Rudy lives with both knees destroyed
Rudy lives with both knees destroyed, until now…
Words cannot describe the conditions from which Rudy was rescued.
For the last years of his life Rudy has been living in a junkyard, with nothing more than four bare walls to cover himself from the rain. We don’t know how he became a possession of those people, they told us he was dumped in front of their gate, but who knows.
When we found him Rudy was barely able to stand, and every effort to do so made him whimper and cry. He was surrounded by steel scraps in a junkyard, rusty metal everywhere you looked, a totally inhospitable place where he was barely able to move. He was chained, and he had been chained for a long as everyone there could remember.
It wasn’t easy to convince those people to give Rudy to us. They said they loved him. Yeah, right…
He didn’t enter our clinic on his own, unable to stand he was carried on top of a blanket and placed in a comfortable bed, probably for the first time in his life.
You need to look at the state of those knees to understand the extent of his condition. Both knees are out of their natural position, this has completely destroyed the knees head and cartilage, causing severe arthrosis in one of the most sensitive parts of a dog’s body. Joints are inflamed and there is widespread damage to the cartilage.
Excruciating pain is barely adequate to describe what Rudy has been experienced to get to this point.
Rudy’s condition is one of the most complicated we can face from a medical point of view, because it has been allowed to deteriorate to this point. Our only hope is to be able to realign the knees and fix them in place supporting the ligaments, and it’s going to require multiple operations until he is able to stand on his own again.
We really have no choice, we must do our best to fix those legs so that Rudy can have a proper life. Right now he doesn’t have any. Right now he just experiences pain and frustration, unable to move and stand..
At this very special time of the year, I would like you to please think of Rudy today and help him get on with his surgery… he has a long road ahead of him, but every little bit will help..
Many many thanks!
Update 3rd January
It has been a very difficult month for Rudy. His first operation was successful but a couple of days later the fix broke due to a sudden movement. It was clear it wasn´t going to work so we operated him again providing additional reinforcement. And yes!! it has worked!!!
Here is a quick video, that shows you Rudy´s condition the day he was rescued and his condition today… amazing right?
And more good news… Rudy has been adopted by his fosters!!! They just could´t resist.
This makes us really happy, right now there is no way to know how the condition of his legs will evolve and it´s a great thing that he has been adopted so close to our clinic. We will be able to keep a close eye on him!
P.S. As usual, we will be keeping everyone updated on Rudy’s surgeries and condition not only here in this blog, but through our FB Page, Let’s Adopt! Global