MSPCA-Angell Press Release

Angell Cares for Dog Found Nearly One Month after Hyde Park Fire

March 23, 2011

Owner discovers pet locked inside property following February 23rd blaze

The MSPCA-Angell is accepting donations to help care for Lola and animals like Lola. Donations exceeding the cost of Lola's care will be put towards the MSPCA-Angell's Pet Care Assistance.
Lola at Angell Animal Medical Center's Emergency and Critical Care Unit.

UPDATE 3/24/11: Lola was discharged from Angell Animal Medical Center this afternoon. View photos at the MSPCA-Angell Facebook page.

Members of Angell Animal Medical Center’s veterinary team are caring for Lola, a longhaired Dachshund discovered by her owner nearly one month after a Hyde Park blaze. Weeks after the February 23 fire that had presumably taken Lola's life, her owner heard scratching sounds from inside the condemned property Monday, tore down the door, and was shocked to find the small canine inside.

“Lola was brought to Angell Animal Medical Center Monday night, March 21, and is currently being cared for in our Emergency/Critical Care Unit,” said MSPCA-Angell spokesman Brian Adams. “The veterinary team is performing several tests to uncover the extent of her injuries. Lola is receiving fluids and remains surprisingly upbeat given her ordeal.”

Lola continues to be cared for by members of several of Angell’s veterinary services including Emergency/Critical Care, Internal Medicine, and Nutrition. It has been determined that Lola suffers from refeeding syndrome, a syndrome that requires a thoroughly researched and planned reintroduction to food to prevent life threatening complications in malnourished patients. Veterinarians from Angell’s Nutrition service will guide Lola through this process as fluids continue to be provided to the recovering canine.

Lola received her first meal to begin her new feeding regimen on Wednesday, March 23. She is currently being provided with 16 grams of wet food, equivalent to one teaspoon, every six hours as her body once again becomes accustomed to nourishment.