Dylan is one lucky lab! An owner turn-in slated for euthanasia, he had been injured twice, in 5 days, due to negligence. First an injury from over exertion while running with his previous owner, then hit by a car while left unsupervised. Rather than get him the needed medical care they asked their vet to put him down. Luckily the vet disagreed and called long time Lab Lover and client Donna Clark.
Donna took 20 month old Dylan in and began the long road to his recovery along with getting the funding to finance it. Donna dug deep into her personal savings, and donated a total of 6 months of her personal life to make sure Dylan got the medical care he needed along with a loving home to help him become a healthy and active young Labrador again. During those months Dylan first had to deal with a broken front leg, cryptorchid neutering, related infections, bandage changes and the bonding process. The original surgery had to be repeated to reset the leg as it was healing improperly. This was funded by LabMed.
Once recuperated and the rods and pins were removed he then underwent surgery for a torn cruciate ligament. Labrador Life Line stepped in and provided the needed funds for the surgery and aftercare. Donna and Dylan now had an additional 3 months of recovery to face along with therapy, and more infections.
During all of this Donna built and bought ramps to assist him up and down the stairs, months of crate "fever" and some basic training issues. She spent many nights sleeping "downstairs" keeping Dylan calm and making him feel secure. Once he was able she started the therapy process with short walks and light exercise. At this time Dylan is doing great, physically and emotionally and should make a full recovery and live a long and healthy life! He is best of friends with Donna's Golden retriever and is a happy and loving addition to the family. Thanks to Donna Clark, Dr. Lea Mayer, Surgeon Dr.Mike Bauer, LabMed and Labrador Life Line, Dylan has gotten a second chance at health and at life!