It is with great sadness and heartbreak that we have lost our precious Nikki. She was found a week ago with severe malnutrition, injured and deformed front leg, and she had just given birth within a couple of days to pups not found. She was also diagnosed with Valley Fever and a severe uterine infection. At first we thought she would make it but last night she took a turn for the worst and was in extreme pain. Sadly it was just too much for her to deal with. Everyone that met her loved her and it breaks our heart that she never got to go to that perfect home we wanted for her. But she also had a loving foster home this last week and didn’t die on a lonely desert road with no one to take care of her. RIP Sweet Nikki.
This is sweet precious Nikki. She was found by a good Samaritan off Gleeson. No microchip, emaciated, full of milk and with an injured leg. Her pups were not found with her or in the vicinity. Thank you to the Drs and staff at Coronado Veterinary for taking such good care of her. Even through all the pain and too weak to stand Nikki still wags her tail at volunteers. She knows she is in good hands. Nikki has a long road to complete recovery ahead of her. She faces not only recovery from starvation but she will need to have her injured leg removed at the shoulder when she is healthy enough to have surgery. She will also need to be spayed and utd on all vaccinations. Any donations to help with her medical bills and care is greatly appreciated. Checks can be mailed to the shelter at PO Box 1085, Tombstone AZ 85638
Update 10/4/2020 – After a couple of days of food, meds and a soft bed Nikki is able to stand and do short walks.
Update 10/5/2020 – We just received news that Nikki’s Valley Fever test is positive. She will be on meds to help with this for several months