Neglect for an animal can be a death sentence. Meadow came to the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society in April, after being found wandering alone, an obvious victim of neglect. We don’t know whether she was only kept for a backyard breeding operation, or something else.
Meadow could barely walk. The tangled mats of fur, feces, and debris on her legs were so huge that they restricted her movement and hid other medical problems. Because of your donations to the Hope Medical Fund, we didn’t think twice about transporting Meadow to our shelter—our veterinary team had the resources to create an immediate plan to help Meadow.
After removing pounds of densely matted fur, our medical team found a mouthful of rotting teeth, cherry eye, and multiple masses on her underbelly. She also needed to be spayed—important for female dogs to prevent mammary cancer and Pyometra, an infection of the uterus.
In just one day, our medical team gave Meadow the opportunity to find love with a new family. She received her four necessary surgeries, and her personality completely changed! Meadow held her head up and trotted down the stairs with pep. She could finally move around comfortably.
Meadow recovered beautifully in foster care over the next few weeks. The transformation kept going! Her silly antics blossomed as she enjoyed walks around the neighborhood. Most importantly, her risk for tumors and cancer was greatly reduced. Her years of suffering were over.
In May—just a month after arriving at Berkeley Humane—Meadow gave us a final goodbye lick and was off to start anew with her adopted family.
Please donate to our Hope Medical Fund so we can save more animals like Meadow.