ANIMAL GENERAL HOSPITAL

Case Reports

Thor

Male/neutered German Shepherd

12 years old

Thor's elderly owner could no longer care for him

Favorite toy: tennis balls

Problems:

Homeless

Degenerative myelopathy (similar to MS) and lameness

Kidney disease

Arthritis

Deafness

Dental disease

Matted coat

AGH Actions:

Foster care

Dental cleaning

Grooming

Medical therapy for arthritis and degenerative myelopathy

Current Status:

Lives in Mar Vista with a tennis pro

AGH pays for a portion of medication costs

Lameness stable after one year

Has unlimited supply of tennis balls

 

Nub

Female/spayed Domestic Short Hair Cat

10+ years old

Found abandoned in West Los Angeles in 2004

Weight: 3 lbs. 4 oz.

Problems:

Homeless.

Untreated hyperthyroidism

Starvation

Chronic liver disease

Dental disease

AGH Actions:

Hyperthyroidism treated with radioactive iodine

Antibiotic therapy

Nutritional support

Current Status:

Thyroid disease cured

Current weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz.

Liver disease improved and stable on medication

Has loving home with an AGH volunteer

 

Dasher

Male Miniature Pinscher Mix

4 months old

Rescued from homeless boys in LA, Christmas 2004

Named after Santa's reindeer

Problems:

Homeless

Flea infested

No veterinary care

Not housebroken

AGH Actions:

Foster care

Vaccinations and neutering

Current Status:

Loving home in Simi Valley with Sheriff Deputy

Growing and developing normally

 

Chicken

Female Umbrella Cockatoo

2 years old

Ransomed from retail store in West LA in 2004

Problems:

Behavior problem - she screamed when alone

This bird had two previous homes before ending up spending weekends alone in the store because neighbors in the apartment building where she had lived complained.

AGH Actions:

Long-term foster care while seeking permanent home

Improved nutrition and enrichment

Current Status:

Great home with adoring family in Redondo Beach

Continues to be in good health

 

Noël

Female Pit Bull

1 year old

Dumped by owners who bred her to produce fighting dogs

11th hour rescue from LA Animal Shelter

Problems:

Malnutrition

Timid due to past abuse

AGH Actions:

Foster care

Grooming

Spay

Current Status:

Lives on four acres in Malibu with another pit bull

 

    

 

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