When you first meet Candy Apple Red, you just want to wrap your arms around her and give her a hug. And this wrinkly-faced Shar-Pei sure could use one. Just as sweet as her sugary name suggests, this little girl has already spent more than a month fighting to become healthy.
When we first heard about Candy Apple Red, her future was patchy – literally. Her hair was falling out, she had heartworm, tapeworms, a severe case of kennel cough and she was suffering from entropion and in need of eyelid surgery – all while nursing five puppies in an over-crowded shelter in Georgia.
Dogs like Candy Apple Red have a small chance of survival in conditions like that. But, because of you, a dedicated animal lover and valuable supporter, through our TAILS (Transporting Animals Into Loving Situations) program, we were able to rescue Candy Apple Red and bring her to Providence Animal Center to start treatment under our Medical Team.
Candy Apple Red’s puppies were healthy and ready for adoption right away, but Candy Apple Red hasn’t been so lucky. She’s been in our care since the beginning of May, working on getting strong enough to receive the surgery to fix her eyelids, but it’s been a consistent struggle. Poor Candy Apple Red has been treated for her heartworm, demodex and tapeworms, but even with multiple courses of antibiotics and fluids, her kennel cough is still stubbornly sticking around. So our next step is to get her a chest x-ray.
To be able to care for Candy Apple Red and other sweet orphaned animals like her, we need your support. We are asking you today to virtually wrap your arms around Candy Apple Red and support her journey back to health by donating to her care.
• $45 – pays for a weeks’ worth of antibiotics
• $250 – covers a chest x-ray
• $100 – funds IV fluids
• $150 – provides the entropion surgery
• $245 – pays for a week in our special isolation unit
This girl needs all the love, hugs and support she can get. Please donate to her recovery costs today.
UPDATE: Thanks to your generosity, we were able to fund a chest x-ray for Candy Apple Red, which determined why this sweet girl is taking so long to feel good again. Turns out, our good girl has a bad case of bronchitis and pneumonia – poor baby! As a result of the chest x-ray, she was started on a new antibiotic that she seems to be responding to, but we will be sending her back for more x-rays to make sure she’s improving. If the x-rays don’t show positive news, the next step will be a procedure to culture her lungs.