December 23rd. CalWEAR received a CODE RED message from Riverside County Animal Shelter in the evening for a “Weimaraner” who was mauled by the dogs she lived with. She was found by Animal Control alone and abandoned under a car after neighbors reported a dog fight and then howling and crying. When owners were confronted they said they could not get her medical care and that she would be ok. Due to visible wounds and emaciated condition of the dog, Animal Control told them to get care for her or surrender her.
So, really she ended up being seized by AC. Her name is Zoey, 7 years old and mauled by her brother. Zoey’s mother is a Weimaraner and father unknown. After Vet exam at shelter it was found that Zoey has a right front leg snapped in half, toes broken on left foot and multiple bite wounds, both new and OLD on her body. Shelter staff took immediate action to get her out and into care by a Rescue.
December 24th. CalWEAR Director Deb Thompson picked Zoey up early in the day and got her to an emergency vet. Her estimated bill is staggering. Initial exam shows leg should be amputated. Of course, it is Christmas, so we have to keep her stable until a surgeon becomes available on Monday! We NEED you! Her estimated charges just for this initial care with sedated wound care and bandage changes comes to a whopping $8,000!! Vet estimate attached. Zoey is worth it to us to try to save her. She may not be “grey” (we were surprised on pick up) but she is the sweetest most lovable dog ever. So much so that Animal Control Staff gathered to say goodbye and wish her well when we picked her up! She even gave transporter grateful tiny butterfly kisses while being rushed to ER.
So this is bottom line, if we can get help and save her life so far, WITHOUT THE SURGERY, her fee is $8,000. On Monday when we decide on which surgery to do, amputation or repair, it will escalate many more thousands of dollars. We know it is Covid and many are struggling, but if you can help with just a few dollars we know it will add up. Zoey is worth it. Isn’t she?
December 25th. Zoey may have had the misfortune of being owned by a monster who left her outside to die, but it’s Christmas, and #teamCalWEAR is one thousand percent committed to taking her in and getting her well.
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An anonymous donor just came forward this morning to match dollar for dollar what we are able to raise for Zoey by tomorrow evening. This includes all donations we’ve received in the last 24 hours, so please consider that for every dollar you are able to donate, Zoey will get TWO.
– With love and gratitude, Team CalWEAR