Help Clancy Get Back on All Paws

For: Clancy
Organizer: Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue
of $2,000 goal
64% Complete
Raised by 30 donors
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The Story

Clancy came to us from a SW Virginia shelter in early September.  He was found in the middle of the night by animal control officer with his back right leg broken in several places. His coat was heavily matted, he had fleas and was wearing a harness. The shelter vet x-rayed his leg and assessed it was a clean break. They set it and put on a cast.

Evaluation by OBG's vet at Crosspointe Animal Hospital indicated the fracture was not a clean break but  a very serious right rear leg fracture.  All 4 foot bones were broken and dislocated and the cast had them out of alignment.  OBG's vet consulted with an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Richard Bradley at the Veterinary Surgical Referral Pratice of Northern Virginia in Manassas, Virginia. Dr. Bradley said the leg needed to be reset as soon as possible. 

The surgery went well but the bones were broken at such angles and locations that they could not do their normal setting and cast. Dr. Bradley had to use an external fixation device with the sole purpose of keeping the bone parts in place for at least 8 weeks.

Clancy's surgery and ongoing medical treatments and physical therapy are extensive.  Could you help us by making a donation to his fund? We are trying to raise $2000 towards his medical costs.  On behalf of Clancy, we thank you for your support!

Special thanks to Dr. Bradley for working so fast to save Clancy's leg.  And special thanks to Richard Harrison Photography and Hillary Esquina for showcasing Clancy's story through photosgraphs and video.

About Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue:
Oldies but Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc, (OBG) is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization based in the Washington DC metro area that is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cocker spaniels and spaniel mixes of all ages, while educating and providing a positive experience for our community of adopters, volunteers and supporters. For more information, you can view our website at You can reach us at [email protected].

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 26, 2013

Posted on November 26, 2013

YAY! Xrays were taken showing good healing. Under light sedation the three remaining pins and the external fixation device were removed (see new photo).  is leg is healing well. He is an active pup so it has been hard to keep him low key.  He will have to keep wearing the cone to make sure he does not enflame the skin where the device was affixed to his leg.

Clancy has had a very specific reaction to his E-collars -- eating through them or managing to tear them apart.  Now he has a "no bite" collar which has worked well so far. :-)

Posted on November 26, 2013

Posted on November 26, 2013

We learned from Dr. Bradley that all four bones had snapped; closer to "ankle" than they like to see. The break was not clean but instead very irregular; and because of length of time since the break, bones had been trying to mend but kept being pulled apart again, so irregularity of bone ends compounded by attempted healing made it impossible to fit ends together again. With stabilizing apparatus the cells could begin to fill in the gaps

Dr. Bradley is thrilled with Clancy's progress and all expectations are for him to regain full use of his leg. The vet staff are so smitten with him -- he has the best temperament!

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