Adagio is a happy, friendly four month-old Alaskan Husky puppy, full of rambunctious energy like most young dogs his age. Unfortunately, Adagio was born with a neurological condition that causes his back legs to not work properly, often making it difficult for him to walk and run without falling. Adagio’s neurological disorder can’t be cured, but he is learning to adapt to his disability. He does this by shifting most of his weight to his powerful front legs when his back legs fail and he senses that he is going to fall.
One day last week, while his new mom Susan was watching Adagio play in the back yard, she saw him stumble while he was running. He tried to shift his weight to correct his balance, but he was too close to the back porch of the house, and he fell hard against the corner of the concrete steps. Susan could tell immediately that Adagio had been injured, and she and her children rushed him to the vet. Adagio was diagnosed with a severely fractured right hind leg that would require complex orthopaedic surgery including a plate and pins for the bones to heal properly. A “wobbly” dog like Adagio cannot walk on three legs, and without surgery, he would most likely never have walked again.
The total cost of Adagio’s surgery was over $2500, of which the family still owes slightly over $1000. His owner reached out to HOPE to seek assistance with paying the balance of the bill. Money donated to HOPE for this campaign will be applied toward Adagio’s outstanding veterinary bills. Any funds generated in excess of the amount due on Adagio’s vet bills will be used by HOPE to assist with emergency vet care costs for other needy pets.
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