Some very kind people in Atlanta notified our rescue partner, One Tail at a Time, about a senior dog living in an abandoned building. They had found a scared, old gal with obvious skin issues, struggling to survive and sleeping on piles of loose insulation. Her rescuers were determined to get her help and out of her terrible situation. It took a few days, but with patience and treats, they eventually earned Mina’s trust, and she agreed to go with them.
After being scooped up from her unfortunate living situation, Mina was taken to the vet and given a bath. As she realized she was safe, her personality softened and she showed off her sweet side.
During her examination, the vet found that Mina had pyometra, which could be life-threatening if left untreated. Emergency surgery was immediately scheduled and performed, allowing us to focus on her other medical conditions. Mina has skin issues and a few bumps and masses that need to be checked out, and she’ll be starting heartworm treatment in two weeks. We’ll keep everyone pupdated on her progress.
Mina is settling is nicely with her foster family. As it turns out, she was destined to be spoiled and she handles it very well. She’s been on a few nature adventures and enjoys being loved on.
Mina had another vet visit where she received antibiotics and treatments for her mange. She will start her heartworm treatment after the skin condition clears up.