Stitch

Seriously injured puppy, with days old wounds. Was going to be euthanized.

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About the Campaign

Wounds filled with maggots,

she’s just a little puppy!

When admitted to the ER:

Animal Control brought her into the emergency vet Thursday night. She was found collapsed, with open wounds. Her right ear was hanging off, about 90% torn from her head.

On examination the wounds had necrotic (dead) tissue and there were maggots in them. This means they were older wounds, days, maybe weeks. There was blue liquid in the wounds too, which is probably “Gentian Violet”, an antiseptic used on farm animals.

What happened? We can only guess, but probably somebody without money to treat her was hoping to sell her, she got attacked by a large dog or a coyote, and they had this antiseptic available (or stole it) and poured it on her, hoping it would help. Maybe this person lives on or near a farm or commercial livestock company.

The wounds require expensive care. They have to be cleaned, dead tissue cut out piece by piece, and then drains put in, and sown up. The Animal Control budget is about $100 per case, so she was set to be put to sleep (see vet notes below). We stepped in and took over. Named her Stitch, almost her entire right ear had to be sewn back on.

Friday Jim Ralston drove her from the ER to Camino Pet Hospital where she will need constant wound care and daily bandage changes. We are only able to save her because we know YOU will support Stitch. Please make a donation to her care now.

Vet notes (click or tap to enlarge):

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29 comments

  • Debbie Niemi-Escalera

    no animal needs to suffer like this

    June 23, 2023 at 2:10 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Hope you get better Stitch! ❤️

    June 23, 2023 at 6:54 pm Reply

  • Angelique Cerniglia

    It’s not a lot but I hope this little baby gets ALL the LOVE and care she deserves!!!

    June 23, 2023 at 8:44 pm Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      If more people did what you did, we could save even more. THANK YOU!

      June 27, 2023 at 10:13 pm Reply

  • Jessica Gallardo

    This poor baby needs all the love and support she can get.

    June 23, 2023 at 10:34 pm Reply

  • Debbie Anderson

    Prayers for full healing of this precious little girl.

    June 24, 2023 at 11:01 am Reply

  • Eleanor Howard

    So glad there are people like you who will step up. Would donate more if I could, and will in early July when Social Security deposit is in.

    June 24, 2023 at 11:48 am Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      All donations are meaningful and help! Thank you

      June 27, 2023 at 10:13 pm Reply

  • Cheryl Cabot

    Stitch deserves so much better than he was treated. Please help him heal and find him a forever home.

    June 24, 2023 at 1:04 pm Reply

  • Joyce Van Horn

    My heart breaks for this tiny baby.
    She has been in so much pain for who knows how long.💔😢💔
    She has a long road ahead of her but at least she now has a chance to find a loving forever home!!🙏🏻❤️🏠🙏🏻

    June 24, 2023 at 1:12 pm Reply

  • Pamela Burnett

    Stitch needs help. I wish I could do more.

    June 24, 2023 at 1:17 pm Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      What you did helps very much, thank you!

      June 27, 2023 at 10:13 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I saw her story on Instagram. Sending hugs and love.

    June 24, 2023 at 2:45 pm Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      Thank you!

      June 27, 2023 at 10:12 pm Reply

  • Judy Mackler

    To help heal this little one. Would love to adopt her when available.

    June 24, 2023 at 3:00 pm Reply

  • Judy mackler

    Would love to adopt her when available.

    June 24, 2023 at 3:03 pm Reply

  • Sharon Ellwood

    So sorry you had to go through this, poor baby. Thank God for Faith and the wonderful rescuers. praying for healing and quick recovery. God bless you sweet angel.

    June 24, 2023 at 3:36 pm Reply

  • Christina Lowe

    Bless you for saving her and sending her so many belly rubs and kisses

    June 24, 2023 at 6:39 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Looks like this little one was involved in dog fighting? Breaks my heart to see things like this, how cruel “human” beings can be.

    June 24, 2023 at 10:11 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    My Darling Boy,
    I am very heartbroken that you had to experience this pain.
    You are now safe, and wonderful caregivers are helping you heal in each and every way.
    I am holding space for you, for a complete recovery and healing, physically, mentally emotionally and spiritually.
    Without any I’ll and harmful side effects.
    And so it is and so be it.
    Stay strong. We are holding you in our heart and prayers.
    From all your friends who love you very much. ♥️🙏🏻🐻🐶🐈🐈🐈🥰🤗🙏🏻♥️

    June 25, 2023 at 3:20 pm Reply

  • Nicole Rollings

    🙏🏼 this helps that precious little girl 🌸

    June 26, 2023 at 9:07 pm Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      Thank you!!

      June 27, 2023 at 10:11 pm Reply

  • Dr. Emma J Guglielmelli

    What a sweet girl.Praying she has a swift recovery and a shout out to the vet who didn’t give up on her.

    June 28, 2023 at 12:18 pm Reply

  • Magdalena Fernandez

    Get well soon baby stitch

    June 29, 2023 at 8:20 am Reply

  • Carol Moyer

    Sharing to help a little for all the wonder care you give to our precious pups.

    June 29, 2023 at 8:33 am Reply

  • Tahitia Ruby

    I’m donating because I have a heart & right now its broken. How could any person (s) could allow this to happen to this poor precious baby. thank you for saving her.

    July 1, 2023 at 8:26 pm Reply

  • Antoinette Martinez

    Praying Stitch recovers soon & gets a good home soon.

    July 6, 2023 at 2:19 pm Reply

  • Tiffany

    Get well soon Stitch ❤️

    July 13, 2023 at 11:40 am Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      Thank you so much!!

      July 13, 2023 at 11:44 am Reply