Jacob came to Pets Alive on July 31, 2020, along with 29 other farm animals, all victims of abuse. He was only a month old. At the time, he had an infected umbilicus (belly button region). This condition was most likely caused by being born in unhygienic conditions.
Now 4 months later, Jacob is facing a related serious medical condition and he needs your help. When he first arrived, we cleaned and medicated the umbilicus and it healed – but only the skin healed and not the abdominal wall. As he aged, a hole formed and it continued to get larger as he grew.
There’s a risk of bowel strangulation, which could possibly lead to death. Jacob is now faced with having an intricate surgery to correct this life-threatening condition. Jacob’s surgery is scheduled for December 4 at Cornell University Hospital for Animals in Ithaca, NY.
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