DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, in association with the regional veterinary community, provides 24-hour emergency, critical care, education and community outreach. Our highly-skilled professionals are dedicated to: Improving the condition of animals needing emergency and critical care. Strengthening the ties with, and extending the reach of, the veterinary community. Promoting the well-being of animals and the human-animal bond throughout the community at large.
Feb 15, 2017

Hoarded Cats Treated at DoveLewis After Neglect

Butterbean begs for kisses from DoveLewis DVM
Butterbean begs for kisses from DoveLewis DVM

Hoarded Cats Treated at DoveLewis After Neglect

Butterbean begs for kisses from DoveLewis DVM

Butterbean begs for kisses from a DoveLewis veterinarian.

Six lucky cats received a second chance at a good life. 30 cats were rescued from a hoarding situation, and six of those were brought to DoveLewis to receive emergency medical attention.

The cats arrived at DoveLewis in bad shape – they had matted, dirty fur covered in feces and fleas and varying degrees of skin sores. Several of the cats also showed signs of respiratory infection.

They were all disheveled and in desperate need of care when they arrived at DoveLewis, though one cat, an orange Persian, smashed his face up against the kennel, desperate for attention. He meowed and begged for affection as they unloaded him.

Support DoveLewis & help animals like Butterbean

Support animals like Butterbean.

During his initial exam, he was clearly overjoyed to receive pets and snuggles from the DoveLewis clinical team. While the other cats were more reserved, this furry feline cuddled, purred and leaned in for more head scratches. With a gentle hand, the DoveLewis clinical team examined him and provided lots of extra love. The other cats also received plenty of friendly care to ease their nerves. 

The cats were treated in isolation and given antibiotics and pain medication for their infections. Many of them required care management for their wounds and open sores. Some of the cats received treatment for worms, ear mites and fleas. And all of them required some serious bathing and grooming to remove the dirt and feces from their fur.

All six cats began their road to recovery at DoveLewis and to finding their new forever home.  The orange Persian was adopted by a DoveLewis staff member and his name is now Butterbean, and here he is making himself at home with his new family.

Butterbean in his new home

Butterbean in his new home.

Thanks to our generous donors, DoveLewis is here to care for all animals in need, including injured or ill stray animals who don’t have owners.  Thanks in advance for your support!

Support DoveLewis & help animals like Butterbean
Support DoveLewis & help animals like Butterbean
Butterbean in his new home
Butterbean in his new home
Feb 15, 2017

Stray Dogs, Cats & Unique Stray Creatures Find Their Way to DoveLewis

Abandoned dog
Abandoned dog

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital sees over 15,000 injured or ill animals every year.  In our FY 2016, 1,509 of the total number of animals seen at DoveLewis were injured or ill strays.  31% of these strays were cats, 21% were dogs, and 48% were 'other'.  Some examples of the 'other' strays seen at DoveLewis are ferrets, wild ducks and geese, wild and domestic bunnies, all types of birds birds - including owls, hummingbirds and raptors, squirrels, and yes, even the occasional Bearded dragon or stray snake.  

These injured or ill animals are found by good Samaritans, animal control officers, police and firefighters and brought to DoveLewis at all hours as DoveLewis never closes. DoveLewis is fully staffed and ready 'round the clock every day, including all holidays, to see and treat these animals, giving them expert emergency veterinary care. The medical care provided by the highly-skilled DoveLewis clinical team is available to these injured or ill stray animals because of the wonderful donors who so kindly support the Stray Animal and Wildlife Fund.  DoveLewis scans all stray animals for microchips and is able to reunite animals with their families when the microchip information is current and up to date.  Please  remember to make sure your contact information in your pet's microchip database is always correct and up to date. 

Examples of some stray animals brought to DoveLewis recently:

Abandoned dog

This adorable little Shih Tzu mix stray dog was found abandoned in a carrier with a bag of dog food.  He had skin problems and his left eye was small and blind.

Stray ferret

This stray ferret was found wandering the busy streets in a NW Portland neighborhood and brought to DoveLewis by a good Samaritan.

Stray Pug

This young male stray Pug, with lameness, was found by a good Samaritan and brought to DoveLewis.

Abandoned 8 week-old kitten

This adorable, 8 week-old abandoned kitten was found and brought to DoveLewis

Stray Boa Constrictor

This adult stray Boa Constrictor was found by a good Samaritan and brought to DoveLewis on a very cold day in January.  The DoveLewis clinical team worked tirelessly to try and save him, but sadly, he had been outside in the cold too long before being found to be saved.

Your support helps DoveLewis provide emergency veterinary care for these and many other injured or ill stray animals who find their way to DoveLewis. Thanks in advance for your support of DoveLewis Stray Animal and Wildlife Fund,

Stray ferret
Stray ferret
Stray Pug
Stray Pug
Stray Boa Constrictor
Stray Boa Constrictor
Abandoned 8 week-old kitten
Abandoned 8 week-old kitten
Dec 20, 2016

DoveLewis Never Turns Away an Injured or Ill Stray

4-week old stray kitten with hypothermia
4-week old stray kitten with hypothermia

Injured, lost and abandonded stray animals and wilslife find comfort and the medicat care at DoveLewis when they need it most.  In DoveLewis' FY 2016, 1,509 injured or ill strays were brought to DoveLewis, thanks to to the good Samaritans, police officers, county shelter personnel, and firefighters who find them.  In an effort to locate every sick or injured stray's owner, we scan for microchips and post photos on our online lost and found pet database.  We also work with the Audubon Society of Portland by regularly caring for injured wildlife on evenings and weekends while their wildlife care center is closed.  When their care center opens, the wild birds or small mammals are transferred to them for continued care.   Here are just a few examples of strays who were brought to DoveLewis recently - they send you their thanks for your support of the Stray Animal and Wildlife Fund.

 

4-week old stray kitten with hypothermia

This adorable 4-week old stray, cold, weak kitten was found by a good Samaritan and brought to DoveLewis.  Its temperature was so low when it was admitted to the hospital that the clinical team was unable to get a reading until they put some 'warmies' (used to warm hypothermic animals) next to the kitten. The kitten's body temperature gradually returned to normal.

 

Stray Yorkshire Terrier with Multiple Tumors

This stray Yorkshire Terrier was found by a good Samaritan and brought to DoveLewis.  She had multiple mammary gland tumors and lots of fleas.

 

Ferret found roaming the streets of NW Portland

This adorable stray Ferret was found wandering the streets of NW Portland and brought to DoveLewis.

 

Stray ducks - bonded pair, one with an injured leg

This pair of bonded ducks was found by a good Samaritan and brought to DoveLewis because one of them had a leg injury.  When the good Samaritan tried to bring just the duck with the injured leg, becasue they were such a bonded pair, they became very distressed when they were separated.  So both ducks were borh brought to DoveLewis.

All donations to the DoveLewis Stray Animal and Wildlife Fund make a difference for each of the 1,500+  injured or ill stray animals and birds  we see at DoveLewis every year.  Thanks in advance for your support of DoveLewis' Stray Animal and Wildlife Fund.

Ferret found roaming the streets of NW Portland
Ferret found roaming the streets of NW Portland
Stray Yorkshire Terrier with Multiple Tumors
Stray Yorkshire Terrier with Multiple Tumors
Stray ducks - bonded pair, one with an injured leg
Stray ducks - bonded pair, one with an injured leg
 
   

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