P.S. After Claudia´s surgery and treatment is over, she is going to need an extraordinary home where she can enjoy the most amazing life. If you are that home PLEASE write a letter to me on email@example.com telling me everything about you and your family of animals.
Linda es la perrita más dulce que os podáis imaginar, y eso hace aún más incomprensible lo que le han hecho.
Linda ha sido utilizada por los malditos cazadores para la caza del jabalí. Imaginaos esto, la perrita más buena del mundo lanzada a cazar un animal aterrorizado y salvaje, cuatro veces mayor que ella.
No hay nada como verlo así que dejadme que os enseñe como actúan los cazadores …
No tuvo ninguna oportunidad. En el momento en que el jabalí cargo contra ella y le desgarró la piel todo terminó.
Este es el estado en que ha sido encontrada tirada en los campos. Abierta e incapaz de moverse. Alguien tomo una foto, la colgó en Facebook y siguió su camino.
Uno de nuestros amigos vio la foto y de inmediato se fué para allá y la llevó al veterinario del pueblo más cercano donde le dieron primeros auxilios, y la cosieron para que pudiese llegar a nuestra clínica.
Linda llegó ayer a nosotros y su condición es lamentable. Además de la tremenda herida en la pata, tiene enfisema y derrame interno.
Linda se encuentra en cuidados intensivos y esta siendo tratada con todo lo que tenemos. Los puntos y el drenaje temporal que le hicieron han saltado y debemos cerrar las heridas de nuevo.
P.S. Una vez el tratamiento de Linda haya finalizado va a necesitar un hogar maravilloso. Si estás dispuesto/a a abrir tu hogar a esta perrita maravillosa a la que tan mal han tratado por favor escríbeme un correo a firstname.lastname@example.org contándomelo todo sobre ti y tus animales y explicándome el tipo de vida que le podrías ofrecer.
Linda is the sweetest, kindest dog you could imagine which makes even more difficult to look at her current condition.
Linda has been used by hunters to chase and hunt wild boar. Imagine that… a kind, sweet hearted female baby thrown out to fight against a scared wild animal, four times her weight, fighting for his life.
For those wondering how this works, this is how Hunters act here…
She never stood a chance. The moment the boar charged and penetrated her skin it was game over for Linda.
This is the condition in which she has been found on the fields. Torn apart and unable to move. Her owner didn´t even bother looking back. He left her out there, dying. Alone.
And then… someone snapped a picture and posted it to Facebook.
Through our network, we rushed to the precise location and took her to the nearest village clinic where she was given first aid and temporary relieve and from there, she was driven to our clinic.
Linda is now with us and her condition is just appalling… It´s not only the massive injury on her leg, air has entered in her system through that gaping hole, and there is internal bleeding.
Linda is now in Intensive care. The temporary stitches given at the village vet proved useless and she needs to be stitched and cleaned again.
UPDATE Monday 2nd February…
Linda was operated on Friday… She is doing well, her injury is doing well but we are concerned about the blood accumulation in her lower abdomen… She remains hospitalized at the clinic…
P.S. After Linda´s surgery and treatment is over, she is going to need an extraordinary home where he can enjoy the most amazing life. If you are that home PLEASE write a letter to me email@example.com telling me everything about you and your family of animals.
Today, someone brought his beautiful cat to our vet´s clinic. He wanted to have him euthanised.
The reason? Larry always had issues with the cheap commercial food they were given him and last year he developed a series of urinary tract infections that became recurrent.
They were advised a change in diet but they never did it. In the end the infections became worst and worst and finally they ended up destroying Larry´s penis, now in a terrible state, infected and necrotic.
They decided Larry is suffering and to spare him more pain they would rather kill him.
And so… today they brought him to the vet to do precisely that, kill him.
I was there. I explained to them that Larry didn´t need to die but by then they had already taken a decision, they didn´t want to go through further treatment, visits to vet and a possible surgery.
So, at that stage I told them I would like to take responsibility for Larry from this moment on. At first I thought they may reject this possibility but to my surprise they accepted right away and they released him to me.
So Larry is ours now… it is time to end his pain… but by saving his life, not by killing him!!!
LARRY NEEDS AN VERY DELICATE OPERATION… IT´S CALLED AN PERINEAL URETHEROSTOMY… That is, the creation of a stoma, a new, artificial outlet, for the ureter. In order to do this WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO AMPUTATE LARRY´S PENIS AND BUILD A NEW EXIT…
I know it sounds terribly painful, but it´s the only way for Larry to have his life back again.
PLEASE WATCH LARRY´S VIDEO:
Larry is currently peeing through the urinary catheter you see on the video. We need to operate him as soon as possible, and the earliest we can do it will be in little over 48 hours, on Friday evening…
We don’t have much time… He can´t continue as it is..
This incredible cat has gone through the kind of surgery that we don´t wish to any animal, the amputation of his penis, but it was necessary in order to save his life.
Last Friday this incredible community rallied together and we helped Larry go to surgery.. .
THIS IS THE RESULT!!!
Let´s Adopt Global is a 501(c)(3) rescue, which means your donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by USA Law.
P.S. After Larry´s surgery and treatment is over, he is going to need an extraordinary home where he can enjoy the life he desserved.
If you are that home PLEASE write a letter to me on firstname.lastname@example.org telling me everything about you and your family of animals.
El impacto debió ser brutal, quedó atrapada entre las ruedas y fué arrastrada por la carretera. Para cuando el coche paró la pobrecita estaba tirada en el suelo, maullando de dolor al intentar respirar e incapaz de moverse.
La pobre Crystal consiguió arrastrarse y refugiarse en el jardin de un bloque de apartamentos, buscando un lugar donde esconderse…
Y allí se quedó durante dias… la gente la veía pero le hacían fotos y nadia se dignaba a ayudarla. Algunos le dejaron algo de comida, pero su estado se deterioraba rapidamente. No fué hasta días más tarde que alguien, al ver el tremendo estado de sus heridas se apiadó de ella y la llevo al veterinario.
La primera reacción del veterinario al verla fué sugerir la eutanasia, afortunadamente la persona responsable nos escribió enviándonos unas placas… Crystal tiene la columna vertebral luxada. Si no la operamos inmediatamente quedara paralizada para siempre…
En estos momentos estamos estabilizandola y mejorando sus niveles sanguíneos ya que se encuentra completamente anémica pero no tenemos casi tiempo.Si no la operamos inmediatamente sus posibilidades de recuperación serán prácticamente nulas.
Apenas tenemos tiempo pero ES URGENTE.. tenemos que operarla mañana por la mañana.
Por favor, mirad su video.
CRYSTAL HA SIDO OPERADA!!!
La operación ha durado tres horas pero esta gatita increíble se ha portado como una autentica luchadora. La cirugía ha salido bien, hemos re-alineado su columna que se mantendrá en posición gracias a una placa.
Cuando estábamos preparándola para la cirugía descubrimos un gran abceso en su flanco con dos tremendos agujeros en el. Había sido mordida por un perro.
Eso significa que no solo fue atropellada sino que en su momento de máxima debilidad atacada por uno o varios perros. Ahora el desafío se encontrará en el tratamiento diario de las heridas de la zona genital…
P.S. Tras su tratamiento, Crystal va a necesitar un hogar extraordinario donde disfrutar de una vida maravillosa.Si sois vosotros ese hogar por favor escríbeme a email@example.com contándomelo todo sobre tu y tu familia de animales.
P.S. Por favor seguid las actualizaciones y la evolución de Crystal en Let´s Adopt España
The impact must have been brutal… caught between tires she was dragged along the road. By the time the car ended up going over her she laid down in the floor, howling in pain, gasping for air and barely able to move.
Crystal somehow managed to crawl inside the garden area of an apartment block, looking for a quiet corner where to hide.
There she stayed, for days, not able to move and search for food and water. People saw here and left her something to eat, but her condition was deteriorating quickly…
It wasn´t until days later that someone saw her, paralyzed and with a massive gaping infected wound that they took pity of her and took her to a nearby vet that, with just a quick look, decided she should be euthanized.
At that point they wrote to us asking for help… accompanying their note there was an Xray showing the most brutal back fracture.
We looked at her injuries and we didn´t hesitate… right there and then we promised Crystal that we would turn her life around…
As one would imagine simply by looking at her general condition Crystal is in a terribly weak position right now. If we operated her today she may not be able to survive the procedure….
Crystal is currently receiving fluid therapy, being stabilised before we can operate and reconstruct her back.
PLEASE WATCH HER VIDEO
As it´s always the case with trauma cases affecting the spinal cord time is of the essence so we won´t be able to wait longer than 24, at most 36 hours.
We have scheduled her surgery for Thursday first thing in the morning.
Thursday 15 of January…
CRYSTAL HAS BEEN OPERATED!!!!
It was a three hour surgery and she went through it like a real warrior princess. What an incredible little cat she is!!!! When we were preparing her for surgery we discovered a large abscess on her flank with two holes on it. A dog bite.
This means that she wasn´t only run over by a car, when she was at her weakest moment she was attacked by one or several dogs!!! The operation went very well… we have re-aligned her spinal cord that will be kept in place through plates. This will help greatly her chances of recovery and eliminate the pain she was experiencing.
NOW THE CHALLENGE IS GOING TO BE THE DAILY CARE OF HER INJURIES IN HER GENITAL AREA….
Update Tuesday 20 January..
Sunday 8 February…
** WARNING*** THIS VIDEO WILL MAKE YOU CRY TEARS OF JOY IF YOU WATCH TILL THE END… (It will also make you truly understand when to apply humane euthanasia)
Crystal arrived to us completely broken and nearly dead… she was terribly weak… It was an emergency surgery and although we put our heart and soul into saving her life it looked like this time we may have lost the battle… It looked like Crystal had reached the end of the road…
Many thanks!! Viktor Let´s Adopt Global is a 501(c)(3) rescue, which means your donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by USA Law.
P.S. After her surgery and treatment is over, Crystal is going to need an extraordinary home where she can enjoy a wonderful life. If you are that home PLEASE write a letter to me on firstname.lastname@example.org telling me everything about you and your family of animals.