Bailey is a black male - somewhere between 6 months and a year old. He was involved in an accident, the local vet was contacted and met the witness at the site of the accident. The initial diagnosis was a fracture (right rear leg) in the growth plate and a possible broken pelvis. Bailey was taken to the Free Home Animal Hospital and was put under pain management until the owner could be found and/or contacted. The vet who made the initial diagnosis and supervised the pain management has offered a significant discount on all clinic expenses. Three days later, a relative of the owner contacted the Free Home vet and said that the owner did not have funds to pay, but was difficult about releasing Bailey. His owner had allowed Bailey to run loose most of the time and there have been accounts of abuse of other dogs owned by the Bailey's original owner. Through the efforts various people, Bailey's owner eventually surrendered him.
By this time, Georgia Lab Rescue was involved. As soon as the release was obtained, Bailey was picked up from the hospital by a member of GLR and taken to one of GLR's vets (closer to the surgeon) where he was held over the weekend until he could be taken to the ortho vet.
Bailey had surgery to set his leg - it appeared that the pelvis is didn't need intervention at Greater Atlanta Veterinary Referral Surgery Practice.
Labrador Life Line and LABMED provided funding to offset some of the expenses in Bailey's hospital stay and surgery. Thanks to the generosity and support of all of you, Labrador Life Line continues to be able to provide funding to assist dogs like Bailey. Thank you!