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Rudy's Second Chance

21 November 2016

Rudy is a ten-year-old Chihuahua who came to the Kentucky Humane Society as a stray after being found roaming the streets by two kind strangers. When they discovered poor Rudy, he was weak, extremely emaciated and something appeared to be wrong with the senior Chihuahua’s eyes. Seeing how bad of condition the tiny dog was in, they offered him some soft food and a bowl of water to help him gain strength. Rudy drank the entire bowl of water but proceeded to vomit it up immediately. His new friends knew then that Rudy was in trouble, and they brought him to KHS in the hopes that we could help him.

The first several days that Rudy was with KHS, our veterinary team was unsure he would pull through. The eight pound dog was extremely dehydrated and in a tremendous amount of pain from an infection that was attacking both of his eyes. Our veterinary team worked hard to keep Rudy hydrated and began treatment on his eyes to help ease the senior’s pain.

After one week of receiving treatment, Rudy’s eyes continued to worsen. Intense pressure began to build up behind his eyes, and our medical team began to fear they would rupture. After much deliberation, it was decided that Rudy’s eyes would have to be removed in order to save his life.

The procedure to remove his eyes went well, and Rudy is now healing comfortably in a home with one of our amazing foster caregivers. While he is still adjusting to life without his eyes, Rudy is no longer in danger and is expected to make a full recovery given time and love.

YOUR GIFT WILL BE MATCHED! Donations made before Dec. 31 will be matched – up to a total of $10,000 – by a generous local donor. Your gift will provide help and home to Rudy and other needy animals. Donate online at www.kyhumane.org/donate, or call 502-515-3143.

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