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Joyful Jimmy Loses a Leg - Embracing Tripod Life!

$4,710 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 127 people in 1 month
Jimmy might look like a tough guy but he is 100% mush!  Wags & Walks rescued him from the shelter without knowing that he had an injury.  We quickly noticed him limping which continued to rapidly get worse - he wouldn't/couldn't bear any weight on the leg.  Xrays revealed an old broken bone that healed very poorly, as well as an elbow injury with severe painful arthritis.  The best option for Jimmy is to lose the leg - full amputation.  Dogs do surprisingly well on 3 legs, so we expect that Jimmy will recover like a champ and master life as a tripod with pure enthusiasm!  Please help us help this joyful boy to conquer the world on 3 legs.

3/1 update:  Unfortunately Jimmy has had some post-op complications.  He developed an infection/abscess at the surgical site which required drains to  be placed and re-stitching.  In addition to the infection some of the tissue has become necrotic which requires attention and a pending culture to determine the cause of the infection and dying tissue.  Depending on how he does over the next couple weeks, he may need another surgery to remove the dead tissue and re-close the area.  And just for an added bonus, Jimmy injured his front paw and has to wear a boot for a while - OH Jimmy!

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3/1 update:  Unfortunately Jimmy has had some post-op complications.  He developed an infection/abscess at the surgical site which required drains to  be placed and re-stitching.  In addition to the infection some of the tissue has become necrotic which requires attention and a pending culture to determine the cause of the infection and dying tissue.  Depending on how he does over the next couple weeks, he may need another surgery to remove the dead tissue and re-close the area.  And just for an added bonus, Jimmy injured his front paw and has to wear a boot for a while - OH Jimmy!
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We are delighted to share that Jimmy is doing really well! He adjusted very quickly to having one less leg. Jimmy is just as joyful and sweet as he was before the surgery. We are so grateful for the support we received for Jimmy and thrilled to have met our fundraising goal for him. Thank you to everyone for donating to Jimmy and so many other wonderful dogs that Wags & Walks rescues.
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$4,710 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 127 people in 1 month
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Wags and Walks
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