Fiorelli is a super sweet little mutt and is 3 years old. Fiorelli was found as a stray and ended up at the Martinez high kill shelter. He was found in terrible shape with several fractures on his leg, probably due to being hit by a car. He was scheduled to be euthanized and no other rescue wanted him because of the medical expense involved and the time and care he would need to heal. Dogs like Fiorelli are often left behind by other rescues because they need costly vet care and won’t be able to get adopted right away.
Fiorelli is a result of Covid-19 and came to us March 16th just as shelters were closing down, and dogs had nowhere to go. We were so hopeful he would heal and his foster did everything in her power to care for his leg. We took him for cast changes and X-rays as recommended by the rescue’s vet. Sadly, at his last check up, we were told that despite all of our efforts, his leg would need to be amputated! With Fiorelli being such a young, sweet and playful dog, I just simply couldn’t live with that answer.
So on May 25th, I took him to a specialist for a second opinion and we have hope again! There is a surgery that can save Fiorelli's leg and the specialist is highly optimistic!
Due to Fiorelli's type of fractures, the surgery is a very complicated procedure and sweet Fiorelli will need some rehab time. It will include debridement and specialized machines to save his leg.
The catch is that at this point, we only have 2 to 4 weeks max to make it happen. After that, surgery won’t be an option any longer. The cost is estimated from $6240 to $7810 and even though the vet is willing to give us a discount, the rescue just doesn’t have the necessary funds.
Fiorelli is the cutest pup with such a fun personality. He knows what he wants and will make sure to let you know.
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