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Donations still needed for blind puppy found half frozen in upstate SC

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Little Trooper, who was found blind and half frozen last week when Arctic air arrived in upstate SC, is now facing new medical problems.

Abby's Animal Angels updated his condition on their Facebook page on January 14. Now Trooper is having a few surprise issues, which means donations for his treatment are needed more than ever. Although Trooper has a higher energy level since beginning treatment, his updated condition is frustrating.

This Examiner article covered the original story of how Trooper, a 5-week-old blind puppy, was found half frozen and unresponsive from the frigid temperatures that roared through upstate South Carolina last week.

Trooper has broken out with severe demodectic mange, and also a secondary infection. This comes on top of the staff infection he was previously diagnosed with. The vet believes this is happening because of his severely taxed immune system.

Trooper has several vet visits in his future, and the next few days will determine the best way to treat these new problems. Abby's Animal Angels is doing all they can to save the little guy, including putting him on a vitamin supplement, as well as high-end food.

Trooper will also be starting on Ivermectin to treat any parasites, as well as using the drug as heartworm preventative. He will also be given medicated baths to treat the dermodectic mange.

All of this costs money, and Abby's Animal Angels still needs help in raising the funds to treat him. A GoFundMe webpage has been set up, and you can donate by clicking here. The rescue is half way to goal, having collected $410 of their $800 goal.

Chances are the goal will be increased to reflect the new challenges the rescue has to face in getting Trooper healthy.

Please donate if you can, and share this article. Trooper is a miracle puppy to have survived the bitter cold. He's a tough little guy, and Abby's Animal Angels wants to give him the best of treatment to ensure his survival. They need help from animal lovers to make that happen.

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