Tuesday, October 31, 2017

(August 2017) California: Basset Hound's tail mangled when its pulled through fence by attacking Pit Bull

CALIFORNIA -- Lynch was recently attacked by a pit bull on his tail, and was being pulled through a fence.

He was seen at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital and is missing a chuck of his tail. He was sedated and bandaged, and given antibiotics and pain meds.


Because of the amount missing on his tail, he will need to be seen every 2 days to be sedated and re-bandaged for the next 2-6 weeks, hopefully shorter if the wound heals properly. If not, there is a chance for amputation of his tail, but we are hoping it doesn't come to that.

Due to needing to be sedated because of the sensitivity of his tail and the pain, and needing to be re-bandaged every 2 days until further notice, it comes out to roughly $100 each visit, $65 for sedation and $31 to re-bandage and that can add up.

Any and every donation will be greatly appreciated. Our baby is just 5 years old and he has a lot of life still in him, we just want him to get better as soon as he can.


Vet Info:
Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital
8610 Harris Rd.
Bakersfield, Ca 93311

Update #1
Posted on August 24, 2017

Lynch was seen this evening around 8pm, and when he got his bandage change we were told his skin still appears to be pink and that it is a good sign! We're staying positive and hoping for the best so that amputation isn't necessary.

We can't thank everyone enough for their support and love sent to Lynch during his recovery, we are so thankful for everyone who is helping us along the way.


Update #2
Posted on August 26, 2017

Lynch had bandage change #2 this afternoon, and so far so good! Skin around wound is still pink which means antibiotics seem to be helping and it means signs of life in the tissues. Still hoping for the best!

YouCaring: Help With Lynch's Medical Expenses
For: Lynch
Bakersfield, CA
Organizer: Victoria Palafox
$620 of $1,200 goal raised by 17 donors


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