We just arrived back from the vet. Overall, her health is much better than what you’d expect. Jimmi did very well behaviorally, too; she didn’t even budge at the needles or other instruments that the vet used. Her biggest problem is her malnourishment (obviously), which has led to anemia. She also has a spot of demodex, probably due to her weakened immune system. We got vitamins for the anemia, antibiotics (for her patch of skin infection, maybe from a bite), and injections for parasites that she tested positive for. Jimmi won’t be ready for vaccinations or spaying until she’s put on some more weight (she’s at 27 lbs right now, but I don’t know what her ideal weight is). The vet was a bit shocked at how many blackheads she has on her tummy from being dirty all the time, but those are nothing to worry about. The vet wants to see her again after she’s finished her antibiotics in 10 days. Also, she estimated that she’s 1-1.5 years old.
In terms of her temperament, she’s really showing how good of a dog she is. She responds very well to whatever we say, even if she doesn’t understand the commands. She’s learned to take treats gently from our hands in just these three short days. She also doesn’t mind at all when we mess with her food while she’s eating it. She likes to snuggle, too!
We’re up to $375 on our GoFundMe account for her, but still no place to send her.
Thank you so much for all of your help.
ORIGINAL RESCUE POST 9/12/14
JIMMI for Adoption NEW OPEN RESCUE DOG – JIMMI – more photos coming next – please consider working with us to fly Jimmi to the USA (find her a home there) She will get her first Vet visit this week and we will know more on her health. / más fotos próximos próximo – por favor considere trabajar con nosotros para volar Jimmi a los EE.UU. (encontrarle un hogar allí) Ella tendrá su primera Vet visitar esta semana y vamos a saber más sobre su salud.
This little pobrecita wandered up to my door two days ago. I have been calling her Jimmi. She is extremely emaciated and has lots of bad skin patches, including one that looks infected. She is very sweet and follows me and my dog wherever we go. She seems to like swimming! She hangs out on my porch and likes to chew on sticks and fetch after balls (but doesn’t know how to drop them yet). She and my dog are starting to get along and have a little playtime together. I have been feeding her rice and butter to try to fatten her up a bit. She also loves dog treats! I gave her a bath today with flea & tick shampoo. Even though this was not her favorite activity, she still came trotting back up to me expectantly. She seems like a really great dog, but I can’t take on another and am leaving to go back to the States in three weeks. She definitely needs food and medical attention very soon; it doesn’t appear like she’ll last much longer without it. I am happy to care for her while I’m here and take her to the vet, but I cannot afford to pay for it and I need some food for her, too. I live in Bo Rio Grande on the beach in Aguada. My number is 302-465-0783 and my email is email@example.com. I have more pictures of her, too. I would appreciate any help I can get for this little sweetheart!