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Please Help Clinton #3
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Clinton has hip dysplasia in both hips, which common in large breed dogs. Clinton has to endure the pain associated with the hip joint and the ball on the end of the femur not fitting together properly. Clinton had surgery on his left hip in 2008. He has been on the website looking for his forever home ever since. Unfortunately for Clinton, most people who inquiry about him want a running buddy. Although Clinton is never going to be a running buddy, he is a wonderful companion pet who has plenty of love to give. He loves everyone and never meets a stranger. That is what makes Clinton so special, his great personality.

In 2008 Clinton had a surgical procedure that removed the head and neck from his left femur and is called and femoral head ostectomy (FHO). Clinton has done "ok" since then. He needs to have his right hip repaired, but he never quite seemed stable enough on his left hip/leg to go proceed on the other hip. A few months back we noticed that Clinton seemed to be having some trouble and we took Clinton back to his orthopedic vet for a new evaluation. It was discovered that he has bone spurs on the left hip that had the FHO and they need to go in and correct that. They also discovered that Clinton needs a tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) in both knees.

The treatment plan is to begin by repairing the left hip and left knee simulatenously. Once Clinton has fully recovered from that surgery, he will need to have the surgery in the right hip and right knee. Clinton's prognosis is good and we hope that the two surgeries will allow him to live pain free and as normal a life as possible. Even with a "rescue dicount," the estimated cost for each surgical procedure is $5,000. Clinton and Labs4rescue will greatly appreciate any donation that you can make to defray the cost of his surgery. While Clinton will never be a running buddy, he is a wonder companion that deserves to live the rest of his life pain free. Thank you for helping Clinton.

For more information or to adopt Clinton #3, please email Debra Hope Ginn.

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Labs4rescue is a volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a new life for rescued or displaced Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Mixes.
  • All Labs4rescue dogs undergo an initial veterinary screening, treatment as required and then they are placed in loving foster homes for nurturing and further evaluation.
  • Only Labs with socially acceptable behaviors, which can be responsibly placed, will be offered for adoption.
  • All Labs offered for adoption have been vaccinated, spayed/neutered, started on heart worm prevention and have received treatment for any prevailing medical or health conditions.
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  • Our goal is to promote and advance responsible pet ownership. Labs4rescue is completely staffed by volunteers who have other jobs and families. Please be patient in waiting for a response. However, should your request go unanswered for three days, please resubmit.
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