Age: 2 Years
Good With Dogs: Yes
Good With Cats: Unknown
Good With Children: Yes
Kane first came onto our radar on August 8th when we received a owner referral form for him from his owner. What we were told was that Kane injured himself while trying to to get out of the yard. He somehow caught his leg on the fence and may have broken his leg. He was like that for weeks. Kane could put no pressure on his leg and it was just hanging limp from his body. You see, Kane was a family pet until the family had a child. A story we hear all too often in rescue. And as a result, Kane was left alone unattended in the yard more and more when he got himself injured trying to get back into the home…TO HIS FAMILY.
The owner refused to medically treat Kane and instead was looking to rehome him or was prepared to have him euthanized since working with rescue was so difficult. All we asked was for him to get an x-ray performed to see what we were dealing with. Thankfully our friends at Tip Top Kennel was able to assess him and get the necessary x-rays of his leg to see what needed to be done. The leg was not broken. It was a simple dislocation that could have been addressed immediately. But because it went without treatment for so long, surgery was now necessary.
Kane’s surgery was performed by our friends at Crown Veterinary Specialists in Lebanon, New Jersey on Friday, August 31st. Surgery took longer than expected as there was a significant amount of scar tissue that needed to be removed. They spent time smoothing out the bone as it had become rough and no longer fit securely. Thankfully the surgery worked, but he still has a long road ahead of him.
Since the operation, Kane has been receiving physical therapy to help further strengthen the leg muscle. He's getting plenty of love in his foster home and we hope he will be medically cleared soon. We don't know what further care he will need for the future. Kane may very well have issues with his leg for the rest of his life. We were told that he may never gain full mobility of the leg and may experience early arthritis with the leg. So his future owners will need to be prepared for this.
We'll keep you updated on his progress! If you are able to, please consider making a donation towards Kane's care.
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