O furacão Florence atingiu muitos lugares e deslocou pessoas e animais. O santuário Ziggy’s Refuge Farm Sanctuary teve uma batalha em suas mãos para resgatar todos os animais ao seu redor. Aqui está a história de Champ, um belo porco que sobreviveu à terrível provação!
Antes da tempestade, a vida de Champ não foi fácil. Ele foi mantido no sistema de engorda de animais em confinamento (CAFO), onde sem dúvida sofreu maus-tratos e experimentou a miséria desde o dia em que nasceu. Dada a sua idade e tamanho, ele estava a apenas algumas semanas de ser levado para o abate quando o furacão veio, então poderíamos dizer que o furacão chegou no momento perfeito para ele!
Champ ficou ferido na tempestade. Ele fraturou uma pata quando saiu do confinamento nas águas da enchente, e sobreviveu por duas semanas sozinho na natureza antes que a equipe do Ziggy’s pudesse resgatá-lo. Assim que a equipe do Ziggy’s levou Champ para um lugar seguro, providenciou para que ele fizesse um check-up em um veterinário. Ele teve que fazer uma cirurgia em sua pata quebrada, que inicialmente deu certo, mas desde então uma infecção grave começou.
Champ está debilitado, basicamente lutando por sua vida. Ele manca em torno de seu abrigo o dia todo, mas, mesmo estando com medo e dor, tem beijos para todos! Champ muitas vezes deita, para que quem colocou a mão em suas costas, esfregue sua barriga. Às vezes a equipe deita com ele para mantê-lo calmo e consolado enquanto mudam sua tala; esse garoto é muito fofo!
Uma outra cirurgia exploratória não trouxe as melhores notícias. A ferida de Champ foi lavada e ele recebeu implantes de antibióticos, sendo essa sua melhor chance de combater a infecção terrível. Mas, apesar do quanto ele está doente, Champ é com certeza um lutador. Ele conquistou os corações de todos os membros da equipe do Ziggy’s e, com a ajuda deles, lutará até que esteja bem novamente.
Continue a lutar, Champ, estamos torcendo por você!
🚨Team Champ🚨One of the sweetest boys on earth was rescued when Hurricane Florence flooded out the eastern part of the state. Champ, not only survived this horrific storm, he floated out of his flooded cafo (concentrated animal feeding operation) where he had witnessed abuse and misery from the day he was born. He was probably weeks away from being taken to slaughter when Hurricane Florence gave him a chance to swim for freedom…with a broken leg. Champ survived those flood waters and survived 2 weeks in the wild before we were able to bring him to Ziggy’s Refuge.We knew immediately that not only was Champ a special soul, he also had a problem standing up. We immediately loaded him up in our trailer and brought he, Flo and Jax to UT for proper vetting. Jax being blind, underwent an operation and since then regained his sight! Flo with a severe case of pneumonia has now recovered completely. Champ is the angel that we can’t give up on. His first surgery was significant piecing his heal bone back together. The surgery went well, but since then a severe infection has gotten inside that location making it unable for his leg to heal. Judging from Champ's personality, you would never know this infection has him fighting for his life. He limps all around his stall everyday kissing every person that approaches him and flops over for belly rubs for anyone that puts their hand on his back. The staff even rubs and lspoons” him to be able to change out his casting. It’s adorable!Champ went back into surgery yesterday for an exploratory operation. What they found is not what we wanted to hear. Dr. Mulon said if he had known what he was going to see when he went in before surgery, he would have had a serious sit down conversation with us. After getting inside his leg, they flushed it out for a good 45 minutes and implanted antibiotic implants that are supposed to be our best chance for success in fighting this infection. Dr. Mulon did say he was very pleased at how his leg looked after his surgery and he also said he’s saved a leg of a longhorn cow that had been in a worse situation. Hearing these success stories, seeing Champs will to live and excitement for being alive are the reason we’re not going to give up on him. Champs lived in a stall (a very large stall) for a month now. Many of you would say what kind of life is that? I can honestly tell you this last month has been the best month of his life. He loves his stall, fluffy straw, multiple sleeping bags, blankets and exercise ball. What he loves the most is the constant visitors he gets everyday. The love he had never felt before, the friendly staff that claims him as their mascot. I’ve heard from multiple people that he’s changed their lives. One staff member today said whenever she’s feeling down, she always visits Champ as a pick me up. From all the animals that come and go there are only a few that hit this staff to their core. Champ is so very special. Moving forward, we’re not giving up until a quality of life aspect becomes apparent. We listen very carefully to our animals and always keep their best interest in mind. Because radiographs can’t get an appropriate view of the infection, Dr. Mulon wants to go inside his leg each week to make sure we are beating this infection. Hopefully this won’t have to happen many times. What Champ needs moving forward is constant love and prayers being sent his way. We also need donations to be able to cover these needed expenses. His current outstanding bill is around $3,000, that’s what’s left over after the $2,500 we’ve already paid. It will only go up from there, plus we will be getting customized braces/prosthetics for him when the infection disappears. We have no other choice but to take this route or we would be sending him to heaven. Ziggy Nation, please us help Champ. All we want is for him to come back to the farm in a few weeks to be with Flo, Jax, Percy, Diesel and Vinnie. He deserves that chance. Nothing feels better than being a part of a success story, if you would like to help Champ, our PayPal is➡️ www.paypal.me/ziggysrefugeWe’re on a wild ride with this boy, but we have no doubt Champ will be a success story always remembered!!We love you Ziggy Nation!Jay, Kristin & Champ!
Publicado por Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary em Quinta-feira, 1 de novembro de 2018
O Ziggy’s recebe todos os tipos de animais de fazenda que precisam desesperadamente de ajuda, se responsabiliza pelo tratamento veterinário e dá a eles um lar seguro e feliz. A equipe trabalha sem descanso para dar a esses animais um santuário e precisa de nossa ajuda para continuar! Se você está em condições de doar ou gostaria de saber mais, visite sua página no Facebook.
Por Kelly Wang / Tradução de Ana Carolina Figueiredo
Fonte: One Green Planet