Quinn – Naples, FL

ESRA Special Needs Springer

2017-0290 FL
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Color: Liver and white

ESRA has offered assistance to a Springer in Naples, Florida, who has become quite the media sensation in the Collier County area over the past two weeks. On July 18th, a local Animal Control Officer found Quinn after this charming Springer had been hit head on by a car. The ACO rushed him to nearby Emergency Pet Hospital Quinn where the seriously injured boy received immediate care and overnight observation. The next day, he was transported to the Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) for continued care. However, his needs were too great, and DAS astutely recognized the pup needed a facility that was even more equipped to handle the nature of his injuries and complex medical issues.

He was in dire straits, and we weren't sure he was going to make it. Some of his injuries included pulmonary contusions (bruised lungs), head trauma, fractured ribs, an abdominal tear (hernia), fractured left elbow, multiple wounds and abrasions, and the inability to stand or walk. Additionally, he needed a urinary Quinn catheter, oxygen, and 24-hour monitoring due to the critical nature of his injuries. The amazing staff at Animal Specialty Hospital (ASH) in Naples, FL, stepped up to provide this progressive care, and our boy is still under ASH's around-the-clock medical management.

The incredible kindness and concern of the staff at DAS and ASH led to a widespread search for Quinn's owner - including a feature on the Channel 4 Fox News. Everyone involved did all they could to reach out to the community to try and locate his owner. Additionally, since his owner never stepped forward, DAS volunteers set up a GoFundMe account to assist with the medical expenses that have incurred as a result of his very costly medical treatment and extended stay at ASH. DAS has even been kind enough to pledge any excess funds to Quinn's continued care.

Quinn Within a week, Quinn started showing quite a bit of improvement. He was bright, alert, and responsive. He began eating and drinking on his own, breathing independently, and propping himself up a bit. On July 28, the dedicated team at DAS transported him to Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology (SCAN) for a neurological consult. It was the first time he had been outdoors since his stay with ASH. He seemed to enjoy the fresh air and his spirits lifted. It was there that we received very positive news about his recovery. The veterinary neurologist did not believe an MRI was necessary, and he believed our boy would walk again and eventually make a full recovery. There also did not appear to be any trauma to his spine at the time of his evaluation. Quinn

Quinn was taken back to ASH later that day where he underwent repair of his abdominal hernia. He was also neutered free of charge, compliments of ASH! We cannot say enough good things about the folks at DAS and ASH. To add to the long list of things for which we are thankful, one of the staff nurses at ASH has become so taken with Quinn that he has offered to foster him for ESRA and provide him with the extra care and physical therapy needed to ensure a promising recovery.

As a couple more days have passed, we have more good news to report! With assistance, Quinn is now standing and was able to go outside. He relieved both his bowels and his bladder on his own. He did show some pain in his hind quarters though, so one of his board-certified surgeons repeated pelvic radiographs and noted moderate arthritis in his hips. She also believes he has a contusion in one of his lumbar vertebrae. She and the neurologist at SCAN have concurred that it will most likely heal in time. This is all very positive news for a Springer that just a couple of weeks ago had a very grave prognosis. Quinn

While Quinn may be out of the woods, he still has a long way to go and still needs to undergo orthopedic surgery to correct the fracture in his left front elbow. In spite of everything he has been through, this boy remains exceptionally sweet, tender, and loving. Even though in discomfort, he still rolls over for belly rubs from his caregivers. Your continued prayers, well-wishes, and donations ensure we keep him on this path to a full recovery. Quinn

We are so grateful to the ACO who acted quickly and got him to safety, to all of the staff at DAS, ASH, and SCAN, Quinn's foster dad and his many supporters. The story of this boy has touched us all, and we intend to see to it that its final chapter is one with a very happy ending.

UPDATE 8/7/17: The Mighty Quinn has experienced much progress in his recovery. This past Quinn week, he underwent orthopedic surgery to correct the ulnar fracture in his left front leg. The break was such that it required the placement of a plate and six pins at the fracture site. His surgeon believes that a good alignment of the break was established, and a cast was placed on his leg to aid in the recovery process and protection of the surgical hardware.

Quinn must have limited activity until he is completely healed, which is anticipated to take 10-12 weeks. Quinn will need physical therapy for many weeks to ensure that his leg is being used, but that he does not overdo it. The muscles need to strengthen gradually as the healing process progresses slowly and steadily. Quinn

While Quinn has undergone so much and has endured much pain and discomfort as a result of his accident, surgeries, and the recovery process itself, he remains the sweetest boy with the most determined spirit we have seen in quite a while. It's as if he knows that he has the support of the Springer community behind him ... cheering him on and patiently waiting for additional reports on his continued improvement. Stay strong Mighty one! We are all so proud of your accomplishments in the past couple of weeks, and will continue to pray and send positive thoughts to you as you get past the hurdles that the next several weeks are likely to bring.

We are extremely grateful to Quinn's many supporters, his foster dad, and the staff that works with him daily to ensure that better days are on the horizon.

UPDATE 8/9/17: What a difference a week makes! We are so happy to report that that Quinn's surgery has proven to be very successful so far. In fact, within just 9 days, we are able to share this video with you that depicts just how well he is recovering. His cast has been removed to aid in his mobility, and his leg remains quite stable as a result of the inserted plate and pins holding the bones together. His miraculous recovery is certainly a result of his determined spirit and the extraordinary skills of his surgical team and rehabilitation staff. Please continue to watch this page for future updates of our Mighty Quinn. We are thrilled to be able to share his amazing progress with you all.

Quinn UPDATE 8/21/17: Marvelous Mighty Quinn continues to recover at a remarkable pace! He is now in foster care and no longer a temporary resident of the specialty hospital. His doctor is pleased with his recovery and thinks that his suspected hip dysplasia and arthritis may, in fact, be only a symptom of the pain from all his injuries. His chest X-ray looks great, and he is completely off all pain medication too.

Quinn continues physical therapy and is coming a long way in his mobility. At one point a custom brace was discussed to facilitate the healing of his left front leg because nerve damage in that leg was allowing him to hyper-extend his carpus. However, as he continues to heal, that seems to be correcting itself too, and his surgeon feels that having a "crutch" in the form of this brace may actually hinder his healing rather than help it.

All the while, this dear boy continues to be happy and very determined to live a normal life. He is well on his way, thanks to all of the support he has received from all of his very kind and generous followers. Once again, we can't express our gratitude enough.

UPDATE 8/31/17: Well, the time has come. Quinn's recovery has been so remarkable that he is now ready to look for his Forever Family! He has continued with his therapy and has made great progress in the past couple of weeks. We are hoping to find an adopter willing to continue with his physical therapy for the next several weeks at least, to ensure the continuation of his successful recovery.

Quinn is a very sweet boy who would do best in a quiet home, where the activity level of his family is a laid back without too much commotion. A home without small, excitable children would also be in his best interest and would be instrumental in his continued recovery.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in adopting the marvelous mighty Quinn, your first step is to complete our Adoption Application. Then please read his Available Dogs listing and contact his case manager.

A wonderful life is on the horizon for our dear Quinn. He is going to make someone a very special companion. That will be the ultimate Happy Ending for our little warrior. Thanks again to each of his followers and supporters. Because of your kindness and generosity, we are able to share this very special update with you today.


Coleman Chambliss  
William & Mary Vonk  
Jill Parnham In memory of Mojo - the dog with a heart on his back
Elaine Sullivan  
Suzanne Knight  
Susie Gates  
Leann Gertsma In memory of Lilo and Lexi
Janet and Denny Burkenpas In memory of Mandy
Sandy Roosebppm In memory of Coco
Shirl Benton In memory of Abby and Lucky
Alice Cooper In memory of Jake, Maggie, Max and Josie
Valerie Holt In memory of Tobie
Mary Phillips In memory of Rowdy and Bode
Donna Frisk In memory of Cody & Lilly
Jane Murphy  
James MacLuckey In memory of Angel Pie
Robert Wallingford In memory of Lily
Valerie Klaerner in memory of Bono, my springer angel
Melissa Campbell  
Laurie Williamson  
Suzette Owen In memory of my beloved Belle's 2 year anniversary into Heaven
Ronnie Riner  
Renee Henderson In memory of Beau and Jackson and in honor of Brice and Miles.
Tamara Kamieneske In honor of Scholar's Hope, Scholar and Oxy (my Warriors of Hope)
Dawn Hall  
Catherine Sandy In memory of Herb Sandy, and our first springer Fred
Brian Hornsby  
Elizabeth Bruinsma In honor of Freckles
Kathy Rheaume  
Kerry Kennedy in honor of Doc and Toby
Jamie Carr In memory of Cooper, our first of three Springers
Virginia Lappin  
Shirley Copley In memory of Molly Brown and Annie
Kathy Lacoss In memory of Spirit, Winston and Jake
Jenny Boucher  
Lisa Shaw  
Anne Leskie In memory of our rescue Rex (2002 - 2016)
Nomita Ramchandani In memory of Nomita Ramchandani and in honor of all dogs that have come before.
Susan Manthey In memory of Candy and Buster
Dessie Botham In memory of Frasier and Harry
Theresa Reyer  
Anita Howard In memory of all Special Needs pups who have gone on to the Rainbow Bridge
Linda Prouty In memory of Keel and Kiki
Jacque Losi  
Camille Golod In honor of Emma
Renee Holmes In memory of Rocky's beloved Springer Dewey - always loved
Michael Haller In memory of my Abbey
Victoria Nielsen In memory of my three Sprinber babies: Arco, Patrick and Jenny
Gary & Linda Plate In memory of Buddy Plate
Denise Diclaudio In memory of Ellie and Beethoven
Kathy Abel In honor of my Springer, Sophie
Kathleen Bruno In memory of Maestro
Kathlene Lima In honor of Benjamin - in solidarity with Quinn recuperating from his car crash.
Beth Fink  
Elizabeth Hall  
Carol Sanderson In honor of all my ESRA family
Dianne and Mike Shanley In memory of Murphy Brown, our first ESRA rescue
Michael Collins In memory of Addie
Alyssa Dermott  
Amy Cox In memory of Chester
Jane Brandt In honor of Iris Brandt's 12th birthday
Robert Knell In memory of Jaz, Cassie & Tucker
Shelley Dearmin In memory of my angel, Toby, who I couldn't save.
Monica Smith In honor of all who care for our Special Needs pups
Mary Lee Strader In memory of Bear, 1999 - 2013
Nita Watson
Laurie Green In memory of Bloomie
Eileen Dixon In memory of Lisa Gillis Cunningham
Michael O'Reilly In memory of Keenan and Rudy
Mary Guttieri In memory of Henry and his Green Ball
Keith Dicken In memory of Alex & Conner Dicken, beloved resting pets
Cary Branthwaite
Rene Pizzo In honor of the staff of DAS, ASH, SCAN and Quinn's foster dad
Kim Mathews In hono of Susan Zuker
Kelley Dorse
Dan and Patti Barrett In memory of Abbey and Mabel
Tiffany Fraioli In honor of Buttercup and Raye
Richard Streng
Gail Dingee In memory of Zach, Rio and Josey
Christi Cooper In memory of Henry, Natalie and Wyatt
Diane Nagel
Cathy Peters In memory of my ESRA Springers, Thumper & Lady, and in honor of my ESRA Springers Kylee & Jake
Joan Digilio In memory of Maverick
Karen Bruskin In memory of Angus Sutherland
Elizabeth Healy In honor of Maisy & Tucker who are fighting for you.
Kimberly Smith In memory of Cori Gilliam
Victoria Nielsen
Mary Guttieri
Dennis Burkenpas