Dog who lost ears in fire gets earless stuffed toy to make him feel better
A couple of weeks ago a 3-year-old dog, named scooby, was left in the cab of truck along with another dog. Suddenly the truck caught fire while their humans were at the Food pantry to collect some supplies. Other dog managed to escape from the spot but Scooby didn’t and suffered serious burns.
After the incident Scooby took to BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Blaine, Minnesota where Veterinarians removed melted plastic from Scooby’s paws,tended to his burned nose and removed the ears as it was badly injured.
As his family was not able to pay the amount of the treatment all the expenses borne by Frankie’s Friends.It is a nonprofit organization that helps the pet’s family in a crucial time.
On seeing him sad, Veterinary technician Leah Falon decided to try to make Scooby feel a little better by doctoring up a Hello Kitty doll, so he’d have a buddy who looks like him.
“One of the technicians brought him the stuffed toy because she didn’t want him to feel lonely,” said BluePearl spokesperson Carrie O’Brion
On asking the recovery of Scooby, Falon said
“At first, he didn’t want anyone to touch him because everything hurt. But now that he’s feeling better, he’s really affectionate. He’s started asking for belly rubs. He’s so sweet and he has these really soulful eyes.”
Scooby can still hear and is recovering well, though he will need some post-operative care for a while longer, and has to wear booties to protect his burned paws.
After being discharged from BluePearl, Scooby will live with one of BluePearl’s vet techs until his people are back on their feet and can take him home for good.
Of course, earless Hello Kitty will be coming along, every step of the way.
“Scooby will absolutely take the toy with him,” said O’Brion. “He loves his Hello Kitty.”