Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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This sweet Malinois is being fostered in Omaha, Nebraska, by Heartland German Shepherd Rescue.
Sweet little Dublin, our 6 month-old puppy with the injured leg, had it amputated on Monday. Unfortunately, the injury to his leg was an old femur fracture that had healed crooked, rotated, and shortened the leg, causing subluxation of the hip. The limb was not functional and was beyond repair. Since surgical repair was out of the question, amputating the limb so that Dublin could move freely and without pain was the best option available to him. That said, tripods live full, happy, very normal and active lives. We are thrilled that we were able to save Dublin from the shelter, and that his surgery went well. He has a very bright future ahead of him 💕.
22 February 2013
2 April 2013
Aww Rene & Jim – he’d be pawfect for you! <3
Donna, Glenn & Murphy
Murphy had his right front leg amputated due to histiocytic sarcoma at 7 years old. He survived 4 years, 2 months & 1 week, only to be taken by hemangiosarcoma at 11 1/2 years 6/12/17
Read about Murphy's Life on Three Legs
16 October 2012
I just saw he was adopted . I know Donna I told Rene that too.
Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013
05/04/2006 - Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19 fought cancer for 4 months.
"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."