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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!

 

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