Big Bertha, one of our earliest Auto Mall rescues — trapped as an adult in 2013 — was spotted at the sanctuary with a lump on her face, and the subsequent vet visit showed she had abscesses on both sides of her jaw as well as fragmented bone. The jaw was too fragile to attempt dental examination, the vet says it could also a dental issue or trauma from running into something. He put her under, cleaned out the infection, put her on antibiotics and she’s actually doing okay so far — she’s eating pellets and produce and being a very good patient! (Thanks to Kathy Lucier for the stellar care).

 

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