At time of rescue was blind, had advanced diabetes and pancreatitis, had severe anemia, and open wound to side of face/neck.
On New Year's Eve 2022, Kaia was seen falling from a moving vehicle on US27 in Florida. Animal Control was called to the scene and she was taken to Clewiston Animal Services. She sustained injuries to her face and body along with radial nerve damage to her right front leg. It is believed that her injuries were from hitting the pavement.
She joined Rescue Rebels on 1/01/2023 as Rescue Rebel's first "TLC" rescue/project of 2023.
After being evaluated and undergoing extensive diagnostics, the Vet has recommended 4 weeks of laser therapy, acupuncture, and physical therapy. If no significant improvement is diagnosed in that time frame, Kaia's leg will need to be amputated.
Please follow her story for updates on the Facebook page: Rescue Rebels by Cash 4 Canines.
On April 6th, 2022, Hannah was found by a good Samaritan on the streets of Orlando, FL. She was in dire straits. Hannah was rushed to Orange County Animal Services whereby all accounts, she had given up on life. She was extremely lethargic just laying in her kennel and not moving or reacting to any stimuli.
After being contacted by Rescue Rebels' representative in Orlando, Leigh , who had seen Hannah's intake picture, Rescue Rebels quickly mobilized finding Hannah a foster home. On April 8th, 2022, Rescue Rebels committed to receiving Hannah and sent one of their volunteers to the shelter to pick up Hannah and transport her directly to Rescue Rebels' veterinarian. Upon medical evaluation, Hannah was determined to be severely dehydrated, severely anemic, had untreated and advanced diabetes, untreated pancreatitis, had an open wound to her neck area and was blind due to cataracts.
Hannah was treated in-house at Rescue Rebels' veterinarian through April 14th until she was stable and able to leave with her foster family. Once with her Rescue Rebels' foster family, Hannah's life dramatically changed for the better. Although, still in a medically fragile state, Hannah knew that she was in loving hands.
Hannah continued with her veterinarian care including diabetic curve testing, ultrasounds to other organs to assess damage, and an evaluation at the Orlando Eye Institute by Dr. Fife to ascertain whether she was a candidate for cataract surgery. When Hannah was first assessed by the Orange County Animal Services she was thought to be 10 years old. However, the veterinarians since the initial assessment believe her to be 4 or 5 years old.
On June 29th, Hannah underwent cataract removal surgery.
Rescue Rebels is honored and humbled to help this sweet girl with the gift of sight so that she can see the beautiful world she now lives in. Rescue Rebels thanks all that have helped and continue to help Hannah.
On October 28th, Rescue Rebels were contacted by the Orange County Animal Services regarding a German Shepherd that was brought to the shelter after being found dumped on the side of the road and unable to use her hind legs. She was urgent and needed rescue ASAP. On October 29th Harley was transported to our emergency veterinarian in Rockledge where they performed diagnostics and an examination. It was determined that Harley suffered neglect for some time.
The Vet had not ever seen a spine in such bad shape. After a few days of medications and pain meds, it was determined Harley would not get better and her quality of life was not good. Surrounded by love from the veterinary staff along with our rescue volunteer, Harley crossed the rainbow bridge. We are devastated that we were too late to help Harley but honored that we were able to shower her with lots of love and compassion her last few days.
Unfortunately Rescue isn't always about a happily ever after. Sometimes it is about a compassionate and dignified good bye surrounded by love.
Rest Easy Beautiful Girl 11/01/2022.
Your life mattered.
Dedicated in Memory of Terry L. Cohen - "TLC"
The TLC Transformation Project by Rescue Rebels takes medically fragile companion animals that have been left at shelters or abandoned, provides and funds the necessary medical care each companion animal needs, then finds these animals foster homes or "fur" ever homes.
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