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Found Chihuahua Reunites with Family After Traumatic Near-Death Experience

This New Years, North Town Veterinary hospital got to celebrate with a reunion: One between a missing pup & a couple who had been through a traumatic event.

On New Year’s Day, Brampton Animal Shelter got a call about a dog that was found in a window well. BAS Officer Munafo responded to the call only to find a little female Chihuahua freezing cold & non-responsive; he wasn’t even sure if she was alive. Officer Munafo brought the little bundle into North Town VH where we noted she was so cold her temperature would not even read on the thermometer. Upon examination it was apparent she was hypoglycemic (i.e. her blood sugar was dangerously low), she was very dehydrated and quite thin.
Dr. Tiffany Rennick was the doctor caring for this puppy in distress; Dr. Rennick started her on IV fluids & began to rewarm her.

With the identity of the girl still unknown, we looked to our staff to see if anyone was able to recognize her. Our receptionist Pat remembered that there had been a call about a missing Chihuahua recently and promptly called the contact information left with us. After coming to see her, the family was able to confirm: it was THEIR LITTLE TEQUILA!

So how did Tequila end up in a window well? 4 days before she was found, Tequila’s owners had been in a car accident. Tequila was in the car with them at the time and was hit by the airbag when it went off. Following the accident, the frightened little girl got loose and no one was able to find her. Even though she was very weak, she was able to recognize her guardians when they visited her a few hours after she was thankfully found. Tequila did show signs of mild head trauma but was treated with close attention in our hospital for 24hours. After some close attention we felt she had reached a level of recovery we were confident with, and we were able to send the beauty home with her loved ones. Cherisse & the rest of Tequila’s family were all thrilled that she was found and recovered so well.

It truly was a miracle that this wonderful doggy was found when she was, if she had been out in the cold a few hours longer, she likely would not have survived.

We at North Town are eager to make sure that pets are always returned to their caring owners when they go missing. If you or anyone you know has a dog or cat that disappears, please do not hesitate to contact us and report it at: (905) 451-2000

This reunion also would not have taken place without the dedicated service of Brampton Animal Shelter, for more information on the shelter and how you can get involved visit their webpage by clicking here.

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North Town Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, North Town Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 905-451-2000 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital and our Doctor will communicate the results of the examination via telephone. You can also place an order for pet food through our Online Store by visiting our website.

EMERGENCY CASES

- If possible, please call us at 905-451-2000 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 905-451-2000, and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.

Online consultations are now available!

- If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.