1/7/12: Meet Blanche, a four year old female rescued from a breeding operation in South Carolina. Thank you Melissa Digusto Brown for making contact with the breeder and getting this girl to safety. Blanche’s (formerly Chubby Butt)only purpose in life was breeding but wasn’t doing a great job of that apparently. No puppies, no money coming in. Fortunately, the breeder was willing to give her a better life. After spending the weekend in Augusta, Blanche made the trip to ATL this morning and is now resting at Riverside. We don’t have much medical information to share at this time, poor little girl was so nervous. Allowing her to calm down over night, before we start the evaluation. We do know that she has skin issues and is very itchy. She also has a respiratory infection. When she’s ready, this little girl will need a quiet home with someone willing to slowly introduce her to life experiences. Welcome to the good life baby girl!!!
On a positive note…she is heartworm negative.
Update 1/27/13: Blanche is doing well after spay and is feeling more comfortable in her surroundings. Unfortunately, the bacteria that was growing in her uterus was resistant to the antibiotics she was being given post op, therefore infected drainage continued. Resistant bacteria’s are a result of inappropriate treatment in the past. Since she was in a puppymill, she was probably randomly treated with antibiotics for various infections and never completely treated for any of them. We now have her on the correct antibiotic for the bacteria and she is feeling better and drainage is improving. She will be moved to her foster home this week for TLC, rehab and socialization.