I had work all morning- when i got there this morning someone had dumped off a 5 month old torti kitten (jerks!). Then my coworker brought in another cat that he had trapped. When I went back in the kennels this morning to do a wellness check on all the dogs before getting started on cleaning and meds, i noticed something was MAJORLY wrong with Nina, one of our black labs who recently came in. There was blood all over the kennel, inside and outside as well as vomit and diarrhea. She was leaned over with her head on her water bucket bairly breathing. Yesterday she was fine- running around - clean kennel, no signs of any problems. My coworker thinks that she suffered internal bleeding as a result of blunt force trauma to her abdominal section. She was found wondering around one of the streets nearby a few days ago- so it's very possible she had been hit by a car or kicked by someone and took a few days to slowly bleed before we noticed. Sometimes there's no warning signs until they start to fade quickly
She also came in with a massive absess to her little ear that we had been treating. Poor girl- she was soo miserable today
I wrapped her up in a big blanket and just held her during her last moments. I wish we could have saved her, but she was way too far gone. It happened soo quickly too. So I called my boss to come in and help us put her down. We wound up having to put another one i liked a lot down as well as she had drastically gone downhill since yesterday. (We strongly believe she had distemper as a pup and just had not recovered well - she also had a URI and was kept in isolation). When my boss got there we three wound up having to stay about two hours late so we could put down both very ill dogs
It was not the best morning. I hate days like that - fortunately they don't seem to happen too horribly often.
After I got done with work, i was exhausted so i came home and took a long, much needed nap!I feel a lot better since my nap too! I've got dinner on the stove right now and I'm just waiting for Colin to take his lunch break so we can eat together.