This is Jenny
She was hit by a car sometime ago this year and after trying to
survive on her own for several months, with her wounds not healing
on her right shoulder, and her bones sticking out, a family in the
neighborhood brought her to the shelter in Riverside for medical
attention. The shelter can only make the dog comfortable until the
owner shows up and then the owner must take them to their own vet
for treatment. So that is what they did, made her as comfortable
as possible for the waiting period required by law.
She hung in there while "waiting" for her owner to show
up... and waited... and waited... Then on her last day of waiting,
we saw her... so sad in her kennel, cold, wet and hurt. We had to
pull her out of the shelter to give her a second chance. Once the
legal waiting period time was up we got her. Not only did she dodge
the Euthanasia room, she would get a second chance. Just think...
hit by a car, wandering the streets for several months with open
wounds, brought to the shelter, just to wait to die. Unfortunately
the shelter has limited resources for the unwanted pets and can
only do so much. But just as luck has changed for her, because we
showed the interest in her, they, the Riverside County Department
of Animal Services volunteered to fix her shoulder while they spay
her. That was so great and such a blessing.
surgery for repair on right shoulder and spay
recovering after surgery
just one day after surgery
Oh, and we thought
all Jenny O's problems would be solved. Spayed, fixed her shoulder,
shots, microchip, and some good old rescue loving care... but no...
sadly not... her troubles are not over. She was diagnosed with a
condition called Diaphragmatic Hernia. She barely made it out of
the surgery. But thanks to the wonderful Doctor and Veterinary Staff
at the county clinic, her life was saved... again! So now with the
knowledge of her condition we can fix it with your help.
What is a diaphragmatic hernia?
The diaphragm is the muscular partition that separates the abdomen and the chest. Tearing or disruption of this thin muscle.
The most common cause of diaphragmatic hernia is blunt trauma. This type of trauma can occur after an automobile accident or a blow to the abdomen.
There is another type of diaphragmatic hernia which is Congenital and not caused by trauma. Surgery is required on both types to insure survival to the animal.
She is a very
sweet and loving dog and really deserves this chance. She will also
be available for adoption after her surgery.