Vespa – Portland, OR

ESRA Special Needs Springer


ESRA #2016-331 OR
Age: 9 months
Gender: Female
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 restingVespa 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!

UPDATE 7/15/16:

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 looking at you Vespa look at me

UPDATE 7/31/16:

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 look at me



Ray And Monica Smith  

Willamette Valley English

Springer Spaniel Assoc

Laury Benson In memory of Chica
Kimberly Smith In memory of Cori Gilliam
Rosemary Kaiser  
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
Rosemary Kaiser  
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.
Shannon Sadler  
Jan Gallagher  
Nancy Lomonaco In memory of My Sweet Butty
Teresa Benoit Hillier In memory of BoJangles and Spangles
Archna Mohan  
Kathleen Boyd In memory of Richie Boo
Carol Rolland In memory of Chelsea and Hannah, ESRA rescues
Becky Jones  
Cheryl Peterson  
Diane Brantley In honor of Guinness
Laura Haggard  
Lori Leach  
Willett  Lake  
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
Mark Krueger  
Kai Lindland In memory of In memory of Zack (1997-2010)
Molly Potnick  
Charlotte  Lykke  
Leann Gertsma  
Roxanne Hartman In memory of Ginger, Daisy, Teddi, Ginger #2
Barbara Negilski In memory of Sandy
Joseph Nasuta  
David Springsteen  
Kathryn Knisley In memory of Sophie and in honor of these beloved dogs who need our care and resources
Ronald Hylton  
Cheryl Peterson  
Roxanne Hartman In memory of Ginger, Daisy, Teddi, & Ginger #2
Jason Lawrence In memory of TOUCHDOWN
Joan Fraser  
Kelsey Lake  
James West In memory of Brody
Robert Jenkins In memory of Brianna "Bobo" Jenkins
Diane  Nagel  
Courtney Cook In memory of Ellie
Megan Weakley  
Carolyn Barnett  
Carolyn Barnett  
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
Gabrielle Fronce  
In memory of Duke  
Rosine Ackerman In memory of Duke
Sarah Clamp In memory of Trooper
Lisa Klepek  
Melinda Fincham In memory of Meadow and Meg
Kerri Killion Mueller  
Natalie Kubik  
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
Robin Martinez
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