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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sweet, sweet Clementine

Clementine after she is picked up at Leech Lake Rez
Clementine, a sweet, sweet rottie, was picked up by Rory, Leech Lake Reservation Community Services Officer this morning. Leech Lake Legacy got a call this morning about Clementine, a very pregnant rottie with a face full of porcupine quills. We gave Rory the okay to immediately take her in to our partner vet, Animal Care Clinic in Bemidji. Just earlier we had alerted them to some puppies also arriving. Rory picked up a litter of 3 puppies (Cash, Cinderelly and Chicory) in addition to Clementine.

Clementine snarfed down a pocket pill that contained pain meds but is unable to eat. The vet checked her out, and said she needs to be sedated and the quills removed. She is suffering too much. The staff at the clinic assured us that the sedation they used would be safe for the pups, but at this moment, it was more critical to take care of Clementine who was obviously in so much pain. We gave the okay for them to sedate Clementine and remove as many of the quills as they are able. They suspect she is about ready to have her pups any time.

Leech Lake Legacy has reached out to partner shelters and rescues. We are planning to transport her to the cities on Sunday and are hoping one of our rescue or shelter partners (with a foster network) will be able to take her in. Please send positive thoughts Clementine's way ....

The three pups who were also brought into Animal Care Clinic (Cash, Cinderelly and Chicory) were also checked out. They are being treated for mange, fleas and chewing lice, and we are also working on placement for these sweeties.

With today's intake of Clementine and the 3 pups, our medical emergency fund is taking a big hit. If you are able to contribute even a small amount to help us replenish our medical fund it would be greatly appreciated. Please click on the 'Donate' button on the right hand side of our blog, or if you would prefer to write a check you can send it to:

Leech Lake Legacy
PO Box 385454
Bloomington, MN 55438

Clementine - close up

10/26/12 Update: Clementine had her quills removed and is much more comfortable now and resting at the vet clinic. We are grateful to Second Hand Hounds rescue for taking this sweet girl into their foster program.

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