Moose is a 138-pound, one-year-old Saint Bernard. Known to bet shy at first, once he warms up to you he will be your best friend giving you big slobbery kisses and expecting hugs in return. One of Moose’s favorite pastimes is running and playing with other dogs. Sadly, due to severe hip dysplasia his playtime is now severely limited as he can no longer run. On Thursday, September 20th Moose will undergo Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO) Surgery.
A femoral head osteotomy, also referred to as a femoral head ostectomy or FHO, is the surgical removal of the head and neck of the femur. In simpler terms, it is the removal of the “ball” part of the ball-and-socket that makes up the hip joint. This way, the bones of the joint are no longer in contact, which eliminates the pain that is caused by the abnormal contact of the bones.
Moose is a volunteer favorite. When Radar, the deaf pit was brought into the shelter – Moose was the only dog with enough patience to deal with Radar’s antics. Before long they became best buds and would roll around on ground together, covered in dirt having the time of their lives.
Moose loves the water, whether spending time in the kiddie pool or drinking hose water… if he sees water he is going to be in it!
Moose deserves to have a life free from pain. He deserves to be able to run and play with his dog friends, bound through the water and enjoy life. This surgery will give Moose his life back.
The cost of Moose’s surgery alone will be $2,500. Once he has undergone surgery and recuperated his other side will be reevaluated. By donating to Moose’s Surgery Campaign you will be giving Moose his life back. Please help us cover the cost of this life altering surgery for Moose!