6/23: Saw Scrappy this morning. His jaw his a little straighter but pretty swollen. Doc doesn't think it will hold up though because the front part of the mandible was very soft. The back jaw repair should hold up.
Update: Surgery scheduled for the week of 6/20/16.
Condition on intake: Poor, will likely need surgery.
Senior, around 10 years and 15 lb, but very full of life!
5/16 vet visit: 2 old jaw fractures The one in the front will be an easy fix but the one in the back is not so simple. Antibiotics before either can be repaired. Doc is concerned that the back one may not heal even with surgery. He has hypothyroidism also.
6/4: Funds raised! Surgery is scheduled. Thank you sponsors!
6/22: Scrappy is at the vet's office. We'll post an update on how he does with the surgery when it's over.
Scrappy's post-surgery update: The bone was too soft to hold a plate, so we installed wires to hold the jaw together. Whether or not the wire stays in place is questionable due to the softness of the bone.
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Our dogs are located in southwestern West Virginia and we seek rescue assistance from rescues in northeastern states. We are one of several rescues in the southern portion of the state and are always interested in collaborating with other rescues in our area. Volunteers are needed to foster dogs and drive on transports.
Rescues: We do have transport available to northeastern states. PA-based rescues, we are PA licensed. If you have not pulled from us before, please submit our rescue application and we'll be in touch soon. If you are not located in the northeast, you will need to arrange transport beginning in Lenore, WV.
Rescue Application: http://form.jotform.us/form/43615319121144
Adopters: We do not do local adoptions but welcome adoption inquiries from northeastern states. Adoption Fee: $250. Transport fee for adopters further than 100 miles from Lenore WV: $50. All dogs are altered, vaccinated, 4DX tested, wormed, and flea treated prior to adoption.
Adoption Application: http://form.jotform.us/form/52365486683164
Weekend volunteer driver help is needed between Charleston WV and northeastern states. Timing is early morning in Charleston to later in the night up in New England. If you would like to help us transport dogs to our northern partner rescues, please submit our driver application and we'll be in touch soon. We can also use local weekday transport help in this area for moving dogs from shelters to vets to foster homes.
Driver Application : http://form.jotform.us/form/50214993744156
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Jessica White, Founder
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