Eddy Django came to PPR during a severe snow storm in 2017 after his new papa adopted him from a Florida kill shelter. He was an over the road trucker and while at a rest stop in Pennsylvania, Eddy Django jumped from the truck cab and snapped his right front leg. PPR agreed to help and picked him up. Casting was tried, but ultimately he needed surgery to place hardware that was deemed a success!
Eddy was adopted shortly after his leg was surgically repaired. Two years later and his mom was trying to give him away so PPR swooped in and brought Eddy back into our care. (Our contract does not allow any of our adopted dogs to go anywhere but back to PPR). Turns out his adopted home never had the hardware removed which was supposed to take place 6 months after surgery.
Eddy visited the surgeon and we were told the hardware needed to come out so that his leg didn't become brittle and break. Surgery was done and 4 days later Eddy broke his bad leg right under the initial break. It was a devastating thing to happen even though we followed the discharge instructions carefully. We attempted to cast the leg, but it just is not healing. Our options are very limited and since we had such a bad experience with the hardware the first time around it was decided to amputate the leg. We truly tried everything in our power to help Eddy keep his leg, but it is now just an extremely painful limb that he will do just fine without.
The estimate is $800 to $1100 to have the leg amputated. Surgery is scheduled for September 10th and we need help to offset the cost. We can't wait for Eddy to finally be free from pain once and for all!