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At A Glance
~ Sponsored by ~Judith C of Anchorage, AK
February 15, 2009:
Meet Jonah! Jonah is a very sweet, and extra adorable male Golden Retriever mix, who the vet estimates to be between 2-3 years old. Here is his story:
Jonah was found by the police and taken into to an emergency vet clinic late Friday night because this poor guy had been hit by a car! :( He has all indications of being a stray dog. He is very underweight at only 35 lbs, has not yet been neutered, and had no collar, no tags, no microchip. So, the e-clinic helped this boy out, and then called RAGOM :) Jonah's luck has turned around :)
Jonah has a broken left front leg (radius and ulna) and will require surgery to repair the broken bone. He has some other minor scrapes and scratches and a laceration on his tongue from the accident, but other than his leg, is in very good shape considering what he has been though. The emergency vet clinic splinted his leg and got him started on some pain medication, and antibiotics. We picked him up last night and fell in love the minute we saw his adorable face!! He saw a RAGOM vet today who recommended surgery for his leg ASAP, and is now scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning. This boy has been through a lot in a few days, but has taken it all in stride.
Jonah is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met! He is very loving, and wants nothing more than to snuggle and closes his eyes in delight when you pet him. He gets along very happily with the other dogs here and I am sure would very much like to play with them... not yet, sweet boy! He is getting along very well on his 3 working legs, and the medication seems to be managing his pain effectively, because he is resting comfortably. Jonah slept last night on a dog bed for most of the night, and then on the couch for the second half. He goes potty on a leash, has not had a single accident, and knows basic commands. He is just a pure joy to have around. I cannot wait to see him feeling better!!
Please think of Jonah tomorrow on his surgery day! He needs good thoughts coming his way. If you have been thinking of sponsoring a dog, Jonah could really use it! He would thank you with kisses and cuddles :) I will keep everyone updated on how things go tomorrow. Thanks RAGOM for saving another very special life :)