Tyson was bleeding from his left eye when he entered the Fairfield County Animal Shelter in South Carolina as a stray on May 8th. A two-year-old Beagle, Tyson was taken to a local veterinarian, but they were unable to stop Tyson’s bleeding. Internal bleeding was suspected, perhaps from being hit by a car. Tyson needed immediate evaluation by a specialist to determine the cause of his bleeding and stop his blood loss. That type of care is expensive and beyond the means of a rural shelter.
Learning of Tyson’s plight, Patty Guthrie with Penny Angels Beagle Rescue in New Jersey wanted to help him, but knew the rescue would need some financial assistance. On May 12th, Patty urgently asked for RADAR’s help with Tyson and we agreed at once. Tyson was seen for emergency care and received a blood transfusion on May 13th. Tyson was anemic due to his prior blood loss. It was not determined what had caused Tyson’s bleeding, but it stopped. A few small wounds were found around his face and neck. Tyson was placed on a 21-day regimen of Vitamin K and had a prothrombin blood protein test on June 5th to determine if his bleeding was caused by a clotting disorder. It is speculated that Tyson may have eaten some rat poison which could have caused the bleeding.
“Tyson is doing great!” Patty told us. “You would never know there was anything wrong with him by looking at him now. He is happy, active and hungry! Tyson is being fostered at my house, enjoying the company of other dogs and a full bowl of food at every meal!” Be sure to view more photos in Tyson’s gallery.
RADAR paid $300 towards the emergency care and blood transfusion costs for Tyson.
UPDATE! All funds for Tyson have been raised! Thank you!
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UThank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Tyson:
Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Connie Hardin; Shop for your Cause; Gerald Huber
If you are interested in adopting Tyson, please contact Penny Angels Beagle Rescue.
Added on June 6, 2020.