Mystery was our first rescue. We stumbled upon her in downtown Houston tied to a tree on an abandoned overgrown parking lot. She was skin & bones on a short rope with no food or water. After three days of being unsuccessful with getting help, we knew her time was running out as she was severely dehydrated. We decided to take matters into our own hands & rescue her. We immediately noticed pungent discharge from both nostrils, so we made an emergency appointment at our vet. Mystery tried drinking her own urine at the vet because she was so thirsty. It was horrific. Radiographs showed several cracked molars, sinus and tooth infections. She required sinus flap surgery and multiple dental procedures. She also had her tongue sawed in half by a bit from her previous owner. There is no telling the pain she endured. Months later she was free of discharge and gaining weight steadily! Mystery lived just over 2 1/2 years of retirement with us at the rescued. She was euthanized due to age related decline. At 26 she just wasn't holding weight like she once had. Blood work suspected cancer & she had a rapid onset of gas colic which could have been caused by a tumor of some sort. She was humanely euthanized at our vet. She took her last breathe in my arms and she left knowing what it was to be loved.
Donations in her memory can be made above.