Six-month-old Cupcakes was having lameness and mobility issues in his right-front leg. He was surrendered by his former owner to a shelter in North Carolina because they couldn’t afford the amputation procedure Cupcakes so desperately needed.
Cupcakes spent four months in the shelter, becoming extremely stressed out and losing weight. The muscle in his lame leg continued to deteriorate. He was getting sores up the lame leg and on his hind legs. The shelter was not equipped to handle his medical needs and he was not doing well in the shelter, so he was put on the euthanasia list.
Real Good Rescue pulled him and took him straight to a vet. The vet gave him a thorough examination and set up a treatment plan, which included amputation. The amputation of the decaying leg was successful, freeing Cupcakes from an incredible amount of pain.
Cupcakes is in medical foster while the amputation site heals up and he learns how to be a tripawd. Despite his medical condition and rough experience in the shelter, he’s interacted well with other dogs and loves his humans. He is a funny, goofy and super sweet boy.