Nova arrived to us this fall, her face covered in painful porcupine quills. She was rushed into emergency surgery to remove them, many of which were on the roof of her mouth. It was clear she had previously had several litters of puppies.
The day that Nova unexpectedly arrived, our Animal Hospital team was in the middle of a full day of 18 spay/neuter surgeries. They quickly accommodated Nova, providing necessary care to remove the quills and bring this beautiful girl some relief.
Within 24 hours of Nova’s surgery, her quiet and warm personality began to emerge. The name “Nova” is an astronomical term, describing a star that shines brightly before returning to it’s original state. Following her surgery, Nova lived up to her name, lighting up every room she entered and brightening the day of every new volunteer and potential adopter she met.
Keep checking back as we unfold Nova’s story throughout the month of November. Nova is one of nearly 2,000 animals who have received care from the GTHS Animal Hospital already this year. Follow along to hear the rest of Nova’s story.