Sunday, March 6, 2011
Adoptable Dog of the Week - Copper!
Age: 3 years
Copper is a very sweet, quiet, and courageous Beagle. Copper had been hit by a car and picked up by Animal Control. When he arrived at the shelter LVBR was called to take him into our rescue. Otherwise, he'd be euthanized, as no owner reclaimed him. His injuries were not life-threatening, but he was in pain and needed medical attention. Our vet determined that Copper had 6 broken ribs and his lungs were badly bruised due to those broken ribs. He also sustained a dislocated hip. This needed to be repaired with surgery. However, the vet tells us Copper will have no lingering affects from this, other than maybe a slight limp. His foster parents can't say enough good things about this sweet little guy. He gets along wonderfully with all the other dogs in the home, he uses the doggie door to get outside, and he's very well-behaved.
After surgery Copper is doing great! Although the hip socket was removed, the muscles in his strong little legs have taken over the support. Copper is walking 20-30 minutes at a time, getting back into shape. He's a real trooper! He will soon be ready for adoption and is waiting for applications to come rolling in. Copper may always have a slight limp, but overall his outcome is excellent. Thank you to everyone who gave donations to help pay for his surgery.
If you're interested in adopting Copper, please contact Las Vegas Basset Rescue or fill out the online application here.