On Wednesday 7 June 2023, we rescued a hit and run dog that had been left in the middle of the road. Luckily someone saw the dog and moved him to the side of the road. Estella, one of our board members went and got him and took him to Animal Wellness for x-rays. We named him Chase. He had a fracture in his spine but Doc Gama believes with a course of laser therapy and hydrotherapy he will walk again.
He began the laser therapy which was to be a course of 10 days. Laser therapy has helped so many of our dogs walk again, but Chase passed away very suddenly yesterday on 12 June 2023.
The vets noticed that his vitals had become unstable and did blood tests immediately. His kidneys had gone into a critical state and his liver readings were also high despite an all out effort to save him he passed away. His blood tests when we first rescued him were ok so it's very likely that the trauma from the hit and run had damaged his liver and kidneys and they slowly stopped functioning. It's not easy to know what damage has been done when a dog is run over.
At least he didn't die alone on the street and was given the best chance at survival.
Thank you to everyone who donated for him. His bill was 23,000 pesos so your donations covered most of that.
Run free chase, say hi to Joy, Creamy, Salvador and all the other DAS dogs that are over the bridge.