BENEFITING: A Forever-Home Rescue Foundation, Inc.
Latest Update - 9/10/14
We have uploaded a video of McKenna after having her leg removed to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/afh2002). As you can see, she is still a happy girl who wants to go go go!
McKenna's leg has been amputated and she is recovering. Updates will follow as her recovery progresses.
Update – 9/5/14
We just received a call from McKenna’s vet. Unfortunately, her leg is not going to heal properly so it will have to be amputated. We are confident that McKenna will be able to get along on 3 legs (she will be a tripod) but she needs your support now more than ever to help us cover the cost of her medical care. Please consider a tax deductible donation today. Due to the additional medical costs, we have raised our goal to $8,000, which should cover all McKenna's expenses.
Update - 9/2/14
Poor McKenna just can't catch a break. She came down with Puppy Strangles. Thanks to her foster mom being observant, she is going to be ok, but it's just another setback for her.
Puppy Strangles is primarily an immune system disorder. Symptoms include the appearance of small, pimple-like bumps around the eyes, the muzzle, the abdomen, and other parts of the body. Without quick identification and immediate treatment, puppies can die from it.
McKenna is still hanging in there but needs your support. Please consider a donation today.
Unfortunately, our vet is not satisfied with McKenna's progress after repairing her broken leg. She will be closely monitored for 2 weeks and then a decision will be made about whether or not to amputate her leg.
McKenna's care is funded by you, our supporters, and we appreciate everything you are doing to help her.
As with all AFH dogs, McKenna will get whatever level of care is necessary to allow her to have a happy, pain-free life. If you would like to make a donation to help us to help her, McKenna will be forever grateful.
McKenna is a sweet little girl who came to us from a rural rescue.
One of her legs was completely broken through (as seen in her x-ray). Of course we immediately took her to our vet to be seen and we were told that there is no way that the break would have healed by itself. McKenna needed surgery.
Not only was the leg broken, but there was a break in the growth plate too. The growth plate is an opening at the ends of a dog’s bones that allow the bones to become longer until the dog is fully grown. Damage to the growth plate can cause stunted growth.
We asked the vet her opinion on how she thought McKenna was injured and her guess was that she was either thrown from a car or kicked with a lot of force – in other words – blunt force trauma.
McKenna's surgery was done and a plate was put in, but because of the damage to the growth plate, her leg may still have to be removed. She came through surgery and is recovering, but we won’t know for a month or so if she can keep the leg.
To date we have spent almost $4,000 on McKenna’s care. If you would like to contribute to her care, please donate here or send a check to:
PO Box 222801
Chantilly, VA 20153