Logan's original owner/breeder brought him into a vet clinic in Knoxville TN, because he had been vomiting and had diarrhea. After it was determined that he did not have an obstruction that would require immediate surgery and his symptoms could be treated with medications, the vet noticed he also had some swelling and lameness in his front legs. After X-rays and a consult with a local specialist, it was determined that Logan has elbow dysplasia in both of his elbow and would need surgery. His owner/breeder who was willing to pay for testing on their female German Shepherd to see if she was ready for breeding would not pay for Logan's needed elbow surgery and asked the vet to euthanize him.
The vet looked down at the happy, friendly, 13 month old German Shepherd laying at her feet and said NO. Instead, she asked the owner/breeder to surrender Logan to the vet clinic and she would find another option for Logan. After the owner/breeder agreed to surrender Logan and signed him over to the vet, she contacted the German Shepherd Rescue of East TN for help.
The German Shepherd Rescue of East TN did not have any foster space available or the funds to pay for his needed surgery, but we could not stand by and do nothing. Logan was moved to a local boarding facility while we waited for a foster space to became available. Then we started trying to raise the funds needed to pay for his surgery and care. We are fortunate enough to have one of the best orthopedic canine surgeons here in Knoxville TN, Dr. Mitch Rosenzweig, and he has reviewed Logan's X-rays and has offered to repair both of Logan's elbows for the price of one. This is a very generous offer that we are grateful for, but the $2,500 needed for Logan's surgery is close to our operating budget for the entire year. The German Shepherd Rescue of East TN can not help Logan without your help. Please help us, help Logan by making a donation.