Thanks to our supporters, Marshmallow got the gift of Iife this Christmas
Marshmallow is a 2 year old Bichon and was hit by a car on Christmas Day.
She was brought to Romania Animal Rescue by her owners at around 8pm on Christmas Day night.
Our vets and vet techs on duty quickly assessed Marshmallow's condition and discovered she had a broken pelvis and two broken back legs. You can see from the X-ray that the bone was protruding through the skin on one of her legs.
Poor Marshmallow was in extreme shock and was suffering from hypothermia. Our team weren't sure she would live but they went straight to work and did everything they could to save her.
They worked through the night and Marshmallow was given every treatment possible including antibiotics, intravenous painkillers and drugs to stop bleeding and help her body recover from the blood she had lost from her injuries. By morning time, her condition had stabilised.
Marshmallow was too weak to have surgery straight away but her condition has been monitored constantly and she was strong enough to have her first surgery to repair one leg yesterday and the second leg was repaired today.
Marshmallow's owners cannot afford to pay for her veterinary treatment and decided to sign her over to the care of Romania Animal Rescue. We will care for her and find her a home when she has recovered from her ordeal.
We treat hundreds of dogs and cats like Marshmallow each year. These sweethearts need long term aftercare at our clinics as well as with Diana who does foster care for us. They need highly nutritious food to regain health and strength Your donations make this vital aspect of our continuing help possible.
Without you, there would be no way for us to care for dogs Iike Marshmallow. Your support means that dogs like Marshmallow get the best veterinary care, food and a cozy bed and lots of TLC from our vets and vet techs.
Thank you for your ongoing support and we wish you a wonderful 2018!
Marshmallow with vet tech Ruth
Dr Aurelian does surgery