MEMORY OF KAYLA:
This weekend she was found by a woman walking her child - she was tied to an unshaded tree, panting for water. After exhausting her ideas for searching for her possible owner, she contacted our rescue
for help. The woman dropped Kayla off at one of our volunteers homes and that's when we realized that the Kayla's health was a serious situation. She is all skin and bones. My volunteers kept her overnite and fed her, but Kayla would just throw it back up after a few minutes. I had them take her to our vet the next day to get a check up - the vet was shocked by her appearance. After a visual physical, he said it worried him that she had developed jaundice. He said that usually that's associated with a severe infection, an enzyme deficiency, an abnormality of the dog's red blood cells or a liver malfunction. It could also be anemia. She was also totally dehydrated. He felt her belly and didn't like the lumps he felt either. She's weighing in at less than 32 lb. They did blood work and x-rays. There is a small obstruction in the intestines and the bloodwork results came abnormal for the liver, one of the readings was so high that his machine wasn't even able to track it. He said he was going to keep her overnight on IV, with glucose, but that if there is liver failure, that there is no guarantee she's going to make it. Sometimes the cells do regenerate, but the chance is slim. Today, after speaking to the vet, it doesn't look good. It appears that this sweet little girl was taking a turn for the worse and after long thought out considerations it was best to let Kayla pass over the Rainbow Bridge. In just the few days that she was with us - she touched the lives of the foster parents and the vet. She will be missed.