PLEASE CAN YOU DONATE A LITTLE TOWARDS THE COST OF TRAUMA SURGERY THAT WILL GET ARKOS, OUR GALGO RESCUE BOY, OUT OF PAIN AT LAST?
HE NEEDS €1,080... WHICH WE SIMPLY DON’T HAVE!
So sorry, yes, this is another begging post... I know there are many more, but we have no choice if Arkos, a 5 year old Galgo, who clearly gave his all, is to ever know life without agony. He was found wandering the streets, one ear had been cut off and an injury to one eye, which cannot now be fixed. As if that wasn’t enough, he also suffered from bronchial pneumonia.
He was also limping very badly! He clearly had nothing left to give to his hunting owner....so...
We couldn’t not try and help this gentle boy. He responded well to veterinary treatment for all his treatable ailments over time. Of course, we kept him on pain relief during all this time for his damaged leg. Arkos really didn’t like to be on his own in a kennel, so we let little Miriam (one of our Rescue dogs from the Hoarder) join him. Miriam truly looked after him and Arkos is now genuinely in love with her. Both are now totally inseparable.
X-rays we had taken of his injured leg seemed to puzzle the vets. So it had to be a Trauma Specialist. He deserves it. The Specialist diagnosed a fractured Calcaneus in the back leg, as well as the damaged Calcaneal tendon. Obviously left untreated, both had healed badly. It was clearly an injury caused by violent, blunt trauma or having to pull up sharply or turn whilst at speed!
The Specialist is confident that he can perform surgery that will not only get Arkos out of constant pain, but it will also avoid the trauma of a leg amputation! We fear that such a disabling Op would simply be one trauma too many for him to cope with. The planned op will involve taking some bone from the hip and add it to the Calcaneus with a plate and screw fixation. Arkos should be able to use the leg and be free of pain in about a month.
The normal cost of this type of surgery is €1,800, but the Specialist has offered to perform it for Arkos, a Rescue Galgo, at the reduced cost of €1,080. Please, will you help us make it possible for him?
Our Paypal address is Spanishdeathrowdogz@gmail.com Ref. ARKOS
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A K BRYANT
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