Help us save Draco, a french bulldog run over by a car and paralyzed!
His name is Draco and for the last three years he has been the only four legged member of a young family with a baby daughter.
Born to a backyard breeder, he was the odd one out at the litter. An extremely calm character, he would stand calm and quiet on his corner… watching.
This unusual calm, is what made his family decide to get him and love him like one of their own, or so he thought.
Yesterday, as Draco was about to start his morning walk, his leash snapped and he ended under a passing car. In a fraction of a second the damage was done.
Draco’s fractures are multiple and terrifying to look at. He has a disk hernia, his Sacrum and hip are shattered. Right now he’s paralyzed from the waist down, unable to walk, to stand up, to hold his pee and in pain.
Faced with the news that unless Draco has an urgent operation he will remain paralyzed for life the family decided to euthanize him…
And this is where we come in… We KNOW, because we have performed multiple similar operations in recent months that Draco’s condition is recoverable, that with the right combination of technology and skill he can recover the use of his legs and above all we know he shouldn’t die untreated, not without been given every chance to recover. Right now, that’s not the case.. right now he’s going to be killed without even trying.
We have asked his family for Draco to be released onto our care and responsibility, to surrender him to us to give him a one last shot at life… tearfully they did.
Right now we are all he has. We are Draco’s last chance of ever having a normal pain-free life again.
Could you please help us making this dream a reality?
We don’t have a single second to loose. Every minute counts. Operation is scheduled for tomorrow.
Please, if you can, contribute to Draco’s surgery today… Look at this extraordinary face and please help him get his life back on track… It’s going to be all… or nothing.
Update post-surgery Aug 22
Everything went well!!!
Draco’s operation took place yesterday evening and it went well… as you can see in this Xray we had to create quite a bit of a structure to put everything back in place, but we are very happy with the results.
Draco is doing great.. under a great pain management schedule, and he obviously feels greatly relieved. Just have a look at him… say HI!
August 23 .. Draco is going home for the weekend..
Draco is doing really good and we think it’s best for him to go home with his family for the weekend. He is stressed at the clinic, clearly misses them, he’s not eating as well as he should…
So we are sending him home until Monday that he will be back to continue his therapy.
Here is a great video of him and his owner … LOOK AT THAT FACE!!!
Today we had Draco at the clinic. Such a nice pleasure to see that face!
He’s doing well… his family is doing everything possible for him to recover. He is energized by the atmospher at home, by the family’s little baby girl, and by the home food he missed so much whilst at the clinic.
His evolution is very satisfactory… little by little he’s beginning to stand on his two feet, control of his body funtions is also slowly returning.
Look at that face:
Our little Hero continues his progress. He’s doing well, he has regained control of bodily functions, stands on his own and walks around the house. Now we must work on his strength and on mobility.
He’s amazing… we are all in love with Draco. He has stolen our hearts…
DRACO WALKS… DRACO RUNS…
Draco’s surgery is out of the way, now it beings probably the hardest part, the rehabilitation. Please if you can help us by contributing to Draco’s rehabilitation program…
We know times are tough and many are struggling right now, if you are not in a position to contribute please, at least help us save Draco by SHARING this blog on Facebook, Twitter, you name it… anywhere you can… . Please help Draco today, because it’s important, because it will save his life and because it sends the world the message that we must not abandon the weakest, human or animal in their moment of need.