Critical Care Gallery (2017)See the Animals We've Saved This Year
The animals featured throughout our website are PACC911 alumni. With our help they have left behind extreme suffering and gone on to find loving homes and live happy lives.
This gallery shares with you just some of the many animals rescued with help from our Critical Care Program during 2017. By reading these stories and seeing their photos you can see how PACC911 makes a powerful difference saving pet lives in our community. Click on each name to see each special case with their before-and-after images. When you scroll down you can read all about Liam, featured in the above picture. He was hit by a car and left mangled under a truck to die, but saved with our help. He now has a loving forever family.
Our Critical Care Program is a very special component of our Medical Relief Program. These cases are all desperate animals that have been victims of cruelty, abuse or extreme medical neglect. To see how our entire Medical Relief Program works, along with sponsor recognition, go here. All the rescue groups mentioned in these stories are PACC911 partners. As part of our coalition they are eligible to request these special medical care grants.
These souls were saved because someone decided to make a difference. Please get involved so we can continue on with our mission. It’s easy to do. In fact, it’s “one click” simple. After you view our gallery, just click to go back to the how you can help/donate section.
Angel - Starving covered in flies, too weak to stand
Angel, a three year old female Akita mix, was covered in flies, unable to stand or walk, and starving when she arrived as a stray at MCACC. Under the auspices of Akita Advocates, she was provided medical foster care. She was so weak that she had to be hand-carried from the shelter.
Veterinary examination revealed the presence of maggots in her rectal area which doctors theorized had resulted from her laying in place for such a long period of time that flies had laid eggs which eventually hatched. She was critically dehydrated and was hospitalized for six days. Blood work showed she was suffering from Tick Fever and radiological examination revealed that she had a broken hip which could not be treated by surgery. She would require a minimum of 4 weeks of total rest and immobility for the fracture to heal.
With medical funds provided by PACC911’s Critical Care Program, Angel has been recovering well, and is eager to get back to a normal life while in her foster home that is taking good care of her. Thanks to the dedication of so many, Angel has been given a new lease on life and, hopefully, will soon be sharing love and joy in a future forever home.
Audrey - Emaciated, unable to walk, saved from euthanasia
Two weeks after being taken into the home and hearts of loving fosters, Audrey had gained 12 pounds and was scheduled for surgery. PACC911‘s assistance was requested to offset the financial cost of Audrey’s medical care and treatment and she was submitted for the Critical Care side of our Medical Relief Program. Within the span of one month following her surgery, Audrey truly received her 2nd Chance at life. She transformed into a beautiful, happy, smart and loving pet available for adoption into a committed and loving forever home.
Audrey’s story and photos are a powerful reminder of the magic behind animal rescue and foster care. Congratulations, Audrey, on your 2nd Chance at a wonderful life!
Beastie – Owner hit him with her car and never sought help
Bushwick - Abused, severely burned, life on a chain
Camille - Pregnant and dying of starvation
Cayden - Lost in desert, starving to death with painful injuries
Courage – Neglected to the point of death, found love in final hours
Georgia - Young stray suffering from valley fever, mites, leg wound
Ghost - Facing euthanasia due to finances of owner
Holly – Coldly dumped when she was old, sick, blind
Katie and Baxter – Surrendered in desperate need of medical care
Kira – Rescued from domestic violence home
Kiwi - Suspected abuse, broken front legs
Liam – Hit by car, left to die under a truck
Maggie – Abandoned stray in dire need of surgery
Milo - Puppy with unbelievable medical problems
Mina - Owners refused to reclaim this long-suffering neglected senior
Ron- Blind stray helped with surgery
Sabrina – Plagued by dental infections, cysts and tumors
Savina - Couldn't even move due to painful exposed bones
Spiritstrong – Bait dog in critical condition when saved by police
Venus – After being hit by car family didn’t want her anymore
Zack -Senior dumped, miserable from painful neglected sores
Old, sick and no longer wanted. This is so often the story of many senior dogs who are given up after years of devoted love to their guardians, when the going gets tough. Zack, a tiny and once beloved Maltese, was turned into the county shelter by his owners who wanted him to be euthanized. Because County has a loving staff and volunteer team who know there is a willing rescue community out there, and because they are aware of PACC911 and our life-saving medical programs, Zack was given a reprieve and lived to enjoy a second chance at life. Ruby Ranch stepped up and brought Zack into their rescue with the help of our PACC911 Medical Care Program. Upon examination, what they discovered was shocking. Underneath Zack’s fluffy coat his body was covered with sores and scabs causing him extreme misery. Biopsies and cultures were performed and the worst possible news was learned. Zack had MRSA along with a rare and hard to cure skin disease. MRSA is responsive to only one type of antibiotic. Depression and anorexia are side effects of this troubling condition but Ruby Ranch gave Zack their unconditional love and the extensive medical care he needed to bring him back to a happy and healthy boy. The day he first barked was a day of celebration for all.