Tinsel the Tripawd gets a new Chance at Life
Sweet baby Tinsel was found on the side of I-80 in the middle of the night by a good samaritan. She was out by herself in the freezing cold, and unable to use her left front leg. The good samaritan contacted our on-call Animal Control Officer and offered to keep Tinsel safe and warm throughout the night, and then brought her to the Shelter the following morning to be seen by our veterinary team.
Unfortunately, our veterinary team found a very severe fracture of Tinsel’s humerus, which is a bone that does not typically heal well with splinting or casting. She also had permanent nerve damage that affected her ability to move her leg and paw. A splint was applied but failed to properly align the fracture, and Tinsel was very painful despite being given a wide variety of pain medications. In order to relieve Tinsel’s pain and give her the best chance of a long, happy life, our veterinary team made the tough decision to amputate Tinsel’s leg.
…and little Tinsel couldn’t care less! She has already adapted incredibly well to life as a “tri-pawd” and is expected to make a full recovery! Your donations and support enable us to provide the best care possible for special cases like Tinsel, as well as for all of the other animals in our care.