Animal control personnel listed Frankie in cage 21 as a 1 year old chihuahua mix. By appearances he looks like he has some Jack Russell terrier in him. I knew he was sick when I pulled him from Roswell Animal Control yesterday, which means euthanasia was imminent, especially since NOBODY had shown any interest in him, and my heart was aching for him, for his neglect and sadness. So, he, along with Toto in cage 41, were sprung from that “death camp” yesterday and are free. Because of Frankie’s condition, we drove directly to our vet, Dr. Becky Washburn-Brown in Capitan NM, and got him into quarantine and treatment.
I consulted with his vet this morning. Frankie is NOT a year old, but closer to 7 months old which makes his condition especially critical. Right now, his lungs are severely congested, but is confined to his lungs and not moved to the nasal passages so we are hoping and praying that it does not move into distemper.
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FACEBOOK POST September 9, 2015
UPDATE: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Frankie has perked up and is showing a little interest in eating. Still on IV and antibiotics.
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