Brevard Animal Services Team Refuses to Give Up on Stella, Makes Difference in Life of Homeless Pets
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // February 18, 2020
amazing team of BCSO Veterinarians and staff diagnosed Stella with mega-esophagus
Kurt Kolczynski built Stella what’s known as a “Bailey Chair” so that she can swallow her food with the help of gravity
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Recently “Stella” came to our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Care Center with an unknown condition that caused her to regurgitate her food at seemingly random times causing chronic weight loss from lack of nutrition.
Our amazing team of BCSO Veterinarians and staff diagnosed mega-esophagus with radiographs and were deeply concerned that because of her condition, “Stella” would never be able to live a normal life.
Even with the very bleak diagnosis, “Stella’s” adopter was optimistic as our team collectively worked to find a solution so “Stella” could live a normal life with her forever family.
As a result of not wanting to give up on “Stella” and always doing everything we can to make a difference in the lives of homeless pets, one of our team members, Kurt Kolczynski built “Stella” what’s known as a “Bailey Chair” so that she can swallow her food with the help of gravity.
Kurt or “Ski” as we affectionately call him, works as part of our Facilities Team and as you see can build just about anything.
Because of the collective efforts of our amazing team members and a wonderful adopter who loves her so much “Stella” has been given a second chance on life and is alive and well today thanks to great teamwork and compassion!!
Great job by everyone involved and way to go Kurt!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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