POOR MINI DONK…SENT TO SLAUGHTER, SAVED IN THE NICK OF TIME – ONLY TO HAVE A HORRIBLE DISFIGURING SURGERY THE NEXT DAY – CAN WE HELP SAVE THIS POOR DONK’S EYE? MEET LILA: OUR NOVEMBER BUCKET FUND MINI DONK JENNY.






OY.

This kind of malpractice just makes my lips curl.

Poor Lila was on a feedlot – Yup.  A MEAT feedlot.

Lila, the mini donk, and her Mom and Sister were huddled together on a feedlot.

WHO GETS RID OF MINI DONKS ON A FEEDLOT?!!  What is wrong with people?  Arrrgh.

Anyway, that is besides the point.

The point here is that Lila was being weighed for the truck – literally, she was being weighed… when a person with very little equine knowledge couldn’t stand it one more minute and stepped up to adopt Lila (4 YRS), her Mom (6 YRS) and sister (2 YRS) for their meat price.  Right There, Right Then, she had to save this little family.

So she did.

But she knew nothing about equines.

Lila and her Mom and Sister on the feedlot - they were actually weighed for their meat price and ready for loading before their rescuer couldn't take it anymore and bought them all!  She knew nothing of equines but she couldn't let them go to slaughter.

Lila and her Mom and Sister on the feedlot – they were actually weighed for their meat price and ready for loading before their rescuer couldn’t take it anymore and bought them all! She knew nothing of equines but she couldn’t let them go to slaughter.

HERE IS WHERE IT GOES BAD…

Horrible as it was to be dumped on the feedlot… at least these three were going to make it.

Except, upon close-up inspection, clearly there was something wrong with Lila’s eye.

Here is Lila.  Do you see her swollen left eye?

Here is Lila. Do you see her swollen left eye?

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This is Lila’s eye.  She has sarcoids all around her eye.  It was almost shut.  This pic was taken before the bad vet got ahold of  her.

Lila’s novice owner did what she knew was the right thing to do.  She took the mini-donk to the nearby equine veterinary facility in Cotati, CA.

There, the DR butchered Lila’s eye.

Not only did he cut open the immense Sarcoid (you don’t do that), but he added injury to insult by insisting that the novice owner pour GRANULEX onto the wound.

OMG!!!!!!

You put Granulex on the pads of dog’s feet to harden them.  You don’t put it on an open Sarcoid directly above an eye.  OMG.  That just makes me ill.

Needless to say, Lila’s eye went blind during this process and the sarcoid only got worse.

Of course.

Lila wasn’t getting better.   How could she?

Frantically not knowing where to turn and with vet bills mounting, the novice owner took Lila to a new vet and she immediately administered to Lila – and then told the owner to take the jenny to UC Davis – FAST.

This is poor Lila AFTER the bad vet botched the surgery and then poured Granulex into the open wound.  Oy.

This is poor Lila AFTER the bad vet botched the surgery and then poured Granulex into the open wound. Oy.

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Can you believe a vet left her this way…?!

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After two weeks, it wouldn’t heal (of course) and the owner took her home.

UC DAVIS

Lila’s owner made the long trip to Davis.  There, she offloaded her princess with the horrible disfigured eye.

The Team at UC Davis was/is appalled.

APPALLED.

The UC Davis Team figuring out the best plan for Lila.

The UC Davis Team figuring out the best plan for Lila.  They couldn’t believe how the eye had been previously treated.

They agreed to try to help this tiny donk.

They want to heal the sarcoid, then treat it with 4 implantation of Cisplatin beads.   Starting this long-term process immediately will give her the best chance.  She is such a young donk (4 yrs), they think the eye and the area will recover if they get on it fast and if the beads do their good work.

And, a bit of good news, now that the Granulex is out of there, the eye is beginning to regain sight.  Yay!

Lila will have to stay at UC Davis for a few months while the DRs administer the beads, monitor the eye and care for her.  This worthwhile but arduous process includes grafting skin to cover the area where her eye tissue was burned away by the Granulex…

If this treatment somehow fails, they will carefully remove poor little Lila’s eye.  But, that is a last resort.

The Docs at Davis really want to help little Lila and save her eye.

The Docs at Davis really want to help little Lila and save her eye.

UC DAVIS PROMISE…

UC DAVIS is so in love with Lila (and so upset by her previous care), they are willing to start the procedures with deposit money raised immediately and then the reduced total due in 6 months’ time – … as well as throw in many extra visits and pampering by vet students…

Lila's team admits her...

Lila’s team admits her…

CAN WE HELP LILA KEEP HER EYE AND RECEIVE THE BEST CARE POSSIBLE?!

Let’s help this innocent little donk who has endured such emotional and physical pain at the hands of bad humans.

Now she has landed with nurturing humans who really want to fix her.

Can we help her keep this eye – or at least have a fighting chance?!

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6 comments have been posted...

  1. Barbara

    The donate button in the story does go through PayPal Debbie C.
    When I have made my donations it has taken me right to my PayPal account to complete the transaction.

  2. debbie catalina

    i can make a small donation, but you have no paypal button. Pay pal will give you one free…i would like to keep in touch and follow this sweet donk with more donations when i can…can you tell me how to donate with paypal? thank you!!!

  3. Lana

    I agree with Missy…..this so called ‘vet’ needs to be EXPOSED & TURNED IN!!!! He/she is a quack if not worse doing this to an animal.
    As for this beautiful little donkey Lila, my thoughts are with you & wish her the best possible recovery ever!

  4. Morgan Griffith

    I hope she also writes a letter to the Vet Board. That first vet was a monster.

  5. KD Huff

    Can’t help today, but will before the month is over.

    BTW – Congratulations on Tess’ progress ! I would not have believed it had I not seen it. Good on you for believing in your girl.

  6. Missy Snell

    I hope the owner can sue that POS “vet”…I’m sure there’s plenty of evidence and witnesses. This quack seriously need to lose his license – if he even has a real one.

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