Claire was found laying on the side of the highway wounded, shivering and left for dead. Unaware of the extent of the her injuries, the guardian angel placed Claire the dog in her car and continued home and vowing to stay by the Lab's side.
The vet's examination of Claire was disturbing. Claire had been shot and hit by a car. She received extensive injuries including multiple fractures to the pelvis and femur, and L6 fractures. Multiple surgeries, all costly, were necessary.
They first fixed her femur fracture, a second surgery inserted a curved plate and screws on her acetabulum. She also had FHO surgery on her hip. If that was not enough, her knee was pinned and plated.
Through it all, her new mom was determined not about to give up on her. She "fell in love," and "could not give up on her" despite the cost. Claire's mom worked very hard to raise all of the necessary funds to treat her. Mom's hard work paid off--donations came in but were quickly depleted.
Claire now required therapy to address her limited right stifle range of motion, decreased weight bearing bilateral hind limbs, neuropraxia of her left hock and paw which causes instability of the hock and knuckling on the hindlimb, and postural changes due to fractures. The physical therapy includes exercise, water therapy, range of motion, laser, manual therapy and neuromuscular retraining. This is when she came to Labrador Life Line looking for some additional help.
Thanks to you, Labrador Life Line's generous donors, Claire is making process on her long road to recovery. She received a well-deserved second chance at life.