Newton

#14-268

At A Glance


  • Age: 8 years, 11 months
  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Male
  • Weight: 70.00 lbs
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted

Profile


 

In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
Entered Foster Care Fence Kid Friendly Another Dog Cat Friendly
8-25-20146' Physical Fence Only Yes!OptionalYes!
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

 

Sponsored by:

Charles & Kara S.
"Wishing Newton all the best!"

 

Welcome to RAGOM Newton!!! Newton is a 1 1/2 year old, stunningly handsome purebred neutered male, Golden Retriever. Newton's owners lovingly surrendered him to rescue after he was struck by a truck. The combination of Newton, a young and busy Golden, being too much dog for his kind owners and the cost to repair his injuries too great, they chose rescue rather than euthanasia. I am eternally grateful for their unselfish choice. THANK YOU.

Newton has since developed quite a story to tell... here it goes! I happened to be working (I'm a vet tech) the day Newton presented to my workplace, an emergency veterinary clinic. I was smitten the second I saw his sweet puppy face, I worked with the owners closely to facilitate the surrender and quickly volunteered to foster this love of a boy. Newton came to us with a known elbow dislocation as a result of being hit by the truck. The plan would be to attempt to place the elbow back in joint via a closed reduction and if this was unsuccessful he would go to surgery to undergo an open reduction. The closed reduction was successful, which was great news. The not so great news was that upon further examination by the surgeon, it was determined that Newton was unresponsive to stimuli on that injured forelimb, indicating severe nerve damage. We were told that at this time there were two options, amputate the limb now, or give him 2 weeks in a splint and hope the nerves were not completely severed and he would regain use of the limb. We elected to splint his leg and give him time to (hopefully) heal. We are currently about 10 days into the process and will know much more about his future plan in a few days. Please send good thoughts for Newton! He will be OK either way, and he will receive the care he needs no matter what. However, I'd love to see this young boy keep his leg if at all possible.

More to come soon! Thank you RAGOM for saving him!

Sponsor Newton

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