Buck #3900, a local rescue, was sadly relinquished by his owner to Willamette Vet Hospital in Corvallis because the owner had accidentally fallen over and stepped on Buck dislocating his hip. The emergency vet was unable to get the hip back in place by closed reduction, so in order to repair the hip, surgery was necessary. The owner couldn’t afford the surgery and he didn’t want to euthanize his pet, so he released him to the vet who in turn called Golden Bond Rescue.
Buck is an 8 month old male yellow lab who is as sweet as can be. He’s a bit overweight at 73 lbs and won everyone over at the vet clinic where he remained until GBR could pick him up. He showered everyone with kisses who stopped to give him some love (and he got plenty).
Thankfully Dr. Kiefer at VSCP squeezed in Buck for surgery. He did a right hip open reduction, putting the bone back in place, then used a toggle-pin fixation to hold it in place and repaired the ruptured ligament. Buck will need eight weeks of recovery, with the first two weeks being almost totally quiet, then he can start short leash walks.
Buck seems to do fine with other dogs. He has been neutered and microchipped. His foster home reports he is doing very well.