A puppy with two broken legs went into surgery Thursday with a lot of good wishes behind her.
Zelda came to the Rascal Animal Hospital in May. Her previous owners said she broke her legs playing, but veterinary staff suspect she may have been abused. Her legs had been broken for weeks before she came to Rascal.
Animal lovers sent money in to cover the cost of her surgery, and six-month-old Zelda can finally begin her road to recovery.
Because Zelda is young and her legs have been broken so long, the double surgery was complicated. So, RAH owner Dr. Michelle Gonzalez sought out Dr. Jonathan Dyce, her former professor at the OSU medical hospital, for the hip and leg surgeries that would be long and involved.
“The head and the neck of the femur are removed, and the hip acts as a joint,” she explained before the surgery. “When you remove the piece of bone that’s fractured, you remove the pain and give her mobility on the other side. He’s going to shave of the piece of bone that’s impinging into her knee keeping her from extending her leg.”
We’re told the surgeries went well. Zelda will recover at Rascal Animal Hospital in Dublin for 4 weeks. An attempt to raise funds for the surgery and recovery continue.