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.
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

Chester with bandage and cone

CHESTER was hit by a car and brought to the shelter where he was set to be euthanized due to his injuries. Red Collar Rescue could not let that happen…we knew we had to help Chester! He had a severely broken and dislocated jaw and a fractured radius and ulna in his left front leg. … Read more

Gremlin after surgery

Gremlin was brought to the ER by his owners with a severely broken jaw. They decided to euthanize him instead of treat him.  RCR was contacted to see if we could give Gremlin the care he needed, and of course we said “Yes!” We took Gremlin to a dental specialist where he had oral surgery… Read more

Reilly after surgery with cone

Reilly, a sweet, injured boy limped into an O’Reilly Auto Parts store!  RCR received an URGENT plea for help, and off we went in our “doggie ambulance” to pick him up! Reilly’s leg was dangling, having been broken in several places, and the skin and tissues from his paw and leg were missing.  The severity of his injury… Read more

Toffee after surgery with cone on

Toffee was picked up as a stray by animal control, with an injury to her front left leg and unable to bear weight.  She had a broken humerus bone and nerve damage to her paw.  Toffee underwent orthopedic surgery to save her leg, and is doing well! She is approximately 11-12 months old, 33 lbs… Read more

Sammie at the vet

Sammie was found injured and unable to walk on side of the road.  She was brought to the shelter, they sent an URGENT plea, and RCR responded. Sammie had a fractured pelvis and fractured left rear hip, along with a skin infection, sores, demodex, and heartworms.  It appears she was not well cared for, even before the accident.  Sammie… Read more

Squirt getting a bath

Squirt’s body was ravaged with thousands of maggots when we rescued him. His eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and head were a gruesome sight to see!  There was a high probability he would not make it, but Squirt surpassed everyone’s expectations! After a week in the ER, Squirt was strong enough to leave!  His left eye… Read more

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