Meet our newest adoptable…..Tigger arrived from the City of Cleveland Kennel to our facility this past Sunday, Feb. 10th around 5 PM. Tigger was picked up as a stray in the city of Cleveland and was taken to the city kennel on Jan. 23rd. Nobody claimed him as their own, his time was up, and he was scheduled to be put to sleep this coming week unless a rescue stepped in to save him. Once we evaluated him, we knew he would make a good addition to our pack and admitted him into our program.
Immediately after he arrived, the staff at The Mutt Hutt noticed his belly was distended and did not look normal.We kept him under observation and a few hours later he was vomiting a clear, thick liquid. A decision was made to take him to the Animal Emergency Clinic West for an examination and X-rays. Despite Tiggers behavior being upbeat, we knew that something was terribly wrong. Dr. Brown also knew upon the initial exam that this was a serious matter. The X-Ray showed he has a foreign body in his belly causing a blockage and a slow bloat. Fluid has also leaked into his lungs causing him to contract pneumonia. We reached out to our friends and supporters to raise the estimated $2074.66 we have spent to save his life. And, our friends have answered with generous donations.
Dr. Brown performed the emergency surgery to remove the foreign body from his belly and discovered badly decomposed corn cobs. It is our best guess this dog had been scavenging on the streets, eating whatever he could find, and then once he was fed regular meals at the kennel the food moved the cobs causing the blockage.
Monday morning, Josh, a Pack Leader at Mutt Hutt and volunteer for Secondhand Mutts, picked Tigger up and transported him back to our facility to recover. He did very well during surgery, will need to rest for a couple of weeks, and then see our veterinary friends at Gateway Animal Clinic to have his stitches removed and check on the incision. Tigger is very lucky to be alive and we hope to find him a new owner who will feel half as lucky to have him in their life. As the saying goes, “The wonderful thing about Tiggers is Tiggers are wonderful things!”.
We are not a traditional shelter, we are a cage-free facility. All dogs are temperament tested and must get along with other dogs to stay here. Appointments must be made in advance to meet our Secondhand Mutts. Please call 216-664-9660 or email@example.com to set up a time. We are closed on Sundays. We prefer to adopt to local families but will consider long distance adoptions.
2013 Dog Adoption Fee: $200
Date Posted 2/10/13