COOPERSTOWN – Zoe, the dog rescued from Exeter with a missing leg, has safely come through a surgery to remove a benign mass and amputate what remained of her leg.
“She keeps shocking everyone with how strong she can be,” said Stacie Haynes, executive director, Susquehanna SPCA. “We cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you have shown this truly incredible dog.”
Surgeons at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Hospital were able to fully remove the non-cancerous mass and successful amputate her leg. Zoe is still under sedation, and Haynes cautioned that the next 24 hours were critical, and vets would be watching her for a risk of bleeding.
“If we can get through the next 24 hours, things are looking good,” she said.
The goal, Haynes said, would be for her to leave the hospital by the weekend. Donations are still being accepted for her care.
“We don’t normally spend this much on an animal,” she said. “It’s important that people continue to donate.”
The SQSPCA will begin interviewing potential adoptive families tomorrow. Haynes cautioned that any potential adopter must have no other pets or small children, and will have ongoing medical needs, including anemia. “She will need lots of quiet time and patience,” she said. “She is partially blind, and whoever takes her will do so with the understanding that they may incur significant medical expense.”
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