Madison, August, 2001
This lovely young black Lab was found next to a creek, badly entangled in a barbed wire fence. The kind person who found her contacted a local veterinarian for help, and the vet in turn asked the Heartland Humane Society of Missouri to rescue the injured dog. When no owner came forward during the stray hold period, the Heartland Humane Society took responsibility for her care.
When her leg was examined by the vet, it became clear that the Lab - now named Madison - had struggled for some time to free herself from the barbed wire. Her leg sustained many deep cuts, which were cleaned and treated. However, due to the severity of the injuries, Madison's leg did not heal well and the decision was made to amputate the leg.
The procedure went well, and Madison quickly adjusted to life on three legs. The Heartland Humane Society took care of routine care for Madison, including her spay surgery, but asked LABMED to help fund the amputation. We were happy to be able to contribute to Madison's recovery. Madison is now enjoying life in her foster home while waiting for a perfect new family to come along.
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