June arrived at the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter on November 18, 2019. Initially, the shelter staff noticed her ears appeared to be inhumanely and poorly cropped. It is suspected that this was from a home job. Sadly, a home job typically means it was done without anesthesia using a razor blade or scissors. June arrived at the shelter with significant swelling and arthritis build up in her back leg. All indications point to June being in a great deal of pain for some time. The medical team at Bradshaw Animal Shelter discovered she had multiple fractures not addressed coupled with not receiving any medical care for her leg and the joint passed the point of healing on its own. We are in awe of sweet June. While living with incredible amounts of pain, she has continued to be happy, social, and full of life. All involved realized early on that we were not giving up but, more importantly, neither was June.
The shelter received a surgical consultation for the removal of an Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) lesion, cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) tear debridement, and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery on her rear leg. June has been with Bradshaw Animal Shelter for over a year, most of the time in a wonderful foster home. When she is at Sacramento Shelter Pets Alive (SSPA), she plays a vital role in the dog play group. June has become the SSPA greeter dog. She keeps the other dogs calm and in line, without drama. She is the sweetest momma bear to all. The shelter and June's foster parents have kept her comfortable with pain medication over the last year. She continues to prove she is strong and can maintain to a degree, but she deserves this surgery.
We want June to have a better quality of life. The surgery cost is approximately $4,850 plus blood work of $229 and can be done by a local veterinary clinic. We are hoping to raise $5,400 in funding for this surgery.
Any funds raised above the cost of June's care and recovery will be used to fund our Special Medical Needs Program, which funds specialized veterinary care and treatment for injured and neglected animals that are residents of the Bradshaw Animal Shelter.