Moonsong Foster Malamutes >> Chilly
Size: Large | Age: Young | Gender: Male | Breed: Alaskan Malamute
Chilly is a very sweet young malamute who needed a fresh start on life in a big way! The animal control officer in the city he lived in received a report of a vicious dog. When she went to investigate what she found was a very sweet dog who was staked on a chain on a cement pad who was in dire need of medical attention. His rear legs looked severely deformed preventing him from being able to stand up fully in his rear. The owner stated that they had been through several medical hardships with their human family members and did not have the funds to get Chilly the care that he needed, or to even get him in to get a full assessment on what the actual issue was. Animal control tried to persuade them to release Chilly to them at that time but they did not agree. After several months animal control went back out to do a recheck and found that the situation had not improved and the owners were struggling to be able to feed Chilly. They were finally able to convince the owners to release Chilly to them. They reached out to us at Moonsong Malamute Rescue to see if we could help with Chilly and his needed care. We took him to our orthopedic specialist and had a full evaluation done. The great news was that with surgery, Chilly could be fixed! His kneecaps were located in the wrong spot which is what was preventing him from being able to stand erectly in his rear. The surgery was estimated to cost around $5,000, so Moonsong got to fundraising for that. Chilly got his surgery and it was successful and he had weeks of physical therapy to stretch his tendons, ligaments and muscles. He is now ready for his new home!
Status: Adoption Pending | Location: Stockton, UT.
Please contact Andrea - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chilly needs a home without very small animals or young children (under 8).