Nova’s story is an unfortunate one. She had had a broken front leg that was never treated. Her owners couldn’t or wouldn’t pay to have her looked after and decided to surrender her instead. At least now she would be receiving the care she desperately needed. Since the old break could not be set properly and it was causing her constant pain the decision was made to have the leg amputated.
Luckily the Tollie Fund was able to cover the cost of her surgery and the fabulous staff and volunteers at the Delta Community Animal Shelter have been giving her all of the lovin’ this sweet, sweet girl deserves. It’s been a couple of months since the surgery and she’s doing marvelously.
She’s only a year old (give or take) and she still has that puppy energy and enthusiasm … though the day before we stopped in she had been out for quite a long walk and the weather was on the warm side so she was being smart and taking it easy. We didn’t mind one bit … we weren’t moving much faster ourselves in that heat.
She loves, loves, loves chewing on her toys … even when she’s too tired to keep her eyes open 😉
The surgeons did a great job with the incision/scar … it’s healed up very cleanly. And look at that pattern on her head … can you see the howling wolf? 🙂