June WECare Spotlight: Jenny

Jenny was well known to the WECare volunteers a long time before she went in to be treated... In fact Jenny used to be rather grumpy with them, and would cause a bit of a scene when her friends Jess and Jade (aka the twins) would run up to greet them on their way to the clinic. 

Thanks to Jenny's very reliable and unfriendly outbursts they were quickly able to recognise that something wasn't quite right. After a couple of bark free days and no sign of Jenny they decided they'd better have a look for her. They spoke with the local fruit stall man who she usually hangs around and he knew where she was.

She was hiding in a ditch out by the rice paddies and despite being clearly injured she still refused to play ball with the WECare team. After about 6 days they finally managed to get a hold of her and bring her in. She was severely malnourished, dehydrated, her red blood cell count was very low and she had a dislocated right hip.  

Jenny didn't make it easy for the team to treat her, but with some protein shakes, good meals, medication for pain relief and lots of attempted love she soon started to feel a lot better, managing to chew an entire wall and wash basket in the process...

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Her recovery was quite a slow one so she spent a lot of time at the clinic, and the team would have to leave food trails to move her around as they weren't able to get too close. But after about 4 weeks a miracle happened - Jenny walked right up to a volunteer and licked her leg, then she dropped to the floor, rolled over, and insisted on a belly rub! Since then Jenny has been a completely different dog!

With some close monitoring the vets decided that the right hind leg didn't need to be amputated as she was running around pain free. Now she is back at the rice fields with the twins and the local fruit man is keeping a close eye on them all. The teams' walk to and from the clinic is a completely different story now. Jenny, Jess and Jade come bounding over (often covered in mud) tails going mad, squealing with joy and demanding all the attention! No more Barkasaurus Rex.

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