A medical facility that specializes in spay and neutering.
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A contagious skin disease seen in dogs, rarely in cats, which is caused by mites. Mange causes intense itching and patchy loss of hair. It can be cured with medication and good nutrition.
Medical Miracle Makers
Paying it forward – asking that a good turn be repaid by having it done to others instead.
Polly did not know it, but there were angels among her. She was brought to the vet by her former "family.” Polly dragged her back leg and her paw became a bloody mess due to repeated rubbing on the concrete. Her family instructed the vet that she was to be euthanized as she was of no use to them anymore. We will never know what the family was told, but one of the vet technicians knew that killing this beautiful, happy soul was wrong.
The vet took Polly under his wing and reached out to Take Me Home. When we heard about his good deed and how he needed a rescue to step in, we felt we had to pay his good deed forward as well. We met Polly, fell in love and immediately welcomed her into the Take Me Home family. We took Polly to Dr. Berry, an amazing neurology specialist in Orange County. Dr. Berry explained to us that Polly had suffered a spinal stroke. This condition can afflict any dog at any time and usually occurs when the dog is running. Dr. Berry said it was highly unlikely that something like this would ever happen to Polly again, but he advised us to seek extensive physical therapy in order for Polly to have the chance of an optimal recovery.
Enter Maja Wichtowski. A couple years ago, Take Me Home adopted a dog to Maja. Maja, a certified physical therapist, owns and runs Tsavo Rehabilitation in San Diego, CA. Masai, the Take Me Home dog she rescued, had numerous orthopedic injuries. He is now flying high thanks to the teamwork of TMH and Maja. We have stayed in touch with Maja over the years, as we loved seeing updates on Masai. One day out of the blue, Maja sent us an email asking if we had a dog that needed her rehabilitation expertise. Maja, like Take Me Home, also wanted to pay it forward and help another dog in need. Maja sent an email to her clients asking if anyone would be a medical foster for our Polly while Maja put her through her extensive physical therapy. Polly would need to stay in San Diego for a couple of months. We were in absolute awe, as so many of her clients stepped up for Maja and Polly! Her clients were paying it forward and helping Polly because of their own beloved animals that Maja healed and saved from suffering.
One of Maja’s former clients, Cindi, took Polly into her home and heart. Cindi and her family fell in love with sweet Polly and treated her just like one of their own. Polly had a blast with Cindi, her two Scotties and four cats. Cindi drove Polly twice a week to rehab, and twice a week for swimming with Trish Penick, RPT, and owner of Cutting Edge K9 Rehab. Polly’s great medical miracle team was in motion.
In early December, Cindi had to leave for an exciting trip overseas that she planned long before she knew Polly needed her help. Maja once again reached out to her adoring clients and Nancy and her family stepped up to foster Polly. Nancy took over where Cindi left off and brought her to both Maja and Trish twice week. Polly fit right in with her new foster family and their Golden Retriever, Riley. The dogs were best friends and played non-stop. Nancy and her family had a very hard time letting Polly go!
If only all animals could have angels like the ones who came together for our Polly! If we all, at some time in our lives, pay a good deed forward that someone has done for our own animals, think how many lives would we heal and save. Thank you to the vet technician who started the good deed, to Dr. Berry for his expertise, to Maja and Trish for their hard rehabilitation work, and to Cindi and Nancy for their loving care and foster homes! You all paid it forward and you were all Polly's Medical Miracle Makers! Polly is literally running free and loving her new forever home today because of you!
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