Tilly won the hearts of Society staffers and volunteers when she arrived as a stray a few months ago. Her original evaluation showed her to be sweet, people focused and friendly. She has been gentle with everyone, everything and well mannered. The great little girl had a great food test and even sat for a treat! She was rated with an A+ temperament evaluation -- and it doesn't get any better than that!
We were overjoyed when the delightful lass was adopted -- but the joy was short lived when she was returned due to an undetermined medical condition. Tilly cannot handle much activity and will faint when attempting normal play. Dr. Adriana has checked her and she has had issues with her back legs, possible neurological issues and a heart murmur. X-rays and blood work was done but she needs an MRI and ECG to see if medication is needed or if there is an issue with her brain.
A donation to our Res-Q Fund will help us to get to a definitive conclusion with a specialist. As more information is collected, we will notify you. Please keep Tilly in your prayers - we have no way of knowing if abuse or neglect was responsible or added to her condition. Tilly is presently at the Associated Humane's Newark facility and is getting her overnight bags packed for a trip to a veterinary specialist. For more information, call the Society at 973-824-7080 or e-mail us.
UPDATE: Thanks to Dr. Adriana Hordynsky, a blood test has found that Tilly has Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. She is presently being treated with antibiotics and is in need of a lifetime commitment of patience and love.