Lily's emergency fund
Lily could barely even walk when found by our rescue officers. The young maremma dog yelped in pain when lifted to her feet.
It was clear something was really wrong.
Rushed to our Lonsdale shelter in late February, Lily has since undergone a barrage of tests and care to try determine what’s causing her pain and loss of coordination.
Thankfully, she’s now starting to show signs of improvement since being placed on cortisone medication.
The poor girl may have been suffering from meningitis – a rare disease that can be fatal if not caught in time.
Our veterinarians have recently discovered Lily is completely deaf. It’s possible meningitis has robbed this poor girl of her hearing.
Lily was also suffering from entropion, a medical condition in which the eyelids fold inward and rub on the eyeball, causing chronic pain and discomfort. So our vets operated in early April, freeing Lily from this pain.
The 1-year-old is currently enjoying the best of foster care with one of our veterinary nurses, who has the specialist skills to ensure this beautiful girl stays safe and healthy.
She’s not yet out of the woods, but our veterinarians hope that, over the next month, Lily will become well enough to go up for adoption.
Still, the bills associated with her care continued to mount. It’s estimated the total cost of Lily’s x-rays, blood tests, eye surgery, medication and rehabilitation will be $1,800.
Can you please donate today to help Lily recover?
* The goal for Lily’s fundraiser includes her x-rays, blood tests and eye surgery, plus medications, vaccinations, desexing, regular health checks and daily care – which will continue until she’s ready for adoption. All donations will go towards Lily’s veterinary treatment and general care, with any surplus funds going towards rehabilitating other animals currently in RSPCA South Australia’s care.