Seized 4/22/14- Donations Needed

here April 23, 2014 /   /  36 Comments  /  Uncategorized

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Lexington Animal Control Officer Sam Fritts was responding to an animal welfare check on 4/22/14 were he found 3 puppies and 1 kitten in need of help. All 4 animals were inside of a home with no power, no water (even the toilet water gone) and no one was home. Lexington Police Department Col. Frances Athay and LAC Officer Fritts obtained a seizure warrant and were able to go inside the residence to rescue all 4 animals. They called Ginger’s Fund and brought them immediately into Davidson Animal Hospital to get the medical care they needed.


6-7 month old, 25 lbs Nigel is in the worst condition. His body is hot, oozing and bleeding from a horrible skin infection resulting from demodectic mange. Nigel was very dehydrated, he has intestinal worms, his feet are swollen due to Pulmonary Edema, his Lymph nodes are huge, he is anemic, the skin under neath his jowls are hanging extremely far down also due to the infection in his body. Nigel’s skin is 3x thicker than it should be and he is also emaciated- his spine, hips, ribs and facial bones are protruding. He is very soar and so tired, he could barley hold his head up or his eyes open and his body was in shock. Nigel was given glucose, his fluids were monitored be sure he was taking enough in and a blood sample was sent off to the lab. He is in bad shape, very depressed and he is going to need many well wishes and prayers sent his way.

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6 month old Cleo (named after Lex ACO Sam Fritts) is also suffering from demodectic mange. Her feet like Nigel’s are also swollen due to pulmonary edema, she is underweight, and dehydrated. Her skin is covered in soars and she tested positive for hook and whip worms. Cleo is much more alert than Nigel and her appetite is good. Cleo weighs 24.7 lbs.

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6 month old Samantha is also underweight and dehydrated. She was curled up with Nigel on her ride to the animal hospital and while they were waiting to be examined. Samantha was very scared of her new surroundings so she was vaccinated, nails clipped, fed, watered, and allowed some relaxing time by herself to get adjusted before further test were done (fecal and blood).

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6-7 month old Francis (named after her rescuing officer) was in the best shape of the 4. She is a little underweight but was not as dehydrated as the others. Her left pad was ripped and will need to be treated and she also tested positive for hookworms. Francis is shy and a little timid but she has been eating well and drinking well.

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Donations are desperately needed to help cover the medical cost of these 4 young cruelty survivors. Donations can be made online by clicking on the donate button at the top of this page or by mail to: Ginger’s Fund FOS-DCNC, PO Box 1036, Thomasville, NC 27361. Thank you for your support! *Ginger’s Fund FOS-DCNC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your donations are tax deductible.

If you can help in any way (donate, foster, adopt, share) it will be greatly appreciated.

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