Joan is a Female Border Collie. She is around 1 year old. She was spotted running and could not be caught with one of those bear type traps that damage a leg so badly. Three days later she was seen again and this time she came to the person so he took her immediately to the shelter as she could not use her leg and it was a very serious wound.
The shelter contacted Rescue and Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue Rep, said they would accept her as a foster and take care of her leg.
She went directly to the Vet's office and the next day, she had surgery on her leg. The tendons are damaged but the bone is not broken so only time will tell if her leg can be saved. For right now, it is stitched after being cleaned and is slowly healing. Below are some pictures of her that I took today.
Joan adores all people and being right with them is her favorite sport.
Joanie is trying to use her leg when walking so hoping there is a miracle and that she can at least use the let even if with a limp.
Joanie has had her tail docked which is common in ranch dogs, she is a smooth coat tri color and is smaller in size.
This and the next 3 shots are a series of pictures of her on the deck. We had an Ice snow fall dusting the night before called Brockle and she loved it and loved rolling in it. The series show her from a down through the roll.
and below where she decided to tast this stuff.
The Shelter called her Courage because she had so much will to live but that name does not work to call her so she is Joan ( of Arc ) commonly called Joanie.
If anyone wishes to help with her medical bills or those of other border collies, please go to http://www.spdrdogs.org/ and be sure to note it is for medical care for the Border Collie fund.
They have reps and homes for many breeds so if your interest is a different breed, you can donate for that breed. The adoption donation is normally $150 and it costs almost $300 for the spay neuter and shots for foster dogs so even without special emergency surgery, rescues can always use help.
Freddie is between 15 and 20 weeks, was purchased in the Walmart parking lot at 5 weeks old, resold to a neighbor and then given to someone who could not stand seeing him outside all the time, He could not keep him though because of dog limits so gave him to his mom who had the same problem. She contacted the shelter and asked for info on a rescue. She called and Freddie is now here. soon he will be up for adoption. I just took a few pix as he is a little scared of a house yet, has learned in a few hours that crates are great and cats will play with him. He will not be spending another night outside.
This one was taken after he had relaxed and 6 salmon treats.
Here, he is just a little worried about our dogs who are barking a welcome, soon he was nose to nose with them.
Hey, this guy gives me treats and scratches my ears, I sure like this.
He will need to gain a little confidence, learn a few dog language lessons from Cassie
who is our nannie dog and teaches pups how to get along with each other and other dogs. She is a tremendous help when fostering pups.
watch for this pup and all other BCs for adoption on