Five bucks can make all the difference for an animal in need. Before you start your weekend, won't you please consider making a small donation to help two rescued Bulldogs? It's easy, just click here!
On June 27th, two Bulldogs were seized in the field by the Humane Society of Ventura County after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen. The two Bulldogs were taken directly to see a veterinarian-both had severe cases of myasis, more commonly known as fly strike, on their ears and heads. Myasis is common in dogs who spend their lives outdoors, most commonly in hot weather climates. The insects bite and feed from the blood on the dog’s ears causing painful, red and bleeding sores-the bite wounds attract flies that lay their eggs in the damaged tissue, these eggs later hatch into maggots.
Treatment includes the removal of these insects and their larvae, followed by a deep flushing and cleansing of the wound with a liquid antibiotic. Both dogs will continue on an antibiotic treatment and have already started to heal nicely. We expect both dogs to have a full recovery both physically and emotionally. In the 10 days since they arrived they have adjusted nicely, responding favorably to the love and gentle care of our staff.
Every day our Humane Officers investigate cases of animal cruelty and neglect. Most of these animals will require veterinary care in order to become healthy again. The Humane Society of Ventura County relies on the support of local veterinarians to get these animals the care they need. Veterinary services for a single animal can run hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Which is where you come in. You can help us save animals from abuse and neglect by donating today.
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By donating to the HSVC, you'll be part of a community of people who are making a positive impact on the lives of animals in need in Ventura County.
Have a purrfect weekend and thanks for your support!