Show your support for Sammy
Meet Sammy. He has been through a terrible injury and needs your help to heal.
Sammy is a hound X pup who was brought in to the SPCA West as a stray. When he first came in, we knew there was something wrong with his hind legs but we had no clue of the extent of the damage. More than likely, Sammy was hit by a car and left to fend for himself. This must have happened quite some time ago because the multiple fractures in his pelvis have pretty much fused back together but they healed all wrong.
Sammy will need a femoral head osteotomy. A femoral head osteotomy, also referred to as a femoral head ostectomy or FHO, is the surgical removal of the head and neck of the femur. In simpler terms, it is the removal of the “ball” part of the ball-and-socket that makes up the hip joint. This way, the bones of the joint are no longer in contact, which eliminates the pain that is caused by the abnormal contact of the bones. The procedure causes the leg to be slightly shorter than the unaffected leg, although amazingly, most dogs return to close to normal activity after the surgery.
The SPCA West welcomed Sammy in and we will not give up on him now. He deserves to live a pain-free and normal life in a happy home with a loving family. Will you help him get there?