Teddy

by austinpetsalive • Posted in: Fundraising, Rescue

Update 9/27: Teddy is going in for surgery first thing Tuesday (9/28) morning.  The vets say that he has been doing well with them.  We’ll post more after he gets out of surgery.

Update 9/24 9:30PM: Dr. Vasanjee at the Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center says he can fix both of Teddy’s legs! He broke both his legs at the humerus (both lateral condyles broken off and one medial condyle). Joints appear ok. They are going to take good care of him this weekend and will operate on Monday or Tuesday. Thank you to all of the amazing, generous people who have donated to help him.

Update 9/24 7:30PM: Teddy is at the specialty vet and we’re hoping the surgeon can see him tonight. The first vet is concerned that his legs are not going to be fixable and Teddy may need to be euthanized, based on the x-rays. The specialty vet will get more x-rays and will let us know. We’ll post an update as soon as we get it.

“He’s crying in pain, and we can’t get him to look at us or move his foot away from his face”

This statement along with the photo was just sent to me by one of our rescue coordinators right before she pulled him into our program.

Teddy, a four month old plott hound mix, was found today on Ben White and was taken to Town Lake Animal Center where he couldn’t stay, because he is in so much pain.

Teddy was picked up by one of our volunteers and was taken to a veterinarian. We believe his front two elbows are broken. The initial word from the vet is that the injuries are severe and we are probably going to have to take him to an emergency hospital for surgery tonight.

We can really use help to raise funds to pay for his surgery. His total costs will be $3,000.

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5 Responses to "Teddy"

  1. Emrys/Elliotsays: September 25, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Dr. V did surgery on my Boston Terrier Elliot last month for a broken jaw and he’s doing amazingly well. He’s an amazing Surgeon and Teddy is in great hands.

  2. Theresasays: September 27, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    PLEASE give us updates on this poor baby!

  3. austinpetsalivesays: September 27, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    He’s going in for surgery first thing tomorrow (Tuesday, 9/28) morning. We’ll post the news once we hear how it went!

  4. Theresasays: September 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Will he be able to walk and have normal mobility? What kind of rehab does he need? Is he in foster care already?

  5. austinpetsalivesays: September 30, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Hi Theresa,
    Yes, the vet believes he will be able to walk and run normally after this. He’ll be in splits for 2 weeks and will be recovering for another 4 weeks after that. I haven’t heard about physical therapy, but assume there will be a little. He is in a foster home, but we’d like to find an adopter asap, so he can be building a bond with his new home.