Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK generally concentrates on horse welfare, but animals of all sizes need to be rescued, rehabilitated, and reintegrated into society. On that note, meet Squeaky.
What Happened to Squeaky?
When he was about 3 – 4 weeks old, Squeaky was living in a barn with his Mom and brothers and sisters. One night, when the barn door was closing, he tried to run outside. He didn’t quite make it and his back legs/back were caught and severely damaged. He has been mostly paralyzed since then.
Our Founder and Executive Director, Terry Wade-Ottley, bottle fed him and has been working with him since. Squeaky is now 4 months old. He drags his back legs, although he has some feeling and a little movement in them.
Even when he turns, his back legs stay still.
You Can Help!
Squeaky had a consult with a neurologist last week. The options were not very promising: laser treatment, hyperbaric treatment, physical therapy, and wheelchair.
For now, we are trying to obtain by donation or make a wheelchair for him.
His front legs are very strong (he likes to climb and jump off the bed), and when we performed a test by lifting his rear end with a cloth, he took off running.
A Special Thanks…
We want to thank the Cedar Valley College Veterinary Tech students, Dr. Monica Fann, and Chairman Roberts for taking a special interest in Squeaky and for taking care of him while Terry was out of town.