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Lone Star Sanctuary for Animals: Emergency Medical Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

ACL surgery for Kixx

We were able to pay for the ACL surgery for our long-term resident.

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Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Kixx came to the sanctuary in July 2013 as an 8-week-old puppy. He was dumped with his litter of brothers and sisters, all of whom had demodectic mange. The others were all adopted very quickly, but Kixx was very shy and did not get adopted right away. He was finally adopted in December 2013, but was returned in February 2014 when he was picked up by animal control and the owners could not be contacted. He has lived at the sanctuary his entire life, other than the two months he was adopted. He has adjusted well and loves playtime. Sadly, that is how he tore his ACL. He has a best friend here, Margaret, with whom he runs and plays every day. They do play pretty rough, and we noticed he was limping. We kept an eye on it for a few days, and then took him to the vet. They took an x-ray and thought he had just strained a muscle, so he was confined for about four weeks. As soon as he was off his medication and allowed to play again, he tore his ACL within a day. He has had his surgery and is recovering very well.

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