Meet Dolly! Dolly is a beautiful, energetic one year old girl. Dolly’s original owner surrendered her to the local animal control officer after a local vet saw and reported that she had traumatic injuries… and was living in a life threatening situation. Dolly has injuries that were consistent with severe abuse and neglect.
Dolly gets along very well with other dogs and all people. She is sweet and charming and a very silly puppy. Dolly loves playing with toys of every kind and is a typical puppy in most ways. She loves tummy rubs and napping on your lap.
Dolly’s physical injuries may involve surgical intervention. At this time, we know Dolly has been shot and still has pellets that remain under her skin. Dolly has suffered a Salter Harris Type 1 fracture of the right front humerus. The fracture had been left untreated and has healed beyond surgical repair. Dolly has also suffered a traumatic injury to her left carpus. This has made walking painful and difficult for her. Dolly received physical therapy from Suzy Starr and we are beyond grateful for her kindness and for helping Dolly achieve more than we hoped for.
Now that Dolly’s growth plates have closed, she will be seeing Dr. McCarthy at Tufts Foster Hospital for a more conclusive orthopedic evaluation. She may require an arthrodesis (fusion of the elbow). This will prevent discomfort of the elbow, but will also further prevent range of motion.
This surgery has a lengthy recovery of 8-12 weeks of rest with rechecks and management throughout the recovery period. The hyperextension of her left carpus has diminished greatly.
She is using the right leg with some limitations, but appears to be uninhibited by it. Her left appears to be healed completely. Dolly will always have an abnormal gait (a cute wiggle) and may develop arthritis as she ages, which is not uncommon for any dog,
Dolly has a very loving heart and is always happy to meet new people and animals. She will be available for adoption once she is medically cleared.
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We extend our sincere thanks to the following sponsors for supporting Dolly!
♥ Cheryl C of NH
♥ Tim M of Stoughton, MA
♥ Fiona Apple of CA
♥ Tina V. of East Bridgewater, MA
♥ Thayne B. of Milford, MA
♥ Barb & Ralph of Greenfield MA – One-time donation