Today we have good news. Jewels seems to be improving daily. Her head wounds are still evident and not healed at all yet, but she is walking without the previous stagger and is holding her head more upright. The "light" is seeming to come back into her eyes. Her general condition when arriving, despite her massive injuries, was not good. She had much hair missing all over her body and the hair that was there was had no sheen as a Dob should have. She may have an underlying condition which we may have to addreess later after she has recovered from the trauma.
In order to get her to eat and take her medicine, which we hid in her food, we gave her a cheeseburger on the second day. She now will only eat cheeseburgers!! People have been bringing her cheeseburgers daily. At first she ate bread and all, now she picks through the bread and gets to the good stuff. She has a big dog bed pillow in our shelter office where she spends her time. Jewels is sad looking, but we did hear her bark briefly at someone yesterday which is a good sign. A kind lady brought her a beautiful new collor and leash and some treats yesterday as well as pizza for all the workers! How nice!
Keep her in your thoughts, but the physical crisis seems to be passed. We are smiling again at our shelter.
P.S. Adam Heckman received 180 days in jail yesterday at Court for animal abuse. Not sure if any of this time will actually be served.