Scrunch is a cute little chichi with a cast that must weigh as much as she does! This sweet little thing was brought into a local animal shelter badly hurt with deep wounds and a dangling leg. She was given some pain medications and then shelter staff called us to see if we could help. It was late when Scrunch was brought in to the shelter, minutes before the doors were closed. Shelter staff met us after hours so we could get her to the vet first thing in the am. We thought maybe she had been hit by a car or that another animal had hurt her. The wounds were already healing so whatever happened was about 48 hours prior.
Next morning we ran her to our vet. X-rays revealed one badly broken leg: Here is a description Dennis wrote on facebook: For those that are not versed in dog anatomy- the hock is where the back leg goes from a back direction to a forward direction- the tibia and fibula are the two bones above the hock that connect to the femur(thigh). The larger bone (tibia) has a long separated spiral fracture- picture twisting apart a paper towel tube. The fibula is the smaller bone and is in 3 separate pieces. In a large dog this is an amputation break. being that she is a chichi of about 4 lbs though the Vet thinks that we can save it through splinting and extreme crate rest. anticipating at least 6 weeks of crate time.- with splint changes every 2 weeks. The number of puncture wounds and tears indicate that it was most likely a larger animal attack- probably a canine of some type. And the scabbing/healing state would indicate that it at least occurred 24-48 hours prior to getting her. She is a sweetheart through all the testing- just wants to cuddle-
Scrunch is now on crate rest and we set up a small puppy pen for potty times and we have been giving her some lap time. She whines in her crate sometimes but we want that leg to heal. Last night she slept in bed with us. I was a bit worried but she did well.
Scrunch is on two pain medications to help her get through this. She is eating well and is very sweet. She is growling at the larger dogs if they come near her but that is to be expected and she will get better.
Scrunch will be available for adoption. If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment. Click here for adoption application.
Medical: She is spayed, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots.
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.
Adoption fee: $250
Leash and Collar or Harness: a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine. Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge (thank goodness!).
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