Amber was found in 2020 in poor condition on the side of a road in a rural area of North Carolina to United States.
There is little doubt that she had been used for illegal dog fighting. Her pretty face was in tatters and the wounds had become infected.
She was also underweight and had dirofilariasis (or heartworm disease).
The shelter Rescue Dogs Rocks NYC therefore entrusted her for a time to the traumatology and veterinary emergency unit of columbia for her to receive emergency care.
Several surgeries and shock treatment
As a priority, the veterinarians disinfected the wounds. They noticed at that time that one of his nostrils was completely destroyed and the tissues were beyond repair.
“She needed several surgeries to correct these issues. She had 5 days of anesthesia in a row to have her bandage changed regularly to ensure proper healing.”has explained Nikki Phillippsurgical nurse at Subway.
In parallel, Amber was cured of inflammatory bowel disease and heartworm disease. She was also sterilized and dewormed.
“After there was enough healthy tissue, the surgeon took a flap of skin from his neck and placed it on his muzzle. He tried to create 2 new nasal passages, so she could breathe through her nose. After 2 weeks she had her stitches removed and looked great”said Nikki.
The road to recovery was still long and Amber suffered from severe separation anxiety. Once his state of health stabilized, the shelter volunteers took over.
Canine educators taught her to regain confidence in herself and in humans while the trainers gave her all their affection.
Some time later, the story ofAmber touched a couple who wanted to adopt him. In the end, she can only breathe with one nostril, but has adapted very well to her condition.
She enjoys today surrounded by love and 2 congeners with whom she is very complicit.
Amber weighs, 2 years after her rescue, nearly 20 kilograms and can now eat on her own. She is full of energy to the delight of her masters and shows every day her joy in living this new life.
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