Victim of Vicious Dog Attack
When we get an urgent, life or death call from animal control. The Rescue Crew springs into action.
When we received a request from one of the many local animal control facilities we work closely with asking for our help with this precious girl who was the victim of a vicious dog attack, we immediately hit the road to come to her aid. Rosie Mae had lost a lot of blood, had several deep lacerations and puncture wounds, torn ears and tongue, and a fractured upper canine tooth. Those were the minor issues! She also had what our vet referred to as a “crushed” front left leg. We dropped everything and rushed to pick her up from animal control and immediately took her to our primary vet clinic who got her stabilized and gave her truly outstanding care. Upon examination they determined, in addition to her shattered front left leg, that she had a broken upper canine tooth which had the upper tissue essentially completely torn out of her mouth, and needed surgery that evening to repair it. The next day we consulted with an orthopedic surgeon and had X-rays of her leg reviewed. Thankfully, we learned that amputation wasn’t necessary, which was a huge concern at the time.
Rosie Mae, a precious little pit bull/bulldog mix, underwent an expensive surgical treatment known as an external fixation repair, where she had have pins inserted thru her skin into bone and then connected to an external rod with clamps (a rigid external splinting apparatus). She will had a lengthy healing process of nearly three months, and had the pins and sutures removed once the bone healed. Only a mild infection remained, but we tackled that quickly, but our total expenses for her care exceed original projections, at $3800, which we still haven’t recovered from. But the best news of all is her foster mom who cared for her throughout this process simply feel head over heels in love with her and is now her forever mommy. Rosie Mae has officially been adopted.