Little puppy Huckleberry sat injured in a shelter for 5 long days, unable to walk. We were able to rescue him on the 6th day and get him to our orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. He will need his left rear leg amputated and his broken right hip stabilized. Huck's pelvis is fractured too. Despite being in pain he interacted with our volunteer by chewing on her hand and wagging his tail. He likes to be held and take a nap in your arms. We can only imagine the beginning of Huckleberry's short life as he came into the shelter with traumatic injuries, and fleas and ticks.
Update Huckleberry had surgery to remove his left rear leg and had FHO surgery on his right hip (removing ball of hip), the day after we were able to rescue him. He is recovering at the orthopedist hospital and will be in the loving home of a fabulous foster in a few days. Please check back for updates as we cheer this little boy on to a new pain free life.
Update: Huckleberry lives with 3 dogs and a cat. Huckleberry's preferred home will be with another friendly dog, that will gently play with him. Huckleberry is limited on what he can do. He needs to be lifted at times, needs a single level home, and if a pool is involved, would need to be watched very carefully, since he may not be able to swim long, as his one remaining rear leg is compromised.