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.

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 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 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 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 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’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 euthanasia list. RCR scooped him up and went directly to the vet. Sadly, his injured leg sustained severe… Read more


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

Coffee Bean

Coffee Bean was hit by a car, knocked into the ditch, and left for dead. His back leg was broken in several places. He had ID, and his owners were contacted, but never came for him. RCR brought Coffee Bean into our family and off to the orthopedic hospital we went. The surgeon operated and… Read more

Copper - Recovered and Adopted

Copper had a rough start and is lucky to be alive! He was hit by a car and couldn’t walk. He almost died on the side of the road, before being picked up by animal control and taken to the shelter. RCR rushed him to the vet where he had orthopedic surgery for a broken… Read more


Journey was injured and barely able to walk. RCR answered the call for help from the city shelter. Turns out Journey had both a broken pelvis and dislocated hip. He underwent orthopedic surgery and came through his recovery like a champ! He has had quite the “journey” in his short life! But only good travels… Read more

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