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Railly, August 2002

Railly is the August Buddy Arnold Memorial Fund Dog

Railly This friendly, young black Lab mix was left behind in Vancouver, WA when his owners were evicted from their house. His rescuer heard about Railly's plight and went promptly to take the abandoned pup to her own home. She found that Railly was limping, and learned from the neighbors that Railly had been hit by a train! A visit to the vet revealed that Railly had a broken hip that would need surgical repair.

The rescuer tried calling many vets in the hopes of finding one that would accept a payment plan for the surgery, even offering to leave her wedding rings as a security deposit! Luckily, just when the rescuer was in despair of being able to help Railly, a local rescue group referred her to LABMED.

In view of the amount of time that had passed since Railly's injury, the vet felt that the best option would be to remove the fractured femoral head (FHO) rather than try to reconstruct the hip. LABMED quickly agreed to fund Railly's FHO and Railly was able to have his surgery the next day. Meanwhile, in a very happy ending, the rescuer and her family had fallen in love with Railly and have made him a permanent member of their family.

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