Little Corky came to our shelter as a stray, after he was found by a good Samaritan.
The little guy was miserable! He was badly matted, but with huge chunks of hair missing from flea allergies. After careful examination by the veterinarian, we found out that that was the least of his problems. He had severe infections in both ears, and painfully abscessed, rotting teeth, making it very difficult for him to eat. One of his eyes was bulging out from an advanced painful glaucoma. On top of everything, he was diagnosed with a Grade III heart murmur.
Most shelters would consider a dog like Corky un-adoptable but not here at Home at Last.
We knew there was a reason that Little Corky found his way to us and that he was a little fighter who was not ready to give up. Our vet started him on antibiotics, pain medication, and after a soothing bath and finally some decent food in his belly, Corky showed us just what a lovable sweet personality he has. After 10 days the vet decided Corky was ready for surgery. The bad eye was removed and several teeth were pulled. We all held our breath but he made it through surgery just fine. He is starting to eat well and showing us how much spunk he still has left in this little body of his. In two weeks we will get him neutered, and he will then be ready for us to find him a loving home to live out his senior years.
Home at Last is a small dog and cat shelter in The Dalles, Oregon. We rely strictly on donations and grants to help us with our lifesaving work. Corky’s medical expenses have put a huge strain on our very limited resources. Please – if you can find it in your heart to contribute towards Corky’s care and recovery – every dollar counts and will be greatly appreciated. On Corky’s behalf – Thank you so much from all of us here at Home at Last.