Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sadie: a Buddy & Belle animal profile

Woof! My name is Sadie (A115041) and I am a one-and-a-half year old Labrador retriever mix. I found myself in the care of the staff at the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) after a traumatic accident. I was hit by a car and very badly injured. I was in so much pain and scared that no one would find me on the side of the road. Luckily, someone passing by saw that I was in distress and took me to an animal hospital to get help.

I was moved to the OHS for my treatment because they were unable to locate my owners. The staff was very patient and careful to make sure I wasn’t in too much pain. The veterinarian explained to me that while my injuries looked bad they were going to do everything they could to get me better quickly. She told me that I had cuts and scrapes under my jaw, a large wound on my leg and a similar one of my right shoulder, and my right eye was very swollen.

My care included IV fluids, repeated washing and flushing of my injuries and draining of my wounds. My bedding and bandages had to be changed frequently and the OHS staff made sure to change my fentanyl patch, which they explained contained my pain medicine and would help keep me comfortable.

When the veterinarian thought I was stable enough, it was decided that I would be moved to a foster home so that I could rest quietly and get all the special attention that I needed. Because of the extent of my injuries I went home with one of the OHS veterinary technicians who could watch me carefully and make sure I didn’t encounter any complications while I recovered.

I fully recovered, and came back to the OHS to be adopted by my new forever family! Thanks to all the animal lovers and caring staff, I had a second chance at happiness. Thank you everyone!

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