After a very successful Strut Your Mutt, NorCal Boxer Rescue looked ready to go into the Holiday season financially stable.
But then came Andy and Kai.
Andy is a very sweet dog, and quite the love. He entered our care this week with a broken jaw and an unstable and painful hock (ankle), both probably the result of being hit by a car. The shelter closed several lacerations on his leg, only for us to receive Andy with his sutures gone and his wounds infected. Andy will need surgery on his ankle. Depending on the degree of injury (which we will not know until surgery), he will either need ligaments reattached to his tibia or will need his ankle fused. In either case, he will need 8 weeks of casting, with frequent casting changes, each requiring sedation and repeat x-rays. Andy may also need his jaw wired. Depending on the extent of damage to Andy’s ankle and whether he needs his jaw wired, the cost of Andy’s care will be between $3,500 and $6,600 . . . in addition to the $1,000 we have already spent on him.