Pepsi was found as a stray and taken to Animal Care and Control in West Palm Beach. He was examined and found to have a dislocated knee, and as a result, a twisted shin. After managing to track down his owners, they decided to leave him there. They said they didn’t want this poor sweet boy, so our partners at Barky Pines decided to come to his rescue and pulled him from the County Shelter where he was set to be put down.
Pepsi had surgery last week and is recovering well with his foster parents at the Barky Pines farm. His veterinarian at Ibis Animal Hospital, Dr. Hansen, had to cut and stretch the tendon, notch his bone and pin the tendon to it. They sutured the knee to keep in straight and correct the twist.
Pepsi will go for weekly bandage changes and stitch removal until he is healed. His cast will remain on for up to 2 months. Then he will have another X-ray to check the progress.