Cricket was surrendered to the Pasadena Humane Society, at only 8 weeks old and weighing 1.5 pounds. She has a significant bend in both of her back legs, making walking extremely difficult for her.
The medical team at the shelter assessed Cricket’s physical structure and determined she would require significant medical care beyond their scope.
Luckily, Wags and Walks welcomed Cricket into their program to ensure she received all the medical care she needs.
Cricket was examined by an orthopedic surgeon who confirmed that she is suffering from quadriceps contracture. This deformity is a result of the thickening and scarring of connective tissues in her legs, and something she was likely born with.
Thankfully, Cricket’s case is not permanent and she can regain usage of her legs with dedicated, long-term physical therapy, including acupuncture and pool exercises.
The road to recovery is long, but we’re certain that nothing can hold this tiny gal back.