Ellie Mays sad sad story
Ellie May the most beautiful lurcher you could ever hope to know was found wandering in Limerick in an almost collapsed state.
She is our care now as the local rescues in Limerick could not take her in. She is a mere skeleton and is suffering from a chronic skin condition. Our vet tells us that she must have been born with this condition. Sadly and unbelievably her owners failed to treat her and today Ellie May is a very sick girl. The skin conditon has meant that she constantly feels itchy. She has scratched so much that she has lost the hair on large areas of her body, most notably her face, neck, legs and feet. The repetitive scratching caused her skin to bleed. Many sores formed on her bony body. Many of these sores have become infected. Her skin has become swollen and feels like leather, this is particulary noticable on her feet. Due to malnutrition, Ellie May when she walks, she looks like she is walking very much down on her feet. Ellie May, when she was found just scratched and scratched and scratched, she could not rest, all she did was tear at her frail body. She was so distressed rubbing her body against anything that was near her. The heat from her body felt like the heat you would feel from a barbecue.
Thankfully Ellie May has spent some time in the vets and received treatment. While this treatment has made her feel somewhat comfortable,she is still scratching, not as much though, and she has a long way to go to regain her strength. Our vet told us Ellie Mays immune system has been greatly compromised so he cannot say whether or not Ellie May will recover. Ellie May was very nervous initially and jumped and cowered if anyone approached her, expecting no love and cuddles but more hurt. She is however starting to relax, you can put your face up to her for a kiss, and she will not move, no kisses yet though.
Not surprisingly Ellie May is very depressed and has little interest in what is going on around her, but from time to time her magnificent hazel eyes will watch what is going on and there is a tiny flicker of light like a candle trying to ignite. She is in a fantastic foster home now where she will receive all the love and care she has never known existed.
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