Meet our Salty Dog for November. Atlas is a 4 month old German Shepherd that was born with leg abnormalities including muscle atrophy and femoral anteversion on his hind leg. Atlas was found by a police officer with his sibling in a box. The police officer immediately brought in both dogs to Knowles Animal Clinic where the wonderful staff took them in and took immediate care of both. Fortunately for the sibling, the Police officer decided to keep that one.
Atlas wasn’t so lucky because of his impairment. With over 2 months of therapy, there has been no improvement of his leg. After getting a second opinion from another orthopedic surgeon, amputation was his only option.
UPDATE: Thanks to your kind donations we were able to raise the $2,000 needed for his hind leg surgery and has been adopted!