Monday, November 15, 2010

Make a difference for Jojo, and animals like her

The Ottawa Humane Society's Buddy and Belle fund pays for much needed medical care for very injured stray animals. Read Jojo's story then help her -- and other animals like her who deserve a second chance -- by making a donation.

Woof! My name is Jojo (A118324) and I am an eight-month-old yellow Labrador mix puppy. My story with the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) is shrouded in mystery. I was brought to the OHS as a stray, covered in what looked like road rash and a skin infection. I tried to explain what had happened to me, but no one seemed to understand my barks and woofs! Luckily, I looked worse than I felt, and was in good spirits and still had my healthy appetite.

The veterinarian did a thorough examination to make sure I had no broken bones. Other than my skin problems, I was in pretty good health! The vet determined that what looked like road rash was likely burns and covered 75% of my body.

The large areas on my skin were very itchy, however, and as I scratched, I began to develop an infection. The vet prescribed prednisone, a corticosteroid, which she explained would help my inflammation. She also gave me an antibiotic to help treat my infection.

I am currently resting with an OHS foster volunteer, who is keeping a close eye on my wounds and providing me with the necessary daily treatments, including cleaning and applying cream to my wounds. Regardless of my history, I am keeping a positive attitude and am having lots of fun playing with my foster volunteer’s dogs and her daughter!

Please help Jojo, and other animals like her in need of emergency animal treatment, by making an online donation on our website.

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