Help Save Liberty
AGE: Approximately 9-14 months old
BREED: Hound Mix
NEEDS: Liberty needs to get well before she finds her forever home. Freedom Bridge is covering all of her medical costs which are continuing to mount. We are counting on our Wilmington friends to help save this little one who deserves a good life.
BACKGROUND: Liberty was pulled from the New Hanover Animal Control Shelter. She was an owner surrender (or he was going to shoot her). We pulled her because we were worried that no one would adopt her, not knowing what medical expenses she would need. She was emaciated (just skin over bones). She doesn't have a problem with eating, despite the jaw so she just wasn't fed properly. She is at our Freedom Bridge founder's house now while she sheds Parvo and is doing well so far.
HEALTH ISSUES: Liberty has a malformed right jaw. We are not sure if it was broken and not treated or is congenital. We were planning on taking her to the vet to find out everything when she broke with Parvo. At that time, the vets' and our primary concern was getting her through Parvo. She was very ill but fortunately survived.
She had a 4-day hospitalization with the Emergency Vet at a cost of $3,500. She needed plasma to get her white count up.
She clearly has issues with her back legs. We don't yet know the cause. It may be from poor nutrition or some type of old injury OR a birth defect, if the jaw is a defect and not a result of an old injury. She will need x-rays and possibly surgery to get her legs back to health.
We don't know her heartworm status but would not be surprised, despite her being young, if she tests positive. She will be going to our vet in about a week or so for a full exam. We know that this will also be a very expensive visit and require subsequent care BUT we will do what we need for Liberty.
The recent costs of our medical pups have been overwhelming so any donations would be soooo appreciated. Any amount makes a difference. Thank you to those who have already donated. You'll never truly know how much of a difference you are making to help our pups.
Checks may be sent to:
Freedom Bridge Animal Rescue
c/o Diana Topjian
5610 Onyx Court, Wilmington NC 28412
Venmo to Diana Topjian