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Kai & Byrdie both have Major Surgeries

Updated: Jun 16, 2023

Amidst all the emergencies, we have more emergencies. Byrdie and Kai, two of our FUR foster pups from different cruelty cases, will both undergo major surgeries with Dr. Darrow today at Palm Valley.

— Kai, a former bait dog who came to us in horrific condition, has a problem in his hip and a torn CCL. He has very poor blood flow to his femoral head, so he's having a Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) today. — Byrdie, our sweet little Chiweenie who was paralyzed in her back end after being thrown from a vehicle, is having surgery to remove a sarcoma that's leaking fluid in her abdomen. The location is tricky because it's close to her sciatic nerve. We were hoping she could learn "spinal walking," but we're more concerned about the tumor at this point. If we don't get the cancer out, spinal walking won't matter anyway. We left it up to Dr. Darrow's discretion.

Both of these sweet dogs have survived terrible abuse. Both were abused, discarded and left for dead by heartless people, and both were hospitalized at Palm Valley for an extended period. Thankfully, they are both in foster homes getting spoiled and loved; Byrdie with Patti and David Monroe, and Kai with Kim and Aaron Valentine. Dr. Darrow did Maverick's surgery when he came to us with 3 broken legs, and Dr. Mack has been amazing with all of our pups, so we know they're in great hands.

Please say a prayer for these sweet pups!

𝗙𝗨𝗥 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗛𝗟𝗬 𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗠 Sick and injured animals need help fast. Byrdie and Kai are only two of the major medical cases we've had recently. Fin had surgery on his heart at UF yesterday. The day before Spartacus, another one of our paralyzed dogs from a cruelty case, was in the ER with an unknown allergic reaction. Last week, Marcus was surrendered to a shelter in critical condition, hours away from death, and he was hospitalized.

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