Wednesday, January 4, 2012

We Have Some Great News!

Yesterday, one of our special animals, Katy, underwent surgery to correct a problem with her leg.  Dr. Fager, a visiting surgeon from the Dallas Surgical Center, performed the surgery at Katy's veterinarian's clinic.  The surgery lasted about an hour and forty-five minutes with just one minor complication.

During the surgery,  Katy started to breath very fast and her heart rate jump for about a minute.It must have seemed like a very long minute to everyone in the room until thankfully her breathing and heart rate returned to normal.  The rest of the surgery went without a hitch!

As Katy was being taken out of the surgical room and placed into the temporary roll cage, Katy started screaming out in pain.  The vet was quick to administer a pain medication directly into her vein and within a couple of seconds, Katy felt better.  For the next four hours, Katy remained at the vet's office for observation to make sure she came out of the anesthesia without any complications. 

Vicky was given Metacam to give Katy so as to control the pain associated with the surgery and a long, detailed instruction sheet on her physical therapy treatment to be performed at home.

For the next 8-12 weeks, Katy will have to convalesce at Vicky's house until she makes a full recovery. She will have to remain confined to a large dog cage because every time someone entered the room she would try and jump up to greet the newcomer!  When Katy was being carried to the house, she made it clear she wanted to return to the sanctuary.  Bless her heart, she was so determined to return to work even though her legs could not carry her to her desired destination! 

During the day, volunteers will monitor Katy to make sure she does not use her leg and at night Vicky and Eddie will tend to the girl's needs.  Katy will have to undergo physical therapy at home, starting with very slow controlled walking after her third recovery day for about 5-10 minutes at a time, several times a day.  When using the outdoor "facilities," Katy will have to remain on a very short leash to make sure she does over exert herself (and to keep her from bounding to the sanctuary to visit the staff and cats).  Volunteers will help stretch out her leg at least 3 times per day, as long as she is not in any pain and she will also receive massages to help her relax and reduce leg spasms.  The goal is for Katy to eventually bear her full weight on the leg and have full range of motion of her limb without pain or any other complications.  Post-op care is very important because it will determine whether or not Katy will regain full use of her leg. 

The veterinarian has high hopes that Katy will make a full recovery and we know that with a lot of love and attention, Katy will be running back to In-Sync Exotics to resume her duties in record time! 

In-Sync Exotics Supporters to the Rescue!

On December 30th, we have received word that our local animal shelter here in Wylie needed help.  The shelter was bombarded with  a large number of dogs last month, and they were running out of dog food. Since we have a bunch of animal lovers at In-Sync Exotics, a call for dog food was placed on our Facebook page.   

Our animal lovers responded to the plea for help, donating 8 - 40lb bags; 20 - 20 lbs bags; 3 - 15 lbs bags, and 4 or 5 - 5lbs bags of dog food!!  Awesome!

The dog food was delivered today and the shelter staff was thrilled with the delivery!  When we arrived, one of the workers brought out a small plastic red wagon, probably thinking we only brought about a bag or two of dog food.  When Vicky asked if he had anything larger we could use to move the dog food bags, the worker asked how big of a wagon did we need.  When he saw all the bags, we was stunned into saying, "this is the most dog food I have ever seen delivered since the three years I've been here!"  Kenny Boone was also very happy with the donations saying that this amount of food should last them for over a month! 

We'd like to thank everyone who contributed towards the donation of the dog food!  Team In-Sync truly made a difference in the lives of the animals living at the shelter.  If you would like to make a dog food donation, please contact the City of Wylie, Texas Animal Shelter at 972-442-5268 or drop off your dog donation at  949-A Hensley Lane, Wylie, TX 75098.   Huge high-five tiger paws to everyone who donated dog food to the City of Wylie Texas Animal Shelter!  

Love What We Do?  Then Please Write About Us!

In case you missed our breaking news yesterday, Great NonProfits launched its 2012 Animal Welfare Campaign yesterday!

Many of you may remember last year in August we campaigned hard, and thanks to our fans, In-Sync Exotics was selected as 2011 Top Rated Animal Welfare Nonprofit!   

If you missed last years’ Animal Welfare Campaign, you have an opportunity to write your review today.  For you see, any organization that receives 10 positive reviews by January 31st will be listed as a Top-Rated Animal Nonprofit on its website.  We would really appreciate your review of our sanctuary, even if you wrote your review last year (you can still add to your comments made last year), since many donors and grant writers use your comments to determine whether or not to contribute towards the care of our beautiful animals.  You can even attach pictures of your favorite cat or Nugget (always gotta love on Nuggget) to your review!

So, warm up those fingers and start sharing your story of what In-Sync Exotics means to you and don’t forget to encourage your friends, family, Facebook buddies, and so forth, to check us out, visit our sanctuary (if possible), and share their stories of how In-Sync Exotics makes a difference in the animals' lives!

We cannot thank you enough for supporting In-Sync Exotics in 2012!  Thank you!!!

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