Hank is a beautiful 6 month old Harlequin Great Dane who was surrendered to Catering to Cats and Dogs. We received a frantic phone call on Sunday, the 28th of February at about 4pm requesting help from his owner who was boarding a bus in two hours and had no safe plan for Hank and his house mate, a Pit Bull. Even though it was three hours away, we pooled all
of our resources and contacts to get both dogs to safety. What we did not realize was that Hank could not walk very well, he could not bear weight on his back legs and had a large hump on his back. We knew these dogs needed us but we just did not realize how badly.
First thing Monday morning, we were at the vet's office where we were quickly referred to the neurologist for a consultation. The neurologist did an MRI and a CT scan because he wanted to know exactly what we were dealing with and wanted to give us the most accurate diagnosis. The diagnosis had good news and bad news. The bad news is he has Kyphosis, which is the excessive outward curvature of the spine causing hunching of the back, and a congenital malformation of the spine at T8, T9 and T10 with severe spinal cord compression. The good news is that the doctor is very optimistic that this is fixable through surgery! The doctor has performed several surgeries for this condition and he is very confident that the surgery and physical therapy will allow Hank to make a full recovery.
Can you donate to help Hank have a chance at a normal life? Any amount helps and makes a huge difference!
Thank you in advance for your love and support.