Hope for Josie

Little Josie came to the GTHS from Nunavut through the K9 Advocates’ transport program.  She was surrendered by her family and when she arrived in foster care, it was discovered that Josie had a severe injury that had gone untreated.  It seemed that Josie had somehow broken her pelvis.  Unfortunately because the injury was missed, her pelvic joints were setting in the wrong alignment, causing her pain. 

Fortunately, because of our donors, there was hope for Josie.  

After some investigation, an x-ray and placement into foster care, arrangements were made for Josie to have surgery performed at the GTHS Animal Hospital.  As you read this email, Josie is recovering femoral head ostectomy (FHO) which is a surgical operation to remove the head and neck from her femur.  Thankfully, she is expected to fully recover after some strict bedrest and have full range of motion and normal growth. 

The cost for Josie’s surgery is high and we are graciously asking for donations to help cover Josie’s medical expenses. We are so grateful that Josie will be given a second chance to live a happy and healthy life, but we can’t cover medical costs like this without your help.
This holiday season give hope to animals like Josie with a gift to our Guardian Angels. Josie is one of approximately 30 animals who will come to the GTHS in need of life altering surgery. 
As always, thank you for your support.  We will keep you updated on Josie’s progress. 

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