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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.

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

Sunkist after surgery

SUNKIST was dumped out of a car, unable to stand or walk.  Thankfully, an officer was contacted and took her to the shelter.  We received an urgent call, and rushed her to the ER!  X-rays revealed old breaks in both back legs that had healed incorrectly, causing her pain and inability to walk.  The right… Read more

Tadpole with blanket and casts on legs

TADPOLE, a mere 2.5 lbs and 5 months old, was turned into the shelter emaciated and struggling to breathe.  We rushed him to the ER and then to the cardiologist at Texas A&M due to congestive heart failure and advanced PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosus).  Tadpole’s situation was dire and immediate heart surgery was his only… Read more

Frito after surgery

FRITO was turned into the shelter by his owners who claimed he started having seizures after being out all night.  He continued to have seizures at the shelter, and needed emergency vet care ASAP! The two most likely causes of his seizures were trauma to the brain or ingestion of poison, but X-rays and bloodwork… Read more

Baby Hurricane with stuffed animal

BABY HURRICANE, only 5 weeks old and 1 lb., was turned into the shelter in critical shape the eve before Hurricane Laura was due to make landfall near Houston.  He was vomiting, not eating or drinking, and almost lifeless! RCR responded to his urgent plea! Baby “Hurricane” needed help ASAP!  His gums were very pale… Read more

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