TD -08-16-12 Transferred to Trainer – A rear leg amputation and heartworm can’t hold this sweet shelter pup down….145Blue” was going to be another sad statistic at the OPAS. The medium sized brown dog was brought in by animal control on January 30th. She had a limp and didn’t catch the eye on any potential adopters during her 7 day stray hold. February 6th was scheduled to be her last day on this earth but that was until our friends with Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc. stepped in. They fell in love with “Tara” through her photos on petfinder and wanted to help. Despite being in CT, they had formed a great relationship with PAWS of NE LA we have been working together to help dogs at the crowded Ouachita Parish Shelter.
The PAWS rescue coordinator contacted the shelter first thing on the 6th to let them know to mark Tara off the “pts” list and that we were on our way to get her! We took Tara straight to our friends at Cooper Vet Hospital on Monday morning. X-rays showed a break near her knee joint that had fused incorrectly to her knee cap causing immobility and pain. The ligaments in that leg were completely torn. The vets felt like her best option was to have that leg amputated. With the fused break and torn ligaments she would likely never have full use of the leg (even with costly reconstructive surgery) and would only have trouble in the future. In our experience dogs do very well with an amputation and Tara underwent surgery yesterday. In addition to her leg troubles, Tara also tested positive for heartworm and intestinal worms. Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc. never wavered in their commitment to the little dog.
Tara is recovering well so far and has a very excited foster mom who will pick her and begin her rehabilitation as soon as she is released from the clinic. Once Tara heals from her amputation she will begin treatment for heartworm and we hope to be able to send her to a loving, forever family in April.
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Everyone at Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc. is doing all they can to help sweet Tara through because at the end of this suffering and sickness is a loving home waiting with open arms and lots of kisses. Tara deserves this happy ending and we are going to do our very best to make sure she gets it! <br>
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