Yes!! We have reached 100% of the target we set just
24 hours ago. We are pretty sure that Barklay will be
completely covered medically. All of the $4000 collected
on the Firstgiving page will be passed onto Golden Empire
Basset Rescue and will be used for the medical needs of
Barklay and hopefully have some left to help their other two
medically needy bassets in their care (one, four year old
hit by a car with pelvic fractures, and the other 4 months old
with severe conjunctivitis and generally not in the best of
health for a puppy!)
Even better... we already have several expressions of
interest in giving him a permanent home!
Barklay on the transport and later, post surgery...
minus a foot and ankle.
The word today is that he is alert, WALKING on his
three good legs, and wagging his little tail like crazy!
Hopefully, he will be discharged from the vet surgery
tomorrow, as long as his bandage change reveals a
healing wound. Depending on how he can learn to
use the stump, he may need a further surgery to
shorten the leg even further as he won't be able to
use it for walking or running. Dr Stout hopes he will
use it to balance when standing, but ignore it when
he walks or runs. Time will tell!
It is also thought that this may not have been a car accident
after all. The wounds show puncture wounds and crush
injuries...some suggestion that this could have
been done intentionally - maybe one hole at least was
Whatever the cause... Barklay Basset is on the mend
and will live a happy ever after life!