Oh, Gilmore! This cute young boy has had a bit of a rough go lately. Here’s his story.

Gilmore ended up in the shelter with wounds on his leg and shoulder, and what appeared to be a broken leg. The shelter vet examined him, confirming a broken leg with multiple breaks and bits of metal in the fracture site; the vet then cleaned all his wounds and bandaged and splinted his left rear leg.

The shelter asked us to take him since he was going to need surgery and a closely supervised recovery period. Our team sprung into action to get him into foster care. Then, good news for Gilmore! The orthopedic specialist had a last-minute opening, and Gilmore was able to have surgery much sooner than anticipated. It was a complicated repair of the broken tibia, with external hardware to stabilize the breaks. Now Gilmore is on his way to recovery – he’ll need to take it easy while things heal, and you’ll notice his padded bandages to protect the hardware and the leg. Thankfully he is doing well!

Gilmore’s expenses are $7,270 to date, with more to come for re-checks, medications, and the rest of his routine veterinary care. Please consider helping Gilmore, every dollar makes a difference!

April 13 update – Good news! Gilmore has had the hardware removed and is healing well! He is now working on gradually building up the strength in his legs.

About Me
Gender Male
Estimated Age 3
Current Weight 50 lbs
Good with other dogs? Unknown
Good with cats? Unknown
Good with kids? Unknown
Status Medical Hold
Other Notes We'll update this posting as we learn more about Gilmore

Thank you to Gilmore's Sponsors!

Leslie H
Lisa M in memory of Bailey and Chris
Catherine T in honor of her five pointers – Charles, Hannah, Rory, Skye and Lucy
Lesta N in honor of Hundchen, Gent, Beau, Einstein and Sophie
Virginia M
Cassi L
Brenna M in memory of Drake

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