Meet Woodstock: Part 1
October 28, 2015
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a two year-old border collie mix, came to Salt Lake County Animal Services this
past July with severe physical problems. He walked with a severe limp due to
fractures on both hind legs. In order to help him heal he would need two surgeries:
a total hip replacement on his left side and the other would require surgery on
his right hock, a joint similar to a human ankle. As for his emotional
problems: being scared of touch, of
humans, and not knowing how to be pet, those would have to wait. The staff at
Animal Services decided to tackle his physical boundaries first.
for him to have the surgeries living in the shelter wasn’t a possibility for
multiple reasons. Imagine being put on roller-skates for the first time and
pushed out onto a slick floor like linoleum. Our flooring isn’t conducive to a
dog that can barely walk. The surgeon needed to make sure Woodstock was
healthy. He needed to live at least 2-weeks outside of the shelter for us to
make sure he was germ free. We had to find Woodstock a foster family.
#1 seemed like a great fit but Woodstock couldn’t stand to be in a crate, he
tried to break free and scratched up his face trying to do so.
#2 was just a temporary solution until we could find him a long term foster
because they were moving out of the country.
#3….well that’s another story.
Woodstock on his adventure here at Unleashed: PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake
County Animal Services.
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