A family came home to an utter nightmare: one of their resident dogs Pebbles broke out of their crate and got into a fight with another dog in the home. Pebbles has suffered massive blood loss, a fractured leg, and deep open wounds all over her body. There is one deep laceration in her neck, with a tear in her trachea. This family loves their dogs and unfortunately, accidents like this do happen. Second Chance Rescue NYC wants to help them save their beloved pet and we need your help to do that.
Pebbles is fighting for her life at a 24-hour emergency vet. She is up against a lot, but we can not turn our backs on her. She has been stabilized, but she has pneumomediastinum and mild pneumothorax; she is exhibiting a cardiac arrhythmia as well. Additionally, vets are also concerned about low protein levels (hypoalbuminemia) associated with severe tissue damage and wounds, along with signs of acute kidney injury secondary to the systemic effects of severe muscle trauma. Pebbles is now at high risk for sepsis and further organ failure.
Pebbles will be undergoing multiple surgeries to repair the damage that has been done. We just received the estimate for her care and it is close to $10,000. We have not raised anywhere near that amount, and we humbly ask for your help, in order to move forward with her care. Please consider making a donation for Pebbles to give her a fighting chance of survival. Any amount is greatly appreciated. To provide comfort to her during this journey, you can also purchase items from her wishlist.
Every time the phone rings we are desperate to hear good news … – we believe we will get there but for now, this is Pebble’s update:
Her prognosis is still guarded. The doctors attempted to get Pebbles up and walking today and the sight was unbearable – when she walks she drags one of her legs- it appears she has lost the ability to use the leg — a result of damage to the tendons. There is a good possibility it will require amputation. We are having her evaluated with a specialist tomorrow to confirm as we do not make this decision lightly.
Her blood work has improved but is being watched carefully as a blood transfusion might be needed. We hope to give you better news in the coming days. Critical care hospitals are very expensive and Pebble’s needs to continue receiving 24-hour care and we are asking for your continued support to do that.
Her team is working tirelessly around the clock to keep her stable and save her life. Please consider making a donation today towards her care. We have a long road and thank you for supporting Pebbles from the beginning.
November 06, 2018