Yesterday evening, Tater Tot (named by the BVSPCA) was found with multiple infected, deep lacerations on her body by two good samaritans biking in Brandywine Creek State Park. The two took immediate action and called the Delaware office of Animal Welfare (OAW) for support.
Our friends at the OAW rushed Tater Tot over to our New Castle Campus where she was immediately evaluated with x-rays and advanced diagnostics. It was clear that Tater Tot’s condition was extremely severe and she was going to need extensive, specialty veterinary care, so she was transferred to our partners at a local VCA Animal Hospital.
Tater Tot’s prognosis was grim; she had severe infections and her abdomen was septic requiring emergency surgery to give her the best chance to survive the night. Amazingly, she successfully pulled through her surgery and is now recovering in ICU where she is being closely monitored and continues her fight.
At the BVSPCA every life counts, and while the odds were stacked against Tater Tot and according to a team of doctors her chances were slim, we believed that she deserved a chance. And for Tater Tot we are committed to her fight and continuing her critical care!
Please join the people who are working so hard to save this poor, sweet girl by making a donation to help cover her medical costs and care.
If you have any information or leads that could help in Tater Tot’s case, please call the Office of Animal Welfare at 302-255-4646. Tips can be made anonymously.
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