Frozen Dog Barely Survives Surgery Af...

Frozen Dog Barely Survives Surgery After Rescue

There are 29 comments on the Fox4KC story from Jan 18, 2010, titled Frozen Dog Barely Survives Surgery After Rescue. In it, Fox4KC reports that:

There was some good news Monday for a Chow that nearly froze to death after being left outside over the weekend.

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Tonganoxie, KS

#1 Jan 18, 2010
I hope they find a good home for her

United States

#2 Jan 18, 2010
Peaches deserves to get best home and the most love ever.Someone needs to show her how a dog should be loved.And if she belonged to someone they should be in big trouble and never own a pet again !!
ThankyoutoPetCon nection

Lawrence, KS

#3 Jan 18, 2010
Pet Connection is an amazing organization!! From low cost preventive care for low income families, to spay/neuter, to supporting the rescues in the area - they go over the top with their time and energy. If you can give of your time or money to this wonderful place, please do so. Supplies are always needed, and they can really use bodies to help care for the animals right now. Please give anything you can! The animals thank you so much!!

Lawrence, KS

#4 Jan 18, 2010
Pet Connection is an amazing organization!! If you can give of your time and/or money, this is one of the best organizations for animals in the area!
Mary WIlliams

Overland Park, KS

#5 Jan 18, 2010
whoever threw her away needs to be put on a frozen lake and left there to freeze and die

United States

#6 Jan 18, 2010
Dogs do not freeze! Look at Squirrels,Rabbits Racoons and other Animals, also Deer. You all can say what you want but I have had many dogs in the last 40 years they all stay outside and are very Healthy I put Straw in their doghouse and give them plenty of food and water.Never a health problem .same with Grannys hounds in the country always do Just fine. Dogs are like Deer ;do you ever see them FREEZE?? God made them with a fur and or leather coat.This Dog Froze because its Blood supply and oxygen was Low from being hit by a car. I knew there had to be more to the story than Dog left outside freezes. Use your Brains people. Think about it all the lil creatures outside>HMM

Lenexa, KS

#7 Jan 18, 2010
Ok, "Sam" Maybe you should have become a veterinary because you seem to know so much more than the vets themselves. Oh yes and I'm sorry but this dog Was not in a dog house as yours are, oh and this dog was not laying on straw, if you had read the story she was laying in the snow, no shelter from the wet, or cold. So tell me what happens when the core body temp reaches ohhhhh lets see 90, when the body temp should be between 100.0 & 102.0. As far as low blood supply, were you there?? did you see the blood loss? or did you have a puls ox's reader?? Nice facts but unless you were there,or you were the one treating this dog, how can you sit there and say what oh no it can't be this or it can't be that. The fact is that some one was kind enough to stop and help this pet. There are some of us that don't just have a dog to have a dog, maybe go out and look at it every once in awhile and maybe throw some straw and kibble it's way when ever.

Since: Jul 09

Tonganoxie, KS

#8 Jan 18, 2010
no offense SAM, but you sound like an IDIOT! My dogs WOULD freeze to death if left outside for an extended period of time. How about we leave you outside for an extended period of time with no food or water, maybe a thin coat. See how you come out of it.
Annonymous - KC

Kansas City, MO

#9 Jan 18, 2010
This story is sad. Whom ever left this dog out in the cold should be left out in the cold. It just breaks my heart. I pray that some one can step up and provide peaches a good home. I am a animal lover and especially a dog lover. Unfortunately I am in no position to adopt peaches, but I do plan to call Pet Connection to help with a donation towards peaches health bills. And god bless pet connection for stepping up to the plate to save peaches life.
Melody Kelso

Lenexa, KS

#10 Jan 18, 2010
No news story is complete.....Thank-you Pat Hennessey with N2Paws, the veterinarian Dr. Kennedy, technicians and caregivers Crystal, and Jason who took care of Peaches voluntarily on a Saturday night. Thanks to the adopters, volunteers, and other clients that waited patiently so that she could be serviced on Saturday and Monday. This collaborative effort is really heartwarming!

Lenexa, KS

#11 Jan 18, 2010
Thank you Melody, Above all do no harm, That is what we are here for. Animal care is something I give my whole heart to. I'll always be there to help an animal in need. Peaches needed our help, and that is what the Pet Connection is all about, Helping those in need. That's why we do what we do. To all those who support us we give you much thanks. We walk hand in hand to help and to give with out question. One by one we can make a difference, and those with closed minds should take a minute to open up and see what a difference each person can do. As I sit here with Peaches, watching over her to make sure she is doing well. I am thankful that there are people out there that care just as much as we do. Just so everyone knows she just went outside for a potty break, and is wagging her tail. She even drank a little bit of water and is keeping that down. :)

Kansas City, MO

#12 Jan 19, 2010
This poor animal is suffering. PLEASE euthanize it at put it out of its misery. I can understand extreme life saving measures being taken for a human being (I'm an ICU nurse), but please, please, please end this animal's extreme suffering. This is just cruel.
Use the resources to help out healthier animals in need. It would be a much wiser use of the time, money, and vet supplies being used in this case. Let's all use some common sense here.

Kansas City, MO

#13 Jan 19, 2010
I have a very difficult time believing that this dog is up and about and wagging her tail after coding on the OR table.

Since: Oct 09

Belton, MO

#14 Jan 19, 2010
Dogs and cats are DOMESTICATED animals, and therefore do not have the physical capability to withstand the harsh temperatures we've been experiencing as opposed to WILD animals. We love our dogs and cats, that's why we adopt them and take them into our homes. It just beggars the imagination that someone would NOT provide food and shelter for these helpless critters.

Deepwater, MO

#15 Jan 19, 2010
This dog was old and hurt badly, common sense says it should have been put down not only to stop it's suffering but to keep from wasting time and money we could use in a much wiser way to feed and care for the animals in shelters that might have a better chance of survival. Maybe we could get national health care for animals also. Of coarse I'm kidding but a lot of you are just as ridiculous. Pets are animals that should be taken care of with proper food and shelter or you should not have them at all, but the are animals not people.

Kansas City, MO

#16 Jan 19, 2010
Kelso TPC director

Lenexa, KS

#17 Jan 19, 2010
Peaches is 1 to 2 years old, no one has indicated that she is old in the least. I'm not sure why people get on here and assume information, but its been interesting. Shelters euthanize an average of 20-70% of their pets. I don't know that most animals there have a better chance of survival. I don't want to give you my $1 if there is a chance that .20 to .70 of it is going to be used for killing the pet for an ambiguous reason that by definition is not consistent. All animals in Kansas City deserve care and homes. There's not a pet overpopulation problem, there is a problem with programs and shelter trends. I agree that too many animals end up in the shelter and the shelters are overcrowded, but that is different than pet overpopulation. Because shelters, on the by and large, fail to develop programs and fail to bond with their community and meet their needs, it also fails to place the animals in their care. Only about 15-20% of the pet owning public get them from shelters. Why do you think that is? It has to be something that the shelter is or is not doing. I think that animal lovers don't go to the shelter because its a highly emotionally charged place that smells like urine and feces; the animals are often not clean and not allowed time or access to care that will allow them to eliminate appropriately (lets deteriorate their ability to be good pets while they are with us); it is noisy and unfriendly.....I could go on. Peaches deserved this chance, we want to give it to her. There are people that feel as we do and I think that people that feel differently should definitely not donate. It certainly isn't mandatory.

Overland Park, KS

#18 Jan 19, 2010
We need all the compassion we can get in this country. Pet Connection ranks amongst the best this city has to offer. They are extremely dedicated, down to earth, honest, resourceful, and hard working people. We are very very lucky to have this group in our city.

So thank you Melody and your staff for your tireless efforts, your perseverance and belief in yourselves when the going gets tough, and for going above and beyond the call of duty when the occasion arises.
JulieAnn Zserdin

Quincy, FL

#19 Jan 20, 2010
how could anyone leave a dog outside in the cold like this, and an injured one is unspeakable. the scum that this needs to go to prison

Overland Park, KS

#20 Jan 20, 2010
With you being a nurse I know you see alot of people suffering. Do you suggest to the doctors to let them just die. Why do you think we have doctors and vets? I hope I never have you for a nurse.
Anne wrote:
I have a very difficult time believing that this dog is up and about and wagging her tail after coding on the OR table.

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