Courage needs your help!

By Katrina

Courage was surrendered to us after his owners were going to have to euthanise him due to not being able to afford life saving tick treatment.

 

Courage was named because this little guy had already been through so much at such a young age. He was so brave throughout this whole ordeal.

 

Courage was only 12 weeks old and had his whole life ahead of him so of course we wanted to help this boy. A few days had passed after arriving at the vet and Courage had already started to recover extremely well and was soon discharged from the vet. A few days after getting home his front carpus (wrist) began to swell so we rushed him to the vet and his limb was placed in multiple casts over the next few weeks to restrict movement and minimise further damage.

 

2 months on Courage finally began to run and play like a normal puppy should, he was left with an outward rotation however was happy and healthy in himself.

 

A week later, which brings us to today, Courage was happily playing with his foster siblings, when his foster mum noticed a very painful limp in his back leg, our team got him to our vet where they discovered he had a Tibial Crest Avulsion which needs surgery NOW! We have been quoted $3500 for emergency surgery.

 

A bit about Tibial Crest Avulsion:

 

Tibial tuberosity avulsion fracture usually occurs in younger dogs due to the area of the tibia not being fully fused to the rest of the bone. Puppies diagnosed with this type of fracture usually have had some sort of trauma such as jolting the leg with the knee flexed. This can tear the bone fragment from its normal position. If left untreated, a tibial tuberosity avulsion fracture can result in poor function of the knee joint or even the entire leg.

 

The tibial tuberosity attaches the patella to the tibia with a strong tendon of the quadriceps muscle group. A fracture of the tibial tuberosity can result in an avulsion fracture and pull the quadriceps muscles. An avulsion fracture happens when a bone has been broken and a fragment of the bone is being separated by the pull of an attached muscle or tendon.

 

Surgery will entail putting the bone back into its correct position to keep the quadriceps muscles from continuing to pull the bone fragment out of place. Courage will be placed under anesthesia and pins and/or wire will be used to correct the fracture.

 

Courage has already been through so much in such a short period of time, he is only a baby and only deserves the best.

 

We unable to afford this as a charity so we are relying greatly on the kindness of our supporters. 

 

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$20.00
Louis Savill 2019-11-15 19:49:41
We hope brave Courage feels better soon. Thankyou Lucky Paws for the wonderful work you do, we can t wait to hopefully adopt one of your lovely doggos soon. Katie John McAdam
$50.00
Katie Mcadam 2019-11-14 14:12:06
Keep fighting little guy
$15.00
Bree Reid 2019-11-13 23:14:52
 
$5.00
Anonymous 2019-11-13 22:00:57
 
$30.00
Rachel Handebo 2019-11-13 21:44:05
 
$5.00
Anonymous 2019-11-13 21:27:24
 
$30.00
Sheryl Davitt 2019-11-13 20:02:59
Get better quickly brave boy!
$30.00
Anonymous 2019-11-13 19:33:08
 
$250.00
Ellen Eastaugh 2019-11-13 19:30:47
 
$35.00
Jamie Coughlan 2019-11-12 07:26:00
Get well soon, dear little Courage.
$20.00
Pamela Baird 2019-11-10 10:48:26
 
$20.00
Mary Dunn 2019-11-09 20:56:34
 
$25.00
Steve Aicher 2019-11-09 17:37:19
Hope you have a speedy recovery Courage Love Manny
$50.00
Maureen McNicholas 2019-11-09 12:11:35
 
$10.00
Bridgit Little 2019-11-09 12:02:10
Best of luck Courage!! Love Bee Matt.
$100.00
MATTHEW WHITAKER 2019-11-09 10:41:07
 
$300.00
Barbara Landels 2019-11-09 10:06:35
Keep being courageous little fella
$10.00
Gilmara Marconi 2019-11-09 09:43:37
 
$10.00
Anonymous 2019-11-09 09:36:59
I hope courage will be ok , his big beautiful puppy eyes melted my heart what a beautiful boy
$5.00
Ella Blackmore 2019-11-09 08:40:46
 
$20.00
Riley Mogridge 2019-11-09 07:12:07
 
$5.00
Anonymous 2019-11-08 23:59:24
 
$20.00
Amanda Buchanan 2019-11-08 22:46:08
Wish I could afford to cover the whole cost, he is such a beautiful boy
$20.00
Lydia Merrin 2019-11-08 22:43:31
Sorry it s not much , but this is how much I have raised via my online garage sale so far .
$35.00
Kim Rye 2019-11-08 22:22:21
 
$5.00
Anonymous 2019-11-08 22:09:13
 
$5.00
Paris Wycherley 2019-11-08 21:51:34
I can only afford a small amount to donate, but I could not scroll past this beautiful pup.
$5.00
Kylie Wishart 2019-11-08 21:08:09
 
$100.00
Barbara Landels 2019-11-08 21:03:36
 
$5.00
Anonymous 2019-11-08 21:02:22
Good luck little man!!! Sorry I can t give more
$10.00
Ash Insch 2019-11-08 21:01:51
Good luck little one
$20.00
Susan Reilly 2019-11-08 20:52:28
For Courage, you amazing little being
$50.00
Iris Nauss 2019-11-08 20:43:46
Keep fighting little one, u got this
$20.00
Nathan Baird 2019-11-08 20:14:48
 
$5.00
Anonymous 2019-11-08 20:10:36
 
$5.00
Anonymous 2019-11-08 20:09:01
Go Courage
$10.00
Anonymous 2019-11-08 20:08:10
Hope you get the help you need Courage. You have so many adventures ahead of you.
$100.00
Madison MacArthur 2019-11-08 20:08:02
Good luck gorgeous boy
$20.00
Leanne Mogridge 2019-11-08 20:05:28
Please help him!
$50.00
Leigh Martyn 2019-11-08 20:01:48
 
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