This winter, middle TN was hit by an unexpected freeze. Our 2 capybaras, who are only 6 months old decided to play outside a little too long on the ice and suffered catastrophic frost bite in all 4 of their feet.
Unfortunately, that resulted in all of their toes having to be amputated.
As of 2/27/21, they came safely out of surgery, but have a long way to go. Our main focus is to keep them free from sepsis.
It'll be a long hard road for the babies and will have many vet appointments going forward.
In 3-6 months, or once their wounds heals, we have someone who has agreed to help make prosthetics for them so they can swim again.
If you didn't already know, capybaras are semi-aquatic. Now that they wont have webbed feet anymore, it may be difficult for them to learn how to swim again.
The money we are raising is for their continued vet bills, costs for bandages (which are changed multiple times a day), ointments, etc, as well as their future prosthetics (fingers crossed they'll work!)
Misfit Animal Ranch is a non-profit and all donations are tax deductible and incredibly appreciated!!
Let's work on getting our babies back to where they were!
you can also visit us at www.MisfitAnimalRanch.com