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A Life Worth Saving

February 2016

When a sheriff deputy was dispatched due to a pup being struck on the highway, the dispatcher knew to call an Ohio SPCA Response Team member.

 

 

The deputy waited with the injured pup until response team member Brad Adams arrived. Brad always gives a name to an animal, so the pudgy female Shar Pei/Basset mix was given the name of Myah. She was transported to an emergency veterinary clinic and x-rayed and given pain medication. Her pelvis was shattered and a femur bone broken. Dr. Nathan Metz suggested that we allow the pelvis to heal and then repair the femur head. Little did we know that this pup (just 6 to 7 months old) was pregnant, as nothing showed on initial X-rays. When Myah was rechecked to see if the pelvis had healed (which it had), it was discovered that she was due within 9 to 14 days. Obviously, it was too late to abort her puppies. Myah went into labor in the middle of the night and had to have a c-section. Three of five puppies survived, and this adorable mom is doing great. She is regaining the use of her legs, which means she can hopefully have a femoral head osteotomy instead of losing a hind leg. To date, her medical bills have reached $2,000. The FHO will be an additional $1,000. The Ohio SPCA does not put a dollar amount on life. We believe that animals deserve a second chance, as long as there is no suffering and quality of life is good. Myah is absolutely adorable and she is being given the best of care in a foster home. This little girl has been through so much, and her rehabilitation is not over. Our team of staff, vets, and Myah's foster mom and dad will continue to travel with her on the road to recovery. We can’t wait to see Myah run on all four legs again. To donate and help with Myah’s medical care, please visit  http://www.ohiospca.org/#!emergency-medical-funds/c19nz

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