Abby is a sweet, somewhat shy 10-month old terrier mix puppy who was rescued from from San Jose Animal Care and Services. Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF) agreed to take her. She had had relatively restricted activity both at the shelter and in the first foster home, so it wasn’t until she started running around and playing at her NARF foster home that it was noticed that she was definitely favoring one of her rear legs. NARF’s very experienced foster mother immediately thought “luxating patella, oh no!”
Abby turned out to have this condition in both knees severely enough to require surgery, which was done as soon as possible. She has recovered beautifully!
The cost was over $1500 and PAWS for SJACS was able to provide $500 to help with the cost of the surgery. We thank our donors to PAWS for SJACS medical fund that allows PAWS to keep helping rescues from the San Jose Animal Care Center lead normal lives.
Thank you for wanting to help adorable Abby!