After we decided we just had to pull this sweet girl from the OC shelter we sent her to Carolyn’s right away for evaluation and a vet check. Here was Carolyn’s report: “This girl is a wreck….does appear to be blind, ears are nasty and her coat is so matted and disgusting that there is no chance a human has even touched this girl for month. She has got a layer of grease on her. Can’t pick her up because she is tender in the tummy area and didn’t want to hurt her back …underneath all that nasty coat is a gorgeous, champagne colored girl 🙂
She was very tender with right front paw which may have been because her dew claw had grown around and was embedded back into the pad….freaking oowie for her.
She was very good for her haircut….now the vet can see what is going on with her. You couldn’t see anything with that huge matted greasy coat. She walks fine, no limping or anything ….but she really doesn’t want to be picked up at all, so need to address that. Surprisingly she is not bone skinny either….but still so hard to imagine this sweet blind girl wandering the streets.”
The vet report: Valentine has glaucoma and cataracts and is completely blind. She has a massive bruise on her stomach and several mammary tumors that must be removed. Diagnostics showed nothing wrong with her stomach and back so her tender areas must have been from a soft tissue injury.
As soon as she has healed up from her surgeries, we have a sanctuary home waiting for her with Brittany in Fresno where she will get a lot of well deserved TLC.