Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Xia the Gimpy Puppy

We got an urgent call from the Erie Avenue SPCA this afternoon. They found a Husky puppy tied to their door. She has a fractured hind leg and will require pins or an amputation. No one will want to adopt a dog with such a severe injury, and the shelter can't afford to do it either, so her chances of survival did not look good.

Thank goodness one of our foster homes had room for her! She was picked up from the shelter this afternoon and is now resting in her new foster home. Here she is bonding with her foster family. They are trying to keep her quiet, even though she is dying to play with the other dogs, especially Wylie!

You can see how the lower part of her rear right leg dangles.

Did we mention that she loooooves to give kisses?

You can see how her leg dangles here.

Here she is playing with her foster mom. They finally got her to lay down!

That girl just loves to play despite her injury!

GOOD NEWS! Xia's leg can be saved!The vet said she is about 7 to 8 months old. She has an appointment tomorrow at 10:00 with one of the best specialists at Valley Central, Dr. Hodges. If you would like to make a donation toward Xia's vet care it would be very much appreciated. You can do so through PayPal:

or by mailing a check to:


P.O. Box 21202

Philadelphia, PA 19114-0702

Xia thanks you, and we do too!


Dakota said...

I'm stealing The Mom's checkbook for this cutie. Does anyone have a pen?
Best wishes for a happy and healthy recovery.


Foster Dogs said...

Thanks so much Dakota and Dakota's mom!

The Brat Pack said...

Oh boy, it's a good thing that

1. We live far away.
2. There are already five of us.

As soon as Mom saw Xia earlier she got that look. You other dogs know it - next thing you know you're sharing your food with ANOTHER dog.

We're sending a check too - please let us know what happens at the vet. Paws are crossed.