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Postby pocketpit » February 23rd, 2006, 8:42 pm

Okay, so he's not a Pit Bull but he's a pretty special guy. I now have another foster. Long story short - he belonged to someone I knew who gave him away (sold him is more likely) 3 weeks ago and he was hauled into our clinic by animal control 2 days ago. This former owner wants nothing to do with him since he's "damaged goods" so now he's mine. He'll have his leg amputated and hopefully find a home with someone who wants a super "buddy" and doesn't mind that he'll only have 3 legs.

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I can't begin to tell you how much I love this dog! He's a giant, soft hearted mushball who's crate trained, obedience trained, housebroken, gets on fabulous with our girls and is a super babysitter for the two legged variety. I thank God that I was at work the night he was brought in or else he wouldn't be here today.
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Postby Maryellen » February 23rd, 2006, 8:43 pm

OMG he is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Marinepits » February 23rd, 2006, 8:46 pm

He is beautiful!!!
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Postby Jesseca » February 23rd, 2006, 8:50 pm

He is gorgeous. :heartbeat:
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Postby Patch O' Pits » February 23rd, 2006, 8:51 pm

Beautiful boy! I hope he gets a great home this time around. What happened to his leg?
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Postby pocketpit » February 23rd, 2006, 9:03 pm

It looks as though he was hit by a car though the wounds are not fresh. His hock is fractured and the hock area is degloved. If I had to hazzard a guess the injuries are likely over a week old. That and his underweight state make me wonder how long his new owner had him before he got away.
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Postby mnp13 » February 23rd, 2006, 9:44 pm

Can't they fix it instead of amputating? I've seen repaired de-gloves.
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Postby cheekymunkee » February 23rd, 2006, 9:57 pm

Poor baby. He's soo pretty. I hope you can find him a new home soon.
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Postby JCleve86 » February 23rd, 2006, 10:03 pm

WOW. What a gorgeous dog! :shock:
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Postby pLaurent » February 23rd, 2006, 10:13 pm

What a lovely dog. Such a sweet face. Who starved him like that?? :x
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Postby pocketpit » February 23rd, 2006, 11:21 pm

[quote]Can't they fix it instead of amputating? I've seen repaired de-gloves[quote]

His hock is fractured pretty good and there has been exposed bone for some time. I'm having a radiograph done tomorrow just to ensure that the fracture is as bad as we fear. The bone being exposed for such an extended period of time also sets up a stong posssibility of infection setting into the actual bone which of course would complicate things tremendously. The flesh itself now that it's been flushed and semi-debrided and is being treated with antibiotics is trying to respond.
If the fracture is a simple one that could be fixed relatively easily then I will try to save the leg. But I'm really afraid that's not going to be an option.

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Postby cheekymunkee » February 23rd, 2006, 11:23 pm

Oh that poor baby. I cannot imagine the pain
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Postby pocketpit » February 23rd, 2006, 11:30 pm

He's taking it like a trooper. I've got him on Tramadol several times a day and Deramaxx as well.
When I changed his wrap last night I got so frustrated because the little turkey kept trying to roll up on his back to get his tummy rubbed! I sort of had to do the beginning stages with one hand since the other was complying with the tummy rub demands just to keep him still. :)
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Postby turtle » February 24th, 2006, 12:30 am

He's beautiful! What a lovely dog. How could anyone let him get into that state? Poor guy.

I agree, I hate to see him lose his leg. If there is any way to save it, please try. It's a bad wound but with antibiotics and care it might be savable. Can you try to save it? He looks like a young dog and what an unnecessary thing to have happen to him.

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Postby Murfins » February 24th, 2006, 1:32 am

Oh he is stunning! Poor boy - that looks extremely painful.

Thank goodness he has you to care for him now! :)
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Postby CinderDee » February 24th, 2006, 3:07 am

He's absolutely gorgeous, Dawn! I hope they can save his leg.

Thanks so much for taking care of him. :)
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Postby Emi » February 24th, 2006, 3:31 am

OH he's just gorgous , and the poor guy omg ..
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Postby Malli » February 24th, 2006, 4:11 am

let us know what the Doc thinks, we're all ears ! :) :wink:
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Postby ellie@ny » February 24th, 2006, 9:08 am

I hope he will be better soon,and find a great forever family!Thanx for helping him!
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Postby Kangas Mommy » February 24th, 2006, 10:30 am

He is handsome! Jetta my shepherd also has 3 legs and its the same leg and the same reason Hit By Car! I rescued her at 6 months the people who owned her were gonna euthanize her :( And she gets around great she can even keep up with Kanga. Thank you so much for helping that boy out! Good Luck with his surgery!
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