Hello! My name is Bailey and I am in dire need of a forever home. In May 2015, my previous owners brought me to AHAH because they forgot that I was tied to a trailer of a pickup truck. Unfortunately, I was dragged down the street several feet before they realized it. As a result of this terrible mishap, I suffered multiple lacerations and road burns. I underwent several bandage changes and laser treatments to heal my wounds. Once my wounds were able to be sutured, they started to heal very nicely. I am now a very happy and loving dog who enjoys playing with the AHAH staff members who give me treats on a regular basis. I am looking for a forever home that will spoil me rotten. I am heartworm negative and am up to date on all of my vaccinations. I know that I would be a great addition to a loving family. Although I carry the scars of that awful day, no one would know by my spirit and enjoyment of life.
This darling little princess is Nahla. Nahla came to us as a sweet 10 week old puppy that immediately stole the hearts of the entire staff. With those sweet blue eyes and unlimited abundance of kisses, she could do no wrong in everyone’s eyes. We would soon be proven wrong as she reminded us that “toddlers” can always find trouble. Shortly before her first birthday, she began vomiting and refusing to eat. Nahla had pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). A couple of days on IV fluids and medication to go home, she was as good as new. Then, 2 days later, she decided that a hairbrush would be a great midnight snack. That midnight snack caused Miss Nahla to be admitted to our hospital again and this time, have a tedious surgical procedure to remove plastic and hair from her intestines. This is an extremely difficult surgery for larger animals, and even more so for tiny 3 pound Nahla. Her very worried parents were by her side several times each and every day as our doctors were at this point unsure of what her outcome would be. Several days after her first surgery, Nahla developed a very aggressive infection that was causing her intestines to fuse. This would result in her having to undergo another surgery. She was already in critical condition, but this would be her only chance of survival. After her surgery, a catheter was placed directly into her abdomen for antibiotics to be directly administered daily. As the staff and her parents held their breath, she began showing signs of improvement.
Knowing she had each of us wrapped around her sweet little paw, Nahla decided she only wanted to eat her food directly from the can and drink her water only from the running faucet. And of course, that’s exactly how the spoiled little princess got treated. Not to mention her cuddle time with staff on the couch on lunch breaks as well. Today, Nahla is a happy and healthy 16 month old ball of energy that beat all odds. We look forward to our visits from her and her mommy and daddy.
Meet Mongo! This precious boy had a pretty rough start to life. At 3 weeks of age, he and his sister, Cleo, were brought in by our veterinary assistant, Autumn, in need of immediate care. They were presented with matted eyes, weak and unable to eat on their own, but were nursed back to health. At 3 months old, Mongo began vomiting and losing weight quickly. Upon taking radiographs, he was diagnosed with an extremely rare congenital defect known as Persistent Right Aortic Arch. It is a condition that is caused by an abnormality of the heart’s blood vessels in which a ligament is wrapped around the esophagus which made him unable to pass solid food. The only way Mongo had a chance at a normal life was a very risky surgery in which his chest would have to be opened, and the ligament cut away from the esophagus. This surgery has only been performed a few times on cats. After days of researching, Dr. Rick and Dr. Lori performed the very tedious procedure. Now at 5 months old, Mongo is a happy healthy boy who loves to play and even more than that, he loves to eat! He shares his home with 8 other kitties and 2 dogs. He loves his car rides daily to work with his mommy and napping in front
of the fireplace.