Underdog of the Week – Diana
Categories: Animal Defense League Blogs, Featured Story, Pet Spotlight, Ways to help ADL
Diana is a 4-year-old, female, pit bull mix that arrived at ADL from Animal Care Services. When she first arrived, our veterinary team noticed that she was warm. After looking closer, they noticed she had recently been nursing puppies, and her mammary glands were hot to the touch. Our medical team concluded that Diana had gangrene in her mammary glands. That night, Diana had a high fever and was too ill to eat. Her skin was starting to turn black, and her infected mammary area just continued to swell. Diana needed emergency surgery to remove all the infected tissue, and the infection filled glands. If she did not get this emergency surgery, she would have passed away in intense pain. Due to the massive amount of skin removed, the surgery area wasn’t able to be closed. Our veterinarian created a bandage that was attached to her skin, but able to be removed. This would allow the medical team to scrub her wound and change the bandage every other day. With continuous care, the skin is starting to heal. New skin had taken the place of the previously infected and dying tissue. Nursing litter after litter had taken its toll on Diana. Her condition and all the pain and suffering she had to endure could have been avoided by having her spayed. Diana stayed in our hospital for months healing from the ordeal she went through, but she is now ready to find her new family that will never let something like this happen to her again. If you come to the Animal Defense League’s main campus to meet Diana, please ask a kennel staff to bring her out of the kennel to say hello. Diana is the sweet girl once she’s away from her kennel.
This is one of the many ways that donations help us help the animals and save more lives. If you’d like to make a donation to help fund the medical care for the next Diana, then you can donate at https://adltexas.org/donation/ or text the word HelpADL to 91999.