10/24/18 – Memorial
Vivienne crossed the rainbow bridge earlier today. The recent cancer diagnosis proved too much for her body to fight. In the end, she lost the use of her back legs and she could not stand or walk. Another surgery was sadly not an option. Vivienne was a beautiful girl whose injuries spoke volumes of the hard life and neglect she endured. It is very sad, but at least her last days were with humans who cared deeply about her.
Vivienne has been transported to her foster home, where she is living with children, other dogs, and cats. Her foster mom reports that she has a lot of broken teeth, so she needs soft food to eat. Vivienne was very thin and weak when she first arrived. Her foster mom had to pick her up when she needed to go out. Vivienne saw our orthopedic vet in mid September, where she received an exam and X-rays. To our surprise, the X-rays showed no breaks. The vet suspected it was neurologic in origin and that amputation of her leg would be the best option. Vivienne’s surgery was scheduled with our rescue vet in early October and her amputation was successful. Vivienne was definitely happier and more active following surgery. As she recovered from the surgery, we received awful news from the vet. During the surgery, the vet found a suspicious mass that was sent out. The biopsy results sadly revealed that it was spindle cell sarcoma, which is an aggressive cancer with a poor prognosis. Vivienne is the sweetest girl who never complains and she gets along with everyone. Her foster mom indicated she would be loved and spoiled in her foster home for whatever time she has left.
We are in urgent need of a foster home for Vivienne, a boxer girl who needs medical care and a safe place to recover after surgery. An animal rescuer saw this poor girl outside and laying under a truck to get some shade. She was very thin and her front paw was dangling. The deputy visited the home several times and was finally able to seize Vivienne when the owner denied it was his dog. Vivienne is currently being boarded at a vet in West Virginia. She is recovering from a severe urinary tract infection and gaining strength for her upcoming surgery. The injury to her leg is approximately three weeks old and the vet recommends amputation because of extensive nerve damage.
Vivienne also had a previous break that has since healed on its own. She has several broken teeth, which will eventually need extracted. Vivienne was covered in fleas when she first arrived at the vet. What this girl desperately needs now is a home willing to provide a foster placement so we can get her on the road to recovery. We will also need donations towards her vet care. Vivienne is estimated to be 6-8 yrs old. She is very friendly with people and has done well with the other dogs she has met at the vet. Apply today to help this sweet girl!