Arrival Story: What can sheer neglect do to a beagle? Well, meet Leah...
We pulled Leah into CBR-East from a shelter in Virginia because, well, how could we not? Take one look at this sweetheart...
Leah has obviously been bred more times than any young beagle should. She has mastitis, which is an infection of her teats, and it has been neglected and not treated. When you examine her skin and coat, you can see that she is fighting off sarcoptic mange (http://www.marvistavet.com/html/b ody_sarcoptic_mange.html). She also has ulcerative cherry eye (http://www.marvistavet.com/html/c herry_eye.html). Two of her teeth have the roots exposed, and we are not sure how she manages to eat at all without being in severe pain (then again, she IS a beagle!). The good news for Leah is that she arrived at CBR-East, and all of these conditions are TREATABLE! We have begun her veterinary care, and will continue to do so until she is in the condition that this special little beagle deserves! It is not much to ask for people to care for their pets, and Leah's condition is just inexcusable. We cannot save them all, but we can save and heal Leah, and that's what we intend to do.
Bio: We will post more about this special little girl as we take care of her and get to know more about her. :) She has special needs right now, but not for long!!
Weâ€™re happy to say that Leah has done wonderfully with her recent surgery to repair a rather nasty ulcerated cherry eye. Dr. Werner did an outstanding job with Leah's surgery and as you can see for yourself, Leah looks amazing.
Leah also is now free of the sarcoptic mange that was her primary issue when we brought her into rescue. We treated her symptoms and the underlying cause and this little girl is now ready to go. She has been spayed/microchipped/brought up to date on all her vaccines and by the way â€“ her mastitis is completely healed.
Thatâ€™s great news for Leah because we can now dedicate ourselves to finding her a forever family.
Leah is a friendly beagle mix who is a happy girl. She would love to go to a home where all of the attention can be HERS. Leah is in foster care right now and her â€œmomâ€ reports that she is adjusting very nicely in her care.
If you think that Leah could be the one for you, please donâ€™t wait â€“ this great little girl deserves a loving home where she can thrive.