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Hundreds of pets would have been euthanized if Dr. Jodie had not intervened. Some were strays and brought in to the clinic for help. Others were difficult cases with guardians who felt unable to deal any longer with the situation and relinquished ownership. Many were "fixed up" and placed in new homes. Some were adopted by compassionate employees. Dr. Jodie has kept a "few." Unfortunately, some have been unadoptable due to their chronic disorders, so they live with us permanently. Others are still hoping to go home to a real bed.
Here are some of their stories:
Mork was on “death row” at the old Milwaukee Humane Society when he was rescued. He has had two cancerous tumors removed. He had spondylosis. He ate raw diet and was on a lot of supplements. He was Dr. Jodie's big boy for thirteen years. He was the best ball fetcher ever. He went swimming in an indoor pool and he was the kitty police in Dr. Jodie's house and at the clinic. He died suddenly due to the rupturing of an internal tumor on Feb. 8, 2012. Dr. Jodie misses him terribly.
Snoopy was presented for euthanasia due to serious allergies. He used to scratch his face raw. He wore an e-collar for three years. He eats raw and is on a lot of supplements. Last summer he developed cataracts and had surgery and now he can see again. He has been Dr. Jodie's special boy for over a decade.
Leo was presented for euthanasia due to severe aggression. Leo is a Savannah. He now eats raw diet and Chinese calming herbs. He has become a lover, but ruins bags of food by biting into them, urinates inappropriately, and ruins many of our cute furnishings. Many people visit us just to see Leo, but he is unadoptable!
Snoops has severe summer allergies and has had two expensive urinary tract obstructions which caused his former owner to relinquish ownership. This makes him fairly unadoptable. He is on an all wet diet and many supplements to maintain him in a healthy state.
Josie has had severe, persistent facial pruritus. She has received a myriad of diagnostic tests and treatment. Her former guardian relinquished ownership. She has healed completely and is now normal. You can meet her while she is sleeping on the reception counter. She requires special food and a homeopathic to maintain. She is not available for adoption because we fear a relapse and too many employees are in love with her! Unfortunately, Josie passed away August 25, 2012 after discovering an abdominal mass. She is greatly missed by the employees as well as our clients.
Tigger (Mr.T) was left here by an owner who could not have a cat in her apartment. He was obese. The meat-based diet he now consumes has made him lean! After discovering a colon mass in Tigger, he had surgery to have it removed on October 5, 2012. He bounced back in less then 24hrs and is doing absolutely wonderful.
Jetson is Dr. Jodie's newest addition. Also on "death row" at the humane society due to perceived aggression. He is quite fearful about being pushed or potentially hit. He is enjoying his fantastic new life. He gets to go sheep herding!
Ferty was found in a dumpster at a gas station in Iowa. Thanks to Dr. Jodie's daughter, Lindsay, Ferty is now a permanent Animal Doctor resident. He is a lucky boy. The Animal Doctor staff all help to care for this needy little guy. He had a broken tail and fractured pelvis. The damage associated with this injury has made him unable to urinate or defecate regularly on his own. He has a lot of accidents. So, he lives in our rubber-floored "Cat Camp."
Jasmine is gorgeous and psychotic. She is a typical Bengal, not meant to live indoors, but we love her anyway, and so does Ferty.
Artie has eosinophic dermatitis, a difficult to manage skin condition. He is a work in progress. We will be keeping him until he is all better. He likes the food and the accommodations.