Many times we get so busy that we don't get an opportunity to post on our new dogs because our main focus is getting them out of the shelter and safe. This was the case with Abigail.
12 year old Abigail was dropped off at a rural shelter. She was matted, both eyes with glaucoma and an ear infection. However, that is not the worse part. Abigail has a condition called GOLPP (Geriatric onset laryngeal paralysis and polyneuropathy), which is a common clinical condition affecting geriatric, large-breed dogs in which the laryngeal innervation degenerates over time. Affected dogs exhibit respiratory stridor, exercise intolerance, dyspnea, throat clearing, and may even collapse. Treatment includes surgical correction to relieve breathing, and is generally very successful. However, with Abigail's age the surgery is not recommended.
When she was dropped off at the shelter, she got incredibly stressed and nervous, which with her condition, can be fatal. One of our amazing volunteers rushed to pick her up and take her to our vet where her diagnosis was not very hopeful. Thankfully to the amazing vets at Luv-N-Care Animal Hospital she made it through the night.
Fast forward to two weeks now, she was now stable enough so that we could proceed with the enucleation of her eye. Her eye was to the point of no return and causing her too much pain. The procedure was done on Monday and as of yesterday, she is resting at her foster home.
We can't thank enough the amazing volunteers at HHOFL for being so good by transporting and fostering her while this girl gets a second chance.
Let's give a warm welcome to Abigail and let's start looking for a wonderful family that will give this sweet girl her furever home. ________________________________