Bindy was transferred to Kindred Souls Foundation by a high-volume shelter. When she was found on the streets by Animal Control, she had almost no fur, inflamed skin all over her body, severe dental disease, lacerations and abrasions from head to tail, and she was underweight and not spayed. Based on her physical exam, the doctors believe that Bindy had multiple litters of puppies in her approximate 8 years. Bindy has since been spayed, received dental work, and had full lab work completed. She has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and dermatitis due to allergies. The hypothyroidism is managed with medication and her skin issues are currently being overseen by a dermatologist. Bindy experiences inflammation of the paws and ears due to her allergies.
Since starting treatment, Bindy’s overall health has improved dramatically! She is on a limited ingredient diet prescribed by the dermatologist and she receives medicated baths twice a week for her skin. She takes medication for her skin and thyroid. She has grown back all of her body fur, the full-body inflammation has subsided, her ear infection has resolved, and she is not constantly scratching her skin.
Kindred Souls Foundation focuses on the medically fragile animals who still have quality of life. These are the animals who are often referred to as ‘unadoptable’ or ‘too high maintenance’. Bindy has blossomed into a playful and social girl since arriving in her foster home. She is a good example of how animals who need more than basic care are worth the investment. Our #GivingTuesday campaign will focus on these special animals who need a little bit more and are deserving of a little bit more!