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Sir Winston’s Marvelous Recovery
Posted on August 10, 2016 by STRSE
On June 2, 2016, STRSE received a call that a GA couple had found a stray Scottie who had been living underneath a porch for days at a nearby house. Concerned for his health and safety, they asked us if rescue could help him.
STRSE volunteers got busy making plans. We courtesy posted his picture on our Facebook page and it was shared hundreds of times in effort to try to locate his rightful owner. From what we could tell by the condition he was found in, he needed vet care ASAP. We immediately sought medical attention for him. No one ever claimed him, and there was no micro chip, but where do we start on what there was?
First, he was estimated to be around 8 years old. Sadly, this sweet boy was infested with fleas and loaded with intestinal parasites. His hair was falling out. His skin was irritated and infected from the fleas. Both of his ears were terribly infected and his right eardrum had ruptured and burst. He had untreated chronic dry eye and infection in both eyes, and a mouth full of rotted, bad teeth. This should never be anyone's "normal".
Faced with this mountain of issues, we picked a starting point and started to chip away at that mountain. We started with the parasites, skin, eyes, and ears. We left the vet office with 5 different meds to help get him on the road to comfort and good health.
He was bathed and groomed after we left the vet, making him look as if he'd been swarmed by moths because of the hair loss.
We decided to call him ”Sir Winston”.
STRSE wants all of our supporters to see how your donations are spent and what a positive difference you all make for our Scotties in need. We are always so humbled by your support in helping us continue to provide such excellent medical care for our rescues.
In time we had his ear infections cleared up. His eardrum completely healed and is back intact. His eyes are all healed up and the Scottie "spark" was back to stay! He will have to continue drops twice a day for the rest of his life due to dry eye, but it is manageable and he is very comfortable now. He is now flea free and Great Scot!, does his skin and coat look amazing now!! We had him neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. He also had a much needed dental, where he did lose 15 bad/painful teeth. He has healed so very nicely. We know that he's now feeling like a million bucks! He's a very sweet spirited little guy. His newfound passion is playing with all of his new toys!
Winston completed his Heartworm treatment on August 1st. He's been such a trooper and he's come so far in the months that he's been in our care. He has his last recheck appointment on August 16 to get the "all clear" from his favorite vet, Dr McCurry. We've fixed his broken wings. Soon it will be time for Sir Winston to fly.
Thank you, Scottie family!
Posted on September 15, 2016 by STRSE
Sir Winston was adopted August 28!!!! This little guy has been quiet the trooper. He has overcome all of the obstacles that he came to us with. In the last two months he has lost the fleas, intestinal parasites, ear infections & a burst eardrum, eye infections, 15 teeth, his "family jewels" and Heartworm disease. Today his life has changed forever and he has gained a wonderful new family and a 14 year old Scottie brother, Wally!❤
He has also acquired a pretty stunning new coat during his rescue journey!!
We are so very proud and amazed with his total transformation!!
“Happy Tails sweetness!”
Henry, another success!!!!
Posted on September 20, 2016 by STRSE
STRSE sprung this tiny love bug out of a shelter on July 18. It's hard to believe that someone would neglect and dump this 3 year old boy alongside a busy highway in Atlanta!
Alone, scared and sick, he was picked up by animal control and found himself in a high kill shelter. He had some serious skin issues going on, likely originating from fleas, and was almost bald. On July 28, Henry was diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia. We are so thankful that this didn't present itself while this sweet boy was in the shelter, or his outcome wouldn't have been good. Our rescues are so deserving of the very best care. So we started treatment, which included a two day stay at the emergency clinic on IV fluids and meds. While in our care, this little fella stole the hearts of everyone he met! His BIG personality came out, he was playful, loving, and had more character than most people that we know! While we can never erase the past, STRSE takes great pride in giving our rescue Scotties THE BEST future anyone could ask for!
On September 10, our sweet Henry started his new happily ever after with a wonderful family and a new Scottie brother that you all may remember, Sir Winston!!! We couldn't be more happy for both of these boyos!! How ironic that they both came from the same area, as strays, in similar condition and now live happy as brothers who are very well cared for and so very loved. ❤
We are honored to have had the privilege of helping both of these Scots find good health, happiness and the finest forever home! Happy Tails and much love to them both!!!!
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