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.
Conrad resting at the vet after surgery

Conrad was brutally attacked with an axe, and found near death by the police.  They rushed him to the shelter, and the staff immediately called RCR for help! Conrad’s front leg was almost severed, and he had deep wounds around his neck.  It took a week in the ER with blood transfusions, IV pain meds… Read more

Alvin at the vet

Alvin was confiscated by authorities in horrific condition from his owner’s back yard after being tethered to a chain that had grown into his neck!  The chain had to be surgically removed.  His wounds had to be covered with a black surgical recovery coat for protection, and to aid in the healing process. In addition… Read more

Bosley at hospital

Bosley was another victim of cruelty at the hands of humans!  He was found injured and struggling to walk. He cried in pain when his front paw was touched, so the shelter staff did x-rays and found multiple bones in his foot were fractured.  RCR rushed him to the vet!  Upon further examination, we were… Read more


Liesel was only 10 weeks old and 8 lbs and already in dire straights.  She was brought to the shelter with a dangling and broken front leg.  She appeared to have been dropped or kicked by someone and was in pain and scared at the shelter.  We picked her up and took her directly to… Read more


Twilight was only a 6-month-old pup when she was picked up by Animal Control and was walking unsteadily.  The next morning, the shelter staff found Twilight laying on her side, unable to move, and having difficulty breathing.  RCR was contacted for help, and we rushed her to the ER. Numerous tests were done, but no… Read more

Diana Prince

Savagely attacked, but alive! Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) was found by an RCR volunteer at a construction site, injured, bloody, and too weak to move.  We rushed her to the vet.  They sedated her and shaved her hair and found the damage to be much worse than originally anticipated. Surgery took three hours to… Read more


Brady is an adorable little Boston Terrier/Pug mix who was brought into the shelter injured and unable to walk.  He needed medical rescue ASAP!  We transported him immediately to the vet hospital.  He was sedated for a full exam and x-rays which revealed a fractured pelvis and acetabular.  He was on IV pain drugs and… Read more

Baby Steele

Baby Steele was found “unresponsive” at a construction site.  His finder wrapped him in a blanket and took him to the shelter.  He was suffering from hypothermia after being alone outside in the cold all night. His body temperature was so low, it would not even register on the thermometer.  The shelter gave Steele fluids… Read more


Miley was turned into the shelter by a citizen who said they saw her get hit by a car.  She was injured and unable to walk, and ended up on the kill list.  We partnered with Sav-a-Pet rescue to get this little gal to safety! X-rays revealed a curvature of the spine and multiple pelvic… Read more

Sweetart after surgery

SWEETART, a 1 year old and 11 lb. little girl, was turned into the shelter in very critical condition! Her right rear leg was mangled and broken in several places, and all of the skin and tissue was ripped off. Her pelvis was also broken and displaced on both sides.  Unfortunately, her right rear leg… Read more

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