REDCOLLAR RESCUE often takes in animals with very serious medical conditions. Once in our program, they get the best medical care possible, no matter the cost or time involved. Some of our Special Cases are described below with before and after pictures.
Morsel

We rescued Morsel from the shelter and noticed she was straining to go to the bathroom. Bloodwork, urinalysis and x-rays revealed she had a serious life-threatening infection of the uterus called Pyometra. Morsel had emergency surgery to remove the infected uterus and ended up losing a lot of blood and needed a transfusion. She continued… Read more

Daffodil

Daffodil came to RCR after we received another call from the shelter asking us to take in a new cruelty case. Her front right leg was severely injured, so we took her immediately to the vet, where x-rays revealed that a part of her bone was shattered and missing. Per the vet, it most likely… Read more

Lonestar

Lonestar, whose heart is as big as Texas, was in need of major medical care. This one-year-old, 17 lb. baby had been hit by a car and suffered serious injuries. His right front leg was broken in several places, and he had a large deep gash across the back of his neck which required numerous… Read more

Hawkeye

Hawkeye was another urgent case, as he had been hit by a car and was injured and scared. He hid in the storm drain for 3 days before anyone could get him out. By that time, infection had set in and he was in critical condition. His left legs were severely injured. His front leg… Read more

Trey

Trey ended up in the shelter and was limping on his front left leg, which put him immediately on the kill list. We pulled him to safety in the nick of time! X-rays revealed he had a dislocated elbow and a fractured ulna. Unfortunately, during orthopedic surgery it was discovered that the damage was too… Read more

Edge

Edge came to RCR when we received an SOS call from the shelter begging us to help this little 11 lb. guy who had been attacked by another animal and was in critical condition. We rushed him to the ER where he was immediately put on IV fluids and pain meds for shock. X-rays revealed… Read more

Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi, which is a Japanese concept that believes there is perfection in imperfection, is a 2 year-old, 21 lb sweet boy who had an old injury to the elbow on one of his front legs. We took our little perfectly imperfect boy to the orthopedic vet for his injured front leg and, unfortunately, it… Read more

Kanga

She was named Kanga at the city shelter because she sat on her hind quarters as her 2 broken front legs dandled in the air like a Kangaroo. Animal Control had brought her in after receiving a call alerting them to a dog in distress. Kanga was unable to walk and was going to be… Read more

Kandi

Kandi is another unfortunate K9 kid who ended up in the shelter after being hit by a car. Her injuries included a broken back leg, and rescue was her only hope. RCR took Kandi immediately to the vet where, after a successful orthopedic surgery, her leg is as good as new! Her cast is off… Read more

Pete

Pete was turned into the shelter by his owners in near-death condition. He was horribly emaciated with a life-threatening skin infection, bleeding wounds all over his body, hookworms, anemia, conjunctivitis, and more. Pete smelled of motor oil, and it is suspected that his owner’s practiced the barbaric act of using motor oil to supposedly cure… Read more

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