Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lucky girl Tish joins CP

Written by a CP Intakes volunteer

Do you remember the song with the lyrics “if it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all”? Well that could have been Tish’s song before Col. Potter got involved.

A few weeks ago, we were contacted by a small rural shelter asking if we could take in a little female cairn recently diagnosed with and being treated for hypothyroidism. She had been turned in to their shelter by an elderly man who had several small male dogs that kept fighting with each other because she was there. We said “yes” and requested the shelter’s vet complete her routine vaccinations, tests and spay.

Well, it turns out little Tish is heartworm positive. We had additional testing done to determine how severe. Fortunately, she’s in the early stage and should do fine with treatment. So we proceeded with getting her spayed since the vet felt she was healthy enough to undergo the anesthesia. And, thankfully, she did fine. But, as if that wasn’t enough, she’s also suffering with a severe skin infection, and being treated with antibiotics and steroids, in addition to thyroid and heartworm treatment meds.

Despite all of these ailments, Tish is a very sweet and happy little 6 year old girl. She just arrived at her foster home today ready to start her new life.

Due to the high cost involved in Tish’s medical care over the next several months, Tish will be in the Col. Potter Guardian Angel program. If you would like to donate a little toward the cost of her care, please visit the Guardian Angel page and fill out the form. She will be forever grateful!

We expect her new song will be “Happy Days Are Here Again” -- thanks to the care she’ll receive and the generosity of Col. Potter supporters

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