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Chattanooga Rescue


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Zsa Zsa At the Shelter in TN

We have a female, 9 yr old Kerry Blue here at the McKamey Animal Center. She was brought in as a stray. She is available to rescue on 6/11. She is very social. She has been examined by our vet. She has thick discharge in both eyes. multiple cysts on torso. possible yeast infection on both front paws. severe gingival disease. Rx'd NPB both eyes for seven days as well as orbax for 7 days. I would love to get her out of here. She has been vaccinated and is heartworm negative. She weighs around 20 lbs.


The KBT Foundation Steps in


From: dewing1221@CHARTER.NET
Subject: [KBL] How to lose a senior kerry...
Date: June 12, 2009 6:58:28 PM PDT

For the second time in a few weeks, a senior kerry has made its way into Foundation rescue in the South.


Today, an emaciated kerry girl was transported to South Carolina from a shelter in Tennessee where she was picked up as a stray. She had no collar, no identification and no microchip. Again, as with Guinness last month, this girl belonged to someone and was loved at some time in her life. Her ears are perfectly set and much nicer than the resident kerries at my house. Her tail is docked and she has great house manners. Despite the fact that she weighs 21 pounds and I can see and feel every bone in her body, she sat upon command before eating and takes treats with a very gentle mouth.


Here's the other details of her physical condition -- her eyes are horribly infected and her ears had not been plucked or cleaned in at least a year. She has a large number of cysts over her torso and many had burst and caused her skin to become infected and irritated like hot spots. Her front feet are swollen to the point of being twice/three times the normal size due to a severe bacterial infection that causes her to limp.


The good news is that she is all kerry girl with a wonderful temperament. She spent the better part of the afternoon getting bathed and groomed because she was positively filthy. She cried when her ears were plucked but never growled or resisted. She is used to being groomed as she showed no fear of the clippers and let me trim the mats from her feet even although I know they are tender. After all of this she was wonderful with the vet and then came home and had to soak her feet in an antibacterial solution for 20 minutes. She never complained once.


As I look at her this evening sleeping peacefully next to Hart I wonder what her story is and why someone is not looking for this little treasure. Tonight, thanks to many who volunteered to help and make this rescue possible, she's not hungry, she's clean and she's getting medical treatment.


Pictures provided by Janet McCallen


Before cleanup







After cleanup






Her swollen foot needs medical attention.


This girl is not ready for adoption. However, you can fill out an Adoption Questionnaire if you are interested in adopting her.



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