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Injured, Overweight Chihuahua Left Behind In Vacant Condo When Household Moved

George got here to Pet Tales from Kent County Animal Shelter after being discovered by the owner of an empty condo constructing. Regardless of being in tough form, the poor pup was deserted and left alone when his earlier homeowners moved away.

His rescuers discovered this nearly inconceivable as George shouldn’t be solely extremely lovable, however he’s tremendous candy and was clearly in loads of ache.


Candy little George has been a resident at Pet Tales because the week earlier than Thanksgiving. Although we doubt he would nonetheless be there if it weren’t for the truth that he had a couple of hoops to leap by earlier than he can frolic off into the sundown with the without end household of his goals. 

First, he needed to lose some weight, as George was extremely overweight when he arrived. In actual fact, it was all of this additional weight that had contributed to his want for surgical procedure. As soon as he efficiently slimmed down through food plan change, it was secure for him to have the dear but extraordinarily worthwhile surgical procedure. 

You see, George’s situation was fairly extreme. He had a torn ACL and a luxating patella in his proper knee. (Medical wants that had been utterly uncared for by his earlier homeowners.)

Meaning his kneecap would primarily “pop misplaced” or keep in an inappropriate place. This was inflicting him ache and forcing him to stroll on solely three legs. He nonetheless managed to get round, however he sometimes needed to stroll with one leg at a time and seemed slightly bow-legged when he moved.

Chihuahuas are among the many commonest breeds identified with luxating patellas, however this pint-sized pup had a very extreme case. 

The surgical procedure totaled slightly below $3,200, however little George was price it. The rescue raised a portion of the proceeds by a number of Fb fundraising posts and a Fb birthday fundraiser.


Whereas Pet Tales has paid the invoice at George’s surgeon’s workplace, they’re nonetheless $2,000 quick in elevating sufficient cash to cowl the whole price, and he will possible want surgical procedure on his different leg sooner or later.

George goes again to the orthopedic surgeon on April 4th to have his staples eliminated and to see how his leg is therapeutic. If the vet offers him the “all clear,” he can formally be listed for adoption!

If you wish to undertake this candy fellow, submit an adoption software on their website. (Remember fuzzy blankets are a should for George’s new residence.)

To donate to this dapper canine’s medical funds, you’ll be able to use the donation button on their website, or if you happen to favor Venmo, you’ll be able to donate to them there through @PetTalesRescue (it should come up beneath Kathy Brown, and the final 4 numbers are 1591).

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