Monday, November 15, 2010

Deputies save injured dog with battlefield medicine

This is a really great article about the new technology and how it can be adapted to help our pets when they need emergency care.  I found this on The Gainesville Sun's online site, Gainesville.com.  Feel free to visit the site and leave them a comment about this article.


The dog and its owner were hit by a car on the morning of Sept. 8.

Karen Voyles
Deputy Kevin Davis got reacquainted with Layla, the dog that lost a leg following a September traffic crash, but whose life was saved because Davis and other deputies helped administer Quick Clot.
Published: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:40 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 11:35 p.m.
Calling Layla a lucky dog is an understatement. Sure, she lost a leg earlier this fall, but she is still alive thanks to some Alachua County sheriff's deputies and a relatively new medical substance.

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Layla lost a leg in a September traffic crash.




Layla and her owner, Melisse Moehlig, were out for their morning walk on Sept. 8 when they were hit by a car. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Moehlig was propelled over the car that hit them and landed 60 feet from the point of impact. Layla, a nearly 2-year-old black mouth cur, was pushed or dragged about 80 feet before the driver stopped, with Layla's back right leg pinned beneath a tire.
Deputies Kevin Davis and Kathy Zedalis were in a patrol car about 20 feet from the point of impact and saw the accident unfold. While Zedalis rushed to comfort Moehlig until an ambulance arrived, Davis pulled the shrieking driver from behind the wheel of her car so he could get the tire moved off of Layla.
A stunned group of onlookers watched as Layla, who was bleeding profusely and crying, ran from the scene toward her home in the Reflections apartment complex about four blocks away. Moehlig, who broke bones in her right shoulder and left leg, said what she appreciated most about having Zedalis staying with her were the updates on Layla, including that the dog was last seen running on all four legs...[read more]
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