Maloney is a 4 year old Pitbull Terrier who is currently being fostered with Pittie Love Rescue and receiving veterinary care at VESCONE. On Saturday, April 28, 2012, he attended a Pet First Aid class at VESCONE that was led by Dr. Amy Shroff, VESCONE’s owner. Maloney was recovering from a partial tail amputation. During the class, Dr. Shroff became concerned with some redness and discharge from his surgery site and she recommended evaluation with VESCONE’s Emergency Department.
Dr. Kerrianne Kalbko, an emergency veterinarian at VESCONE, examined Maloney. She noted that his surgery site had some areas of unhealthy tissue that would need to be removed. A culture was performed of this area to determine if there were any bacteria present. He was admitted to VESCONE’s ICU for further treatment with antibiotics and wound care.
On Monday, April 30, 2012, Dr. Mary Ann Nieves, one of VESCONE’s surgeons, evaluated Maloney. She agreed that Maloney would require an additional procedure to debride some tissue from his tail. His surgery was successfully performed and he has been recovering well.
According to PittieLove Rescue, Maloney was rescued from Brockton Animal Control 6 weeks ago, was malnourished and had a bad case of “happy tail” (an injury caused by whacking the end of the tail while wagging) and diarrhea. After his surgery at VESCONE, he is recovering well.
He is currently looking for a new home. His foster parents say that he is a joy and very happy to be around. He gets along well with adults and children. He is house trained, crate trained and enjoys going on car rides.
How to Help:
If you cannot adopt Maloney, please consider donating to his cause.
Even with VESCONE’s shelter discount, the cost of Maloney’s medical expenses all together will be about $3000. People can donate directly on PittieLove Rescue’s website www.pittieloverescue.org through Chip-In, Pal Pal or credit/debit card. Checks can also be made out to PittieLove Rescue, Inc. and sent to P.O.Box 3532, Framingham, MA 01705. PittieLove Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization so all your donations will be tax deductible.