Beautiful Hopper came into our lives in May this year when he was 10 weeks old. Hopper was the result of accidental breeding of two merle dogs and inheriting double merle genes meant that Hopper is both deaf and blind. We responded to an advert from two lovely ladies who were trying to find a home for Hopper.
Hopper was also born with a deformity on his right hind leg. He can weight bear on it occasionally but often 'hops' on his left. When Hopper arrived in our care we took him for an assessment at our vets. X-rays then show that Hopper has;
-A twisted tibula and fibula
-An angular deformity,
-8 toes including one that is under his skin
- his patella is not developing correctly.
Our vet suggested an amputation from the hip. An amputation would be incredibly challenging for Hopper without sight and hearing his balance would be challenged further and his left leg, although not deformed, has some issues with the knee so an amputation would only further stress his left knee.
However we requested a second opinion from an orthopaedic vet and found there is hope for Hopper. Hopper would require both a CT scan and two costly operations but this could potentially render his leg usable.
The ideal time for his surgery to be performed would be when Hopper is 6 months old. Hopper is currently 4 months old. The funds raised would be used for this surgery and anything beyond the cost of his surgery will be donated to Many Tears Animal Rescue.
Hopper is our world. From the minute we met him he changed our lives forever. He is a happy, playful little pup like most other puppies. He has responded to touch training well, enjoys his short walks and copes well with support to being deaf and blind. Any donations would be so gratefully received and we thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for taking time to read about our wonderful little miracle puppy.
- betty Collins
- Jill Ryan
- Jamie Deacon
- Naomi Puig
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