Spay and Neuter Your Pets to Help Animals Like Betty
Help end pet overpopulation and prevent unnecessary pain by spaying or neutering your pet. Betty, an unspayed, nine-year-old miniature poodle arrived at KHS last week with large, painful masses on her mammary glands. Our vet team knew that the masses could develop into cancer if they weren’t surgically removed. They successfully excised all the masses and spayed Betty. She is now recovering in a loving foster home and soon will be ready to find her forever home. Betty’s condition was avoidable. Had she been spayed at a proper age, Betty likely would have never developed such painful masses.
If your four-legged-friends are not yet altered, our S.N.I.P. Clinic and CARE-a-van offer high quality, low cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats. Schedule your appointment at our S.N.I.P. Clinic by visitingwww.kyhumane.org/snip or at our mobile CARE-a-van at kyhumane.org/careavan.
Reese & Ginger on the Road to Recovery
The KHS Equine CARE brought in two starving horses, 20-year-old Reese and 18-year-old Ginger, to our Willow Hope Farm last week. Louisville Metro Animal Services and an investigator from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture convinced the owner to relinquish the horses so they can get the care they need from the KHS equine team. The two mares are both emaciated and in need of our tender loving care. One of the horses, Reese, has a body condition score of 1 out of 9 – the lowest score possible – with her ribs and spine projecting prominently.
An equine veterinarian examined the horses and created a nutrition plan to help the horses gain weight while avoiding refeeding syndrome, a potentially fatal condition that can lead to system failure if starved horses are fed too quickly. Reese will also need oral surgery once she is at a healthy body weight. It is going to take quite some time for these horses to heal, but our staff believes they will make a full recovery and find loving homes once these two loving mares are healthy. Consider donating towards our equine efforts at kyhumane.org/equine/give.