:::::::::: UPDATE on PATTY Oct. 22nd ::::::::::
Patty is getting spoiled beyond belief . The incisions her vet had to make to relieve the pressure from her healing wounds from being skinned alive are almost all closed up. She has started hydrotherapy for her physical therapy and healing process. You all know what a toll this has taken on her body and soul so we are all looking forward to her continued flourishing and healing during this process. WE CANT THANK YOU ALL ENOUGH! Its with your help we are able to help Patty and her nonprofit along this journey. Every single one of you played a part in this… we together showed Patty a second chance at life, love and family.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
:::::::::: UPDATE on PATTY Oct. 10th-18th ! ::::::::::
Patty had to be bandaged up again due to a minor procedure that she needed. Her skin under her chin was getting pulled so tight that they cut it to release some of the tension. The small incisions released the tension and will allow for more stretching.
These are the small slits that Dr. Ruland made in Patty to relieve tension from the wound contracting down during the healing process. This will also allow a little more room for the skin to stretch. She was in good spurts tonight in her play area they set up for her by all the girls work space tonight. I also noticed two empty food bowls in the play area. I think she got one of the gals to give her second helping of grub.
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Patty was found in a park in Southwest Detroit. One of our men in blue contacted Providing for Paws when he saw this poor baby.
The Detroit-based rescue organization drove up to the park to meet the officer and could NOT believe what they were seeing! This is the worst case of abuse they have ever seen!
Someone had skinned this dog from the back of the neck to her ears. Her fur was hanging off its poor body. This was NOT an accident, someone purposely skinned this dog. The cuts are perfect and deliberate!
The team at Providing for Paws immediately rushed Patty to the emergency hospital. Since first finding Patty, she has undergone two surgeries. The surgeon performing the surgery has removed the original portion of her skin. Unfortunately the skin was not viable and didn’t pink back up. However, the good news was that they were able to keep her skin clean, fresh and healthy underneath.
The wounds look good, except for one little section that had not looked good after the first surgery. There was some muscle damage in this section, therefore the vet stated this area may not look very normal once all her healing is done. She has had a little nausea because of the medications she needed.
Patty will have months of treatment and care before she will hopefully rebound and find her forever home. In the meantime, we still do not know if Patty will need additional surgeries. For now, she has made herself at home at the emergency hospital.
Hendrick Boards has created a limited-edition tee and hoody to help raise funds for Patty’s surgeries and treatment. With every purchase, Hendrick Boards donates $10 to help save Patty.
If you wish to donate directly to help Patty, go to http://www.providingforpaws.org/