Casey Bear: *Donations Needed* Rescued 3/31/14

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Thomasville Animal Control Officer Lewis was responding to an animal welfare call when she found this little girl in desperate need of help. We have named her Casey Bear.

Casey Bear was chained in the front yard of  house in Thomasville, NC. When officer Lewis pulled into the driveway an elderly man came out and asked her if she was there to pick up the dog and get it help. He said that he got her from a friend 4 or 5 months ago. He also said that he knew she needed vet care but he was ill and could not even afford his own medication.  Casey Bear is in pitiful shape. She is underweight, her skin is covered in open soars, scales and scabs but yet she was still wagging her little nub tail as Officer Lewis loaded her up into the truck and called us for help.

Casey Bear was taken to Davidson Animal Hospital for treatment.

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Casey Bear’s nails are over grown, the pads of her feet between her toes are swollen, she has open bleeding wounds all over her body, some of the small amount of fur she has left is tangled in mats, and her entire underside (chin, neck, chest and abdomen) is crusty and fur-less. Casey weighed in at 23 lbs (she is underweight), she was estimated to be fairly young possibly right at 1-2 yrs old, her fecal test did not show any intestinal parasites and her Heartworm test came back negative. Her skin scrape revealed Red Mange (Demodicosis) often brought on by poor nutrition or a compromised immune system.

Dr. Hedrick is concerned that she may have been the runt of the litter and could possibly have some health issues but we will know more through the coming days (during the course of her treatment which has already begun).

We are greatly in need of donations to cover Casey Bears medical treatments, exams, medications, medical boarding and spay. Donations can be made online by clicking on the donate button at the top of the page or by mail to; Ginger’s Fund FOS-DCNC, PO Box 1036, Thomasville, NC 27361. Ginger’s Fund FOS-DCNC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your donations are tax deductible.