Roxie was discovered by an attending nurse who was caring for an elderly patient. It was clear that Roxie had been suffering from severe neglect for an extended period of time. Sadly, Roxie’s prior guardian was unaware of the severity of her circumstances and agreed to surrender Roxie over to AMA Animal Rescue.
Volunteers carried Roxie out of the home as she was unable to walk on her own. Despite the severe amount of discomfort she was feeling, she allowed volunteers to handle her and cuddled up in blankets on the way to the vet.
Rescue volunteers and doctors could see Roxie was struggling both internally and externally. Not only is she unable to walk without assistance, but she also has an exaggerated gait, takes wide steps, and occasionally loses her balance – especially when lifting her head to smell surfaces or shaking her head. Additionally, she has a right head tilt and occasional head tremors. She requires ongoing visits with the neurologist to determine the cause of her instability, including an MRI, genetic testing, and an infectious disease test.
On top of her neurological issues, Roxie is suffering from advanced demodectic mange, resulting in severe hair loss, swelling, redness and pain. She will require ongoing medications and baths.
Everyone who has had the pleasure of meeting Roxie describes her as a charming and friendly girl, who is welcoming of all the attention she can get. She loves belly rubs almost as much as meeting new people.