How did little Darla wander out onto the streets of South Los Angeles? The one-year-old stray, helpless poodle is unable to use her front legs, but she still wags her tail. For now she waits at the South Los Angeles Shelter, and her future seems bleak.
A rescue volunteer tells Darla’s story.
“I just wanted to bring her home and hug her for the rest of her life. Darla is only a little over 1 year and may have canine distemper, but the shelter doesn’t have the means to diagnose her. Please share her post so that someone with the means can address her medical issues to help her.”
South Los Angeles Shelter
1850 W. 60th St
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Adoption fee of $122 includes spay/neuter, all shots, microchip, medic check, and a voucher for a FREE medical check at a vet.
MEDICAL/NOTES – Ortho issues. Can’t walk on hind legs. Can sit without any pain. Severely matted. Stray intake. Available 3/12
Visit Type: IMPOUND EVAL Condition: NORMAL Temp: 100.50 Wt: 6.70LBS Treated by: 580
Treatment Desc – Scan for Microchip: None found [X] Has Microchip [ ] (Insert #)
Neutered?: (if spayed, note identifying feature: )
BCS score= [ ] (1=emaciated, 5=ideal, 9=obese)
Pulse Rate= RR= MM=
History (if known): STRAY., OTC
OBJECTIVE FINDINGS: (If not present, mark N; if present, provide more detail)
Patient will not allow full examination [ ]
Ocular/Nasal Discharge: N
Respiratory problems: N
Oral disease: N
Ear problems: N
Orthopedic problems: CAN’T WALK ON HIND/ IN SITTING POSITION, NO PAIN NOTED
Skin conditions: N
Other findings: SEVERELY MATTED COAT, NEEDS GROOMING
Treatments/Medications (per DVM): 1/2 RIMADYL 25MG PO SID X 7 DAYS
Vaccinated [X] Dewormed [X] Flea (+/- Tick) Product: VECTRA 3D
PYRANTL 35 ML
BIVALENT K9 FLU VAX
RIMADYL 25 MG
PARAST TMT EX
Visit Type: FLW UP Condition: NORMAL Temp: 100.50 Wt: 6.70LBS Treated by: 538
Appears to have some neurologic issues. Unable to walk or stand on front legs. Will hop around on
Has an abnormal twitch/shake
Per act poss had seizure earlier today.
Pet WebLink: http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACT3.A1842461
★BLUE/MEDICAL ALERT STATUS★
Animals on Blue Medical Alert have a treatable medical condition that is too severe to be cared for in a shelter. These animals need adoption/rescue and private medical care.
For more information about DARLA, contact:
City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services
South Los Angeles Animal Care and Control Center
Telephone ‒ (323) 565-2161
1850 W. 60th St.
Los Angeles, CA
Fax: (213) 847-0554