Holly Berry's Rescue
Dog with embedded collar rescued by MHS
December 16, 2015
When we found Holly Berry, she was so happy to see our rescue driver she tangled him up with her leash.
But we didn’t just notice how friendly she was – as soon as he approached, the rescue driver could smell infection. Holly Berry had a badly infected wound from an embedded collar.
An embedded collar happens when a dog has a collar placed on them when they are young and it is never adjusted – as the dog grows, the collar does not, and the collar digs and cuts into the skin causing a severe injury.
Despite her injuries, she was as sweet as could be. We took her back to our Detroit Center for Animal Care where we cleaned up the wound and got her started on medication. She was given food, water, vaccinations and then sent to a foster home to recover from her injuries and an upper respiratory infection before she could go up for adoption.
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