Please, pass this info and message along to other dog lovers. Tina is lucky to be alive and sitting next to me today.
<b>Photo Gallery:</b> [link]
<b>Facebook Page:</b> [link]
<b>August 28th, 2011</b>
Our journey began with two white baby rabbits that were dumped in Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. I caught two baby rabbits and we rode off to the Petco that no longer exists on Euclid and Brookhurst.
On the way back into Mile Square Park Tina jumped out of my mom's bike basket at a squirrel. When she fell her front left leg became entangled in the spokes on the wheel. Very entangled. It took three people plus me having a panic attack to remove Tina from the spokes. One guy was jogging by and the other guy jumped the golf fence to help us. Thank you so very much to whom ever those gentlemen were. We would have never gotten Tina out of the spokes on our own. The frozen water bottle one of the gentlemen gave us saved Tina's leg from some major swelling. Now did Tina learn anything from this experience? Probably not...
We then secured Tina in my bike basket and rode our bicycles to the vet on Newhope and Euclid that is no longer there. We found a fire station nearby and got directions to an emergency vet 2.4 miles away.
Tracy Brown at VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center examined Tina. Tina's wrist is dislocated with torn ligaments and tendons. Her elbow is broken. Yes, we got to see little Tina's mangled joints on a computer screen. She will never be able to walk on her front left leg again unless we do surgery. There is too much damage.
The vet bill is $350.24. I have it on a payment plan of three payments at $116.74. The first payment is due on 9/28/2011.
<b>August 29th, 2011</b>
Tina's morning visit fees were waived! Jeremy Trousdale examined her this morning. Tina is bandaged up in a splint for now and is also on antibiotics and pain medicine. Tina is also has the cone of shame, if we need to use it. We are going to amputate her leg. It would cause more problems for Tina if we try to fix her mangled leg with surgery than to just take it off. To us amputation is the most humane course of action. Saving the leg with plates and rods is just going to cause Tina more pain and suffering later on in life.
<b>August 30th, 2011</b>
We are in the process of locating financial help to get Tina's leg amputated. We are going to be taking Tina to HoPe Veterinary Center ([link] in West Los Angeles to have her splint removed, wounds cleaned, and get an estimate for an amputation.
<b>September 1st, 2011</b>
VCA West LA Animal Hospital is taking care of Tina until Saturday and the HoPe program is going to cover everything for her amputation! She will be having the surgery sometime tomorrow. Wish her luck! Tina still has a bill at VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center in Fountain Valley and they do take donations by phone. They also accept checks made out to VCA All-Care. Just tell them you want to make a donation toward Tina Crites' emergency vet bill from Sunday, August 28th, 2011.
I am getting my financial aid from GWC tomorrow September 2nd and will be making the first payment of $116.74. Still going to need help with the last two payments though. Tina's total emergency vet bill is $350.24.
<b>September 2nd, 2011</b>
Tinas arm was amputated and it went great. Shes recovering well.
<b>September 3rd, 2011</b>
Tina is coming home today at 4pm! She recovered wonderfully from her amputation yesterday! She's eating and hobbling around. :D Off to Petco for supplies! And we're skipping the diapers because Tina is mobile already!
<b>How to Help Tina:</b>
If you would like to donate to Tina's vet bill of $350.24 at VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center you can call at 714-963-0909 and tell them you want to make a donation to Tina Crites. If you'd like to drop by VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center to make a donation they are located at 18440 Amistad Street, Suite E, Fountain Valley, CA 93708 just off Ellis Ave. I'm sure you could even mail a check made out to VCA All-Care if you wish.
We are also going to need doggie diapers, size small (Tina is almost 10lbs!), and potty pads since Tina isn't able to get up and go potty on her own. We buy diapers and potty pads from Petco and they cost about $16 for a pack of 12 diapers and potty pads cost $13 for 10. You can send cash donations via PayPal to Sister4Lac@aim.com or order and mail to Po Box 8307 Huntington Beach, CA 92615.
Potty Pads: [link]
The white baby rabbits were also handed over to the care of VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center. Animal Control came this morning and picked them up form VCA this morning while Tina was being examined. You can visit the VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center website at VCAacarc.com
<b>Fun Fact:</b> Tina's middle name is Louise.
<b>Thank You to:</b>
-The wonderful gentlemen in Mile Square Park who helped us.
-The Fountain Valley Fire House on Newhope Street for helping locate the closest emergency vet.
-VCA All-Care Referral Center in Fountain Valley for taking wonderful care of Tina and letting me do a payment plan.
-VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital and HoPe for taking care of Tina and her amputation!
Emma and Linda Crites
Po Box 8307
Huntington Beach, CA 92615
Paypal Account: Sister4Lac@aim.com
VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center
18440 Amistad Street, Suite E,
Fountain Valley, CA 93708 (Just off Ellis Ave.)
Phone: 714-963-0909 or 800-944-PETS
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
Street Address: 1818 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
HoPe Veterinary Center
1827 Pontius Ave,
Los Angeles, California
Mailing Address: PO BOX 25906, CA 90025
More from this Artist
30% off Fine Art Prints
Paper Prints: Premium giclée prints on high-quality paper stock. learn more...
Canvas Prints: Combining simplicity and elegance, our Canvas Prints are the classic way to present your art. learn more...
Photo Prints: High-quality prints in glossy, matte and lustre finishes. learn more...