sooooo happy to have been left... to the RescueAngels!!
Out? I just LOVE outside!!
year-old Irma was pulled from a Georgia shelter when her owners
failed to reclaim her. The poor girl probably hadn’t had
a bath in months or even years. She was thought to be red until
her bath when it became clear she was blue Lady. She obviously
looked, smelled, and felt so much better. Irma is estimated to
be about 10 years old but could be as old as 12. Her back end
is weak and her back feet slide around if she’s not wearing
boots. She wants to play with the other dogs but usually falls
down when she play bows. X-rays of her neck, chest, and back show
she has an enlarged heart and has white spots on her lungs. The
vet could not tell if the spots on her lungs were tumors or pockets
of fluid so Irma will be seeing a cardiologist to see if she has
DCM. She is heartworm positive. Irma is a very happy dog who gets
along with all the dogs she’s met in her foster home. She
also seems to enjoy meeting lots of new people. She will try to
steal food off your plate so she needs to be watched when people
to see Miss Irma in ACTION?? Go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7_JCyzDAOQ
UPDATE!! Miss Irma has already
seen the cardiologist. He did not see signs of DCM, and feels
that the white spots on her lungs are damage or inflammation caused
by the heartworms. She does have a hacking cough, but again, due
to lung damage and not DCM. In her last set of x-rays on Monday,
her lungs actually looked a little better and will likely keep
Needs if any: Will know more after she sees a cardiologist.
areas: Within an hour of Atlanta.
Name: Jane Fratesi
Rescue: Doberman Rescue of Atlanta