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Chance’s Happy Tail (or leg?)

Chance’s Happy Tail (or leg?)

October 02, 2018

Khalid - now known as Chance - was minding his own business when along came a car. You can imagine that what happened next was not very pleasant.

Luckily for Chance, he pulled through, but not without some lasting damage. He suffered from a partial right brachial plexus avulsion, which in plain-speak basically means some major nerve damage to his .

Because his nerves weren’t speaking to his muscles Chance front legwas unable to use his leg properly. He dragged his paw along the ground as he moved, and caused some damage to it just trying to get around. There was a large possibility his entire leg would have to be amputated.

But that leg didn’t know Christina, one of our amazing registered veterinary technicians (RVT) and an animal rehab specialist. Christina used every tool at her disposal - laser beams, electrical stimulation, chiropractics, acupuncture, treadmill exercises and more - all in an effort to save Chance’s limb. And with patience and dedication, bit by bit Chance began to regain function of his leg.

But Christina didn’t do this all on her own, Chance has someone else to thank for his recovery - his adopter.

Chance was made available as a foster-to-adopt animal waaaay back in March, and foster parent and soon to be owner was with him every step of the way through his rehab journey. In fact, Christina says his adopter is a big reason that Chance is still able to stand on four legs today.

A huge thank-you goes out to the entire medical team involved in Chance’s care (including PawsAbility who donated his brace), and of course, to the kind soul who stood by him these last six months.

We loved you Chance, but we are beyond happy to say goodbye <3


What Chance’s journey here: https://youtu.be/dSSUJQef_mc

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