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When Bandicoot arrived at our shelter sick and exhausted, we couldn’t figure out what was wrong. He was coughing one minute, gagging the next. He was so tired he could barely keep his eyes open.
We performed an examination and could feel a sharp, solid object protruding from the right side of his neck region. We brought out the x-ray equipment and performed two skull radiographs. This is what we saw:
Lodged deep inside of his neck, just to the right of his trachea, was a sewing needle. We knew we had to act fast. After a brief discussion, Bandicoot was rushed to an emergency hospital where the needle (and any remaining string) would be carefully removed by a team of surgeons.
The procedure was a complete success! Bandicoot was needle free and already improving. He’s now at home with a loving family, getting back to his cuddly ways.
We were lucky to have the resources and personnel ready for the emergency consultation and surgery, all of which cost a significant amount. That’s not even including the transportation costs, daily medication and day-to-day care.
Without the continued generosity of our donors, animals like Bandicoot would likely not survive their struggles. Thank you so much for reading and for continuing to support Toronto Humane Society.