Deer Kicked & Broke Dog's Leg in Accident

Our dog "Hawk Dukey" bolted out the front door chasing a deer in our front yard last month. We live in Ocean Shores, WA with a plethora of wildlife around us especially deer which are not so “wild” out here. My husband and I have been extra cautious/aware with keeping him leashed but unfortunately fate had it's way that day! The deer kicked Hawk, we heard a "yelp" and he wobbled back with his front, right leg dangling just below his joint. We are very thankful it wasn't worse! He was rushed to our nearest emergency vet: Olympia Emergency Vet Specialists. After an ER assessment, x-ray, soft cast/splint and meds given we were told it was a complete break meaning the bone pieces were detached from each other. Therefore, he would need surgery in the next 48 hours to insert and attach a titanium plate to the bone. It was heart wrenching and stressful to know that was our only choice or to put down a very active, happy 4 year old dog! Hawk had the surgery and has been home a month recovering now with much hope for running on the beach one day! The surgery set us back and cost a whopping $3,750.00 + a $600 initial bill. We know these are trying times for most but if you have an extra $5 or $20+ to lend (it really does add up) to Hawk's surgery and recovery costs we would be grateful. He has a 30 day strict crate rest, starts 5-10 min walks at 6 weeks and a 90 day x-ray check to make sure the bone fully healed and the plate stayed where they intended it to. Thank you on behalf of myself, my husband and especially Hawk. *I will keep his status updated every few weeks.*


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Lyndsey Taylor 
Ocean Shores, WA
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