Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Injured Dog Getting Better (Updated)

Happy Update! My friend's injured puppy, "Rock N Roll," is getting better. On July 16, the little guy was viciously attacked by a big dog and it looked grim for him. RNR's dad, Bill Morton, wrote this update to me: Rock N Roll is recovering and taking his first steps. Due to an enlarged heart, spinal surgery was a decided to be a final option. Rock N Roll is currently on anti-inflammatory medication and antibiotics. Pain relievers will be available to him as soon as tomorrow. We have a check up this Wednesday [July 21] at the vet. Read more about this at Bill's own blog, "Rogers Park in 1000 Words." Previously: July 16, 2010 - Friend and fellow blogger Bill Morton makes an urgent plea for help:

This afternoon my dog Rock N Roll was attacked by a large German shepard. Rock N Roll was grabbed by the neck and shaken. After the attack, Rock N. Roll lost the movement of his legs and he needs to be treated by a specialist for spinal injuries immediately to walk again. The hospital stated that every hour counts in this kind of situation.

Rock N Roll is currently at: VCA Misener-Holley Animal Hospital 1545 W. Devon Avenue Chicago, IL. 60660 773 743-3322 under the care of Medical Director, Katie Baldwin, DVM. The current estimate is $450.00 for the initial emergency treatment and it is estimated that the neurologist will cost several thousand dollars. Please call me immediately or contact the Animal Hospital directly to save Rock N. Roll. 773 824-7400. Thank you, Bill