Murray’s Story

Murray is a one year old old boy who arrived at GR quite lame from a recent misdiagnosed injury.
We took him to our friends at Vineyard Vets who diagnosed a fractured pelvis. Due to the nature of the injury and the way in which the fracture would heal, without immediate surgery Murray would have had quite an uncomfortable life. Dr Luke and Dr Vaughn performed a tricky operation of a femural head and neck resection in the hope we could save Murray’s leg and give this pup the comfortable life he deserves.

After waiting with bated breath we are all ecstatic the surgery has been a success and Murray has movement in the leg!

He is now in foster care where he is having in-home physio as well as other professional treatment sessions to compliment his vet care. We are lucky to have Neil at Animal Holistic Therapies who has generously donated his expertise and time to help speed Murray’s recovery with chiropractic and acupuncture treatments. We are also grateful to Sharon and the team at K9 Swim for their expertise in hydrotherapy to help build up the muscle that has been lost and promote stabilisation of his hip. Sharon has alos kindly donated some photonic therapy. We are amazed at how well Murray has coped with everything that has happened to him and are thankful for his happy go lucky attitude and trusting, loving  nature. This adorable boy with his little white goatee is already coming along in leaps, bounds, and hops – pinching socks, counter surfing, and is quite the clown! He is getting along with a foster family of assorted hounds and cats, and will be a treasure when he is ready for a forever home!

Although our vets are tremendously supportive the surgery was worth it but expensive. The costs we have already incurred as well as the ongoing treatment Murray requires for rehabilitation is going to be approximately $3000. We thank everyone for their generous donations towards Murray and for Lucky – without your generosity we could not possibly offer these hounds a chance at not only life but a comfortable one.

 

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