Sweet little Molly Sue was found in a rural area, barely alive and extremely thin. Thank goodness for the kindness of strangers who picked her up. Not being able to keep her, a friend contacted ATDR and our hearts went out to this precious senior baby in need of loving care and vetting. Molly is now in a safe, comfortable foster home. Her foster mom reports that she snuggled close to her in the big bed on her very first night…obviously feeling she’d found someone she could depend on and trust.
Molly Sue’s first vet visit showed she has a broken jaw to the point it’s severed. She has several mammary tumors down both sides of her little tummy and is heart worm positive. She’s facing a good dental and surgery to hopefully wire her tiny jaw, IF her K9’s can be saved, and surgery to remove the little tumors. After she recovers from that, she’ll be facing heartworm treatments. Check back for updates on how she’s doing during this time.
If you have it in your heart to make a tax-free donation to help with the cost of Molly Sue’s vetting, please go to the donate button or make a donation through PayPal or mail a check to ATDR’s P. O. Box address, all three on the left side of this page. Anything, large or small, would be greatly appreciated.
She won’t be ready for adoption for 3-4 months, but when she is, she'll be a total sweetheart, wonderful with people and okay with other dogs. She would definitely do best in a home with an older person who either works from home or is at home who would have lots of time to spend with her. She’s precious beyond words and so deserving a loving forever home to call her own where she’d be cherished and never have to fear being homeless and hungry again.
If you’re looking for a special girl to share life and that spot in your heart and comfortable chair where only a beloved little pup would fit, please submit an adoption application for Molly Sue. She’d be the best little friend you could ever hope to find and would well worth the wait.
UPDATES IN THE WORDS OF MOLLY SUE'S FOSTER MOM AND CAREGIVER:
1.9.20 Update: We have some good news and bad news to share about Molly Sue. The good news is that she has gained a little over a half a pound in 12 days. We were able to remove the mammary tumors and she had her spay. Her jaw was not able to be addressed. The X-rays done before surgery showed directly in front of her K9’s the upper jaw had completely unattached from severe dental neglect. The periodontal disease had eroded the bone. Molly Sue will have to see a specialist.
More good news is that Molly Sue is a fighter. She wants to live. She is so grateful to be loved and cherished now. We can get Molly Sue where she needs to be, but we need your help to do this. The dental surgery will cost more than anticipated. We appreciate all of the donations, shared, love and prayers. Thank you for your support.
1.28.20 Update: Please say a prayer for All Texas Dachshund Rescue’s Molly Sue. My sweet little foster girl is getting her severed jaw repaired today.
Molly Sue had a chest full of mammary tumors removed, as well as a spay done three weeks ago. Molly is also doing heartworm treatment. While Molly Sue has been through a lot, this surgery will be life changing. Molly will finally be able to eat without discomfort.
So our sweet ATDR girl had a long day with a dental and 2 jaw repair surgeries. She ended up having to go back in for a second surgery after the initial repair of the severed jaw. Molly actually had 2 breaks. She is doing well this evening. The report from Safari is she actually got up and did a little circle to get her bed just the way she wanted it. The staff was surprised to see how well she is doing after her two surgeries today.
Molly Sue is a fighter. She wants to live. She wants the love and care she has always wanted and deserved. Thanks to All Texas Dachshund Rescue, the fine vets and staff at Safari, and all of our amazing supporters Molly Sue is getting that chance.
1.30.20 Update: Molly Sue was in recovery all day yesterday when they discovered the second break and had to take her back to surgery again and do more surgery on her little mouth. Tiny Dachshund Molly Sue's jaw was broken in 2 places due to neglect: her former owners had not taken care of her teeth, causing the bones to deteriorate purely from periodontal disease. If you put your finger up under her top front teeth, you could pick them up as if they were on a hinge due to breaks in the upper jawbone. Her lower left jawbone was so eaten away that the area where the bone initially broke was just a big space that had to be bridged to support the bone. This poor little girl was in some serious pain, but has recovered nicely today, and has even eaten a whole bowl of rotisserie chicken! She's in the capable hands of a rescue now, so better days are ahead for this sweetheart. Here, she is being given cold laser therapy to help her heal quicker and be less painful.