Just when we've got one abused and neglected animal back on their feet, another comes through our doors looking for help. The latest to come to us in need of assistance is Fozzie, a very young Dogue De Bordeaux/pit bull mix that must have had a miserable existence before finding his way to our AHS Newark facility after being picked up as a stray.
Young Fozzie was found wandering the city streets all alone but it is highly unlikely that Fozzie ran away from home, and more likely that Fozzie was dumped by an uncaring owner. As soon as he arrived and it became apparent that Fozzie had something going on in his legs, he went straight to the medical department where x-rays were taken. Luckily, no broken bones were seen. Fozzie was transferred down to us at AHS-Lacey where our veterinarian investigated Fozzie's condition further and found that he has very lax tendons in all four legs. The condition is more severe in his front legs and he gets around by walking on his "wrists", which causes him discomfort. We are making plans to have Fozzie evaluated by an orthopedic specialist and then fit him for either splints or braces to aide in the process of strengthening his tendons and helping him to walk upright. We've had great success with this in the past with a dog that had the same condition. His name was Kermit and by the time he got adopted, he was walking tall and proud on all fours. We are very hopeful for the same outcome for Fozzie.
Having gone through whatever poor treatment Fozzie has endured in the past sure hasn't affected his love and trust in people whatsoever. Fozzie is just a little cautious with new people and situations but show him some love and kindness and this little guy will be your best friend instantly. He has a warm and bubbly personality and it's obvious that he never really had the chance to be a puppy. All he wants to do now that he is safe and cared for is walk around and check out his new world, play, and wiggle himself up into your lap. He is an absolute doll and we are happy to help this sweetheart get back on his feet. We will be counting on our Res-Q Fund yet again to help Fozzie on his road to recovery so if you are able to, please make a donation toward his care.
Stay tuned for more from our new friend Fozzie and as always, thank you for your kindness and support.