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Believe it or not, another surgery!

Dogs needing surgery

Dogs needing surgery

Here we are, barely three months into a new year and Rosie has taken on yet another dog with a fracture that requires specialized surgery.

You’ve likely already read about Bobbi, who came to us in January, and Lisa, who was rescued in February.

Thankfully, Bobbi is doing well in his forever home; his cast has come off and his family is totally in love with him. They are is so grateful to Rosie for saving Bobbi and can’t imagine life without him.

Lisa is coming along quite well. She is still recuperating from the surgery needed to repair three separate factures, and is receiving physiotherapy to help in her recovery. It won’t be long before she is ready for her forever home.

Now meet Maya. Maya is a 3-month-old large mixed breed pup who was brought to the veterinary clinic with a broken leg. Unfortunately, due to the high cost of surgery, the family could not keep her and had to choose between having her euthanized or surrendering her to Rosie. As she is such a sweet dog, there was really only one choice. Maya is now resting at her foster home and will need many weeks to recuperate. God bless the fosters!!

Needless to say, these surgeries are expensive, and treatment for Bobbi, Lisa and Maya comes to about $ 10,000.00. We know the dogs are worth the expense; we wouldn’t have taken them on otherwise, but we cannot continue to take on special needs’ dogs without the help and support of others. If you believe that these helpless animals deserve a second chance and would like to help them, please make a donation. We thank you – and so do all these precious dogs who don’t have voices of their own.

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Chanelle

This is Chanelle, a six year old Chocolate Lab. Her family gave her up to an animal control facility, sadly probably due to the high costs they faced as Chanelle has to have extensive knee surgery.

Possibly the saddest part of this tale is that this injury occurred when Chanelle was only 1 year old, so she has been living with the pain of a shifting joint, where her knee bones rub against each other as she moves, for over 5 years. Our guess is Chanelle just couldn’t manage anymore with the pain and infirmity, poor soul.

The surgery is a tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO) which is performed on dogs to stabilize the stifle joint after ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament (like the ACL in humans). So far, this surgery looks to cost us at least $4000. It is compounded due to the number of years that have passed since the initial injury and the damage that has been done as she tried to move around on it over the years. Sometimes we opt for amputation as it is the best way for the dog due to the damage done to the leg and dogs DO manage well with 3 legs, as we have seen over and over. But amputation is not a viable option here as she is obese and this impacts her other joints’ ability to support her weight and her ability to balance afterwards. So our choice was to save Chanelle or put her down.

Look at her. What do you think we are going for?

She is a very sweet girl and weathers the pain of her leg well. We don’t have the heart to let her go. She’s done nothing wrong. She deserves a chance and with this surgery, and future weight control and good exercise, she will live a happy life and in turn, make some future family happy, too.

Help us save Chanelle. She has lived 5 years with a painful, largely useless back leg. She has had only one year in her life pain-free, before the injury. Let’s work together to bring her many more years of a pain-free, but a joy-filled life! We want to see her chase a ball one day soon!

We got you, Chanelle. The Rosie village has got this.

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