BHRR's Scarlett went in for her complicated spay on Monday September 10th, 2012.

Her weight was 38 KGS(83.6 pounds). After her complicated spay, she weighed 33.5 KGs(73.7 pounds). She had not been gaining weight even though she was pregnant and in fact was losing weight as she battling infection plus parasites at the same time. She had weighed just over 40 KGs on September 4th, 2012. She was one really thin girl to begin with and she was giving up all that she had to take care of those unborn babies.

Her uterus weighed 4.5 kgs(9.9 pounds). 🙁 She was between 43-45 days of pregnancy when spayed on Monday and at this time, doing the math 😉 BHRR had her for 16 days at the time of this spay.

Per Dr. Liston, she was very pregnant and she had at least 12 puppies in there….a lot…her uterus was one very huge and long sausage shape according to LAH.

Trying to birth these puppies would have most likely have killed her and possibly all or many of them.

Her sutures will come out with 12-14 days and I have her on Rimadyl and Deramaxx for pain management.

Despite feeling so icky, her tail still wagged when she saw me and thank you Margaret for picking her up after her spay to bring her back to me at KAH. THANK YOU!

This dog is sweetness. Low maintenance, no trouble at all and just soooooooooooooo sweet! The way that she looks up at you is humbling and while I still feel very sick to my stomach for what had to be for her, it was what had to happen.

Once she is healthy with a lot more weight, we shall vaccinate with her boosters and microchip her. In two weeks, I shall deworm her again.

THANK you Dr. Liston and LAH for taking such great care of my 'little Momma'!

For anyone wishing to donate to her accumulating Vet bills:

Liston Animal Hospital (613) 591-0966 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of 'Birch Haven Rescue' for 'Concert'. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 4055 Carlng Avenue in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to

OR via PayPal(please use the 'gift' option)

"SCARLETT'S SPECIAL" ANGELS     $125 donated to date & Bills $927.35
Anna & Peter
BHRR's Ani & BHRR's Shiva's home

A Costco Dog bed
$ towards Vet bills
Dino Smoked Bones
Rope Toys