As I was leaving the vet on a Friday I was approached by a young girl who had rescued a very ill dog she saw laying in a parking lot. She was distressed because she could not keep him, was refused by a vet office because she could not pay for care, refused by two shelters and a rescue that vet had recommended. It was now after 4pm and she didn’t know what to do. I was on a very tight schedule but agreed to take financial responsibility however, I had NO place for her. Dr. Jason Farrell at Hickory vet Kindly agreed to take her in even though it was an open ended problem and he was pretty well filled himself. He had to shuffle patients to find a place. I really thought she would have to be humanely put to sleep. With our brief encounter it appeared she had a significant rectal prolapse, very bad mange, emaciated, very infected eyes and could hardly move. I barely had time to drop her off and get on to my babies left at home. Dr. Baldwin at the clinic checked her out. She had a prolapsed uterus, was heavy heartworm positive, had intestinal parasites, ear and eye infections, was underweight, hypothermic, had skin disease and was in pain…but was definitely salvageable. She looks like a lab/something mix. Age is undetermined due to worn or filed down teeth. Looks like she has had multiple litters.
Update: After taking care of her medical issues, Surrie is now on the road to a wonderful furever in the loving arms of Sam Bailey (Ponchatrain Humane Society). Surrie ate well and was socializing with two of Sam’s larger dogs. He said she seemed to really enjoy being with friends.