FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sadly, It Is a Story That We Hear All Too Often
Life happens, & the pets become less of a priority. However, sometimes they don’t become a priority at all & end up neglected. One of the most common neglect injuries that
we see at the Humane Society is an embedded collar. If a collar is too tight, eventually
it causes irritation, infection, & a complete break in the skin. This is often a gradual,
painful process. In Rocky’s case, he was tied outside with a choker chain that continually rubbed his neck as he moved around. He arrived at the shelter with deep, infected
wound around about 50% of the circumference of his neck with the collar still in the
wound. The collar was immediately cut out, & Rocky was started on antibiotics & pain
medications. Wound care was done to help
the infection clear before surgery was performed to close the wound, which healed
beautifully. Just as important as the physical healing was Rocky’s emotional healing.
He came in scared & depressed. Quickly,
his sweet, gentle spirit came to the surface.
He was adopted within a few weeks on the
adoption floor to a precious couple.
Dr. Kim Carter, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
- Mailing Address
- P.O. Box 7077, Canton, Ohio 44705
- Shelter Address
- 5100 Peach Street, Louisville, Ohio 44641
- E-Mail Address