Rescued Pomeranian mix with 2 dislocated hip joints needs emergency surgery as soon as possible
This sweet precious 3-4 yr old dog which we have since named “Simba” was found in very bad condition along a busy interstate highway last year without any tags or microchips. Just a broken sick little dog. . My son came to his rescue and took him home to us where he felt certain that Simba would receive the best nurturing care possible. In the days and months following, Simba received lots of compassionate love, attention and extensive medical care for a number of problems one of which was a life threating condition that has since been treated and cured. X rays revealed that he has a dislocated hip on his left side. The Dr concludes its an old injury caused by some sort of trauma and that we should just observe him for now since it has since set in a new position and because we did not have the thousands of dollars needed to fix it.. He did not appear to be in pain at that time so observing seemed to be ok at the time. We did observe that he could not run and play like a normal dog and that the hip did give him problems that eventually needed to be fixed. . A few days ago, he started limping after we picked him up from the groomer. He could not bear weight on his right leg and was in obvious discomfort. An emergency visit to the Vet revealed that Simba somehow dislocated his other hip. . How this happened we do not understand as it seemed to come on very suddenly and unknown reasons. The only conclusion is that he has been favoring the good leg which could have caused damage that may have lead to hip dysplasia.
Meds are controlling his pain for now but urgent care is needed as soon as possible. We have done everything we can financially and emotionally for this precious dog, we love him with all our hearts and want to help him but we cannot afford the operation. I was told about this site that could reach out to animal lovers who may be able to help us.
My husband is on Social Security Disability and I am on a small SS income as well. We have one other rescued dog and 5 cats. Vet care has put a strain on our finances despite the fact that we want to do what we can to ensure quality care to our beloved pets.. 8 years ago I was the Founder of a non profit organization “Precious Paws Rescue” in a rural low income Northern Maine town. My mission: to save unwanted abandoned and abused cats and kittens. My org. was the only one available at that time and I had many hurdles to overcome. I volunteers full time for 7 years and helped save the life of countless animals until I was faced with extreme burn out. I have never had to ask for personal help until. I need to do what I have to do to help Simba. Everyone who has met Simba will tell you that he makes your heart melt. Where he came from and what happened to him we will never know, but what I feel good about is that he is now has a great life in a home with lots of love. . The Drs. tell me that (FHO) surgery has high success rates with great outcomes and fast recovery time. Simba would benefit by getting both hips repaired, estimated cost is 4,500 with rehabilitation . The cost to repair one side is is 2.500 . . Every dollar will get Simba that much closer to getting better. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for any donation you can offer. May God Bless You