Lou Ann Murray
Breed: French Bulldog
Current Location: Colorado
Adoption Date: September 7, 2020
Adopted by: Tamme and Larry
This little girl is also pretty excited to be here and couldn’t stop running out in the yard. She is a very itchy girl with horrible ears and probably has allergy issues. She was born on 4/11/16 a beautiful dark fawn color.
Formerly # 105
We will be naming her Lou Ann Murray who is a school nurse at Cooper High School who is spending long hours trying to get things ready for hopefully kids returning to school.
Welcome to Dog Ranch Rescue Lou Ann 🥰
We’ve had a bit of an emergency with Lou Ann this morning, she came to us in terrible shape from the mill, her skin is so badly infected and her vulva is trying to prolapse. Dr. Reno put a couple of sutures in there to try and hold it in place while we try and get the antibiotics, medicated baths, and bleach solution to clean up her belly enough to cut her open and spay her. you see once shes spayed her hormones will calm down and this situation with her vulva prolapsing will be resolved but we cannot cut her open with infection and bacteria everywhere.
This morning when we came in we saw that the sutures didn’t hold and we put a call in to Dr. Reno and we were advised to send her to Millie where she can keep a cone on her, help shrink the vulva back in with some sugar water, keep it lubricated and all the while Millie will be soaking her in medicated baths, and light bleach water trying to get her ready for surgery on Monday.
I just want everyone to remember one thing because its very, very important. Lou Ann is a mill mama, she is one of the thousands of “unseen” mill mamas that is the supplier of that French Bulldog puppy in the pet store, or on the shady online website selling puppies to whoever has the cash. Her health is not a concern, her ability to make money for them is…
She is just one among thousands and thousands of mill dogs in our country and this commercial breeding industry will not stop until the public stops buying the product.
I was very worried that we would lose this silly girl, it was touch and go for a while with a prolapse the likes that none of us have ever seen, but thankfully she is doing just fantastic. She is a nut, a happy, get into lots of trouble girl.When you meet a girl like this as Millie describes I always flash on how they lived their life in a mill, no outlet, no fun, no place for your personality to shine, ignored and abused as just a product manufacturing Frenchie puppies for the consumer of pups in places that pups should never be purchased from.
Look at the face of Lou Ann and just remember one thing, if you can’t meet the mama dog then you don’t buy the puppy, because you are supporting the puppy mill industry.
Here is an update from Millie on this mill mama who had no life prior to being rescued:
Just a quick update on Lou Ann.. this little girl is (as Renee affectionally says) a real nut! But oh so cute. She is recuperating from her surgery (see pics) and is doing well. Biggest milestone is she is peeing and pooping so everything is working. She loves playing with the other dogs ..actually she loves everyone and everything. Just a very happy girl! Don’t let the cuteness fool you tho…she gets into a lot of mischief.. she is chewing everything here .. my cabinets, doors, windowsills… need to constantly redirect. She still needs a lot of work on the potty training and refuses to wear those cute little pants I got her.. they end up chewed on the floor. She’s still trying to decide how she’d like me to prepare her food … and I can’t fool her she knows those pill pockets, cheese and even cream cheese have pills in them… what’s the saying fool me once maybe… fool me twice no way(something like that). Did I mention she doesn’t like to sleep all night.. I mean,after all, how can she possibly sleep on a wet bed… the maid needs to come and put fresh linens down even if it is in the middle of the night … she’ll let you know. But, oh my gosh does this little girl grab your heart… maybe it’s the tongue that’s almost always out or those fat little feet or maybe it’s when she looks at you with those eyes … there is no way you can’t fall in love with this girl!!
Nothing has been easy for Lou Ann, she’s escaped life as a mill mama but its been an uphill battle to get her healthy enough to leave for her family who is patiently waiting for her.
She had the most severe prolapse of her vulva that we had ever seen and our team of vets had seen. We did rush her in for an emergency spay knowing that her skin infection was worrisome to cut her open and get the spay done to stop the surge or hormones that were the root of the problem.
She did get her spay, they did get her vulva put back into place and the swelling came down substantially but it didn’t come down all the way like it should have. She was oozing pus from her vagiina while in the ER and it was sent off for culture. The culture came back with two very resistant kinds of bacteria that would need some very specific and strong antibiotics to try and fight them off, one of the antibiotics would need to be given every few hours.
Dr. Bronstadt stepped in and asked that she was cultured again which Dr. Reno did but it came back with the same bacteria. Thankfully Lou Ann seems to feel fine and is a happy silly girl but we have to get to the bottom of this bacteria and why her swelling hasn’t completely resolved by now.
Millie will be dropping her off on Tuesday to have Dr. Bronstadt get a good look at her to determine where we go from here so we will wait to see how we move forward to solve all of her issues and send her off to her forever life as a healthy girl.
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