When Tommy arrived, we knew something was very wrong. He was limping and was not…
When Tommy arrived, we knew something was very wrong. He was limping and was not bearing any weight on his right hind leg. It was clear that this young and happy dog was in a lot of pain.
In short, Tommy's hip is dislocated. We're unsure of what caused this, but when the hip becomes damaged or diseased the only way to relieve pain is to surgically remove the head and neck of his femur. 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.
Tommy needs what is called FHO surgery. This beautiful and vibrant dog should be running and playing to his heart's content, but instead has limited mobility due to the lameness of his right hindlimb causing him much discomfort.
Tommy is a wonderful dog and needs your support. We ask that you please donate now to help us continue providing vital care for Rhode Island's most vulnerable animals, like Tommy.