Pinky is a little pittie puppy who was hit by a car. She broke her right rear hip, as well as her left rear knee and ankle. When she was brought to the shelter for help, the vet also found that she had a hookworm case so severe that the vets “were unable to count them all on the microscope slide.” Hookworms cause diarrhea, vaginitis and other symptoms, which poor Pinky is also suffering from.
From her caretakers at Austin Humane Society: “Pinky is the sweetest little girl! She’s a little shy and scared of her new surroundings but is eager for belly rubs and head scratches. When you scratch her head, her eyes immediately close in bliss! She prefers to eat her meals straight out of your hand (can you say spoiled?!) and is as gentle as they come. She constantly wags her tail and asks for attention when she’s in the same room as you!”
Pinky’s x-rays confirmed that she had suffered multiple fractures in her hind leg and hip. Pinky will undergo surgery to repair the ankle and knee as well as a “Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO)” to help give Pinky a chance at mobility with her right hip as she gets bigger.
“Despite being in a lot of pain, Pinky is so gentle and sweet. She is affectionate and loving, constantly searching for attention! She has very soulful eyes and likes to look directly into your yours!”
– Veterinary Technician Jenn, who assisted in Pinky’s veterinary workup as the primary technician
She is staying with partners of Austin Humane who provide orthopedic care, who will look after her before, during and after the surgery. As soon as she’s cleared to leave the hospital, Pinky will go into medical foster rather than going back to the shelter to rest and recover.