Darla is an approximately 4 year old yellow girl who was found as a stray and taken in to CCLRR. She was diagnosed with a medially luxating patella from suspected traumatic origin since a luxating patella is not considered a genetic problem in the Labrador breed. Aside from the luxating patella she is in excellent condition and has already been placed in her new home. A luxating patella, while often just a nuisance when it first occurs, will rapidly lead to significant instability in the knee and severe arthritis over time. Since it is an anatomical problem the only therapy to cure it is surgical correction. She has undergone the surgery and is recovering very nicely.
The board of Labrador Life Line would like to thank you for your continued support, which makes it possible to assist dogs like Darla.