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Clover’s Medical Mercy Flight

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!”

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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.

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PNP Pilots Chris & Marybeth helped Clover on her journey.  On 11/10, Clover went to a wonderful rescue that will continue her care.

23 thoughts on “Clover’s Medical Mercy Flight”

  1. Adrienne says:

    Thank God for these kind people to rescue and take care of this poor dog.

  2. Jan McGill says:

    God Bless you all for helping her, and for all that you do xoxox

  3. Heather LaBone says:

    Please keep us updated on her progress. This hurts my heart so much. I can’t believe what is happening in Vance CO. So much abuse and neglect of animals. I know it’s all over, but seems so prevalent there. Sad. Wish I could win the lottery and help all the babies everywhere.

  4. Valerie says:

    Bless you all

  5. Leslie Bair says:

    How is Clover doing? Hoping everything is getting better everyday. Are there any updated pictures?

  6. Cary G Petry says:

    Thank you all so much for your extraordinary efforts on behalf of Clover, whose degree of injury reminds me of the similar sadistic abuse of Puppy Doe in Boston who unfortunately was deemed so damaged that euthanasia was done.
    Ironically her alleged sadistic torturer is being arraigned today.
    So happy that Clover survived and will have a great life.

  7. Jim Taylor says:

    What an amazing story- and what an amazing dog. I am constantly in awe of the forgiveness we humans receive from animals. Clover should be one of the meanest, nastiest dogs on the planet- but she is not.

    If only humans could be as forgiving to the animals as they are to us.

    Godspeed little Clover, Godspeed.

  8. Marlene Maloney says:

    Thank you for rescuing this beautiful girl, you are truly angels with wings. Your efforts and sacrifices do not go unnoticed.

  9. Nellie Workman says:

    God bless everyone who has helped this sweet girl and i pray whoever did this to her has the same done to them!

  10. Kellyann Mccreevan says:

    Can we follow Clover on facebook?

  11. Sharon says:

    Thank you for all you PNP do! Clover good luck someone will love your forever

  12. Paula Feldmeier says:

    Thank you for saving Clover – she is precious and deserves a good life after what some horrible monster did to her. I hope whoever did this is found and charged with maximum charges b/c this is animal cruelty of the most depraved kind.

  13. suzie Graf says:

    thank you for all that you do… you are angels…

  14. Debi Walker says:

    I applaud all of you for taking such care if these poor abuses dogs! I really wish they would catch the people who hurt these poor defenseless animal!
    Clover looks like a sweetie!
    Keep up the great work!

    Please keep us updates on her recovery!

    Thank you!
    God speed. Debi

  15. toni merritt says:

    bless any and everyone involved in helping this poor baby, you are all awesome

  16. Kathleen Dolaher says:

    Can’t begin to imagine what Clover’s life has been like and to suffer the abuse and pain she has endured. A similar case in MA which has become known as Baby Doe case. The alleged abuser is in jail. I hope they find out who abused Clover. If the news media assists in spreading the news along with the public it may help find the person responsible and bring awareness.

  17. Lin Reuther says:

    Please please keep us updated on how Clover I’s doing. And if Money donations are needed, where she is being rescued, and if you all are trying to find and prosecute who did this to her…Thanks!!

  18. Donna says:

    That God you are such a wonderful group to help her. I hope hope they have the bully who mistreated her & mae them pay for it Clover deserves justice bless her heart.

  19. Cheryl Isbell says:

    Can a donation be made on her behalf? If so, where do I make it?

  20. Vicki Hampton says:

    God bless you all for everything that you do for the voiceless and the choiceless! I have always said and continue to say…this is God’s work and people like you are these animal’s silent angels. Thank you,thank you,thank you!

  21. doug weir says:

    Here is a link to the rescue which took Clover along with info about making donations for her care: http://wagsrescue.com/

    I was supposed to fly the second leg of this mission, but another pilot filled in for me – following up with the sender, I learned that both the vet who initially treated her and the second pilot’s wife said they want to adopt her!

  22. Any update on this sweet angel, Why is this happening so often, please let us know how she is doing

  23. Holly Allison VH says:

    Are they going to arrest and prosecute the piece of human scum that did this ? He will be on to his next victim if he hasn’t already begun. Please find and prosecute. Prayers for Clover’s God loving speedy recovery.

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