|Sweet Alfie waiting to be warded at ARVC for his surgery to fix his broken leg|
So our volunteers decided to bring Alfie's xray and consult Dr Ly from ARVC. We waited 3 hours to see Dr Ly and he kindly saw us, despite us not having an appointment. He said although he was due to fly out of town, he would squeeze Alfie's surgery in and was confident he could save his leg. We were ever so grateful. And so the mad rush began yet again, to quickly rush down to get Alfie and bring him over to Dr Ly to fix his leg before Dr Ly flew off.
Alfie's surgery was conducted by Dr Ly where pins were inserted to hold the fractured bones together. Last night, when our volunteer headed down to the ARVC to check on Alfie, he had just woken up from his surgery, which lasted for about an hour. Dr. Ly and his team had successfully fixed his fractured leg but Alfie would take months to fully recover, not to mention needing lots of hydrotherapy and exercising. Alfie, a brave warrior right from the start, just sat quietly in his enclosure with a long neatly stitched wound across his entire left front leg. It is disheartening to know how much pain and shock his body is taking, all because of a careless and merciless hit-and-run driver.
|Xray of Alfie's fractured leg before the surgery|
|After surgery, long stitches running down poor Alfie's leg. Immense pain from an irresponsible and careless driver|
|Small grazes and abrasions on the other side of his body|
|Alfie, just out of surgery|
Alfie will need to undergo another X-ray in a month to check on his healing progress. He would also need to get the pins in his leg removed then too. Meanwhile, we are looking for a foster home, with a clean home environment, who can help to nurse Alfie back to health. Is anyone able to take in this nice-natured dog in his time of need?
|Handsome Alfie, life has been tough|
|Fractured leg repaired after surgery. Alfie has a long road to recovery|
We often say we need to slow down as we have way too many dogs to manage, rehabilitate and rehome but when we receive a call to rescue an injured dog, we immediately jump into action again!
Will you join us and fight his battle with him? If you would like to help Alfie with his medical bills or provide a home for him on his road to recovery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.