ESRA Special Needs Springer
ESRA #2016-331 OR
Age: 9 months
Color: Liver and white
Emergency! ESRA to the rescue!
Sunday, July 10, the ESRA Oregon Coordinator got a phone call from DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland about beautiful nine-month-old Vespa.
Vespa had been hit by a car the previous evening and her family was unable to cover the cost of the required care. Vespa needed surgery quickly. The doctors at DoveLewis found the ESRA website and asked if we would be able to help.
Vespa had been pinned under the car causing permanent damage to her left eye requiring it to be removed. In addition, her ear was also damaged and has a piece missing and severe road rash. During the examinations to determine the extent of her injuries, a foreign object was also discovered in her stomach.
Vespa had surgery late Sunday night to remove her damaged eye and to repair her ear. The surgery went well as expected. The endoscopy of her stomach also took place and was successful. There is also concern that her ear may develop a hematoma so this is being watched very carefully. Vespa is still at DoveLewis where the doctors are monitoring her pain level. The vet staff state that she is stable and eating really well. She’s still on a lot of pain medications but they’re working to slowly reduce them.
Vespa seems to be well enough to enjoy some comfort. The tech says she rolls over for a belly rub. Typical Springer!
Let’s all come to the rescue of Vespa and give her reason to roll over for lots more belly rubs. Your support, thoughts and prayers will help Vespa grow up to be the typical Springer gal that she’s already confirming she is!
Vespa moved from DoveLewis to her foster home on Wednesday morning, July 13. She was great in the car during the transport, then explored the back yard and the house on leash. She also met the resident dog and cats.
By that same evening, she was crawling into her foster mom's lap for tummy rubs, snuggles and hugs. Vespa's ear is quite sore and somewhat weepy due to the gel ointment that is applied daily. This will be rechecked in several days by a regular vet. In about ten days, the stitches will be removed from Vespa's eye.
Vespa's foster mom reports that she is eating well and is playful.
Many thanks to all for the support shown for Vespa. She is so grateful!
Vespa is clearly on the road to recovery! We are happy to report that she has had the stitches removed from her eye and her ear has healed nicely. Vespa is a happy, playful pup that hasn't slowed down and doesn't seem to realize she only can see with one eye. In fact, Vespa is so active that her foster Mom reports that it was hard to get a new picture because she is constantly moving. What a gal!
Vespa thanks everyone for their kind wishes and continued support. She’s wagging her tail just thinking about the wonderful adventures ahead!
|VESPA’S GENEROUS SPONSORS:|
|Ray And Monica Smith|
Willamette Valley English
Springer Spaniel Assoc
|Laury Benson||In memory of Chica|
|Kimberly Smith||In memory of Cori Gilliam|
|Victoria Polce||In memory of My three sweet springer babies Arco. Patrick, & Jenny|
|Deborah Phillips||In memory of Lucy and Charlie Brown|
|Parker Harms||In honor of Our ESRA grad, Doc and from Barney, Jeff, Parker and the ghost cats, too|
|Marcia Harris||In memory of LTWD (My rescue Lilly The Wonder Dog)|
|Brendan Ross||In memory of Sami, my best friend for 13 years, who taught me how to love - passed away 10/29/15|
|Alexandra Martinez||In honor of Winston, our baby who looks just like Vespa|
|Jonathan Campbell||In honor of Creed Campbell|
|Debra Ouellette||In memory of Packers' fan, Dr. George Bush, who was greeted in heaven by beloved Springer, Dusty, who preferred the Vikings|
|Monique Dauphin||In memory of Barky|
|Karen Dudley||In honor of Mya and Sara, ESRA Sisters from Oregon|
|Mary Phillips||In memory of Rowdy and Bode|
|Eileen Ryan||In memory of Wilson - our Rescue Springer who lived many lives until the end. He was too was hit by a car, only to discover he had cancer. The accident saved his life but for only 6 months and we pray Vespa has years ahead of joy.|
|Nancy Lomonaco||In memory of My Sweet Butty|
|Teresa Benoit Hillier||In memory of BoJangles and Spangles|
|Kathleen Boyd||In memory of Richie Boo|
|Carol Rolland||In memory of Chelsea and Hannah, ESRA rescues|
|Diane Brantley||In honor of Guinness|
|Janee' Kemp||In memory of CH Oxbow's Fire and Rain|
|Lisa Shaw||In honor of Ridley - who's come through 2 TPLO surgeries this year & ready to RUN|
|Kai Lindland||In memory of In memory of Zack (1997-2010)|
|Roxanne Hartman||In memory of Ginger, Daisy, Teddi, Ginger #2|
|Barbara Negilski||In memory of Sandy|
|Kathryn Knisley||In memory of Sophie and in honor of these beloved dogs who need our care and resources|
|Roxanne Hartman||In memory of Ginger, Daisy, Teddi, & Ginger #2|
|Jason Lawrence||In memory of TOUCHDOWN|
|James West||In memory of Brody|
|Robert Jenkins||In memory of Brianna "Bobo" Jenkins|
|Courtney Cook||In memory of Ellie|
|Ruth Wilson||In memory of Scrapper, Millie and Bruce|
|Janet Warner||In memory of Star...our first|
|Joyce Stewa||In honor of Mackenzie who has had his own share of problems but is going strong at 11!|
|Shirra Culp||In memory of Belle|
|In memory of Duke|
|Rosine Ackerman||In memory of Duke|
|Sarah Clamp||In memory of Trooper|
|Melinda Fincham||In memory of Meadow and Meg|
|Kerri Killion Mueller|
|Sandra Dvergsdal||In memory of Mazzi and in honor of My boys Sir Doobie and Dodger|
|Debra Carroll||In memory of Harley, miss her so much!|
|Michael Ihde||In memory of Basie, my Springer best friend, died 6/2/16 age 15|
|Scott & Kelly Furgiuele|
|Kimberly Smith||In memory of Cori Gilliam|
|Shauna Scrivner||In memory of Jetson and Astro and in honor of Shilo|
|Maggie Ford||In memory of Emily, Amy, Hank, Molly, and Winnie|