Rosie was rescued by a shelter in Georgia. She was found with a chain collar embedded in her neck.
Beth Eck, manager at Bainbridge Humane Society in Bainbridge, GA immediately sent out a distressed call to all rescue groups and her picture was sent out on the Internet
Grace Acosta, GGARR President, immediately
contacted the shelter and began the seach for volunteers to take Rosie out of the shelter. She also asked members of Gulfstream Rottweiler Club to help this poor girl. GRC member Charlotte MacDonald offered to take her in. Cathy Ellsworth of Jacksonville, FL who for years has been transporting rescue dogs from Georgia to Florida called Beth Eck. She offered to transport Rosie. Gerry Ellsworth, Cathy's father was also instrumental in delivering Rosie to Charlotte.
Charlotte took Rosie to her veterinarian and
there she had surgery to repair the damage.
Here is a report from Charlotte on on June 26...
I called (the vet) at 4 pm to see if Rosie was ready to come home. They said yes, went all the way there and was told she could not come home as she was oozing from the neck. The combined surgery took 2 hours, the neck was very necrotic, and a lot of skin had to be removed, so the suture area is very tight..
"add.1 1/2 hr 112.00
2 inj 16.80
ht monitor 0
neck surg 124.55
rear dewc 44.00
9 suture packs 69.65
was higher than I expected, but less than other clinics...but is it done. I will get her in the morning and have a crate in my bedroom set up for her...
On June 28...
Good news, the clinic called this morning, Rosie is doing great, wants to play, went out to potty and eating well, neck looks good, oozing stopped and she is easy to pill. She will be great with kids and another dog. She just wants attention soo much...