Underdog of the Week – Champion
Champion was brought to the Animal Defense League by a Good Samaritan after he was hit by a car. At just a few months old, Champion was having difficulty breathing and was in extreme distress. Our medical team quickly realized that Champion’s lungs had collapsed due to a build-up of air around his lungs and they couldn’t expand to allowing Champion to breathe properly. An emergency procedure was done, removing the air around Champion’s lungs by carefully drawing it out with a syringe while keeping him on oxygen to support his breathing. Almost immediately following the procedure, Champion began to breathe a bit easier on his own. Once he was stable, x-rays were performed and it was found that Champion’s pelvis was broken. Champion is already feeling better but those broken bones will take some time to heal. Until then, Champion has limited mobility and is being taken care of by our hospital staff. He’s slowly learning that people aren’t scary and has recently even started giving wags of his tail when he sees his favorite caretakers!
You can make sure that when the next “Champion” comes to the Animal Defense League of Texas, we’ll be able to help them. Text the word HELPADL to 91999 and make a donation to our extra care fund.
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