You see, Callie's mom ran into the store for a quick trip and left Callie in the truck with the window rolled down so Callie could enjoy some fresh air. But it was down just enough that little Callie could squeeze through it and jump out of the truck, which resulted in Callie breaking her leg.
Callie's mom was in a car accident and is no longer able to work, so she was devastated when she found that surgery to repair the break would be more than $1,000. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help. The vet said that based on Callie's age, and how the break was, she'll make a full recovery and will not have any future issues with her leg.
Broken legs in dogs are actually a common situation. If you see any of the following signs or symptoms in your dog, be sure to take them to the vet right away:
- Unwillingness to put any weight on the injured leg; often picking the leg up and walking as a tri-pod
- Refusing to play, walk or go up the stairs
- Unusually aggression from the dog when you attempt to touch the leg that may be broken
- Howling or whimpering -- this is a solid sign of pain in a dog
- Refusing to eat or isolating themselves away from you or the family
While Callie’s mom learned an expensive lesson about leaving a dog in a vehicle with the window rolled down, we also hope that Callie learns that staying in the car is for her benefit, too.
Fur Kids Foundation is grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters who have helped local families stay happy and healthy, and together! If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families in Campbell County, Wyoming with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out more Success Stories.