IN NEW JERSEY
20 MAY 2009
Violetta Argueta writes:
Tracie is a very pretty
female Cairn terrier
who loves food,
attention & toys.
She is looking for an
where she can be the only dog.
Tracie came to CRUSA from a situation of neglect,
with elephant skin on her back & tail from untreated
skin allergies, infected ears, and a urinary tract infection.
She was found roaming the streets of New York City;
when her owners were contacted (she is microchipped),
they said that they did not want her back,
as she had been purchased for a son who was no longer living at home.
We also found out that they kept her as an outside dog
all year round in Queens, NY which has harsh, cold winters.
Now the opening to her left ear has completely closed;
the ear is still painful & infected but cannot be medicated and/or cleaned.
She needs what is called a
Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)
which is a surgery in which
the entire ear canal is removed.
HERE is a link
that explains the procedure.
The surgery will cost $1100 after our 30% discount;
my amazing vet, Dr. Petranto, is able to do it.
Normally you have
to go to a specialist,
but Dr. Petranto
loves surgery and
attends a week-
each year in Florida
where all they do is
TRACIE HAS HER SURGERY HERE