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Two nights ago an emergency case came through our doors after hours; an old dog named Dam (the Thai word for Black) was rushed to us after his front legs were ran over by a car. His only chance is to be treated at the vets in Kanchanaburi.
Around 8pm Tuesday night a distraught family from a local village came to the sanctuary pleading for help. Dam, an old boy of 14 strong years, was sleeping at the side of the road when a car ran over both of his front legs. This awful incident has ripped the skin off of his arms and shattered the bone in one, leaving him in unimaginable pain. Luckily, some of our team were still on-site, about to eat dinner together, and Kim did what she could to relieve some of this Dam's discomfort. Unfortunately his injuries are far more severe than we are able to treat right now.
In a heartbeat we offered to pay for Dam to be seen in Kanchanaburi if the family could find a driver. The next day we visited their home to check on them and the owners explained that they couldn't find anyone willing to help them. We agreed to drive Dam to Kanchanaburi for treatment.
This morning Amon collected Dam and set off to Kanchanaburi. We don't know how much the treatment will cost; it's likely that Dam will be too weak for anesthetic straight away, and will have to stay some nights on pain relief and other meds before a possible amputation, but this is only our guess and we will update you all as and when we hear.
(UPDATE: Amon and Dam have arrived at the vets and it's confirmed that Dam will need to have one leg amputated on Monday, after he is strong enough to cope with the surgery. He will remain at the vets from now until he is recovered enough to be brought back.)
Currently our monthly donations don't cover our running costs, but we couldn't leave Dam to suffer. This family acted as soon as they realised Dam was hurt, and despite having very little, they still offered a donation for our help. They are anxious and worried, but very thankful for our help. If you are able to contribute towards Dam's treatment and recovery, please give what you can.
- Denise Emsley
- Campaign Owner
Surgery success!Update posted by Denise Emsley at 03:01 pm
We are very pleased to let you all know that Dam underwent his leg amputation and is well on his way to recovery! Dam was checked into Kanchanaburi vets and after a few days of observation and attentive care, he was strong enough for his operation. Dam had one front. . . . .