Lost a Month & Found Injured
After being lost for approx. one month, Clyde returned home. Clyde looked to have been attacked by another animal and needed emergency care. Because his owner was unable to fund what he was told would be a possible surgery up to $8,500, he reached out for help.
Clyde's owner took him to our vet partner, Suncoast Emergency Vet and Speciality Center, for a second opinion and surgery. Clyde had what appeared to be an open wound on his belly with a possible traumatic hernia with body wall penetration around the mid abdomen with tissue emerging from the opening in the skin. An exploratory laparotomy to repair the hernia was done to correct the abdominal wall hernia and he was neutered. Thankfully, there were no further internal injuries.
Today (see last picture) Clyde is happy, healthy and home. His owner states about Lost Pet Services, "If not for them, I would have had no choice but to euthanize Clyde, they saved Clyde's life."
Funding for this was made possible through our Medical Assistance Program for emergency, trauma and surgical cases with a grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County through their Animal Welfare Grant Program thanks to the Martha Leiter and Nancy Streetman Fund I and Robert Parker Fund.