Nebraska Airedale Terrier Association
She was like any other of the many we see in Rescue; she bounded through the doors of the adoption kennel at the shelter--exuberant, playful, full of that joie de vivre so typical of the Airedale. So charismatic that you might not notice the "PROBLEM"-- but that it was so pronounced. A severe deformity of the forelimb so that it bent in and out and under in a massive contortion, almost as if the paw had been attached somehow sideways AND backwards--painful to the human heart/eye, yet, a handicap to which she, herself, was oblivious! She could "run", affected limb uplifted and play, just like any other 10-month old Airedale puppy! She didn't wince nor lament her "misfortune", so typically the stoicism of the Airedale.
Initial prognosis from the orthopedic surgeon was that nothing could be done--the "affected" limb was so much shorter than the other that any attempt to "repair" it might only create more problems!
Story to be continued .................
Many pets may have been "orphaned" by the WTC tragedy! Organizations trying to rescue or care for them, or provide financial assistance to those who are providing services to them, include:
If you would like to make a contribution to assist in the recovery and placement of orphaned pets, or if you can assist in foster care and placement, please contact one of the above!
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