Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Written by CP's VP of Intakes

Imagine having a nasty skin condition that didn't allow you to have surgery to save your life, so you were sentenced to death.

Now you say that doesn't really happen ... or does it?

The answer pretty much depends on if you are a human or you are a little female Cairn picked up as a stray and sent to a small rural shelter. The shelter has to follow their policy that all dogs must be spayed or neutered before even making it to the adoption floor. This little girl came in with a skin condition and when she was sent to the vet to have her skin checked and spayed, the vet advised her skin would have to be treated and her immune system regenerated before she could be spayed. This small, rural shelter doesn't have the time or the money to hold an animal for an extended period of time to receive such treatment. And so, she was sent back to the shelter that afternoon and put on the euthanasia list for the following morning.

Luckily Col. Potter's timing was good and with many back and forth after hours phone calls to the treating vet and shelter representatives we were able to engineer a stay of execution for this little girl. The following day the phone calls resumed as some of the cast of players had changed and we didn't rest until we had confirmation that she had been transported back to the vet and was now officially a CP kid and receiving the treatment she needs.

The treating vet believes in addition to yeast and bacteria infections on her skin, she may have sarcoptic mange, so she is being treated for both the infections and mange. Her spay surgery and dental will have to wait several weeks or even months until her immune system is stronger and she is healthier. Because of the mange, she will be boarded at the vet until she is healthy enough to move to a foster home. All of this means her vetting bill will be sizeable, but when you take one look at her face, I think you will agree that she deserves this chance at a happily ever after. Please consider making a donation to help with her vetting costs.

I am very pleased to introduce Celeste, estimated at 7-8 years old, we believe she is a wheaten brindle but hard to tell because of the hair loss and condition of her skin. She is a sweet, friendly little girl. She is named after the shelter rescue volunteer who endeavored to move heaven and earth to keep her alive and find Col. Potter to help her.

Celeste will need to be kept separated from any other resident furkids for a little while after her arrival and will need to continue with her meds and baths to help her skin heal and hair regrow to transform her into the beautiful little Cairn Princess that is hiding underneath. CP's Medical Team will be there to work with you every step of the way

Thanks for your support of Col. Potter. Without it we would not have been able to save Celeste from death's door ...

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