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Jonathan was found as a homeless stray in North Carolina and his time was up, so Passion 4 Paws saved him because we knew that no one else would! Due to what we suspect may have been medical neglect or trauma from an early age, Jonathan developed a shortened radius bone, shorter than his ulna bone, which has caused an imperfect fit on the elbow joint (see photos).
Read more at: wagwalking.com/treatment/ulnar-ostectomy
Corrective surgery is needed to remove a segment of Jonathan's ulna bone, in relation to the radius. This procedure is called an ulnar ostectomy and the sooner it is preformed, the better. The surgery will be preformed by Peak Veterinary in Williston, Vermont. If left untreated, it will generate further lameness and limb deformities.
This handsome pup is only 14 months old (approx. DOB 2-13-19). Per shelter staff he was "very easy to handle and wanted to say hi to all of the dogs when passing their kennels"! Per his foster, Jonathan is crate-trained, gets along with other dogs and likes to go for car rides. He is good with kids and knows Sit/Stay/Come. He's treat motivated and a quick learner!
Jonathan will be available for adoption once he has fully recovered from his surgery. He clearly has lots of love to give and happily recieve; he deserves a second chance at a healthy life in a loving forever home!