Justin, March, 2001
Justin is a small, three year old, male, black Labrador Retriever who was found lying in a drainage ditch in Marion, TX. Justin's rescuers luckily discovered him shortly after the accident that caused his injuries because at the time they found him, Justin was going into shock. His rescuers transported him immediately to a veterinarian, where he was treated for shock and his injuries were assessed. It was there that they discovered that Justin had a severely broken left front leg. Unfortunately, it was not the type of break that could simply be immobilized for healing. Justin would have to have surgery to pull the bones back into alignment. Justin's temperament was such that his rescuers decided to go ahead with the surgery to have the leg repaired and then try to place him in a good home.
Justin underwent the first surgery only to have X-rays reveal that the bones had again slipped out of place and a second surgery would be necessary. The second surgery held and Justin was on his way to good health. Justin's rescuers, however, now faced the task of paying for the double surgeries. They did some research, discovered LABMED, and applied for help to fund the fracture repair.
LABMED was happy to lend a hand and at last communication, Justin was headed to the San Antonio Animal Shelter where the shelter workers already had several families interested in adopting him.
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