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Juno, The Husky Foster (3 legged) Puppy

We had the joy of fostering a Husky that had his right front leg bent backwards through abuse and was then abandoned to the local shelter. Volunteer (unpaid) Veterinarians at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington performed surgery and straightened the leg. Puppy spent a night in severe pain (he was heavily medicated though).

After a couple weeks it was apparent to all that the leg was not healing properly and the leg was amputated. Juno spent another night in pain (again he was heavily medicated). Three legged dogs actually do quite well in life. They don’t let it bother them.

Juno has now been adopted. We miss him terribly but it is for the best (we already have plenty of creatures roaming our house). The new caretakers/adopters provided the slide in this video with Juno getting doused with a hose. This is a dog that a shelter saved and has already brought much joy to many people including us!

Below is a picture of Juno all grown up and taken recently by his wonderful new family in Vancouver found over at FeffandFairy. He has captured their hearts too.

Juno - Older and more loved (click photo to enlarge)

2 comments

1 K. Dunn { 04.09.08 at 8:46 pm }

Thank you so much for your story. In two weeks I will be getting a 6wk old pitbull that had to have his front right leg amputated due to a birth defect. I have been on the internet constantly trying to gather information. Yours has been very helpfull as well as hopefull. Thank you!

2 Wendel { 11.25.15 at 6:48 pm }

I always think that bigegr is better. But I am guessing that depending on where I am looking at it it would make a difference. My screen at work is huge so big is it!Enjoy the day. ErinErin Prais-Hintz recently posted

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