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Meet Zuzu

Zuzu came to us with what appeared to be chemical burns covering about 40% of her body, primarily involving the left side of her body from her neck to her thigh. She was found to be spayed and microchipped on intake but no owner ever came forward to claim her, which is probably a good thing considering the extent of her injuries and the amount of time and resources that have been needed to treat her injuries. Because of the very extensive and sensitive nature of the injury, Zuzu was moved offsite through Friends of the Shelter for daily wound care which has allowed the large defect to heal over with expansive scar tissue over an approximately 6 week period. However, there is a good chance Zuzu will never have hair where the burns occurred. Zuzu's daily routine during her recovery has included a special wound recovery diet (Hills Prescription Derm Defense), a systemic supplement (Standard Process Whole Body Support), daily wound hydrotherapy and dressing, as well as multiple medications (antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and pain meds). During the first week of her recovery, she barely moved and needed assistance rising due to the extreme stiffness and pain associated with her injuries but a month later, she is at her kennel door with her tail wagging and able to race up the stairs, sail off the porch, and bound across the yard while playing with other dogs. Due to her injury, a traditional collar or even typical harness will not be able to be worn due to the pressure and irritation it will create where her previous injury was. A gentle leader has proven to be the perfect fit for controlled and comfortable walking while a loosely fitted martingale collar works well to provide constant identification. Zuzu is a creature of habit and thrives on routine, although does seem to enjoy a spontaneous ride in the car or trip to the park, weather pending. She is crate trained and appears housebroken. She is good with other dogs and likely would do best in a home with another dog to romp and play with. Vet reference required.

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  • ID: 112593
  • Location: IN FOSTER
  • Age: 4.2 Years
  • Breed: Pit Bull (Mix)
  • Adult Size: Medium
  • Weight: 40.1 lbs
  • Sex: Female (Spayed)
  • Adoption Amount: $123

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Meeting Zuzu?

Zuzu is currently in one of our foster homes outside of the shelter. After registering for an account and/or logging into our online system to complete and submit an adoption application, please contact our Foster Coordinator after 24 hours and we will get in touch with you.

Sponsoring Zuzu?

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