Clover’s Medical Mercy Flight
The following is from Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society:
Clover has suffered unimaginable pain & horrific abuse. She was found by animal control in very bad shape with significant facial injuries. The county shelter is unable to offer any medical care for this type of trauma, so the volunteers of Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society were called to see if we could save her.
Clover was immediately rushed to the vet on 11/6. Her initial exam revealed a shattered jaw, teeth displaced and a tongue split in half. Her injuries were so bad that she had to be placed on significant pain medications & allowed to rest overnight before proceeding with further diagnostics.
On 11/7, Clover had to be put under anesthesia to have x-rays done, a detailed exam, and cleaning of her wounds. The vet determined someone had purposely & viciously attacked her, based on the severity & nature of her injuries. Clover needs a bone plate placed in her jaw to repair the many bone fragments that had shattered; a specialized orthopedic veterinary surgeon would need to perform this. Her tongue had to be sewn back together, her teeth that had been kicked out of place were removed; many were so displaced they ripped through her facial & oral tissue causing further damage. She is also extremely emaciated, her spine & ribs visible from a life of abuse & neglect. Clover’s bill in less than 24 hrs has already neared $1000, money that the volunteers don’t have, but we couldn’t bear to say no to this precious dog who had already suffered so much. She has a very long road ahead. She is still suffering significant pain, yet her spirit is not broken.
Note from the treating Veterinarian 11/7: “As graphic as these pictures are, it’s so much worse than these pictures show. I can’t even begin to imagine the horror someone inflicted on this pour soul. The amount of work required to adequately clean her wounds today just to determine the extent of her injuries was really astounding. On a happier note – this dog is simply AMAZING. We are completely in love with her already!! I am happy to report that Clover has had two small meals today and is in amazing spirits. She took her medications (antibiotic and two types of pain medication) well and is resting comfortably tonight. Her only complaint so far is she doesn’t like to be alone and has been serenading us to come stay with her for company and chest rubs!”
We want anything & everything to be done to get her well, whole & strong. She deserves far better than the abuse she has suffered. We want her to be able to put that old, horrific life behind her, and know that not all people are bad. We want Clover to feel the love of people she has never met, to know that her life matters & that she is deserving of the compassion being shown to her.
PNP Pilots Chris & Marybeth helped Clover on her journey. On 11/10, Clover went to a wonderful rescue that will continue her care.