Katie — Shelter

Location: Manahawkin, New Jersey

I am an NJ Animal Cruelty Investigator, Katie was part of a hoarding case I had been involved with. She came from deplorable living conditions with seventy plus animals that had been severely neglected. After she and all the others had been removed from the home and examined by a veterinarian, it was soon realized that Katie was going to need a lot of medical treatments that the shelter wasn’t able to provide. She needed a hernia repair, she had severe dental disease and needed extractions, and was in need of an immediate surgical removal of a large amount of struvite stones. After this diagnoses she was no longer eligible for public adoption due to health issues. It broke my heart to hear this news. Despite the pain she must of been in and all pain she endured she was so happy. Every time I would go into see her she would cuddle wiggle, and kiss me non-stop and I knew I had to add her to my pack. The shelter approved me taking her and thank goodness I did!! My vet did bladder surgery on her she had a partial blockage of her urethra, was able to repair her bladder wall and remove the dead tissue, as well as hernia. She also had her dental and only lost one tooth 🙂.

She recovered wonderfully is on prescription diet and has really come into her own personality. Despite everything she’s endured she always smiled. She’s a tough little pup. She has really completed our family, and is a reminder to me every day to keep doing what I’m doing at work For all the other dogs like her

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