Sanctuary Arrival Date
After only a few months old, Penny was adopted by a family that fell in love with her, as she was the “runt” of the litter. She had a health scare of vomiting and being lethargic so they brought her to the vet. There she was severely dehydrated and diagnosed with a rare electrolyte disorder preventing her from drinking water on her own. They placed an esophageal feeding tube to help aid her water intake. Heartbroken, the family felt that they weren’t able to continue with her high care needs, and decided to rehome her and she was welcomed to the Sanctuary.
Penny has been doing well and seems to be at a good status quo point. Her daily fluid intake has maintained for some time now, and staff is working on getting larger amounts into her fewer times a day to make her more adoptable. So far it has been working very well! She is good at tolerating her syringing and has been eating well on her own too. Once she hits a year old and is more fully grown, we will reassess her, but for now she is maintaining a good schedule.