Popeye along with several other animals were left abandoned by their owners in Canton, Tx or Van Zandt County. The Canton animal control officers seized several animals to include chickens, another dog and this guy, a 5-6 year old intact male Chihauhauha, whom we have now given the name Popeye. He was discovered by the founder of FGHR when she went to pick up a dog from the shelter who had already been tagged. She discovered this little guy in a kennel by himself trembling in pain and fear. When she asked about him the ACO told her that he had just come in and they were trying to process him as an intake and they were going to get him seen about. Heartbroken for him I asked if the shelter would consider him as urgent and let him be released to my rescue. They thought the best thing for him was to let me immediately take him from the shelter to the vet clinic. Upon evaluation by our vet it was noted the severe flea infestation, flea dermatitis, elevated temperature, injury to the Left eye, which he is now scheduled for surgery on Tuesday. On top of that he has a broken right mandible (jaw). He was started on antibiotics and pain medicine as well as an IV for fluids because he is unable to drink. When he opens his mouth his jaw is unable to align back up correctly. He will also need medication for internal parasites, all his vaccinations and after recovering from the urgent surgical needs tomorrow he will need to be neutered and a dental cleaning and possible tooth extraction. He will have extensive medical care and hospital stay. We have extended our expenses by triple what we normally do and seriously need assistance with donations for his care. The shelter initially thought he had been attacked by another animal but the injuries are not consistent and no puncture or teeth marks. It would make more sense to think that his injuries are from intentional trauma. From what we are not certain of but have reason to believe it was by an individual. He needs a lot of love, TLC and medical care. Please consider making a contribution tonthisnsweet little guy who has been gentle even with all the trauma and confusion he has been experienced in the last 24-48 hours.
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