Fozzie - two days later :-) on Flickr.
Fozzie is getting better. Luckily, no broken bones, pain in managed with medication, and the only issue is his collapsed lungs.
I will keep you posted on his progress, but overall, he is doing great and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Quick grooming… on Flickr.
Fozzie’s coat was neglected for a long time, and when the doctor determined he was stable, we groomed him quickly just so we can see if there is anything hidden under this think coat.
We noticed some bruises, but nothing too serious.
At the hospital… finally on pain medication. on Flickr.
First we had to stabilize Fozzie Bear, get him pain meds, then X-rays & IV-fluids.
Through everything he was such a good sport about it and allowed us to take care of him.
Fozzie - resting on a porch after getting hit by a car. on Flickr.
Fozzie Bear lived as a stray, and three days ago he was hit by a car. He found refuge on someone’s porch, and endured the pain from the impact.
Luckily, a school teacher spotted him, and called me for help right away. I got into my car, and headed out to pick him up.
Fozzie was happy to see me, he wagged his tail, but tried not to move too much because his lungs collapsed (Pneumothorax) from the impact of getting hit by a car.
I picked him up, and rushed him to get medical help.
Scared… both of us. on Flickr.
As I was trying to make physical contact with Button, I know she was scared, and I told her that I am scared too… she could hurt me pretty badly if she wanted to, and there is very little I can do in situations like this to defend myself.
Luckily, she was cool :-)
3:00 A.M - Button at the hospital. on Flickr.
It took almost 4 hours to complete this mission, and I am so happy with the results!
Poor little Button has every possible parasite in her stomach from drinking sewer water, but in a few days she will be fine :-)
Coming in for a hug :-) on Flickr.
Oh, I just love this moment when it happens :-)
2.5 hours into the rescue… I cornered her! on Flickr.
I continued following Button quietly… it was now 2:30 A.M. I moved quietly, and then she spotted me. She decided to zoom by me, and this time I was ready… not my favorite method at all, but it had to be done!
From full speed to zero in half a second. on Flickr.
Using the loop to stop a dog who is running away at full speed is kind of a last resort thing to do… it’s hard to execute, you get one chance, it really scares the dogs, but my experience enables me to calm these dogs down in just seconds.
An hour and a half later… Button is giving me a second chance. on Flickr.
I think the coyotes really spooked her, and she decided to give me a second chance.
I grabbed the fresh cheeseburger, got down on the ground to her eye level, and tried again.
I noticed she had a flea collar that someone placed on her in the past… it was pretty tight around her neck, and at one critical moment I just grabbed it!!
Bad luck was on my side again, the collar broke, and she cried and ran away…