A young puppy will be able to walk on four healthy legs, and Barren River Animal Welfare Association is hoping the community will help cover the cost of putting the puppy back together.
Spring is believed to be a heeler-border collie mix, and close to 5 months old, said BRAWA director Margie Patton. She was rescued from a home where the adults were taken to jail under suspicion of child abuse, and the puppy was suspected to be abused as well. Spring’s back left leg was broken a few weeks before she was rescued, and without treatment the leg had begun to heal by growing back in the wrong location, through a growth plate. The leg was twisted too much to be able to touch the ground, and the shelter’s veterinarian, Dr. Karen Thomas, knew she did not have the equipment or the specialized training to operate on Spring’s leg.
“It was just a mess,” Patton said.
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