Meet Little Toby and help save his leg!!!
Please help Toby keep his leg and give him quality of life and ultimately his forever home.Canterbury
Meet wee Toby, he's had a rough start to life. :-( His brothers and sisters were born normal but he was not so lucky. He was born with a defect, a humeroulnar congenital elbow luxation, basically his elbow is dislocated and twisted. (see xray photo) No-one wanted him due to possible medical costs further down the track so he has been deprived of a forever home. As his brothers and sisters were chosen he was always left behind. He is now 5 months old and when I found out about him I wanted to help him and be his voice.
Toby has been to see the specialist at Vetspecs in Christchurch to be assessed and xrayed and they are confident that they can give him back the use of his leg. The only other option is amputation and he deserves the opportunity to have 4 functioning legs rather than just whipping his leg off as its the easy option. It has been recommended that the surgery is completed as soon as possible while his bones are still soft.
Please follow Toby and help him take his journey.
Sue Culham's involvement (page creator)
Toby is a wee Shitzu x puppy that I rescued 3 weeks ago who was born with a humeroulnar congenital elbow luxation. He had no forever home as no-one wanted to take him on with the possiblility of future medical expenses.
Use of funds
Vet specs have quoted between $5000 - $6000 for the surgery. Any surplus will be donated to another animal welfare cause.
Well we are now at week 3 after Toby’s surgery. Last week after xrays it was discovered that his growth plate had cracked. So a plan was put in place to remove the pins from his leg this week. Pins came out Monday and he’s been back
At vets all day today managing the pain. The hope now is that the elbow and ulna that was rotated will stay in place with no pins in place to hold it so fingers crossed. Day one no pins and X-ray shows everything is where it should be!!! Toby has started physio and is enjoying all the massages that he is getting!!! See the new photos
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This page was created on 30 Sep 2019 and closed on 30 Nov 2019.