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.
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

Spirit

Spirit was found with catastrophic injuries of an unknown origin! He had a HUGE gaping hole (approx 12″ x 6″) on his back that was filled with dirt and gravel. There were also additional lacerations throughout his body. Spirit was in shock. The ER vets immediately addressed his dangerously low blood pressure with fluids, medications… Read More

Fey

Fey was covered in mange, emaciated and running a fever when RCR rescued her from the shelter. We quickly learned that she had a serious and life-threatening condition called Pyometra, which is an infection in the uterus. She had two emergency surgeries, numerous blood transfusions and spent several days in critical care at the ER… Read More

Wonder

Wonder found herself lost and alone on the street. As she struggled to survive, her eye was injured, causing more pain and hardship. RCR took her to the ophthalmologist hoping to save her eye, but it was damaged beyond repair. She had surgery to remove the bad eye, and is now our One-Eyed Wonder! She… Read More

Gracey

Gracey was only 8 lbs and 2 years old when she was hit by a car, and found almost lifeless by the side of the road. She had a fracture on her right front radius and ulna, and numerous cuts and bruises. RCR rushed her to the vet where she had orthopedic surgery on her… Read More

Burger

Burger was found in a Burger King parking lot lonely, starved, and unable to walk. RCR acted quickly to help this little guy! Straight to the vet we went, where he was diagnosed with a dislocated hip. The net day, the surgeon performed an FHO (femoral head ostectomy), and Burger began his road to recovery… Read More

Kaiser

Kaiser’s previous life included being kept outside 24/7 with no food or shelter. He managed to escape his prison, but injured his front left leg along the way. His journey landed him at the shelter on the euth list. RCR scooped him up and went directly to the vet. Sadly, his injured leg sustained severe… Read More

Kermit

Kermit was in excruciating pain when he was picked up as a stray by Animal Control. He had a high fever and a necrotic penis with a serious infection. RCR picked him up from the shelter and raced to the vet. His penis couldn’t be saved and surgery was done to “re-route his plumbing.” This… Read More

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