Found on the side of the road, Dixie, a 3-year-old Shih Tzu, had been hit by a car, and sustained a fractured pelvis and a dislocated hip. And she was heartworm positive. Even in pain, she had such a sweet personality. Surgery has corrected the pelvis and hip injuries, and she is moving around well. Now she needs her heartworm treatment. BUT, that won't come until after she raises her puppies. Yes, we found that she was pregnant.
Sometimes animals come to us sick, injured, and in need of special, sometimes costly, medical attention. Because we are a no-kill shelter, we are committed to doing whatever is necessary to get every animal -- even those who need something extra -- ready to be adopted, and donations to our Compassionate Hearts Fund help to cover the cost of treatment. Won't you help one of these dear animals recover by donating to our Compassionate Hearts Fund?
In January, we got a message about an urgent puppy at Barrow County Animal Control. A three month old rottweiler puppy was in need of immediate rescue due to a fractured humerus in his front right leg. The puppy is now safe at a Georgia SPCA foster home but his recovery journey has just begun. He's been given the name Trooper because he's not letting his injury dampen his spirit and is playing with his foster brothers and chewing things up like a puppy should.
Brother and sister Harry and Sally were born without eyelids. They lived a very painful existence and were recently surrendered to the Georgia SPCA. Harry had corrective surgery, and, while the stitches looked awful, he was already feeling better -- purring and licking Marjan, our Vet Tech -- the very next day. Sally currently has a urinary tract infection, and she will have her surgery as soon as she's better.
Hi, I'm Edgar, a lovable 1-year-old Staffordshire Terrier mix. The nice folks at GA SPCA rescued me from an animal control facility where my days were numbered. I'm getting training and coaching from a fantastic trainer named Troy, and I was almost ready for my forever home when the staff discovered I have heartworms. I'm being treated now and will be totally healthy and eager to romp in about 30 days.
This is little Red Riding Hood, a super sweet 12-week-old female orange tabby. She was found infested with 3 wolf worms, including one lodged in her throat, which inhibited her breathing. She underwent surgery recently to remove the parasites, and she was treated for an allergic reaction, swelling, dehydration, and possible infection. Her medical bills will total $500, but how could we turn her away?
We call this sweet girl Miracle because it is truly a miracle that she is still alive. She came to us from Taccoa-Stephens Humane Shelter, skin and bones, and with a litter of pups.
Wilson is an 18-month-old Staffordshire terrier mix who had a rough start in life. Wilson came to Gwinnett County Animal Control in January after he was found as a stray. He was scheduled to be put down several times, but was so beloved by the staff there, that they continued to keep him even though he has health issues and is not a highly adoptable breed. On March 4, the GA SPCA rescued him and took him straight to the vet where he