Rescue & Rehab: #521 Callie

Do you see that beautiful girl in the photo? That’s 10 year old Callie. She’s one of those dogs that defines the “Rescue & Rehab” in our name.

Callie was surrendered to her local shelter mid-labor. Eighteen hours in Callie had delivered two stillborn puppies. Due to inflammation, she wasn’t able to push out the remaining two puppies. She was struggling, obviously stressed, and in need of an emergency c-section, so her owners dropped her off at the shelter as they couldn’t afford the surgery. BCRRT stepped in, and a c-section was performed to remove the two remaining stillborn puppies. Not only has Callie had to recover from such a tragic loss, but she is Heartworm positive.

Unfortunately for Callie, her story doesn’t stop there. Callie has an eye ulcer we’ve been treating since she was rescued. Without improvement, her vet referred her to a doggy ophthalmologist. Callie has a melting corneal ulcer which has lost 99% of the thickness to that part of the cornea. With two options, BCRRT’s Board discussed and elected to allow Callie to undergo a corneal graft rather than have the eye removed. The graft has a 97% success rate and will restore health and blood flow to her eye. The estimated cost is $2,000-$2,500.

This girl has so much life to live! She is gentle, kind, and longs for human love and attention. We ask for your continued support, prayers, good thoughts, and if you wish to donate to her care, please follow the link to make a contribution today.