Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Puppy born with wonky legs given life-changing surgery

A little puppy has avoided being put down and had her wonky legs pinned to help her walk.

Cocker spaniel Wanda was born with such badly deformed front legs that vets thought the bone damage was irreparable and advised she should be put down.

Despite her problematic paws four-month-old Wanda was taken in by volunteers, Kerri Eilertsen-Feeney and Eileen Mellis, founders of Cinque Ports Rescue in Deal, Kent, who refused to give up on her.

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Just one week later the playful pup underwent surgery where a specialist orthopaedic vet rotated the ulna bones by 180 degrees and fixed them into place with pins. Although it’s still unclear whether Wanda will ever be able to walk normally she continues to exceed all expectations and has already seen a huge improvement.

1 comment:

Barbwire said...

Marvelous! It's great to see the puppy enjoying life.