Tucker2, October, 2000
When this big, yellow Lab started to limp, it appeared that his days were numbered. His owners could not afford to treat Tucker's shoulder problems, so they surrendered him to an animal control shelter. The vet on duty at the shelter contacted a local rescue group to see if they could help Tucker: the shelter was full to overflowing and Tucker's time there was very limited.
A foster home was found for Tucker and plans were made to have his shoulder x-rayed. Unfortunately, the foster home did not work out and Tucker was returned to the shelter before a vet visit could be arranged. Now the chances looked dim, indeed, for this pup who was only 10 months old. But a second foster home was found, in a town 3 1/2 hours away, and medical care was arranged for Tucker. The diagnosis was OCD of the shoulder: Tucker would have an excellent chance of a complete recovery with surgery.
LABMED was contacted, and agreed to fund part of the costs for Tucker to have his shoulder repaired. The surgery went very well, and Tucker returned to his foster home to recuperate.. Full of adolescent energy, Tucker can't wait for the day he is turned loose to run and play again!
Update: December, 2000
We have just been informed that Tucker has found his forever home!
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