Somewhere over the Rainbow……..Enough of my singing. Let’s talk about Rainbow.
This precious young, probably around 2-3 years old, female Boxer has seen her share of bad weather. She was surrendered to an emergency vet specialist in Memphis in mid April 2021 with her bottom jaw hanging off. Yep, hanging off, both sides. The people who brought her in were allegedly family members of Rainbow’s owners who knew she had been injured but had done nothing to get her medical attention. They stated it had been about two weeks. Two weeks with her jaw hanging off, broken in half on both sides, unable to eat or drink. Expensive surgery and medical care was needed right away which of course they were unable and/or unwilling to afford. They surrendered her to the emergency vet and everybody fell head over heels for this sweet girl who despite grievous injuries only wanted to give kisses and nub wags. They championed for her cause and PAWS New England agreed she deserved a chance at a life way better than she had thus far.
Upon further examination, it was discovered that not only her bottom jaw was broken in half on both sides, her upper jaw was as well, both sides, in half. And her teeth were shattered in the back. AND, calcifications were already forming on the bones where her little body was trying to repair itself, which indicates the injuries were more like a MONTH old. A month of agony and being ignored, left to suffer. Unthinkable.
Her luck changed the day she was left in the care of the emergency vet specialty team and PAWS New England. Her broken teeth were extracted, and she had orthopedic repair of all 4 breaks in her jaws. She came through surgery like a warrior and was transitioned very quickly to a soft diet and was allowed to move to a medical foster for continued postoperative management.
In her foster home, she was slowly introduced to the pack of dogs there, a motley crew of foster fails, medical fosters, and permanent residents of varying sizes, shapes, ages and breeds. She was a little apprehensive at first, maybe even a little salty, but she quickly realized she was among friends and she warmed up to them all.
She continued to eat her soft diet, giving her bones time to heal.
At her post op visit, she got a great report that all is healing very well and she will be allowed to progress through her postoperative period without further restrictions.
Ms. Rainbow is almost ready to find her forever family. She is a tiny thing, still a little underweight, currently 42 lb, and will probably not weigh more than about 50-55 lb at her healthy weight. She is getting used to her crate, but isn’t a huge fan of it at this point. She has never been an inside dog, so her inside manners and house training are a work in progress but she has decided couches are good thing!
She is dog friendly with slow and proper introductions. She is extremely friendly with people and has not been food aggressive.
I’m not sure about kids or cats, but she is very very laid back so I would think she would be ok with both.
She is a beautiful brindle gal and her jaw is a little crooked which just amps up the precious factor to 100!
She will be fully vetted and microchipped and PAWS will cover her spay. She is heartworm positive so she will need treatment and PAWS will also cover the expense of that.
She should have no restrictions or special needs once healing is complete, around first of June 2021. She will be able to return to a normal diet and full activity.
Don’t drag your feet about getting in an application for her. She will get lots of applications but only one lucky person/family will be chosen.
Age: 2-3 years estimate
Weight: 45 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Positive to start treatment at Paws New England expense
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Over 12
Good with Dogs: l Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Adoption Fee: $475.00