Saving Roo!

THE FORGOTTEN DOG FOUNDATION SAVES ROO, A 3 MONTH OLD PIT PUP, WITH DEFORMED FROM LEG, FROM THE SLA SHELTER…NOW, WITH YOUR HELP, HIS JOURNEY TO HEALING BEGINS.

A few weeks ago, we got an email from a wonderful former adopter, attaching a picture of an adorable pit bull pup at the SLA shelter. It was more than just a, “please save this cute pup” Facebook post, rather a plea to help a pup who had a deformed front paw, which made his chances of being adopted almost impossible.

With the help of Ric Browde, Cassandra Mann and Andrea Braver, we started the process to save this poor pup!

The shelter vet noted on his paperwork that he did not believe that Roo’s damaged front paw was congenital, rather damaged in an accident of some kind**….we shudder to think what cruel person let him suffer with such an injury then dumped him at the shelter!

Roo was brought to our fosters house and he immediately wanted to play with the other dogs! It was great to see him roll over and wrestle, but heartbreaking to see him stumble ad fall to catch up to them as they all ran outside to play.

We have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon next week, and are hopeful that he will be able to give Roo the chance to run and play like all puppies should! If they cannot repair his leg we will look into a prosthetic leg. We will let you know how the visit with the Doctor goes. Fingers crossed and say a prayer!

Please help us and support the medical expenses for Roo ! A $5 donation will make a difference. We will keep you updated on Roo’s journey and greatly appreciate your kindness and concern for this most deserving pup!

**Update — We have good news!**

Roo met with the really wonderful Dr. Olds at VCA Animal Hospital on Friday.

Roo caused quite a stir in the waiting room, with everyone wanting to know what was wrong with his leg.

After Dr. Olds examined Roo, who was very well behaved, Dr. Olds determined that the deformity was congenital.
He did a series of X-rays and showed us where Roo is missing bone. He has no femur to speak of, but the good news is that Dr. Olds said that we should NOT amputate the leg. Rather, he would perform a surgery to straighten the leg, fuse the bones and set it in a splint. This means that Roo will have 4 legs!

Dr. Olds explained that the leg would never be fully functioning, but it would give him balance and stability. Dr Olds said that this was a rare surgery but he had done a few cases like Roo’s in the past. He showed us a picture of an adult pit bull with his wonderful family who had a leg just like Roo’s…and he looked amazing!

So HAPPY NEWS FOR ROO -MAN!

His surgery is set for this Thursday! While Dr. Olds is kindly giving us a rescue rate and discount, we will still need to raise funds for Roo, so please donate! Every dollar will help Roo to be a happy 4 legged pup!

ROO THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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