Monday May 21, 2018

ONTARIO SPCA

Give Ontario’s most neglected and abused animals a second chance!


Emergency Care Fund Goal $7,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 107
Total Value of Gifts: $8,796.00

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A pregnant horse with a wound that wouldn’t heal: will you help Dee?

Stoic and beautiful, Dee has already been through so much. An approximately 13-year-old Quarter Horse-type mare, Dee was almost 200 lbs underweight and infested with lice when she came into our care in March 2017 through an animal cruelty investigation. She was also suffering from a raw and infected wound on her right hind leg, likely torn open on a fence.

Dee’s wound had developed “proud flesh,” a healing complication found in horses where excess granulation tissue forms at the site of a wound and prevents it from healing. It was clear it had been untreated for some time and that Dee was in discomfort.

A veterinarian examination also revealed Dee was pregnant. This meant a more conservative approach to her care was needed to ensure the health and safety of her foal. Fortunately, Dee delivered a healthy colt, named Quin, despite the neglect she endured before coming into our care.

Once Quin was weaned, Dee returned to a veterinary hospital to have her leg reassessed. Surgery was performed to remove the granulation tissue and attempt to heal her wound using Dynamic Tissue Systems™. This innovative tissue support system was generously donated by Southmedic in Barrie and gradually stretches the tissue as it heals to close over the wound.

While surgery has helped, the wound has still not fully healed because of its location on a joint. To give Dee the best chance at making a full recovery, she will be undergoing laser therapy to help stimulate the production of healthy tissue.

After more than a year of procedures, surgery, medication and countless hours of care and attention, Dee’s cost of care exceeds $7,000, and is still rising. We need your help to give Dee the the best opportunity to properly heal and overcome this health challenge.

Please make a gift today to help offset the cost of Dee’s care.

Your support will make it possible for Dee and other horses like her to receive the care they both need and deserve. Rehabilitation like this would not be possible without caring support from community members like you.


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