Age: 6 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $500.00
Special Needs: no
Today’s shelter pull required a wagon because poor Cool Whip was barely able to walk on his own. Cool Whip came to the shelter as part of a cruelty seizure case, and we’re so grateful that the shelter folks called on us to help… because this boy sure needs it.
Estimated to be about 6 years old, Cool Whip obviously has suffered from quite a bit of neglect. He has really bad ear infections ~ in fact, they are swollen shut. Both ears have had hematomas for a while. From a distance, his ears may look almost “inflated,” but they are very thick and hard. He has a few bare spots on his skin, and some type of tumor dangling from his belly.
Dr. Larsen has started him on antibiotics and will wait a week or so to let them take effect. They will then start on a dental, ear surgery, neuter, tumor removal (and whatever else shows up) treatment plan. We anticipate we’ll have to spread everything out over at least two operations.
Cool Whip weighs 66 pounds and is so gentle. He has a hard time walking and one back leg is very stiff. It could be from an old injury that was never repaired, so the vet clinic will do some X-rays on his hips and legs. There may be the need for an orthopedic consult. We’ll also start him on a joint supplement and a diet.
In the meantime, he will be enjoying his new life and waiting for that loving forever family he always wanted and deserved.
8/12/19 Update: Several of you have asked for an update on foster boy Cool Whip! Here’s the scoop from our vet: Due to his eye issues (including ulcers), he’ll need to see the ophthalmologist. Pain meds are helping with his arthritis and medicated baths are helping his skin. His ears? Well, they’re still a work in progress. After confirming MRSA, the doctor will have to do another culture on them 8/21 to see if we’ve been able to kick it. Many thanks to our donors who have allowed us to pay this sweet boy’s vet bills. You are appreciated! ❤️