Wendell is a special boy who came to us at about 14 weeks of age with an injured rear leg. Xrays revealed an old fracture and it was determined that the best course of action for Wendell was to remove the leg while he was young and could adjust. And he has done so amazingly! One would never know that Wendell has 3 legs. We are seeking a home for Wendell with another dog(s) as he needs to have continued socialization with other dogs. He loves everyone and is very social when meeting people but can be overwhelmed in a hectic environment so he prefers a quieter household. Wendell is 6 months now and is a real mixed up breed. He appears to have some Hound, some Lab and something else. He has a long body and a hound bark and weighs about 30 lbs.
If you are interested in adopting or fostering this great boy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wendell came to our shelter after being found out in the cold as a stray. The finder knew that Wendell was injured and needed help. We took him next door to Harper Woods Veterinary and Dr. Nancy Pillsbury evaluated the puppy and did some X-rays. Wendell is a mixed breed, believe to be about 4 months of age who sustained a previous injury which badly fractured his right rear leg above the knee. He also had an injury to his tail, his toe nails had been ground to the quicks and one nail was missing. Despite whatever pain this young pup endured, his sweet nature and personality won us all over immediately. Whitney named him Wendell and he loved it! Dr. Pillsbury scheduled him for surgery.
It was Dr. Pillsbury's hope that the leg could be saved with a pin, but it was too badly fractured and the scar tissue had caused other issues. Wendell's leg was amputated on Friday, but you can see in this clip taken today that it hasn't slowed him down a bit. He can get around just as well on 3 good solid legs. If you'd like to donate to help with Wendell's medical expenses, he would greatly appreciate that and will be happy to give you a kiss when he makes his debut.
Watch the videos below to see his progress and how cute he is.
You can apply to adopt Wendell here.