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Salvemos a MILA, El Pequeño Milagro

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Esta es la foto que vi en Facebook a primera hora de la mañana. Allí estaba ella, con sus ojos infectados buscando en vano la ayuda de alguien que la sacara antes de su inminente fecha de sacrificio.

Destruida por la Leishmania, vieja, enferma y condenada, quien la iba a sacar de allí? Quizás la habrían sacrificado ya?

Un par de llamadas más tarde y estábamos yendo hacia la perrera a salvarla.
Mila había sido abandonada en la perrera hacia ya días y desde entonces lloraba intentando conseguir ayuda. Finalmente esa ayuda llegó, y agotada, la pobrecita Mila cayo rendida en nuestro regazo mientras la llevábamos a a clínica.

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El estado de Mila es tremendo. Los resultados de sus análisis de sangre son, simplemente terribles, con una enorme anemia y signos de multiples focos de infección.

Su piel ha sido destrozada por la Leishmania y la sarna y el poco pelo que le queda cae a puñados en cuando lo tocas. Sus ojos están infectados y una rápida exploración revela fracturas antiguas, ya soldadas. El estado de su boca es catastrófico y necesitara un tratamiento dental completo.


Nos dan ganas de llorar cuando pensamos en la vida cruel que esta muñequita ha debido tener.

No va a ser fácil salvarla, pero teniendo en cuenta todo por lo que ha pasado y lo mucho que ha luchado para mantenerse con vida, pensamos que se merece toda la ayuda que le podamos proporcionar, no os parece?

No Podemos salvarla sin vosotros… Por favor, si podéis, ayudadnos a salvar a Mila, el Pequeño Milagro, ayudándonos a cubrir su tratamiento… Curar y rehabilitar una perrita en las condiciones de mila no es facil, ni barato, pero JUNTOS PODEMOS HACERLO TODO…




 
Muchísimas gracias!

Viktor

P.S. Tras el tratamiento Mila va a necesitar el MEJOR HOGAR DEL MUNDO. Si creeis que sois el hogar para ella por favor escribidme y contadmelo todo sobre vosotros y vuestra familia, incluyendo vuestros animales. Demostradme que sois la familia que Mila necesita.
PS. 2 Como siempre actualizaremos sobre su estado a traves de nuestra pagina, Let´s Adopt! España…

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MILA: HELP US SAVE THIS LITTLE MIRACLE

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This was the heartbreaking picture I saw being shared on Facebook… there she was, standing behind rusty steel bars in a pathetic plea for help while waiting to be killed.

Mila was due to be destroyed in a matter of hours. Frantic calls to the shelter ensued. Initially noone picked up, by the time they did they said they were not sure if she had been killed already. They thought so… she was very old and sick.

But they were not sure. I insisted, are you SURE she is already dead? The person on the phone wasn´t sure but anyway if she wasn´t already dead she would be dead shortly.

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We RUSHED to the shelter. When we got there we Identified the cage, it was empty, she wasn´t there!  And then, just as we were leaving we heard the highest pitched yelp coming from across the yard… That´s her they told us.. she was in the KILLING room!

RUN!!! RUN!!!! I will never forget the image we found when we got there… an emaciated four kilo dog being kept on her side, struggling for her life against two strong men and a woman trying to keep her still to inject the Poison in her veins.

STOP IT!!!! STOP IT!!!!  … We had arrived in time..

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Mila had been abandoned at the shelter door a week ago and since then she had been crying for help, but that help only came at the very last second.

Exhausted, she fell asleep on our laps as we hit the road to our clinic.

Mila´s condition beggars belief. Her blood results are terrible, showing a strong anemia and signs of multiple focuses of infection. Her skin has been ravaged by Leishmania and mange, and whatever hair is left falls off the moment you touch it. Her eyes are infected. A quick physical exploration shows several old fractures, forced to heal on their own a long time ago. Her entire mouth is rotten. Most teeth are broken or moving. She is going to need full dental surgery.

PLEASE WATCH HER VIDEO…

We tear up the moment we think of the cruelty that has been inflicted on this baby.

It´s not going to be easy to save Mila, but bearing in mind everything she has gone through and how hard she fought to stay alive until now we believe she deserves all the help we can give her, don´t you think?

Please, if you can, help us save Mila, the Little Miracle, by contributing towards her treatment HERE…




 Many many thanks!!!

Viktor

If you are not in a position to donate even the smaller amount, PLEASE help Mila by SHARING her plea on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest simply clicking the SHARE buttons…

 

P.S. After her treatment is over Mila is going to need the BEST HOME IN THE WORLD… If you think you are that home please write to me and tell me all about you and your family, animals, etc… Show to me that you are indeed the family Mila deserves!

P.S. As usual, we will be updating about her regularly about her condition through our Page: Let´s Adopt Global.

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Help us send ROXANNE to her paradise

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I will never forget the first time I saw her… she was running towards us pleading for help for her and two little friends she had been protecting for days.
In that moment, I understood.. This who she was, a kind and gentle protector.

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Her friends were rehomed and she stayed behind being treated from a pesky and annoying condition. Bursitis.
Her first operation went well but she injured herself during recovery, had to be operated again… and then again…
It was long, painful, and a very disappointing process for all of us, but above all for her.

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But during this time she has never once complained. Her character never changed.  Some people were interested but in the end the uncertainty of her condition put them off. Would she be able to run? Would she need another surgery in the future?

We knew she would be an amazing dog for a home but that, quite simply, the perfect home hadn´t appeared yet.

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All of this changed the morning I received that letter from a remote location in Sweden. It was written in that very direct North European style, and in it it described what we knew would be the perfect home for our Big Roxanne.  A place where she would live in the most beautiful environment imaginable, where space would never be a problem, where she would enjoy the companionship of other animals, a place where she would be valued as an essential member of the family, a place where she could protect her own. 

The letter sounded almost too good to be true but the moment we saw the pictures, we knew Roxanne had found the most perfect home and family imaginable…

Please have a look…

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There are three different ways to do things. You can do them badly, you can do them well or you can aim for perfect. It´s that quest to provide the perfect life for our animals that keep us going.

It´s time for Roxanne to go on her journey home…. as you know Let´s Adopt doesn´t apply adoption fees, and doesn´t request funds of any kind from it´s adoptant. All our expenses, medical, boarding, transport, are covered by our community.

UPDATE 14 September!!

ROXANNE IS HOME!!!!

We did it!!! Amazing right? Help us continue performing amazing rescues like Roxanne by donating to our rescue Fund HERE. We can´t do it without you…




 

Many thanks!!… I can´t wait to show you her rescue journey!!!!!
Please visit and LIKE our Facebook Page: Let´s Adopt Global, and if you can, DONATE so that we can continue rescuing…

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AYUDANOS A SALVAR A PENNY, ha pasado por la peor pesadilla de un perro

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Nunca sabremos si a Penny la regalaron, o la robaron, de lo que si estamos seguros es de que era una perrita de familia, y que lo que le pasó después es la pesadilla que albergan los sueños de tu perro.

Reza para que nunca le pase.

Apareció un dia, tratando de encontrar refugio de los vientos y la lluvia. Era tan amable y dulce que los vecinos del pueblo se apiadaron de ella, le ofrecieron agua y bebida y la dejaron quedarse allí… Nadie la llevó a casa o a un veterinario. Vivió allí tumbada al lado del muro durante casi dos años… hasta que alguien nos llamó.

No hay duda de que Penny vivió en un hogar. Tiene los modales de una perrita que ha vivido en un hogar humano. Lo que le pasó es algo que podemos ver en las marcas que ha dejado en su cuerpo.

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El día que Penny fué arrancada de su hogar comenzó su pesadilla. En manos de algún desaprensivo Penny fue forzada repetidamente a copular con otros perros y fué utilizada como perra de cria. La condición de sus pezones y un ultrasonido confirma fué forzada a tener multiples camadas. Pero eso no fué lo peor… 

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Debido a su caracter sumiso y bondadoso esos mal nacidos decidieron utilizarla como SPARRING para perros de pelea. Sus dientes fueron lijados hasta la raíz. Le quitaron cualquier tipo de defensa.

Y así comenzó, perros de pelea se ensañaban con ella. Cuando no era forzada a ser montada la trituraban sin piedad. Lo único que podía hacer era quedarse quieta y aguantar el dolor.

 

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El día que dejó de servir la tiraron en el campo.

Penny tiene un largo y complicado camino por delante. El estado de su piel es terrible. Peor de lo que que jamás hemos visto. En algunas areas las cicatrices y costras tienen varios centímetros de grosor, y en el resto la piel esta destrozada, el pelo ha caído totalmente, se muere de picor y al rascarse su piel continúa rasgándose.

 

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Penny ha llegado a nosotros completamente deshidratada y apenas capaz de mantener la cabeza erguida. Su analítica muestra y una anemia brutal así como Leishmania y Erlichia, enfermedades adquiridas por las picaduras de mosquitos y garrapatas mientras vivió tirada por ahí.

Tenéis que ver este video:

 

Estamos trabajando en estabilizarla y hacer que esté cómoda. Está recibiendo terapia de fluidos y vamos a comenzar su tratamiento para la sarna, Leishmania y Erlichia. Una por una todas esas enfermedades pueden ser tratadas, pero cuando las combinas todas en un animal tan debilitado como Penny, tienes un cuadro extremadamente complicado.

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ACTUALIZACION 10 DE SEPTIEMBRE…

EL TRATAMIENTO DE PENNY ESTA FUNCIONANDO!!!

Poco a poco su piel va perdiendo esa capa de costra y va volviendo a la normalidad. Ahora ya al menos su tacto se parece al de una piel normal, no al de piel de elefante…

Su caracter es calmado, dulce y muy cariñoso. En palabras de nuestro veterinario PENNY es una perrita ESPLENDIDA!!!

Mirad este video!!

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SEPTIEMBRE 16

PENNY continúa su espectacular recuperación rodeada de nuestro equipo veterinario. Tiene un carácter extraordinario, es maravillosa con niños, con perros, con gatos… Una belleza que finalmente esta descubriendo que no todos los humanos son malos…

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NECESITAMOS VUESTRA AYUDA PARA CONTINUAR EL TRATAMIENTO DE PENNY. Por favor, si no estáis en posición de contribuir, al menos ayudad COMPARTIENDO este llamamiento en Facebook, Twitter y otros medios sociales.

Ayúdanos a liberar a Penny de su pesadilla para siempre.
Ayudanos a dar a Penny la vida que se merecía vivir. Por favor DONA, AYUDANOS A SALVAR A PENNY.




 

Gracias por tu ayuda

Viktor

 

Una vez Penny haya terminado su tratamiento va a necesitar un hogar extraordinario. Creo que su carácter se refleja perfectamente en el video. Enamórate de ella y escríbeme a viktor@myletsadopt.com contándomelo todo sobre tu y tu familia con objeto evaluar, juntos, si vosotros sois el hogar perfecto para Penny.

Por favor, seguid las actualizaciones de Penny agregando nuestra página, Let´s Adopt! España.

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Help us SAVE PENNY… she has lived through the worst nightmare a dog can live

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Penny was a family dog until the day she was given away, or stolen, we´ll never know… what happened to her is the stuff your dog´s nightmares are made of.

Pray he or she never has to go through them.

She appeared one day, trying to find cover from the winds and the rain. She was so kind and loving, people felt pity and started bringing her food and water. Noone took her home, or to a vet. She lived next to that wall for nearly two years… until someone called us.

There is no doubt Penny lived in a home. She has the manners of a dog that has experienced the love of a human. She is calm, polite, housebroken, loving… What happened to her is something we can see by the marks it has left on her body. Literally. 

 

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At some point Penny was given away, or stolen, and her nightmare began. Time and Time again Penny was forced to have sex with other dogs and was used for breeding. The condition of her nipples as well and an ultrasound confirmed she was forced to carry multiple litters. But that was nothing compared to what happened next.

 

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Due to her submissive and wonderfully calm character they decided Penny would be a good BAIT DOG and was used for fighting dogs to practice on.  Her teeth were filed up right up to the gums. She was rendered completely helpless.
And so it began, fighting dogs were unleashed on her. When she wasn´t mounted she was being torn to pieces. All she could do was to stand there and withstand the pain.

 

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The day she became useless she was thrown away.

The moment she arrived to us we knew we would have a long and complicated road ahead of us. The condition of her skin is terrible. In some areas the scabs and scar tissue are inches thick, and everywhere else the skin is just raw, all hair has fallen, she itches constantly, and as she scratches, she tears her skin further.

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Penny has arrived to us in the condition you see, completely dehydrated and barely able to keep her head up. Penny´s blood results show she is completely anaemic. During the time on the streets she contracted Leishmania (a disease transmitted by a mosquito) and Erlichia, a tick born disease.

You HAVE to see this video…


We are currently working on stabilising her and make her comfortable. She is receiving fluid therapy and beginning her treatments for Mange, Leishmania and Erlichia. All those diseases by themselves are manageable, but when you combine all of them in an animal as weakened as Penny you have a very complicated challenge in front of you.

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Update 4 September…

PENNY: THESE ARE THE SCARS OF A LIFE ON THE STREET!!

PENNY IS RECEIVING DAILY MEDICATED BATHS. All ticks and fleas have long gone but the condition of her skin, remains, simply, terrible.

Her Red Blood Cell count remains at dangerous levels. We are working to resolve her anemia and, little by little, improve her skin.

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Update 10 September…

Penny´s treatment is working!!!!

Slowly slowly she is loosing that thick layer of crust and her skin is becoming soft again, or at least, something that resembles more the feeling of skin.

Her mood remains calm, she is extremely affectionate. In the words of our vet, her character is SPLENDID!!!

Please watch this video, you´ll understand…

UPDATE 16 SEPTEMBER:

Penny continues her recovery surrounded by the love of our medical team. She has an amazing character, she is delightful with kids, dogs, even with cats. An absolute beauty that is finally discovering that not all humans are bad, that some can be trusted…

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WE NEED YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE PENNY´S TREATMENT. Please, if you are not in a position to contribute please help us save Penny by SHARING her blog on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Please Help us End Penny´s Nightmare Forever.

Please help us give Penny the life she deserved. The life she was meant to live… Please DONATE, HELP US SAVE PENNY.




Once she is completely recovered Penny is going to need the most extraordinary home. I believe her character shows perfectly in the video… Fall in love with her and please write to me on viktor@myletsadopt.com telling me all about you and your family…

Please follow Penny´s updates by Liking our Facebook Page:

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Por favor, Ayuda.. Candy ha aparecido con la cara llena de agujeros!

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Alguien nos envio un mensaje urgente, sola, en la oscuridad, tratando de alimentarse como podía había una gatita malherida intentando sobrevivir. Dado su estado parecía estar perdiendo la batalla. Una chica le daba de comer pero se encontraba cada vez peor…

Acompañando a esa carta venia una foto… La calidad de la imagen era pésima pero podíamos apreciar su sufrimiento.
Decidimos rescatarla…

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Candy esta por fin con nosotros y su estado es, sencillamente, terrible. La verdad es que no podíamos imaginarnos que iba estar en este estado…

Este video describe con todo tipo de detalles el estado de Candy y nuestros esfuerzos por salvarla…. Por favor, miradlo…


Por el momento no podemos asegurar con certeza que le ha pasado y porque su cara esta llena de agujeros. Podría ser un numero de mordiscos que se han infectado, podría ser otra cosa. No lo sabemos. Pero lo que si sabemos es que la única oportunidad de Candy está en que la ayudemos a luchar contra la infección generalizada que amenaza con matarla.

Candy esta en estos momentos en cuidados intensivos y bajo constante observacion, está comiendo, lo que es buena señal. Lo que pase a partir de ahora va a depender de ella y de la ayuda que le podamos prestar.

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No sabemos que es lo que va a pasar, pero una vez que vimos a Candy sabíamos que no podíamos dejarla en esas condiciones y que debíamos, al menos, intentar salvarle la vida.

Candy esta luchando como la gata fuerte y valiente que es, y  vamos a estar a su lado en todo momento..

Muchas gracias!

Viktor

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Viernes 29 Agosto

Esta mañana he pasado más de una hora delante de nuestro equipo veterinario observando el desgarrador proceso de limpieza y cuidado de las heridas de Candy.

Tras todos estos años mis niveles de tolerancia son muy superiores al del público en general, pero he de reconocer que se me saltaban las lagrimas.

En Let´s Adopt! hacemos todo, lo damos todo por todos y cada uno de nuestros rescates, pero algunos de nuestros animales, sea por su historia personal, su carácter, o como en el caso de Candy, por su estado de extrema fragilidad nos pegan más duro.

Permitidme que os lleve a donde he ido esta mañana…

Su estado continúa siendo grave, no obstante apreciamos que se está produciendo una evolución positiva…

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Septiembre 4. La biopsia.

Al principio no sabíamos qué podía ser la zona endurecida en la mejilla de Candy. Podía ser un absceso lleno de infección, podía ser otra cosa. Evidentemente había algo pero el estado de salud de Candy no nos permitía hacer una biopsia.  Candy estaba demasiado débil para ser anestesiada.

Tras una semana de tratamiento con antibióticos Candy está más fuerte, no obstante no está experimentando la evolución esperada por lo que le hemos hecho una biopsia que hemos enviado al laboratorio para su análisis inmediato.


Candy ya no esta entre nosotros…


 

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Help us Save Candy: Found with her face full of HOLES

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Someone sent an urgent message, alone, in the dark, struggling to eat with her injured mouth, there was a female kitty barely managing to stay alive. The letter said she was emaciated, a group of people had been feeding her but she was injured on the head and she was getting much worst.

Accompanying those words there was a picture…. the picture had terribly quality but it spoke volumes.

We had to do something… We organised her rescue.

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She was terrified, hissing and puffing, trying to look big and strong when her skin was hanging all around her due to her extreme emaciation and dehydration and she could barely stand upright. It took some gentle convincing but in the end we managed to catch her and rushed her to our clinic.

What we found was far more that we had bargained for…

This video describes in all detail Candy´s condition and our efforts to save her.

 

At this stage we don´t know what has happened to her and why her face is riddled with holes. It could be a number of bad bites that have turned into an infectious nightmare, it could be something else.. we don´t know. But what we know Candy´s only chance is to fight this massive infection that is threatening to shut down her entire system.

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Candy is currently in intensive care under 24 x 7 observation.

She is eating very well, which is always a very good sign. What happens from here it´s unknown, it will mostly depend on her and wether her system reacts to all the help we are going to give her.

Once we looked into Candy´s eyes there was no way we could walk out on her.

Candy is putting up a massive fight, and we are going to be right by her side at all times..

 

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Today I spent over an hour at our clinic, standing in front of our vets, watching the heartbreaking process of cleaning Candy´s wounds.

After all this years my levels of tolerance are not beyond those of “normal” people… still… I was tearing up most of the times.

We, at Let´s Adopt! Global do our absolute best for each one of our rescues, but some, because of their personal story, personalities, or, as in Candy´s case, extreme frailty, really get to us.

Allow me to share these emotions. Please Watch through to the end…


Her condition remains grave, but I feel this comparison picture shows that progress is being made in her treatment…

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September 3… The biopsy… 

At first we didn´t know what to make of the hardened mass on Candy´s left cheek. It could be just a massive abscess hardened by the infection, or it could be something else.  There was clearly something there but we just couldn´t know without doing a biopsy, problem is, Candy was too weak to be fully anesthesized.

After a week of antibiotic treatment we are seeing some improvements but on the other hand it´s not the evolution we hoped, so we have done a biopsy to be sent to the lab immediately…


Thank you for standing by Candy´s side in this critical times…

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Candy has left us…

Last week biopsy showed that the mass on Candy´s cheek wasn´t a tumor. Instead it was some kind of massive abscess that, in theory, could be responsive to treatment or even surgery, but before agreeing on such a course we needed to understand exactly how far it reached into Candy´s head. We needed to understand…

To do this we performed a CT Scan that would give us a perfect understanding of what we were fighting against.

The picture shown has been a devastating one.

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Candy had Osteomielitis caused by a chronic infection. Her injuries were caused by incisive punctures, probably bites, but they were affected by a super-pathogen that set out to devour, literally, everything that found in its path.

The images showed something that was affecting the nasal conducts and that had already begun to penetrate her brain. They showed something that we couldn´t fight against. Had we found Candy in the beginning we could have saved her but not after having found her in such advanced stage.

It the heaviest of heart, our entire medical team, without a doubt, the best vets I´ve ever had the chance to work with, we decided to give Candy a compassionate death, euthanasia in the purest of senses, given only after having exhausted each and every possibility.

We are truly, deeply sorry…
Rest in Peace for eternity Little Candy… We´ll never forget you.

 

 

 

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UN LLAMAMIENTO PERSONAL PARA SALVAR LAS PATAS DE TARA

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Hace poco mas de tres meses desde que volamos al otro lado del mundo, a la India, para rescatar a Tara, una perrita que fue atacada por unos desalmados y abandonada en las calles con dos fracturas abiertas.

Ese día subía al avión sabiendo que ni Tara ni yo estábamos solos en esto, que tendríamos vuestro apoyo.

Han sido estos tres meses increíbles para Tara, sus progresos han sido extraordinarios pero hoy nos necesita mas que nunca. Os explico…

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Nada más llegar lo primero que observamos fué el elevado grado de infección de sus huesos. Ese era el principal desafio, reparar las dos fracturas y al mismo tiempo tratar la infeccion. Desde el punto de vista quirúrgico eso implicaba tomar ciertas decisiones. La inserción de platas metálicas de bloqueo hubiera fracasado debido a la infección, todo hubiese saltado así que optamos por colocar dos fijadores externos que mantuvieran los huesos en su sitio, dando a Tara la suficiente estabilidad para apoyar y al mismo tiempo permitir el tratamiento de la infección.

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La estrategia ha sido tratar esa infección y las heridas externas y una vez estuviera la situación bajo control operar de nuevo y colocar placas metálicas que proporcionaran total estabilidad necesaria para la reparación de las fracturas.

Por favor mirad esta foto y entendereis el efecto devastador de la infeccion en los huesos de Tara.

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Ha llegado el momento de operar a Tara de nuevo y de proporcionar a esas patas la estabilidad que necesitan. Para ello vamos a instalar placas especiales de bloqueo que sujeten el hueso perfectamente. Asímismo llevaremos a cabo un injerto de materia ósea para acelerar la regeneración del hueso.

Debido al delicado estado de sus huesos sería contraindicado operar las dos patas al mismo tiempo, ya que complicaría el proceso de recuperación así que tendremos que operar una pata primero y después la otra.

Como en todos nuestros casos mas complicados estaré allí personalmente para documentar la operación y mostrar los medios que ponemos al servicio de todos nuestros rescates.

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Tara nos necesita de nuevo…
La operación de Tara se llevara a cabo mañana al mediodía. Es decir, tenemos menos de 24 horas.

Por ello, me gustaría contar con vosotros una vez mas. Si nos ayudasteis a ir a la India a buscarla y habéis ayudado en los últimos tres meses de tratamiento por favor, apoyad a Tara en este ultimo tramo para que podamos completar su tratamiento.

Tara ha pasado por mucho y este es el ultimo tramo, el sprint final hasta que sea capaz de caminar libremente, como hacen nuestros perros, como todo perro debería.

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21 de Agosto.. 

LA PRIMERA OPERACION DE TARA!!!
Creo que esta imagen habla por si sola y sin duda debe ser la primera vez que un perro rescatado de un lugar como la India tiene a su disposición semejante despliegue de medios. Más que esto no se puede hacer.

 

En la operación de hoy había seis personas, dos cirujanos, dos asistentes y dos anestesiólogos… y yo .

 

Esta es la primera de dos operaciones que, devolverán a Tara el uso de sus patas.

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Unas horas más tarde…

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Tara se despierta.. y tiene hambre!!! 

 

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La primera operación ha sido un éxito.. ahora queda la segunda.. Tara nos necesita. Por favor ayúdala, dona para que podamos operarla de su segunda pata y podamos acabar de devolverle la vida que le robaron…




 

Muchas gracias!
Cuando todo eso termine Tara necesitara un hogar maravilloso. Por favor si sois vosotros esa familia escribidme a viktor@myletsadopt.com

Ayúdanos a salvar a Tara… por favor, COMPARTIR…

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A PERSONAL APPEAL TO SAVE TARA´S LEGS…

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This is a personal appeal. Please read on…

It´s been close to three months since I flew across the world, to India, to rescue Tara, a dog that had been attacked by a monster and left on the streets with two broken legs to fend for herself.
It was a daring rescue but I jumped on that plane knowing that we were not alone, that the Let´s Adopt! community would have our back.

It´s been three incredible months for Tara, and her progress has been extraordinary but she needs us now more than ever. Let me explain.

 

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Upon arrival the first thing we noticed was that her bones were terribly infected. This was the biggest challenge, to fix both fractures while at the same time treating the infection. Surgically, this meant making certain choices. Inserting metal plates would have failed as infection wouldn’t have allowed the plates to keep the bone stable, so instead we opted for applying two external fixations that would keep the bones in place, giving Tara enough stability to step on those legs while at the same time allowing infection to be treated.

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The strategy was to stop bone infection and heal the external injuries and then, once all of this was under control we would operate again and this time instal metal plates that would provide the legs with the necessary stability to enable the total healing of the bone.

Please look at this picture and you will understand the ravaging effects of infection on Tara´s bone.

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So, if we want Tara to ever walk again, the time has come to operate her again and give her legs the stability they need. To do this we are going to instal specially designed blockage plates using nine, possibly ten screws to provide maximum stability. We will also do an insertion of bone matter to accelerate the healing process.

Due to the very poor condition of the bone operating both legs at the same time would put too much stress on her legs, so we are going to operate one leg at a time to improve recovery.

As in all our most critical cases I will be there to document the surgery and to show you how we put cutting edge medical technology at the service of our rescues.

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Tara needs us once again.

We have scheduled her first operation for Thursday morning. That is, in less than 48 hours.

And so, I need your help once again so that we can complete her treatment.

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UPDATE 21 of August

This is AMAZING AND INSPIRATIONAL AND WORTH SHARING. This image speaks 1000 words as it´s probably the first time a rescued indian street dog has this kind of facilities at her disposal.
There were SIX PEOPLE assisting on Tara´s surgery today. Two surgeons, two anaesthesiologists, and two vet techs…
Without a doubt we are giving Tara the best modern medicine can afford. All of this thanks to YOU… 

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 A few hours later… Tara wakes up!

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So… the first leg has been fixed… now we need to operate the second one!!!

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Update 8 September… 

Tara´s first operation was a total success… There hasn´t been any infection and the bone has started to re-grow… it´s time to operate her second leg and to finally end what we started the day we went to India to rescue her.

Tara´s second and final operation is scheduled to take place tomorrow morning. The procedure will be slightly more complicated than the first one due to some issues with blood circulation inside the bone but we are very optimistic..

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Please help us operate Tara´s second leg.. She has gone through so much, WE MUST FINISH WHAT WE STARTED…. this is the last stretch, the last sprint until she is finally able to walk freely, like your dogs do, like any dog should…

Tara needs us once again… Please DONATE TODAY so that we can perform her second surgery and give her back her life…




 

P.S. I believe you are going to be amazed at the kind of surgery we are about to perform. I will be updating this post with pictures of Tara´s operation next Thursday…

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Help us save Baby Bambino!!!

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And there was, standing in front of me in all his magnificent blind glory: Bambino!!

Since he arrived to us this little kitty has completely stolen the hearts of our medical team…  Please help Bambino reach as many people as possible by sharing his story here on Facebook… 

His is a story of survival, and above all, Luck. Bambino was pulled out of a garbage bag. The collection team had already hauled the bag inside the garbage truck and was ready to press the “COMPRESSION” button when they saw his little paw coming out of the black bag. Tiny nails worked hard to get him out of there,  finally the little head emerged from that smelly mess. 

A second later and Bambino´s body would have been crushed. Instead they stopped the truck, and asked a girl passing by to take care of the struggling kitty.

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The first thing she noticed was the atrocious condition of his eyes. In fact, at first she couldn´t see any eyes at all!!

The girl took the kitty home and was told by her parents that they didn´t have any money for vets and that this kitty was not their problem. But she refused to abandon him again and hid Bambino in a box in their garden.

For two weeks she cleaned Bambino´s eyes every day and gave him a simple collirium but obviously it was not enough. Bambino´s eyes have got worst, the virus affecting his eyes is progressively hardening his eyelids and affecting his corneas.

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Right now Bambino is practically blind. His only chance of ever seen again is for us to control virus affecting his eyes and to somehow stop the damage becoming worst. If we manage to do so maybe there is a chance that we will be able to revert his situation and save BOTH eyes.

The moment Baby Bambino arrived to our clinic he practically collapsed. He was exhausted, hungry, riddled with fleas and completely dehydrated. He has now been put on IV fluids to counter his anemia a cocktail of antiviral drugs and several eye treatments to stop the progression of the virus in his eyes. He will remain in hospital for as long as his treatment continues.

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Look at him.. he is Bambino, a tiny kitty with a BIG heart struggling to get ahead in life… and who better than us to help him?

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Update 2nd September

Bambino has left the clinic and he continues his treatment at a foster home. Bambino has saved both eyes, unfortunately, they are both unable to see anything.  He is blind.

However, he is doing great. He is managing really well and making great friends…

Please help us continue Bambino´s treatment … We arrived late, his vision couldn´t be saved, but at least he didn´t need to have his eyes amputated … Please Donate to enable us to continue saving lives like Bambino´s…




 

P.S. After he is fully recovered Bambino is going to need an AMAZING home … Are you that home? If so, write to me on viktor@myletsadopt.com . Please tell me all about you and your animals….

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