Senior dumped when her owner died. Terrible dental infection, and was just cleared for surgery!

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Found trapped in bushes.

Bandit was in a creek bed, tangled up in a thick bush. Some nice people found her and managed to get her out. They took her to the animal shelter, and soon found out why she got stuck in the bush. Bandit is nearly blind and deaf, and 15 years old.

The shelter found out because Bandit is microchipped, and the owners were contacted. Well, they claimed they were the children of the owner, an elderly lady who had passed away. They also did not want Bandit back. The animal control officer and everyone else is pretty sure they dumped poor Bandit.

Because of her age and health condition, the shelter said they would put her to sleep, so the people who found her kept her and looked for help.

Soul2Soul Animal Rescue has “Hospice Fosters”, people who take in senior dogs and care for them until they pass. They had such a foster available, and agreed to take in Bandit. On the ride to the foster Bandit’s first health problem was obvious: a horrible dental infection. The entire car smelled like death in minutes. Her breath is awful, you can see below:

The doctor says it is one of the worst infections he has seen. These dental infections can lead to heart problems, and Bandit has those. A strong heart murmur and arrythmia. The doctor did not want to do surgery on her mouth, requiring anesthesia, with these heart issues. But, there was good news, her kidneys and liver were strong. So the rescue consulted a veterinary cardiologist, and Bandit started heart medications. This week she was retested and evaluated by the cardiologist, and cleared for surgery! The medication has been effective.

The dental surgery will greatly improve her quality of life, and also help her heart condition. The rescue has already spent well over $1000 on her care and the cardiologist, and cannot cover her dental surgery, which will be on the high end of the estimate. All donations here are specifically for Bandit, paid to the vet. You can see the estimate below (click to enlarge):

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  • Mary Teresa Price

    Thank you for caring for this sweet dog.

    May 23, 2024 at 8:22 pm Reply

  • Craig Senglin

    Feel better, Bandit!

    May 23, 2024 at 10:35 pm Reply

  • Beverly Rosas

    You’re on your way to a better life sweetie!

    May 24, 2024 at 10:35 am Reply

  • Robin Franklin

    I am hoping Bandit will feel much better when he gets his dental work done. And hopefully he will find a loving furever home to live out his remaining days♥️🐾♥️

    May 26, 2024 at 6:50 am Reply

  • Julie Harris

    I am sorry her family did not see her worth-She is wonderful – Seniors make great pets and teach us much about ourselves. I hope all goes well for her.

    June 3, 2024 at 2:53 pm Reply

  • Laura Price

    Thank you for helping this sweet girl. She must have been so scared.

    June 4, 2024 at 10:24 am Reply

  • Norma Lane

    Praying for you Girl. You will feel so much better.

    June 4, 2024 at 4:09 pm Reply