Many of you are also asking about the process we use to make quality-of-life decisions for Penny. Bob will walk us through the detailed and scientific analysis we use to make the best end-of-life decisions for all of our animals, not just Penny. We have been keeping an eye on all of these key metrics throughout the time we’ve been caring for her, and we continue to use those to make decisions that are in her best interests. While we still have some hope for Penny’s recovery, we balance that with concern over her comfort and long-term well-being.
Penny Update: Bob Chastain, president and CEO of CMZoo, is joining us for 200Tuesdays today to provide an update on how Penny is doing since her casts were removed yesterday evening. As a reminder, her team decided to remove her casts because they were seeing a decline in the amount of rest Penny was able to get while laying down since the casts were put on last Wednesday. The hope was that the casts were on long enough to allow her fetlocks to correct themselves, but unfortunately, that was not the case. Right now, however, our #1 priority for Penny to be comfortable when laying down so she can rest her legs and hopefully give them time to heal. This is why we made the decision to leave the casts off for now.