had his surgery yesterday to repair the old break in his leg. The
orthopedic surgeon had to correct the 30 degree angle of his front leg.
Robbie has five pins and an external fixator, which will be in place for
6-12 weeks. Robbie is in good spirits and has been very patient for
his bandage wraps. Please consider making a donation toward Robbie's
is moving to a new foster home this weekend, so he can be placed in a home
where somebody is there during the day in anticipation of his recovery from
surgery. Robbie has received Xrays and we were able to consult with
his orthopedic surgeon. We were given the great news that his leg can
be repaired. Robbie will have a corrective osteotomy to realign his
limb. There will be an external fixator placed on his leg to allow for
adjustments. His recovery time can be as long as 8-12 weeks.
Robbie is scheduled for a pre-op appointment on October 14th, with surgery
taking place on the 17th. We will provide updates on Robbie's progress
as he gets settled into his new foster home and will also post a fundraising
link once we have a better idea of the cost for his surgery.
After receiving complaints of animal cruelty, the Mason County Sheriff's
Dept and Animal Control opened an investigation into Robbie's care.
Sadly, after visiting his home and speaking with a veterinarian, they
discovered Robbie had a fractured leg that had gone untreated. This
painful neglect resulted in abnormal bone growth and a leg deformity.
Luckily, due to the decision of the local authorities, Robbie was able to
leave his old home in hopes of a brighter future. Last week, Robbie
made his way to the Mason County Animal Shelter thanks to Animal Control
Officer Gary Trout. The shelter staff, including Shelter Director
Betty Neville, provided excellent care for Robbie over the last week.
Today was his big day, though! Robbie is on his way to a better
life thanks to a team of wonderful, dedicated individuals. Boone
Animal Rescue Coalition president Eva Kordusky and her volunteer, Janet,
graciously assisted with pick up and leg one of Robbie's transport. He
then stayed at the HSUS WV State Director's home until he could make the
final leg of his journey to AABR in Maryland. Robbie will be receiving
specialized orthopedic care soon.
Please consider making a donation toward Robbie's care.
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Message for Give a Dog A Name:
Thank you, Tammy Bell, for giving Robbie his
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