Godiva update: Not much…


Godiva update: Not much has changed since last night, but she is definitely in a better place than she was thanks to the efforts of the person who reached out to us to help her. Godiva potentially has a lot going on, including a large mass on her abdomen, but our immediate concern is heat stroke. Because she is still not alert and due to possible complications from heat stroke, Godiva can not be transferred to our regular vet and needs to stay at the emergency clinic. She needs to be monitored around the clock in a clinic that is staffed 24 hours a day. We’re grateful that this option exists for us in El Paso, and for the excellent care that she is receiving, but it is very expensive. Between Godiva and our other cases, MuttLove literally spends thousands per day in veterinary care. Today between all of our cases we have already spent at least $5,000. We cannot continue to save lives like Godiva’s without the support of the community. If you cannot donate to PayPal, you can make a donation directly to the clinic on our behalf over the phone at (915)-545-1148, or deliver donations in person at 1220 Airway Blvd (Godiva is not well enough to receive visitors though.) You can also click on the link in the profile to donate via PayPal or to become a monthly donor! We would like to remind everyone that heat safety is just as important for dogs as it is for humans, if not moreso. Dogs need to be kept cool on hot days, preferably indoors, with adequate fresh water. They should not walk on the hot ground to prevent damage to their paws. They should not be left in cars, and they should not be kept in dog houses outdoors that trap heat. It is up to us as a community to stand up for those who do not have a voice. Please encourage friends and neighbors to bring their dogs indoors, report dogs left in hot cars immediately to the police, and if you see a dog struggling in the heat do what Godiva’s finder did-provide water and cooling and reach out for help.

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