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Nina - Back at AHS, Needing Surgery



What a heartbreaking day it was when beautiful Nina returned to our Newark facility. Nina was adopted out as a puppy, many years ago, now she was back. Her family of almost five years was moving and couldn't take Nina along. When they left Nina at the shelter, she literally cried. She whined and whimpered, and our staff cried right along with her. To watch an animal's heart break is just awful, but at least we are here to help mend it.

Nina spent some time in our Newark facility making friends and trying to put her past behind her. She later was transferred down to our facility at Popcorn Park. When she arrived, we noticed that her back legs were a bit wobbly, but assumed that she may be stiff from the long ride down. Our veterinarian gave her a thorough examination and saw that something just wasn't quite right. X rays later revealed that there is a torn cruciate ligament in both of Nina's hind legs. It turns out, she may not have only been crying from a broken heart, but quite possibly from being in pain as well.

We have made the beautiful and sweet Nina very comfortable while she awaits surgery. She has a giant run with lots of fluffy blankets and toys, and of course, lots of new friends to love her and spoil her. It is truly impossible not to love Nina .. she is so friendly, loving, and affectionate, and just wants you to give her some attention. She will make a wonderful addition to any loving, caring family when she is ready to be adopted.

Nina will have surgery shortly to repair her cruciate ligaments, and then will have several weeks of recovery ahead of her. We are very fortunate to have generous supporters who contribute to our Res-Q Fund which we use to treat animals in need such as Nina, but with as many animals in need as we see, your help is always appreciated. Please make a donation to our Res-Q Fund.

Nina is not ready for a new home at this time, but after she recovers from her surgery, she would love a great home of her own. We will be sure to update on Nina's availability in the near future.

Nina's first post-surgery follow-up

Check out Nina after her surgery - she's up and walking!

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