Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Annie's Story

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Little Orphan Annie was found in a snowbank near Glenwood, MN and brought to the local Humane Society by a Good Samaritan. It was discovered that she had been shot twice! One rifle shot went through her neck, including through her esophagus. The other went through her abdomen and exited through her chest, fracturing a rib and puncturing through her diaphragm. She was transported down to the ICU at the U of MN Vet Hospital. This is the only place with the specialists who could do the esophogeal surgery should she require it.

Annie is incredibly sweet and beautiful -- a dark red, petite female. She is young --about 2 years old they think. Despite having to increase her pain meds for a painful tummy, she was wagging her tail at visitors.

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You can read more of her story here: http://ragom.org/avail.cgi/Available/dog?dog_id=3887

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The latest update from the RAGOM website is this:
Annie is likely to be released in the next day or two! Her drains have all been removed. Her IV is still in for antibiotics but they are switching her to oral meds today. She is eating hamburger and rice. The swelling is down in her legs and the holes are not leaking fluid anymore. Her pneumonia is not resolving very quickly and her protien is slow to rebound. Dr. Gray said she is trying not to pay so much attention to the lab results and is trying to look at the patient instead. And Annie looks pretty bright today! Lots of tail wags and nose pushes for pets. Annie's Christmas stocking is filling up with treats! She is not too interested right now (she has hamburger after all) but we will make sure she gets to take them home with her.

A sad story with a happy ending!

18 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My mom is leaking!

Tank woo fur sharing that story -
Paws khrossed and LOTS of Sibe vibes being sent!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Did woo get more snow?

Kodak the Eskie said...

Yes, we got more, but only about an inch. The temp is a balmy 14 degrees today. Much relief from the -11 and -9 that we've been sitting in. More snow on the weekend though, but that's fine because no commuting to work!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Thank you for sharing that story with us. We are so glad Annie appears to be healing and will be getting out of the hospital. We so hope she will get a loving home!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're sending lots of AireZen for Annie! After all she's been through, we hope she gets the very best forever home!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Daily Echo said...

Piles of Sibe Vibes are coming Annie's way! She's a special one and surely knows what love is now. Thanks fur sharing her story.
ECHO

Dining Alone said...

She is a Christmas miracle! We are sending her healing vibes.

Lacy said...

w00f's Kodak, it pawsome to hear some good news...me iz happy Annie iz doing well..me has me paws crossed and mama has her in her prayers...

b safe,
~rocky~

Joe Stains said...

sorry my daffy DINING ALONE mom is posting comments instead of ME!

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing Annie's story!
I hope she is fully recovered soon!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Comet and BLU said...

What a horrible person to have shot poor Annie. We're glad she was found in time and got medical help. We are sending healing vibes so hopefully she gets better and finds a home who will love her!

Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

Momma saw this on the news too. Brice wants to find the person and bite him.

We've got our paws crossed for a full recovery.

Moco said...

What a beautiful girl. It is good to see that she is healing. We are hoping that they find whoever shot her and put them through the legal jungle.

Painter Pack said...

Lots and Lots of love and good Sibe vibes to this beewootiful girl. Some hooomans need shooting themselves. Or a really good BITE. I'll send my brother Jack and sweetheart Koova after that mean hooman and they'll take care of him.

We LOVE Annie!!!

merry Christmas.

Kaz's Cats said...

We read about this story over at Jan's Funny Farm and we wanted to say thanks for posting this lovely story - Mum's eyes are leaking but she says it's great to see a happy ending for Annie.

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Stella said...

Very best wishes and prayers to Heaven for Annie's recovery. With her good nature, she will find a home soon (my Mom and I wish it could be ours). My Mom says she feels ashamed that a Minnesota person would do this to a dog.

Kisses,
Stella

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Who could shoot such a pretty baby? :-(

Thor and Marco Polo and 3 Kats said...

WOO WOO Kodak

My Mom helps the Iowa Golden Retriever Rescue group here in Iowa and we heard all about Annie. Our group is sending money to help her! It is a sad story with a much better ending!
Hugs
Thor and Marco Polo

Nancy and the fatties said...

Thank goodness she is better
We are so glad she is in loving hands now and hope she will find a furever home soon
Here is a big holiday shout out for rescue!!!
Love and support from Dallas pug rescue