If you bought out 2017 fundraising calendar, you'll recognize Mr. March, better known as Pawder around the shelter.
Pawder is a 2 1/2 yr old, fun loving Shepard X who came to the A.R.C. from Peguis First Nation back in 2014. When he arrived at the shelter he had a cherry eye and a limp in his left hind leg. Cherry eye can involve weakening, stretching, or detachment of anchoring tissue on an ocular gland that is sometimes referred to as a third eyelid. In dogs the third eyelid plays a role promoting oxygen supply and tear production to the eye.
The cherry eye was corrected at the time of his neuter and an x-ray showed signs of a previous fracture in the leg that either healed incorrectly or the growth plate closed prematurely, resulting in him limping on his right hind leg. He was very energetic despite the injury in the hind leg and loved to play with other dogs and seemed quite happy. He started his journey with a new family, however despite their love, it wasn't the right fit as he struggled to adjust to life in a busy family.
This January Pawder re-injured his right hind leg. An x-ray and examination showed he had torn the ligament in the left knee. A very painful injury for both humans and animals alike. Because of the previous injury to the hip, compounded with this new injury and clear signs of pain and senstivity, amputation was deemed Pawder's best chance of living a pain-free life.
His amputation surgery took place in late January, along with the removal of a fractured tooth. He has recovered quite well adujusting to life as a tripawd. He's ready to start his new life in a forever home anytime. It is recommended that he finds a home without small children, but a home with another dog is fine.
His surgery cost approximately $800. Anyone wanting to help with this cost will receive a tax receipt for any donation more than $20. Thank you for your continued support.