On Saturday, a very sick dog was brought to the Charleston Animal Society in Charleston, South Carolina by the local animal control. A Good Samaritan found her near her doorstep on Johns Island; the woman called for help. Perhaps the injured dog had been dropped off by some heartless owner or had she crawled up to the doorstep hoping someone would help her? When discovered, the dog was too weak to stand and could even lift her head.
The shelter has named the dog Tarana – in honor of Tarana Burke, the woman who started the ME TOO(#MeToo) movement more than a decade ago. Rushed to Veterinarian Specialty Care, the young dog has two deep wounds on her back legs possibly caused by constant pressure which may have burst. Tragically the wounds are so deep, the tendons in her legs are exposed. Also, Tarana has a deep wound on her chest with old sutures possibly from having been spayed or a C-section performed to remove puppies.
Both anemic and covered in parasites, what a tragic story this dog could tell if able to speak. For now she remains in guarded condition, and her prognosis is unknown. An ultrasound has been performed looking for a uterine infection or possible issues in her stomach.
Check out her video when first brought into the Charleston Animal Society on Saturday:
Update LIVE we are transporting this girl to Veterinary Specialty Care – SC we have done a heartworm test which was negative and a Parvo test also negative fecal float for parasites tested positive for hookworms blood pressure is very low she ate a bit this am! Yesterday a very sick Dog was brought into our Shelter! Everyday animals arrive at our doors some broken having been hit by cars, sick with heart worm some near death. This angel (we nicknamed her Tarana) was brought to Charleston Animal Society by Charleston County animal control from a home on Johns Island. A Good Samaritan found her near her doorstep and called for help. Tarana the injured/sick dog has two deep wounds on her back Legs which our veterinarian assessed to possibly be pressure sores that may have burst! Her wounds are so deep that you can see the tendons in her legs. She has a terrible wound on her chest and old sutures (which we removed) in her abdomen from a possible Spay or a C-section to remove puppies. She is anemic and parasite riddled. Our team used an ultrasound machine to look for infection in her uterus and possible problems in her stomach. She is resting now but her prognosis is guarded. Please donate today to help us heal Tarana, Lil Buck the dog shot with buckshot and the small kitten who came in three days ago with a dangling broken leg! You are how we stay a No Kill Community! Www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/Tobys-Fund #adoptatcas #Tobysfund #sickdog
Posted by Charleston Animal Society on Saturday, December 30, 2017
Update: “A heartworm test was negative and a Parvo test was also negative. A fecal float for parasites tested positive for hookworms; blood pressure is very low she ate a bit this am.”
“New Years Eve UPDATE on “Tarana” the very sick Dog found, unable to stand, on Johns Island! She made it through the night! They are working on her right now at Veterinary Specialty Care – SC! She is receiving a blood transfusion and has been administered antibiotics for the infection raging in her body!”
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