Ruth, a 1 year old cat, came to Wayside as a stray. She had chronic injury to the neck believed to be caused by an embedded collar. Our vet immediately performed surgery to repair and close skin over the injured area. She was put on antibiotics due to the infection and pain meds so she was comfortable. Despite all of the pain we know she was in, and the fact that she was near death, she showed us her sweet side through her desire to be around people and wanting to be pet. After surgery and monitoring from vet staff, she went into a foster home to recover.
Buttons, a 2 month old Shepherd, came to Wayside with 14 other puppies. Every puppy needed to be spayed or neutered and given vaccinations. While they all were infested with fleas, Buttons was in the worst condition. He had a fractured jaw that caused constant pain. It was also impossible for him to eat and get vital nutrients he needed as a young animal. We immediately gave him medication so he was no longer in pain. Then he had a specialty surgery to fix his fractured jaw – a ‘muzzle’ was placed inside his mouth to set it in the right position, allowing it to heal correctly. Buttons then went into a foster home to recover from surgery and grow strong.
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