A few months ago, RAB was notified about Lucy. Her owners took her to the vet for a sore leg. Last winter she slipped and fell on an icy driveway and her leg seemed to never heal. Turns out this girl now has a torn or ruptured ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament. The ACL is a vital support structure of the knee. This ligament's primary role is to provide and maintain stability to the knee. The most common cause of this is excessive internal rotation of the tibia when the joint is partially flexed. This can be the result of trauma or running and planting the hind limbs while the momentum of the body continues to move forward.
Lucy needs a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery. Her owners decided against surgery and opted to have her euthanized instead of going forward with the surgery. They could not commit to the surgery costs and the recovery time. The vet and the staff fell immediately in love with Lucy and decided to reach out to RAB in hopes that we could help save this little girl.
Lucy is a sweet 2 year old boxer girl. Yes we know all Boxers are amazing. As we all know and love this breed deeply, we know that each of them have their own individual personalities and are so human like. Well imagine the sweetest little girl you have ever known. That is our Lucy. Once this girl has your trust, she loves to walk in between your legs and wiggle her butt. She is a spunky one that howls at sirens while walking down the street. Sweet Lucy is a cuddler! She is always cuddling her foster boxer siblings. So like any 2 year old Boxer. Lucy has a lot of energy. Unfortunately Lucy cannot exert that energy. Nope she can't do the zoomies or the kidney bean.
Our vet also sees a large lump also on the knee. This lump would need to be removed as well during the TPLO surgery. This poor girl has had this injury for a long time and it was never addressed. Her leg muscles are very atrophied as she has not been using it much. She will need hydrotherapy sessions before she can even have the ACL surgery.
This is a very costly surgery at $5500 plus medication and rehabilitation costs. Her owners were not able to commit to Lucy and provide her with the surgery that she needs. But we think she is worth it!
Lucy is being fostered by repeat adopters that will care for her throughout her recovery.
We are reaching out to you our friends and supporters for donations to help RAB cover these costs, so that Lucy can again have zoomies and be a kidney bean.
We are asking for donations for our online auction at the end of November, corporate match donations, or monetary donations. Please help if you can. For Canadian donations over $25 tax receipts can be provided.
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We love Lucy! 🐾