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Kiwi was run over by a police officer in Tijuana and left laying in the street for days. He has made his way over the boarder and is now with us. He has broken bones, a bone infection, and anemia, but you'd never know he has any issues by his personality!

The small white bichon/poodle mix, now known as Kiwi, was run over by a policeman in Tijuana, Mexico in June, seriously injuring him. According to eyewitness accounts, the policeman was aware he hit the dog, but he left Kiwi on the side of the road. Kiwi laid there for three days. One passerby brought him a cup of water. Other than that he had no food, water or anything to relieve his suffering.

On day 4 Kiwi started dragging himself around using his front legs. Area rescuers were notified about him by neighboring business owners and residents. Independent rescuer Norma Luna was then able to locate him. She quickly called friends and family, begged for money to help and rushed Kiwi to the vet, Dr. Melecio.

Kiwi was found to have extensive injuries, including a broken hip, multiple fractures to his femur and exposed bone. Subsequently he was also found to be anemic. Dr. Melecio thought he could save his leg and repair his broken hip- but they would need immediate surgery to avoid sepsis. Dr Melecio did what he knew to do to begin to help Kiwi. It was not, however, going to be enough - nor did Kiwi have a place where he could recover and be rehabilitated. Pleas went out for a US rescue group to step in to handle Kiwi's future recovery time. We did just that.

Upon further examination at our vet in Irvine, we discovered that Kiwi's condition was actually much more serious and extensive than anticipated. A nasty infection has set in around the pins that were inserted to stabilize Kiwi's leg and hip. That infection went straight to the bone - and of the 20 antibiotics that were tested that infection is resistant to 18 of them. Three days ago Kiwi started getting a daily shot with the super antibiotic that will address that infection. Once the infection is eliminated we can address other issues, including his anemia.

The amazing thing is that Kiwi acts as though there is nothing wrong with him. He freely gives kisses, is loving, wants to cuddle (which can be awkward given the issues with his legs) and has a spirit and attitude that wins hearts wherever he goes. Thankfully that is the case as Kiwi will need to see an orthopedic specialist to repair other fractures that we have discovered!

The reason his leg is bandaged (it is actually splinted under that bandage) is that Kiwi has a broken ankle and torn ACL on the one back leg - and his other back leg has to be rehabilitated so that it can bear weight.

After surgeries and treatment Kiwi will need to undergo at least six months of intensive and extensive rehabilitation. All of these things are very costly endeavors, indeed. his bills are already escalating. Please help us pay Kiwi's mounting medical bills. Donations for Kiwi will help to cover some of the expenses associated with his care and rehab. No donation is too small! Every dollar counts!

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To make your tax deductible donation by check or money order, please mail it to:

Bichon FurKids Rescue
6965 El Camino Real
Suite 105-425
La Costa CA 92009

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