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Hips for Gorby

Jackie M.
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Austin, TX
Post #: 3
Hi everyone,

My pit bull's best friend is Gorby, a 15 month old standard poodle that I adopted from the Austin Animal Center last year. He was surrendered by his previous owner because she was unwilling to care for him. Gorby spent the vast majority of his life with his previous owner alone in a crate; he was kept confined and given minimal interaction or socialization with people or other animals. When I first saw Gorby he was a mess – his fur was matted and filthy and he had trouble walking for more than a few minutes without becoming exhausted or falling down. That was seven months ago. Today Gorby’s health and strength have improved drastically. Despite the neglect that he suffered as a puppy, he has grown to become an active, intelligent, and incredibly affectionate dog. Unfortunately, due at least in part to the months of neglect and mistreatment that he suffered before I adopted him, he has developed severe bilateral hip dysplasia. After consulting with a specialist in canine orthopedics, I learned that Gorby needs surgery on both of his hips within the next six months. This procedure is expensive, but Gorby is an excellent candidate to come through the surgery and recover well. Part of the reason for this is his age – being such a young dog, he is much more likely to be able to recover from such drastic surgery. The other major factor in his favor is that he has been suffering from this ailment for most of his life, and has developed strong front legs that will make the healing process much easier.Gorby is a wonderful dog with the possibility of a long,fulfilling life ahead of him. However,he needs this surgery in order to have a fair chance at that life. Despite enduring near constant pain, he is playful, energetic, and incredibly friendly. Gorby likes nothing better than going to the dog park to play with other dogs and make new friends; he is one of those dogs that has never met a stranger. No animal deserves to be treated the way that he was, especially from such a young age. With your help I can get Gorby the medical care that he needs and provide him the life that he deserves.

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