New Hope Dog Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
This grant was used towards the second surgery Neo required to amputate his leg that he stopped using do to the amount of pain it was causing him.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Neo came into our care approximately seven weeks ago. He was approximately 6 months old, malnourished, and in obvious pain from a suspected hit by a vehicle.
He was seen by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and we were advised that six weeks of crate rest would hopefully enable him to avoid a surgery, as his fractures already seemed to be well on their way to healing.
Unfortunately, his follow up x-rays showed that he did need surgery, and a femoral head ostectomy was performed. Sadly, after surgery, and despite more rest and rehabilitation exercise, his leg had not aligned normally and continued to cause him pain; he just would not use the leg. Neo’s problem left leg was amputated on July 20, followed by a trouble-free recovery.
Neo is still waiting for his forever home, but he is happy, healthy, and very active. He is not letting a missing limb slow him down one little bit.
This boy loves to go for a run or chase a ball or falling leaves. He likes to have the ribs on the side missing the leg rubbed and a good snuggle on the couch is always a yes. Dinnertime is his favorite, but you will rarely see another boy who will sit so nicely for his dinner. His curious mind is always ready for a good puzzle, too.