UPDATE: Mercy is healing well from her big surgery. Once she has fully recovered our vet will spay her at the end of July most likely and then she will be ready to find her forever home. She will need work on housetraining and also will do best in a home without young kids or other other dogs because she is food aggressive.
Sometimes we get so busy helping the bullies in FEBR we don’t always provide updates once they are in our care. The story of Mercy though deserves to be shared! Mercy turns 4 years old in July and came to us with a leg she was not able to put any weight on. She clearly had an infection with oozing sores draining when we got her. She had been dealing with issues with her leg and infections for 2 years!
She saw our specialist who instantly became very attached to her wanting to help this bully with such fight. She spent several months getting different antibiotics to fight the infections. This meant daily injections, so she remained at the specialists office all week and was back with her foster on the weekends. Unfortunately, though it was always 2 steps forward, 2 steps back and the infections were not clearing up.
Fast forward to early June and in a last ditch effort we did exploratory surgery and in amputating her leg found this clothing hanger in there!! Yes the vet found this in her leg. (Picture in the comments section) We have no idea how it got there, but that was likely what was not allowing Mercy to heal.
Mercy is adjusting well to her new tripod life, likely because she was not able to put weight on her leg before anyways. She is improving everyday and we are so happy this fighter will likely be able to recover after years of dealing with pain and infection!
UPDATE: We continue to fight this infection that Mercy has with our specialists office. She gets regular injections, which she is not happy about. We hope we can beat it!
UPDATE: Mercy has been seeing our specialist for over a month now and he is treating a VERY Bad infection that had been left untreated on her leg and had likely spread without proper treatment. She spent a week at the specialist with IV antibiotics and is still on very strong antibiotics to treat the infection. Mercy is now down to just once a week appointments at the specialists office. She will still need to be spayed once we have her infection fully treated. Mercy would do best in a home without other dogs, as she can be bossy and food aggressive. However, she would be fine socially being around other dogs. She is good with kids.
Mercy joins FEBR is need of medical attention. She arrived lethargic and painful after a long history of issues with her front limb. She has already been to our vet, but is headed to a specialist to determine what exactly is going on with her. She is a sweet girl that gets along with dogs & kids. We hope we can get her feeling much better fast!