Penny Needs Your Help!
UPDATE 9/23/2020: Penny is adjusting well to her new life and is enjoying her time in a loving foster home. Her bloodwork was re-checked and her organ functioning is back to normal. This is the news we were hoping for!
After the consult with the orthopedic surgeon, it was decided that she will need surgery on her luxating patella in about 2 weeks. Before surgery, she is getting fitted for leg braces that will help stabilize her before and after surgery. After Penny's surgery, she will have a 2-week follow-up and a 6-week follow-up with the Orthopedic Surgeon. At the 6-week follow-up, she will have additional x-rays taken to determine how she has healed.
Recently, there was a video shared on social media that exposed a Pit Bull Terrier mix (now named Penny) in great distress. She was chained up at a Lake County residence in the heat and sun without water, shade or food. Penny struggled to stand up and her breathing was extremely labored. Lake Humane Society conducted a full investigation into the incident. Penny was impounded by LHS and ultimately surrendered through the court system. Penny is weak, underweight and doing her best to adjust to her new surroundings.
Upon further examination, it was determined that Penny is suffering from heat stroke, which has resulted in extreme dehydration. Lab work revealed kidney and liver problems - medical staff believe this is the result of deadly heat exposure. In a few weeks, Penny’s lab work will be checked to re-evaluate her condition and determine the cause. On top of everything, yesterday, Penny's back legs gave out and she collapsed. She needs radiographs, so medical staff can figure out the best course of treatment.
Penny is only around 1 year old and still has so much life to live. We already know she loves belly rubs and spending time with people who care. With your help, LHS can make sure this sweet girl gets the treatment she needs. Currently, Penny is receiving antibiotics, a special kidney diet and liver medications. Staff has made sure she is resting comfortably and everyone is lavishing her with food and love.
Due to the severity of her condition, Penny's care could cost upwards of $2,000.
This estimate includes medications, special kidney food, radiographs, additional examinations/lab work and treatment to assist in her recovery. If her bloodwork remains high, further testing (ultrasound/ x-rays) and medical care would be needed. In addition to her extensive medical care, LHS will spay and microchip Penny, as well as provide her with preventatives and initial vaccines.
All donations made to this fundraising page will be designated to our Angel Fund, and 100% of your gift will go toward Penny and her lifesaving care. Once she has fully recovered, any excess funds will remain in our Angel Fund and will be used to help the next animal in need of extensive or emergency medical care.
We can't give these loving pets a second chance without you! Please donate today and save lives.
Pets Who Have Received A Second Chance At Life
Thanks To The Angel Fund and Donors Like You
Auggie came to us in 2017. He was found barely hanging onto life and was one of the worst cases of malnutrition LHS has seen. In addition to his malnutrition, he suffered from severe dehydration, anemia, and infections all over his body.
A good samaritan brought Lucy to LHS back in December of 2019 after she was hit by a car. She suffered multiple abrasions and trauma all over her body and it was determined that her front leg was paralyzed. Due to her paralysis, she underwent surgery to amputate her leg.
Nemo came into our care in 2018 after breaking both of his front legs. Splits were not enough to heal his injuries and was required to go into surgery which included a bone graft, placing external plates and screws on the bone in order to stabilize his legs while they healed.
On behalf of the animals, staff, and Board of Directors at Lake Humane Society, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude for your donation. Your compassion and generosity are truly appreciated. Without your loyal support, we cannot continue to care for the thousands of homeless, abandoned, and injured animals of Lake County.
Thank you for supporting our cause and making our lifesaving work possible.
Lee Nesler, Executive Director
The Lake Humane Society is recognized as a tax-exempt charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
EIN: 34-1246277. Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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