December 27, 2021  |  Happy Tail

Ryan

Healthy baby Ryan came to the MD SPCA with a broken leg on a hot summer day.

Her back left tibia was fractured from an accidental fall down some stairs. Because the break was affecting the growth plate, the difficult decision was made to amputate. Ryan’s surgery was just a few days later. Her leg remained splinted in the meantime. She was very scared and anxious. Our medical team gave her medication to help her nerves. Then she snuggled into their laps looking for comfort.

After surgery, she recovered in a foster home and was a great house guest. Ryan loved everyone she met and was a playful, snuggly little girl. The foster gave her pain and anxiety medication and kept the operated area clean. Two weeks after surgery she had her staples removed and the surgery site was all healed. She was ready for adoption.

Ryan’s owner was able to apply online and adopt her! They had a few great months together but sadly, they ran into housing issues, and with a broken heart they had to give Ryan up again.

When Ryan arrived for the second time, everyone remembered the sweet tripod from the summer and wanted to make sure she got into another loving home. Ryan made a wonderful TV appearance just a couple days after her return and caught the eye of a loving family. She pranced home with them later that weekend!

We’re able to help our alumni because of funding from companies like Ellin & Tucker.

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