Many thanks to Dr. Val and her staff at the Tabor Road Veterinary Hospital for all of their care and support in his initial treatment and stabilization.
Initially, the plan was to attempt to preserve as much of Jaker's leg as possible and fit him with a prosthetic leg in order to reduce the long term strain on his additionally injured remaining foot.🤞 After spending this morning in consultation, it was determined that prosthesis, in his case, is not an optimal solution. 🌧️ So, the choice to amputate the entire leg was made. Surgery is scheduled for this afternoon.🙏
The untreated, improperly healed, old injuries to his remaining foot will be a determining factor in how well he physically does post surgery. However, the incredible fortitude of this baby to walk on that exposed bone as he did for an undetermined amount of time tells me he is gonna come back even stronger.💪
| Please Help! This poor baby had a close
encounter with a car. The owner was unable to care for him and
took him to a local vet to be euthanized. The staff saw how sweet
and loving he was despite his obvious pain and the situation
quickly turned into a call for "all hands on deck". The clinic
manager contacted a vet student who in turn contacted Rottweiler
Rescue Society. We have a foster home that has offered to help
carry him through his long journey to recovery but donations for
his medical care would be GREATLY appreciated.
Donations can be made directly to Tabor Road Veterinary Hospital -for Jakers.
Or Donations can be made to Rottie Rescue Society at Paypal using the link below
Petfinder is an easy way to find your next companion or to locate a local rescue if you want to donate or volunteer.