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Rebel Refuses to Accept Rough Beginnings



The Southside SPCA located in Meherrin, Virginia found a 4 week old puppy in need of help and loaded with bite wounds on his chest and forelimbs. Their vet cleaned and stitched the wounds. There was jagged scarring between his front legs and there were tendon/ligament problems to both front legs. Within a short time, “Rebel” was crawling around, refusing to let his injuries slow him down. Two vets said he had nerve damage and that there was nothing to be done but give it time to heal.

He was a lovable addition to the shelter; however after 5 weeks at the shelter, he was still walking on his elbows with no improvement and he needed more veterinary care than they were able to give him. One of the volunteers at Southside SPCA contacted the Society to see if we would accept him. Although we cannot possibly save every animal, the Society has a policy of accepting such sad stories on a case-by-case basis.

Rebel was brought to Dr. Tom Scavelli of Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, N J – a 24 hour full service, critical care facility that we use in all of our special cases. Tendons were cut to the wrist in both legs and as we go to press, one leg is almost normal.

Since there are bites of unknown origin, Rebel must stay with us several more weeks before he can be adopted. If you would like to know more about Rebel, e-mail us with `Rebel' in the subject line, or contact our Forked River facility at 609-693-1900 and refer to File L-14749-M.

The photos follow Rebel's life so far - much loved at the Southside SPCA (top photo); playing in the grass at AHS while waiting for surgery; in front leg casts when he returned from the orthopedic surgeon; enjoying his own bed and toys while he recovers; and doing a happy puppy play bow!

 

 

6/1/2007

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