Sultan Needs a New Pair of Knees!

For: Sultan the Secondhand Mutt
Cleveland, OH, United States
Organizer: Secondhand Mutts
Sultan Needs a New Pair of Knees! (Sultan the Secondhand Mutt)
$2,200
of $2,200 goal.
Raised by 40 donors
100% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Sultan was picked up as a stray in Cuyahoga County, taken to the county shelter and waited for his owners to come claim him. Nobody did.

The staff and medical team at the county knew Sultan had some serious medical issues with his rear legs and were unable to place him so they networked him to rescues. We have great supporters that help us go "The Extra Mile" (http://secondhandmutts.org/donate/the-extra-mile/) 
for any dog in our program and once we heard his story, we agreed to take him in.

Sultan is estimated to be between 3-5 years old and currently weights 55#.

Although the vets who have seen him believe he has been in some pain, that hasn't hampered his happy disposition or wonderful personality!

Sultan has a funny walk but that was not stopped him from being playful with the dogs in daycare (he just gets a few extra breaks throughout the day), hopping into cars with volunteers to go to Pet People for adoption events or to Gateway Animal Clinic for his health exam.

We found Sultan a foster home and then took him to see Dr. Liz at Gateway Animal Clinic. She took Xrays of his legs and determined he would need to have two knee surgeries and referred us to Dr. Bob at Tremont Animal Clinic.

Sultan has bilateral, permanent medial luxation — both knees are being operated on and we expect a full recovery over the next few months.

Sultan will be receiving lots of love and extra attention while he is recovering and we can't wait to see his new walk with his new knees over the next couple of months!

Thank you for helping us go The Extra Mile and continue to help dogs in need - we couldn't do it without you!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 15, 2015

Posted on May 15, 2015

From Sultan's (now Jackson) Mom:

I wanted to touch base with you after the vet appointment with Dr. Bob. He said everything is healing perfectly and they are really pleased with his progress, so I am thrilled. We are going back on April 28th for another follow up, and then after that we will start prepping for the next surgery (!).

All of a sudden in the past few days, Jackson's (I call him Jax now) really started putting his back leg down a lot more. It's like he all of a sudden realized he could. I think it makes him a little more sore, but he's getting lots of good walks and heat pads for his knee. Dr Bob said by next summer you won't even be able to tell he had surgeries, but I don't want to get ahead of myself! Just want to make sure our sweet pup is comfortable and happy.

It looks like we are so close to the fundraising goal! It's incredible how many people are stepping up. Thank you for everything. 

Mandy

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