Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Cloud was found as a stray with a broken foot. Please help National GP Rescue pay the vet bills to save this handsome young guy!
Here is some information from Reg, our rescue coordinator:
I wanted to update you on the AR Pyr that National has graciously decided to sponsor. I am calling him Cloud for now, but you are welcome to change his name. Thank you again for helping him! The good news first – he is HW negative (J), fecal negative, rec’d his shots, advantage multi for flea/tick/hw prevention and has his rabies tag now; this was accomplished at the first vet late yesterday afternoon.
Xrays were taken of the leg, and his right front foot is severely broken (you can see the leg dangling in the pics below and how the bone is bent in the first photo) due to some type of acute trauma – it was not a tear or some other injury that worsened. He is shown below at the house where he wandered up; they have 4 dogs. He has been on Previcox for pain since last night. The vet referred us to a specialist as Cloud needs plates and screws.
Cloud is on his way to surgery. Dr. Phillips did not want to wait, as it could make the break worse and he is going on vacation and I thought it best to get the surgery done rather than sometime next week with the coming holiday. Cloud should be out of surgery late this afternoon. I will pick him up, and Cloud will stay at my house for recovery. My own Pyr, Bear, will go to boarding at AR Pet Resort, as they can keep him but not a special needs dog given the weekend and upcoming holiday. I am fairly certain they will be able to board him once the holiday has passed. Steve, the owner, of AR Pet Resort, is also going to help network for a foster. I will also see that he’s groomed.
Cloud is a good, sweet calm boy and has endured the break and accompanying pain really well. He rides in a car well thus far. He needs some groceries weighing in around 66 lbs, but vet said he is underweight about 20 lbs. He comes when you whistle.
All donations are tax deductible and go directly to National Great Pyrenees Rescue, a 501c3 charity.
Posted by Mike Whalen at 4:15 PM