Bulldog Used As Bait Then Rescued: Tundra

By: Dr. Roy Kraemer |
DVM, Bulldog Specialist Veterinarian

“Tundra”, a pit bull/bulldog mix, was used as bait in illegal organized dog fights.

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She was rescued by SCBR after she was found wandering around, severely wounded. She suffered from numerous painful bite wounds—a few of them wounds inflicted to the chest and lungs (pneumothorax)—that were extremely dangerous.

Skip Van Der Marliere, the founder of SCBR, went to pick her up and transported her to see Dr. Kraemer

“She was in so much pain, and terrified, I had to ask Dr. Kraemer’s staff for help just to get her into ICU for fear I would get bitten” recalls Skip.

After evaluation and medical care, Dr. Kraemer stabilized her with fluid replacement (IV fluid), pain medication, and antibiotics and then took her to surgery.  

After extensive surgery and a few days in intensive care, “Tundra” began to recover, attended with care and love by Dr. Kraemer’s staff and the rescue volunteers to help heal her emotional scars and mental trauma.

Tia from the “Pit Bull and Parolee” Discovery Channel

Skip contacted Tia from the “Pit Bull and Parolee” rescue group to see if “Tundra” could continue her rehabilitation with her. The next day, Tia came with her crew to visit, and soon after, Tundra was given the OK and moved in with Tia. You can visit Animal Planet on the Discovery Channel and watch Tundra’s story

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Tia from the “Pit Bull and Parolee” Discovery Channel UPDATE

 Tundra made a complete recovery and was ready for adoption. Tundra is now “Ruby” and is living in Arizona with a loving couple who adore her.

They came from Arizona a while ago to visit me and I could immediately tell that the abuse and emotional trauma were long gone, only a few physical scars are left as a reminder of the contrast between cruelty and love.  

Dr. Kraemer is a Tufts Veterinary School 1991 graduate (Boston, MA).

He is a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and the SCVMA (Southern California Veterinary Medical Association) and has been practicing veterinary medicine and surgery in Orange County, California, for over 20 years.

Dr. Kraemer has a special interest in Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and other Brachycephalic breeds and their unique medical and surgical needs, such as

breathing and airway conditions

joint pain, ligament, and tendon injuries

ear canal disease

skin and allergy problems

eyes and eyelid abnormalities

As well as other medical conditions related to the breed.

Dr. Kraemer is also a leading provider of in-house same-day stem cell therapy and cryobanking for dogs and cats.

Dr. Kraemer has a long-lasting relationship with Bulldog Rescue; he provides shelter, medical, and surgical services to their bulldogs.

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