This precious senior was found wandering the frigid streets when temperatures dropped below freezing. She was left in unbearable pain as her body was slowly decomposing from the neglect she's undeniably faced.
Found in the Frigid Cold
It breaks our hearts to think of this girl heartbroken as she waited for someone to come and bring her home. Despite the sadness she’s endured, we were determined to bring her joy as she was now fully in the care of our rescue. After giving our precious senior the name Lil Bea, we moved towards getting her a thorough physical with our generous visiting veterinarian.
Following her exam, we were delivered with both good and bad news. The good news was that her heart was in great condition with a beautiful strong beat.
While we were ecstatic with the news of her heart, we then learned she has severe dental disease, which will, unfortunately, result in several extractions. If that weren’t enough to tug your hearts for this special senior, she was also discovered to have large mammary tumors with the chance of being cancerous.
After a Fragile Start...
Our sweet senior Lil Bea has been through quite a journey on her road to recovery. After a fragile start with us, she, unfortunately, had a possible exposure to kennel cough. This was a setback for her as it pushed back her surgery until she was fully recovered.
Thankfully, she healed from it excellently and received the full go-ahead for surgery after chest x-rays and blood work confirmed her health. ❤️🩹
Thankfully, More Good News 🤞
During her procedure, the surgeon determined that the lumps were actually 2 inguinal hernias that had never been repaired. The "lumps" were body fat and a loop of her large intestine, which at any point could have caused a fatal case of peritonitis. In addition to the lumps, there was also a small growth that was removed from the skin on her abdomen, which we are hoping was benign.
For now, she has to wear a belly bandage to be sure she fully recovers and her muscle wall heals completely. The next step, when she is recuperated from her extensive procedure, will be a dental cleaning with a few extractions.
Your Donations Matter! Every Lil' Bit Helps Lil Bea
We are so grateful to all who have donated to her surgeries and ongoing care on the CUDDLY platform thus far, our nonprofit greatly relies on your donations to help save lives like Lil Bea.
With that said, we are still over $3,000 away from our goal for this precious senior and we could use all hands on deck! We ask that you please kindly consider sending her a donation while we continue to keep you updated on her recovery.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!🐾💜