Strider's Story Continues to Improve - update May 17th 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018


                                             Strider's Story Continues to Improve

CCHS Update 5/20/18

Strider's condition continues to improve.  Strider came into the care of CCHS on March 30, 2018. He was malnourished and suffering from various infections.  

The outlook for Strider continues to look brighter.  His wounds are continuing to heal, and the most recent blood work taken is showing signs of great improvement regarding his battle against infections.  CCHS Veterinary Technician Molly Loomis says that "Strider's wounds are looking better, it just takes skin longer to heal."  As to what's happening with Strider today, Loomis says "He is being altered, his ears are being flushed, and he even had a pedicure!" Regarding Strider's personality Loomis says that "As a dog recovers from a situation like his, they tend to show there true personality."  Loomis says that "Strider is just as sweet as the day he came in, he's just a great dog."

Regarding Strider's diet, Lead Animal Care Specialist Kelly Joslyn says that "He eats three times a day, and he knows when those times are." Joslyn says that "Strider has a special look he gives her as he's waiting for his food."

CCHS is taking adoption applications for Strider.  Things are looking hopeful that he will be up for adoption soon.  

Though we are taking applications, at this point it's unknown as to when he will be able to be made available for adoption.

If you missed Strider's Story, see the original release below.



                                        Strider's Story Improves!


We thank everyone who continues to show love and concern for Strider.  He continues to show signs of steady weight gain, as he is eating more. 
Animal Services Director Sue Bobek says "In a few weeks new blood tests will be done to see how he well his body is fighting off different infections." Bobek also said that Strider's open wounds have been healing nicely. 
CCHS is taking adoption applications for Strider.  Bobek says that the more we get, the more it will help find the most suitable home for him.  
Though we are taking applications, at this point it's unknown as to when he will be able to be made available for adoption.

If you missed Strider's Story, see the original release below.




JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (March 30, 2018)   A Corner Deli sub was what led a Dog Control Officer to be able to get a leash on a stray German Shepherd who had recently been seen in the area of Hunnam and Bentley Roads in the town of Chautauqua. The dog had been roaming so long that area residents who had no success in catching him were starting to leave dishes of food out for him.  On March 25th, the Chautauqua/Mayville Animal Control Officer with the help of someone passing through were able to get the Shepherd’s attention with a half sub, get a leash on him, and bring him to the Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS).

The Shepherd who is now known as Strider, came into CCHS with scabs and wounds all over his body, missing hair, swollen rear legs and his condition showed signs of malnutrition. While still on a stray hold, the team at the Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) took action to begin the long journey to try and bring Strider back to health.  He was taken to Moonbrook Veterinary Hospital, where blood work was done.  The results showed that he was dealing with a major infection. 

CCHS Veterinary Technician Molly Loomis says that a number of efforts are being done to get him on the road to recovery.  He is getting hydrotherapy two times a day to treat his skin condition, an antibiotic regimen to help stop the infection, and multiple high calorie meals every day to help him gain his weight back.

What does the future hold for Strider? Alyssa Stockhausen in the animal behavior department at CCHS says that “Strider is a very sweet dog, and it will be interesting to see his personality develop as he feels better, and gets his energy back.”  Getting Strider back into healthy shape is going to take time, love, and of course money.   CCHS Executive Director Kellie Roberts says that’s where the community comes into play “Our generous supporters are the reason that Strider and other animals who have medical challenges get a second chance at CCHS. While Strider’s condition came to the attention of many through social media, I would like our community to know that we make a significant pre-adoption medical investment in every companion animal who comes to us. If you want to join with others to save CCHS animals through a contribution to our medical fund, please donate to our General Fund and specify ‘medical’ in the comments field.”

To show your support to Strider you can donate to Strider’s Medical Fund by visiting the blog section of SPCAPETS.COM.