Cute as a button, this little yellow male Lab mix puppy was only 10 weeks old when his owners surrendered him to the Durham County, NC, animal shelter. Charlie had a fractured right tibia, apparently from a household accident. A volunteer at the shelter immediately rescued Charlie and took him to a vet for treatment of the broken leg.
The break in Charlie's leg was severe, requiring 4 metal pins to be nserted into the bone and connected externally to allow support and rigidity for healing. With the prompt surgical repair of his leg, the prognosis for a full recovery was excellent. Charlie had his surgery and then his rescuer asked LABMED if we could help with the costs. We were happy to contribute to Charlie's treatment.
As puppies usually do, Charlie bounced right back from his surgery. The main problem in his recovery was to keep him from running and jumping! According to his foster mom, "Charlie is a very sweet, smart puppy. His housetraining is going well (5 days without an accident!) and he loves working on basic commands (for treats of course)." Charlie will make a wonderful pet for some lucky family!
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