This fundraiser is for Theo who needs her leg amputated, a prosthetic made, and special handicapped housing built inside the house. The surgery is scheduled for the 25th at HealthPointe Veterinary Clinic in Duncan, SC.
Theo is a white domestic duck we rescued a few months ago. She was rescued from a local college along with six other ducks who were dumped. Theo was in horrible shape, on the ground, barely moving. None of the ducks were tame but Theo was so sick that Trisha was able to walk right up to her and pick her up. She didn't put up a fight at all or try to get away. We realized pretty quickly she was dying. We immediately put her in a warm, quiet place and Trisha started treating her while also trying to give her as much space as possible. We went to bed that night not knowing if she would survive.
Somehow Theo pulled through. She couldn't stand, was wheezing, was underweight, covered in lice, and could barely open her eyes, but she clearly still had the will to live.
After a few days Theo started improving. She started trying to stand, her eyes were fully open, and she started taking baths in our tub (I had no idea ducks could make such a mess!). She kept improving every day but we noticed she wasn't making any progress when it came to standing and walking. Whenever she tried to walk she would stumble and fall.
One morning we noticed that her leg wasn't in the proper place any more. Instead of being underneath her when she sat down, it was stretching out straight behind her. We took Theo to a local vet to have x-rays done. Sadly we found out that in the past she had broken her leg and it healed improperly. The vet said that it didn't look like it would ever go back into place.
We started searching for a vet who specialized in birds and were able to find one in South Carolina who loves working with ducks. After an initial exam, Dr. Hurlbert is confident that getting her leg amputated and a prosthetic put on is the way to go. Theo's surgery is scheduled for the 25th and we couldn't be more happy for her. (More info in comments below)
If you'd like to help Theo, please go to PayPal.me/trewlove to make a donation ❤️🦆☮️