October 10, 2014
A 6 month-old puppy should be full of wonder and energy, and happy to meet new people. So, when we first saw Zang’s timid and nervous behavior, and her unwillingness to walk, we knew at once something was very wrong.
After we examined Zang, we discovered that her right hind leg is shorter than her left. X-rays revealed that her leg and hip were once fractured and healed poorly.
Fortunately, FHO surgery can help. Please donate to help us give Zang the surgery she needs as soon as she is ready.
We want to operate soon, but we can’t just yet. Like many rescued dogs, Zang is afraid of people—a condition that occurs when puppies do not receive human love during the most impressionable first 3 months of their lives. Zang might even have been badly treated, which could explain her broken leg and fear.
We know that after surgery, Zang will be quite stiff and sore. She will need physical therapy, and she must be willing to walk… but if we operate now, we think she will just be too scared. Love is what Zang needs right now, and we are optimistic that in a short time she will be less anxious and ready for her operation and rehabilitation.
We must be prepared to operate as soon as she is ready. That’s why we ask that you please make an urgent donation today.
Thankfully, two wonderful foster parents have volunteered to socialize and encourage Zang prior to surgery. Our hope is that Zang will quickly learn to trust people, because that trust is going to be crucial for her full recovery.
October 24, 2014
Zang’s foster family says Zang is responding well. She received a lot of TLC, gained a lot of confidence, and she is now ready for surgery. We have also raised enough money to pay for the surgery, and we are going to schedule it for next week! Thank you to everyone who donated.
October 27, 2014
Zang had her surgery today and everything went well. She is still at the vet recovering.
We picked Zang up at the vet today and brought her back to the Shelter. She looks great! She will be here at the Shelter for a week, and then her foster family will take her back home. Right now she requires physical therapy each day. We do range of motion and walks. After her staples are out and she heals, she will go to aquatic therapy. Pretty soon she will be a big happy puppy.
October 30, 2014
Zang is responding well to the physical therapy. Here you can see our medical team working with her range of motion. Her leg is still quite stiff from the surgery. Zang is loving the extra attention. Outside, she is still holding up her sore leg. Once she starts putting weight on it, we’ll be happy.
December 14, 2014
Healing from FHO surgery takes a long time! Zang is still in rehab, but see how well she is doing with her hydrotherapy. Soon she will be ready for her forever home.
December 23, 2014
Zang has been adopted! And yes, it is Zang’s foster family who claimed this gem. After all the TLC Zang received during her recuperation, she fell in love with her foster family, and they fell in love with her. Zang gives them kisses every day to show her gratitude, and everyone gives thanks to our donors for making this all possible.