Amelie is doing great after her left back leg surgery! She is already using the leg a little, you can see her move about the CVC recovery room:
The left back leg was worse-off, so it was the first to be treated. It will take a while for her to recover, and she will use the right hind leg more. When the recovery on the left is complete, hopefully, she will undergo a similar surgery on the right as well.
The funds needed for Amelie’s surgery have been raised. She will be operated on by d-r Vladislav Zlatinov. We will publish information on her surgery and recovery.
Thank you. You are helping a really wonderful girl!
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There is a special type of dogs called “happy-go-lucky”, creatures who simply love life. Full of enthusiasm despite all the hardship. Amelie is one of them.
Amelie has a condition called hyper-extension. Her body has learned to compensate this disability, but in the years ahead – things will get worse. The ligaments and muscles aren’t where they should be, they are rearranged at the knee:
She doesn’t see herself as a “cripple”. She has had too much to do. Stay alive in the street. Survive in a municipal pound. Give birth in the cage. Keep her babies safe…
Here they are – the five children of Amelie, who came into the Farm along with their dedicated “rubber leg” mommy:
To treat Amelie’s condition, a surgery is needed. D-r Zlatinov of the Central Veterinary Clinic recommends a dixal ostheothomy in which the bone is reshaped so that the muscles and ligaments can fall in their right places.
The approximate cost of Amelie’s surgery is 250E, but we will know the exact after it is performed. If there is a surgery.
Would you help Amelie move free of pain?
On behalf of Amelie, all her babies, and ourselves, many thanks to the people who will be generous to this kind mom. We hope she finds compassion, because the shelter simply cannot afford her surgery.
We have had these two more urgent cases – Sivcho and Bebka:
Sweet Sivcho was operated for a heavy break, but had a staphylococcus infection in his bone and underwent heavy antibiotic treatment, side effects came through. He couldn’t stand up for quite a while, but luckily has now to walk a little.
Lovely Bebka has no specific diagnosis, despite all the tests performed. She is being treated for a suspected myelitis (spinal tissue infection), she still has difficulty getting up and walking.
It is heart-braking when you have animals that need help and have to choose which one will get it. If you are able, please, donate – even a small sum – for Amelie. There are so many of us who care – we could all give her happiness together…